Tuesday, September 13, 2016

General Conference Freebie

Looking for a way to remind your class or visiting and home teaching families about General Conference?  Or perhaps you want to invite your friends and neighbors to join in?  Or, maybe, you want to share on social media?  Whatever the reason, download this General Conference Announcement Freebie 4x6, today.

(File comes in a PDF with all US time zones and one non-time specific.  There are also separate .jpg files for each US time zone.  Photo centers generally like .jpg files.  For at home printing, or printing at office centers, PDF files are easier.  Print size: 4x6 inches)

And don't forget to enter the GENERAL CONFERENCE GIVEAWAY.   Raffle ends Sunday 9/18/2016

For ideas on How to Help Listen to General Conference, including games, see here.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

General Conference Giveaway

We've had a couple crisp mornings which remind me that fall and General Conference are just around the corner.  To celebrate this great time, we've partnered with some great bloggers and creators to bring you a General Conference Giveaway.

(For my readers who are unaware, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a world-wide conference twice a year in which its leaders address the 15 million members throughout the world.  More information can be found at www.lds.org)

The raffle has ended, but the savings haven't. Some shops are continuing their discounts through General Conference + "Learn as we Go" has great links to free General Conference resources.  Check them out today.


-A General Conference Kit from LoriFillmore filled with three of her printable games to keep your kids happy, quiet and paying attention during conference. (downloadable)
Lori would also like to offer a 50% off discount to anyone who pins or shares an item from her shop on social media and sends a message through Etsy to let her know what you pinned.




 Fruits of the Spirit Magnets from WordyWisdom, These bright and colorful magnets bring are a fun reminder of the Spirit. They'd be great on a refrigerator, white board or school locker.  WordyWisdom is offering a 15% discount throughout the raffle with code CONF15 that applies to magnet sets, printables, journals, etc-- anything in my lil' shop! 




-Temple Cards from Card Creations (shipped free to US addresses.  Winners outside of the US will forfeit this prize)  These cards are true collectibles.  Each one has a beautiful photo of the temple, as well as detailed information.  Great to learn from on the Sabbath Day or Family Home Evening.
Card Creations is also offering 15% off throughout the Conference with code GENCONF

- 5 LDS Shout Out Games from RiseandShout  This includes LDS Shout Out that can be used during General Conference to encourage listening.  (For ideas, see here)  Prophet Shout Out which has pictures with their names of all the presidents of the Church from Joseph Smith to Thomas S. Monson and all of the current First Presidency and Quorum of the 12.  Symbols of Christ Shout Out which has images and words which describe common symbols of Christ like gift, head, son, etc.  Baptism Shout Out which is perfect for preparing for baptism or as a baptismal gift.  Singing Time Shout Out has over 31 different ways to sing songs without added props or preparation.  To find out how to play Shout Out, see here. (all Shout Out Games are printable downloads)
RiseandShout is offering a discount of 20% through Conference with code GENCONF20

In addition, we've partnered with a couple LDS bloggers who are writing special posts for General Conference:
Learn as We Go has a post on General Conference Resources for Primary Leaders



Sister Work Style has a post about Sunday Style








We'd love to hear about your favorite General Conference Activities or Traditions in the comments below.

(Raffle runs Saturday September 10 - Sunday September 18)

The Giveaway has ended. Congrats to Heather D!
Please check your email to claim your prizes. 


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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Singing Time (& Speech Time) Shout Out

At church, I help the Primary children ages 3-11 learn songs that help them learn principles about a monthly topic and for a performance in the fall.  One of the best ways to learn the songs is repetition, repetition, repetition.  But the key is helping the kids have fun while they sing the same songs over and over again, and that's why I created Singing Time Shout Out.  (Repetition is also often the key in Speech Therapy.  My SLP friends can see some ideas below)


Singing Time Shout Out has 31+ ways to sing without any added preparation or props.  Sing it loud, or soft, without the piano, with your eyes closed, play hot potato or hot and cold.  There are many different options.

For young children (Junior Primary):  I hand each child a card.  If they have been singing well, I have them choose one of the six images which indicates how to sing the song next.

For older children (Senior Primary):  I have them compare their card to the person's card next to them.  Each card has one, and only match, to every other card.  When they find the match, we sing according to that image.

Singing Time Shout Out comes with 31 playing cards.  It also has some extra cards to facilitate some of the games, including Hot Potato and Red Light, Green Light.

For an independent review of Singing Time Shout Out and for more Singing Time ideas, see:
http://iliketomusicmusic.blogspot.com/2016/09/review-singing-time-shout-out.html


Speech Therapists:  Most of the different ways to sing are also compatible with different ways to speak.  Practice saying words with emotions, loud, soft, use a mirror, crazy voices, clap or drum the syllables, fast, slow, say the word/phrase 1, 2, 3 or 4 times or more.  The only two symbols which are less compatible with speech are "without a piano" and "musical instruments."  For "without a piano", I would recommend trying to say a phrase in a monotone voice.  For "musical instrument" I would have the client speak in a sing song voice or repeat a sound as if playing an instrument.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Now on Teachers Pay Teachers, Too

SHOUT OUT for TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS!  After several requests and teachers and therapists who got lost trying to find Shout Out Games, I'm now on TpT too.  I'm still in the process of uploading all of the Shout Out games (it takes TIME), but I've got a good selection up and DISCOUNTED for my Grand Opening.  They are only $2 this week.

