Monday, June 24, 2013

Let the Celebration Begin!


On June 24, 2012 I wrote my very first blog post.  I wanted to start writing posts months sooner, but couldn't come up with a name for the blog (I'm still not crazy about the name, but I'm stuck now, lol!).  Why did I start blogging?  There are a few reasons, but first and foremost, I had found so many great activities online (thanks to Pinterest and Teachers Pay Teachers) and I wanted to give back and share some of my activities.

Over the course of the year, I've met some great people (bloggers and readers!), learned a lot (about blogging, graphics, and copyrights!), and had some fun!  I sincerely hope that you have found some activities that are useful for your caseloads and fun to use because I've sincerely enjoyed sharing with you!

To celebrate my one year bloggy birthday (aka blogaversary), we'll be celebrating here and on the Facebook page all week!  Here's what you can expect:


***Guest Posts***

I will be sharing really terrific Guest Posts from some other
wonderful bloggers this week.  
Be on the look out for posts by:

Maureen of The Speech Bubble
Kelly of Speech2U


***Flash Freebies!***  

I'll post a link to a different flash freebie each night this week on the
Facebook page.
There will also be a special freebie just for Facebook followers for this week only!

***Nightly Giveaways***

These will be happening on the Facebook page.
Giveaways will include app codes and products from my TPT store.  In addition, some of my fabulous blogger friends have donated products of theirs for me to give away.  Here's what I have so far:

Splish, Splash, Splat Book Companion - Kathy of Speech All the Time

And finally, to end the week...

***A BIG Giveaway***

(To enter this giveaway, use the Rafflecopter below.
Winners will be announced Saturday.)

1st Prize: $20 Amazon Gift card, plus every paid item in my TPT store!



2nd Prize:  A Let's Grow Articulation Book of your choice, 
plus every paid item from my TPT store!

Let's Grow Articulation by Katie Pederson, MEd, CCC-SLP 
*choose from "K&G," "F&V," "R," "L," or "S & S blends"

3rd Prize:  5 paid items of your choice from my TPT store!


Pre-K, Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth - TeachersPayTeachers.com


***A Sale***

Every item in my TPT store will be on sale this week (6/24 - 6/28) for 15% off!
(You can access the store by clicking the TPT banner above)



If you're not already following me on Facebook, you'll definitely want to head over and "like" before 8PM EST Monday!  Thank you so much for reading, commenting, liking, downloading, and purchasing!!!  Also, Thank you for helping me celebrate one full year of Carrie's Speech Corner!  You guys are the BEST!!


*A BIG Thank you to the app developers, bloggers, and TPT'ers who have donated items for this giveaway!  Make sure you support them by visiting their blogs and Facebook pages!*

62 comments :

  1. It is really hard to pick just one! I love your "book of the week" posts. I also love your kleenex box penguin activity...can't remember the exact name. Congrats on one year! Love your blog!

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    1. Thank you! I guess "book of the week" is quite popular! I had no idea, lol! :)

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  2. Happy Blogversary! I don't have one particular post they are all extremely helpful and I enjoying reading them. I did enjoy your review of the speech journal and the idea of sharing what the child did at home and at school. I work with children with hearing loss and for the kids that were identified late and have difficulty communicating with the parents, this would be awesome!

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    1. Thank yo so much! Glad you're both enjoying the blog and finding helpful information!!

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  3. I really enjoy your low-cost therapy material posts. They were great as I was a first year SLP last year. Congrats on one-year!

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    1. Thank you! I'm hoping to do more of those over the summer!

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  4. As a new graduate, it is awesome to stumble upon great findings, like your blog!! It's hard as a new SLP out there, so I will be ever so grateful for anything =) happy blogversary

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    1. Congrats on your graduation and glad you found the blog!

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  5. Since literacy-based intervention is my favorite intervention model, I love the "Book of the Week" posts. Thanks for sharing your love and passion for our profession.

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    1. Same to you Kathy! I love your book companions!

