Teachers do so much more than just teach academics. They build a sense of community within their classrooms, creating a home away from home where they make their students feel safe, included, and loved. Kids learn that their classroom is a place where it’s safe to be themselves, it’s okay to make mistakes, and it’s important to be a friend to others.
This heartfelt rhyming back to school book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like creating a sense of family at school. It is also great for noticing illustrations and for targeting /kl/, /s/, /fr/ and /l/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Our Class is a Family in speech therapy below: