SLP word art

Welcome to my class page for Speech-Language Therapy (2019-2020)! This year's classroom theme was "Moving Full STEAM Ahead". Through literacy-based activities, students incorporated individual IEP goals to engage in conversations about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.

This school year, we've engaged in conversations about what 'vocabulary' means. We read a variety of books and discussed related vocabulary such as: investigate, integrate, design, and expression. When applicable, students used CORE vocabulary to showcase developing communication skills in a variety of ways.

For books and CORE vocabulary featured, check out the Newsletters section of my class page to see which books and CORE vocabulary we discussed for each month. Suggested book list is also posted in this section ending our year discussing (mathematical) representation.

If you have specific questions regarding your child's speech-language goals, feel free to contact me by email (best method) or through SchoolMessenger app/website (email me for class code and include your child's name).


Announcements:

  • 6/12/2020: Congratulations to another year's end! While this was not the end we envisioned, I truly enjoyed the time I was able to spend with your child this year. It was quite the adjustment for me to not be able to see them face-to-face. I have appreciated your efforts in continuing to ensure the success of your child's communication skills through our meetings together, Flipgrid videos, resources on Teams pages, emails, phone calls, virtual check-ins, and accessing resources on my class page. While I will not have virtual office hours for the summer, the rest of these resources will remain available. If you have not requested access to the Speech-Language Teams page or any other resource that will help you, it is not too late! Please email me to request. May your time home be safe and filled with meaningful conversations with one another. For those that have opted to use Flipgrid for their child, a new topic for the summer has been posted!
  • 6/9/2020: THANK YOU to all who attended my MUNCH BUNCH last Friday! We enjoyed a read aloud, two virtual field trips, language-building spinners, and a word association activity. My final office hours will be this Friday, 6/12/2020 from 8:45 AM-9:45 AM. Send me an email for an appointment. My final newsletter for the is posted in the Newsletter section of my class page. For KG-5th grade, final IEP progress reports for the school year will be sent with report cards. For PK, you should receive final IEP progress report from your child's case manager. Thank you for allowing me the pleasure to work with your child.

Have a fantastic summer!! 

  • 6/4/2020: Ms. Tice is busy putting together KWES' virtual art show! View her YouTube commercial to find out how to participate.
  • 6/3/2020:
    • Speech-language therapy materials (KG-5th): If your child had any remaining speech-language therapy materials in my room, I placed items with their teachers to prepare for Student Item pick-up days on Monday (6/8) and Tuesday (6/9) for priority pick-up OR an alternate pick-up day on Wednesday (6/10) from 9:00-4:00 PM. Sign-Up with this link for priority pick-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050545a4a92aa7f58-kwes

    • Speech-language therapy materials (PK): If your child has a speech-language therapy folder, you may keep those and do not have to return to me. There are no speech-language materials you need to pick up at the school.
  • 5/28/2020: Save the Date! On Friday, 6/5/2020 from 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, I'll be hosting a MUNCH BUNCH during my virtual office hours. Your child can bring his/her breakfast, morning snack, or just himself/herself! Your child doesn't have to stay the whole time and can drop in or out as you wish. I would love the opportunity to "see" them and say farewell. I'll have activities paced throughout the hour so there will be something for all. Please note this MUNCH BUNCH will be open to ALL my students in all grade levels. Final office hours for this school year will still be held on Friday, 6/12/2020, from 8:45-9:45 AM, as scheduled, for any end-of-the-year questions you may have.
  • 5/22/2020: As we move into the final days of BHSM, ask your child, "What words come to mind when you think of communication?" Record their answers and email/send picture of their response. Responses will be compiled to create word art to share.
  • 4/27/2020 - Stay tuned for information on new resources to communicate with me using Speech-Language (Microsoft) Teams page and Flipgrid. If you did not receive my email sent today, please provide me your CURRENT email address (with your name and your child's name).
  • 4/26/2020 - In honor of Autism Awareness Month, TTAC Online provided this COVID-19 Toolkit, to assist caregivers at home using seven support strategies and ready-made materials
  • 4/17/2020 - Next week (4/20-4/24) KWES will be celebrating Military Child Spirit Week! Join us in daily events and be sure to share your pictures on Twitter using #PurpleUpPWCS #WilsonSeaLions and tag @KyleWilsonES @PWCSMilKids and @PWCSNews
  • 4/13/2020 - My virtual Office Hours begin Friday (4/17) from 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM and will be held every Friday at this time for the remainder of the school year. Email me with your child's name if you would like to chat during this time. If you prefer to video conference, I will reply with specific time slot, Zoom meeting ID, and password.
  • 4/6/2020 - Spring Break for students and teachers will be honored from 4/6/2020-4/10/2020. Monday, 4/13/2020 will be a Teacher Workday.
  • 4/2/2020 -  Per guidance from PWCS Office of Special Education shared on 4/1/2020, IEP services for students (including homebound or home-based instruction) will not be provided during extended closure of PWCS. After the extended closure ends, PWCS will be reviewing how the closure impacted the delivery of special education and related services to students eligible for special education services.
  • 4/1/2020 - With regards to Special Education meetings IEP teams are, "working virtually with their teams...on determining such logistics, and then scheduling any such critical meetings. For planning purposes, please note PWCS Spring Break is still being honored.” 
  • 3/23/2020 -SCHOOL BUILDINGS CLOSED TO STUDENTS THROUGH JUNE – By order of the Governor of Virginia, all Prince William County Public Schools will remain closed to students through the end of the 2019-20 school year (June 2020), due to the health concerns caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read PWCS COVID-19 Updates for more information
    • Additionally, with regards to Special Education, "PWCS is awaiting further state and federal guidance on providing special education services and conducting IEP meetings. Once clarification is received, PWCS will provide an update." 
  • 3/23/2020 -3/27/2020 - Virtual Spirit Week for KWES - Take pictures and email them to your teacher or post on Twitter: #WilsonSeaLions

MONDAY: Wear your favorite hat while you read a book
TUESDAY: Wear silly or mismatched socks and draw a picture of our KWES Sealion
WEDNESDAY: Pajama Day
THURSDAY: Take a picture with your family or pet
FRIDAY: School Spirit Day--Wear your KWES spirit wear

  • 3/20/2020 - Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility during this unprecedented school closure. I have missed my speech sessions with your child and I hope that you all are staying safe and healthy! As guidance continues to be provided to us, I will continue to update with information that could be pertinent to your child. We are encouraging students to READ daily. I'm also encouraging you TALK with your child especially about these confusing times and the importance of healthy habits.