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  6. Love all the posts! The one that sticks out in my mind is the frog with the long tongue and artic pictures because I adapted it to my own groups!


    All Y'all Need

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    1. Your posts on AAC have been really helpful for the population I will be serving this coming year! Your low and high tech information will be perfect!

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    2. Thanks Stacey! Glad they were helpful to you!

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  8. I really appreciated your recent AAC week. This is an area I need more experience with! Happy Blogiversary! You are a wonderful resource - keep it up!

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    Schoolhouse Talk!

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  9. I love everything!! You have been an inspiration for me to start creating my own stuff too...

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  10. Your book of the week posts are great! And I loved your post about the feed the animals (penguin)...it gave me the idea to just make my own for whatever animals the kiddos love best! Thanks so much for all the great posts!

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    1. Thank you Courtney! I don't know why kids love feeding animals so much, but it's always a hit!

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  11. Happy Bloggy Birthday! Ditto on the Book of the week posts - they are great! I also liked your recent pronoun pirate boy and girl. So cute!

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  12. Honestly all of your posts are my favorite! Your products, posts, reviews, and book of the week are amazing!

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  13. Your pirate post coincided with our pirates unit and was so handy! I enjoy many of your posts but that one comes to mind quickly.

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    1. Thank you! I love the pirate theme (and so do the kids!)

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  14. I love the Book of the Week series! I use book units frequently with my students and I'm always looking for new ideas!

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    1. This seems to be the most popular feature! I love doing literacy based therapy and it looks like I'm not alone!

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  15. I loved your post on using your cricuit for therapy materials. I hadn't considered using mine for that before. Happy bloggy birthday!

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    1. Thanks! I'd love to create more therapy materials with the cricut! I just need to find the time to do it, lol!

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  16. I really enjoy your reviews especially for apps! Thanks, Jamie

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  17. happy blog birthday! i think it may have actually been a guest post on another blog, but i loved an AAC writeup you did...it's actually what brought me to this blog.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, that post did originally appear on Smart Speech Therapy. I reposted here for anyone who didn't see it the first time around.

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  18. I enjoy all your product reviews and TpT items. Happy Blog Birthday!

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  19. Wow...so many to choose from. I like the books of the week, but the one activity my kids liked the best was when you posted about the frog with the long tongue and artic pictures on it. They loved making this frog!

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  20. My favorites have pertained to materials and intervention techniques to preschool children with severe disabilities

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    1. Thank you. I really miss working with that classroom!

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  21. I ditto the frog with the long tongue artic activity! Loved it!

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  22. book of the week--love using books in therapy!

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  23. I have enjoyed all of your materials. What I like is that it brings something new to therapy because after 6 years or if grad school I felt like I was in a rut. If I was getting bored, I'm sure my students were, too! Thanks for all of the great ideas and therapy materials!

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    1. Thanks! I enjoy hearing about new ideas/materials on other blogs as well! I think it's easy to get stuck in a rut :)

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  24. I have enjoyed all of your materials. What I like is that it brings something new to therapy because after 6 years or if grad school I felt like I was in a rut. If I was getting bored, I'm sure my students were, too! Thanks for all of the great ideas and therapy materials!

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  25. I have been working in the school setting for 30 years and still LOVE this job! Where has the time gone?! I still make therapy items over the summer and love these speechie blogs!! I am always learning a new therapy approach or fun twist on material! Thank you for your excitement and dedication!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words! I hope I feel the same way about my job in another 15 years!

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  26. It's so hard to choose which is my favorite! I love all of your materials, and your book of the week posts!

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  27. I love all of your posts, especially the posts on therapy materials.

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  28. Hard to pick which is my favorite! Happy Birthday! Keep up the great work!

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  29. Happy Blog birthday! I like your posts on therapy materials!

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  30. I'm really enjoying your birthday week! Your therapy materials are absolutely wonderful!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! (I did too!) Thank you! :)

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