Happy Tuesday! Is it just me, or is this week flying by?! The 10 and 11 hour days at school probably help a lot with that, but don’t get me wrong, I am VERY excited that tomorrow is already Wednesday.
Both of my clients this semester (well, 5 for those of you keeping score at home. It’s…kind of a story…) have artic. goals, so I wanted to share with you how I make my own artic cards! Our clinic has an o.k. supply of them, but as I’ve said before, I really like having my own for a few reasons: I can pick what words I want on them, I can pick the pictures on them, and I can take them with me when I am in the schools in the spring, and then on my own next fall!
I got this idea from a classmate, but have since made it my own (and she was o.k. with me sharing it with you. She’s the best!)
What you need is fairly simple: post it notes, pictures, and lamination.
If you use 8 1/2 x 11″ laminating sheets, you can fit 6 standard sized post-its on one sheet. Simply line your post-its on your lamination, and voila!
Now, let’s talk storage. The over organizer in me has done it this way: I have all my sounds binder-clipped together( I can’t use binder clips enough!) with a separate post it that has the phoneme name, color of each placement (so for this card, initial b is on yellow post-its, and final b is on purple post-its), along with ASHA’s suggested age of acquisition for the sound, just for my knowledge. I love how they are all the same size and can easily be tossed into my bag and taken with me for the day. I also don’t have to worry about them taking up a lot of space!
I have all my cards in two plastic pencil boxes, which makes them easy to store.