Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas for an SLP

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!  I cannot believe that it is almost time to put away the window clings, nativity, Christmas tree, and train set.  It feels like we prepare for Christmas for the entire month before it, and then in a blink of an eye it's over.  This year's theme of presents was definitely SLP related. I love making crafts for activities and also pretending to be organized, so I thought I would share a few of my SLP gifts with you, in case there are others like me out there!  Consider adding these items onto your Amazon wish lists!

Vera Bradley Notebook and ball point pen!
I don't enjoy taking notes, however, I am planning on attending the TeachersPayTeachers conference this July in ORLANDO!!! and will not be brining my computer with me.  Although I type much faster than I write, I don't want to lug it around from room to room. So, I thought a beautiful and matching notebook/pen set would do the trick!

Okay, this was a stocking stuffer, but I feel it is important to include in this blog for one specific reason.  If you have never purchase velcro before, please note you must make sure to purchase both sides!! The first time I ever purchased velcro, I accidentally only got the soft fuzzy side and not the side that sticks to it.  Talk about disappointment! Thankfully Amazon Prime came through for me, and I was back to velcro-ing up a storm two days later :)

An SLP mug!
This was a lovely surprise gift from my awesome supervisor.  I love the colors on it - super motivating in the morning when full of a nice hot cup of hot cocoa (I somehow managed to get through grad school without acquiring a taste for coffee).

A motivational Mickey statue
I'm totally counting this as an SLP gift.  We could all use a little Disney magic and motivation during those challenging moments of the day!  I found a nice spot on my desk for it :)

I saved the best for last! A binding machine!
I recently started creating interactive vocabulary books on TpT (TeachersPayTeachers) and did not want to use my school's binding machine.  I knew that I wanted one, so I check out Amazon for reviews and thought I had picked one out.  On black Friday though, I wandered into Michaels with my husband and a 50% off coupon, and impulsively asked a store clerk if they carried any binding machines.  My luck! They had one last machine in stock and it was on sale! My husband scored this beauty for $64 before tax!

What did all you SLPs receive for the holidays? Can't wait to see!



  1. These are great, Lauren! I am always looking for fresh ideas for SLP gifts, so I really appreciate this. :)

    1. Hi Carole! I'm so glad you liked the blog post :) I was excited to open all of these SLP gifts, so I'm sure that any SLP would be thrilled to do the same! Please be sure to follow my blog to get notifications of new posts. Have a happy new year!