Hello! Hope you are all enjoying your Winter
Break by now! I am thrilled to be joining in on the Day in the Life of ME by
Speech to the Core! I am Rachel Nortz. I’m a school-based SLP from San
Diego, California. My caseload is primarily preschool plus K-5th grades.
Queen’s Speech. I recently started a second job working for California State
University of San Marcos. I have supervised their preschool bilingual clinic
and this Spring I am officially a lecturer! Exciting! I will also be presenting
at the California Speech-Language and Hearing Association on April 29th with
Felice Clark of The Dabbling Speechie! I will be busy, busy! For now here is a
peek into a day in the life of me!
to let our new puppy, Hula out to go potty. Climb back into bed and snuggle
with the husband and our other dog Bindi.
Jack Russell Terriers know it’s time for me to get up. Licking my face. We all
get out of bed. I grab the puppies breakfast and get myself a cup of coffee. I
turn on the news and get ready!
I run out the door. I used to be able to leave at 7:00 am but traffic
has been getting worse!
water my plants and feed the fish. I check e-mails first thing. Then prep for
an IEP at 7:45.
meeting for a preschooler. Who happened to be dismissed! She did great work on
her goals and her parents were so proud! I love these meetings where we get to
talk about all the positivity!
8:45am Preschool Session- I service students who
transition from Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) to IEP. These student’s
services begin on their third birthdays! They are so little and cute! Today we
had a snow day! It was so much fun. Reading about arctic animals, playing with
snow I made with shaving cream and baking soda.
students with language & pragmatics goals. Since it was the day before
Winter Break we had a popcorn party, made snowmen, and watched some of Rudolph
the Red Nosed Reindeer and talked about how the reindeer were not treating Rudolph
very nicely because he was difference. Great for social skills.
because it gives me a chance to see my students being social with their
friends. I also get a chance to get in some extra steps on my pedometer and get some sun!
IEP for two students. These were some BIG meetings. We don’t have these very
often. Our district program specialist had to come, among many other IEP team
members. There were so many of us we had to meet in what we call the “Fish Bowl”
which is class on all three sides! Wish I had a picture to show all of you.
IEPs my Resource Teacher and I usually plan to go out to lunch. Our go to spot
is Rubio’s for Chicken Nachos! Yum!
we have staff meetings, SLP meetings, trainings and such. However once a month
we get a day to just stay in our office and prep! It is such precious golden
time! I am one lucky SLP.
I love my home life and need to maintain balance.
(he works from home) and the puppies! I head out for a walk with both dogs.
Which is quite an adventure because the puppy doesn’t really know about “walking”
yet. I have been taking a bit of a break from TpT for a while as I have other
jobs! I read some of the textbook for the class I am teaching this spring. I
have also been busy crocheting! Which is my other love! I made a bunch of
scarves for Christmas. I usually crochet while watching shows on Bravo, HGTV or
the Food Network!
went to an Italian place we have fallen in love with! We have gone twice in the
last two weeks!
the puppies and fall asleep! Only to do it all over again on Friday!
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