Please let me know what you think.  If it takes off, I'll quickly add more games.  (If I'm missing a game you are dying to have, contact me)


To shop on Teachers Pay Teachers:
www.TeachersPayTeachers/Store/Rise-and-Shout

To continue shopping my full selection of games on Etsy:
www.etsy.com/shop/RiseandShout

Friday, August 19, 2016

Speech Time Fun

Three of my sons have been in speech therapy for articulation.  Much of their "homework" is based on repeating a sound over and over through different words or sentences.  In consultation with their therapist, I created different Shout Out games that focused on the sounds that they are learning and working on.
Right now, my youngest son is working on his /k/ sound.  So, I created a game which has 31 words that begin with the letter K.  Each card has six images on it and every card has one, and only one match, with every other card on the deck.  Players find their match and shout out.  Whoever finds the most matches wins.  It can also be played solo by racing a clock to see how fast you can get through the entire deck.  (For more play ideas and videos, see Ways to Play)

My middle son has been working on his R sound, so ... there's an R sound.  The school speech pathologist works in a small group.  Two of the students think very quickly and are quick to understand and play the game on their own.  She takes the other two students, who have additional special needs, to the side and helps them.  She shows them one card, points and has them say the name of each object.  She then shows them the second card and they say each object.  She then lays down the two cards together and asks, "What two pictures are the same?"  Even though her emphasis is articulation, she is also helping them develop cognitive skills and prepping them to play the game on their own later.
The school SLP also teaches at the middle school and has found that the older students enjoy the competition and challenge.  How often can you find a game that works with preschool to middle school and beyond?  (Another friend has told me that she uses them with her geriatric patients at the nursing home.)

Currently, Shout Out for articulation can be found for the following letters/sounds:
K, L, R, S, Th, V, W

If you are working on other speech goals, some of the Holiday, School or other Shout Out games may be helpful.

Many of these games have come from suggestions from SLPs and their client needs.  Please let me know what sounds or themes you'd like to see.  Email me: Melanie@RiseandShoutShop.com

Shout out games come in 3", 5" or a bundle with 3" & 5".  They are an instant download printable which can be cut in circles or squares.  Feedback I've gotten, is that SLPs like the 3" size if they travel between schools or clients.  (I like to put mine in a metal tin and keep in the bottom of my purse to prevent boredom when we're waiting at sports practices.)  When working with preschool clients or clients with other special needs, the larger 5" size makes viewing and handling the cards a little easier.  The 5" cards can be placed in a zipped pencil binder bag for easy transportation.  The Dollar Store also currently has plastic sandwich boxes which hold the games perfectly.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

FREEBIE School Mini-Sample Shout Out

School's starting and to celebrate (or ease the mourning) we're GIVING AWAY a FREE Game - School Shout Out!
This is the perfect opportunity to introduce your kids to Shout Out.  Whether you are welcoming new students to your classroom, working with a client in speech therapy or teaching ESL or a foreign language, School Shout Out is a great way to work on the vocabulary your children need to feel comfortable in school.

To play: Each card has one, and only one match to every other card.  Find your match first and Shout Out.  Collect the most matches to win.  (Click here for more Ways to Play, including large group or solo play)

Shout Out comes in many themes to help you learn as you play.  Sight Words are ideal for preschool, kindergarten and ESL.  We have beginning Letter Sounds which are perfect for speech therapy (elementary, middle and high school, even geriatric patients),  and young students learning their letters and sounds.  Seasonal themes, hobbiesnumbers and colors & shapes are all great for ESL or foreign language studies (Spanish, German, French, Chinese, Korean, Russian, etc).  Holiday and birthday themes help celebrate throughout the year.  Specialized themes for the LDS market and Scouting are also available.


School Shout Out is a "mini sample."  It comes with 13 cards with 4 cards on each card.  (Standard Shout Out has 31 cards with 6 pictures per card.)  Both 3" and 5" cards are included. In the Etsy store, every game theme is available in the 3" size and many are available in the 5" size.  There are also discounted bundles which offer both sizes.  Some people love the convenience of the 3" size.  Others enjoy the larger pictures on the 5" size.  For either size, you can cut the game into squares or circles.




Download your mini-sample FREE School Shout Out Game here.

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FREEBIE School Mini-Sample Shout Out

School's starting and to celebrate (or ease the mourning) we're GIVING AWAY a FREE Game - School Shout Out!
This is the perfect opportunity to introduce your kids to Shout Out.  Whether you are welcoming new students to your classroom, working with a client in speech therapy or teaching ESL or a foreign language, School Shout Out is a great way to work on the vocabulary your children need to feel comfortable in school.

To play: Each card has one, and only one match to every other card.  Find your match first and Shout Out.  Collect the most matches to win.  (Click here for more Ways to Play, including large group or solo play)

Shout Out comes in many themes to help you learn as you play.  Sight Words are ideal for preschool, kindergarten and ESL.  We have beginning Letter Sounds which are perfect for speech therapy (elementary, middle and high school, even geriatric patients),  and young students learning their letters and sounds.  Seasonal themes, hobbiesnumbers and colors & shapes are all great for ESL or foreign language studies (Spanish, German, French, Chinese, Korean, Russian, etc).  Holiday and birthday themes help celebrate throughout the year.  Specialized themes for the LDS market and Scouting are also available.


School Shout Out is a "mini sample."  It comes with 13 cards with 4 cards on each card.  (Standard Shout Out has 31 cards with 6 pictures per card.)  Both 3" and 5" cards are included. In the Etsy store, every game theme is available in the 3" size and many are available in the 5" size.  There are also discounted bundles which offer both sizes.  Some people love the convenience of the 3" size.  Others enjoy the larger pictures on the 5" size.  For either size, you can cut the game into squares or circles.




Download your mini-sample FREE School Shout Out Game here.

For a discount on your next order from RiseandShout, sign up for our newsletter here.

Shop at RiseandShout here.

Find more Freebies here.

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Contact me at Melanie@RiseandShoutShop.com