August 2015 Book Find

August’s book finds were tons of fun to read. We had a lot of fun reading the different books. This month’s collection of books finds comes from the library, museums, and the bookstore. I’m always looking for books for the girls to read. I enjoy reading them as well.

August 2015 Book Find: abcs, bugs, animals, american revolution, school, opposites - 3Dinosaurs.com

In is great for learning about in and out. I love all the examples of the two words. I also love the colors of the book: yellow, white, and black.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School… is a funny book about all the reason that you can be late to school. We really enjoyed the first book about homework called: I Didn’t Do My Homework Because…. It was one of our books finds from August 2014. I will say that I love all the reasons.

The Gentleman Bat is a great book about the bat taking a stroll down the street. You get to follow their journey through the night. I really liked how well this art work was done in this book.

John, Paul, George & Ben is a great book about some of the founding fathers. Follow the stories of the four people. I love how the stories work together. There is also a fun Truth and False section at the end of the book. We have enjoyed other books by this author. This book also goes well with the American Revolutionary War Pack.

One Night, Far From Here was a find at a museum. This was a book they did as a reading. My girls just loved it. The book has solid and clear pages. As you flip through the pages you see more of the story unfold. There is a picture find at the end of the book. It was fun to look for all the animals.

Steampunk City: An Alphabetical Journey is a fun creative alphabet. I love the detail of the book and is sure to thrill kids to see fun new creative way the letters are done in the book. I love finding new ABC books.

Ask Me is a fun book with questions and answers to those questions. The story is about a father and daughter walk through the neighborhood. I love the interaction and the dialog that they have.

Bug in a Vacuum is a very funny book. I fell in love with it and so did my girls. A bug flies in a window and its who life get changed when the vacuum gets turned on! You get to follow the journey of the bug through the vacuum. I have not had so much fun reading a book in a long time! You can follow the bug through the 5 stages: denial, bargaining, anger, despair, and acceptance. This was a favorite book this month! This book just came out in this last week!

August Book Finds

What books did you find this month?

Check out these books from the last few months:

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Fun Math: Roll An Apple Tree

We really did like the last several rolling math games that I made. The farm was a huge hit at my house. Today I’m surprising my girls with something fun. I got up super early to make them a Roll an Apple Tree activity.

This is similar to the other ones I have made with the following themes: farm, monster, Easter and Christmas tree . It is fun to have my girls all doing the same activity together but at different levels.

Free Roll an Apple Tree Printable - 3 Levels of learning: counting, addition, and multiplication - 3Dinosaurs.com

This printable was made to go with the Apple Activities Pack.

This Roll an Apple Tree has 3 levels: Counting, Addition, and multiplication. This allows for different age levels to use the same printable.

The Roll an Apple Tree will work great with one or two dice or/and dice in dice. I really love using the dice in dice so that they only have to do one roll. Plus they love to see what the small die number is. If you don’t have a die you can print off one in the Free Writing Practice Number Printable. They are very easy to put together.

One thing I like about this activity is that I put loads of apples for kids to do. So you can roll the same number or numbers many times! This allows for lots of dice rolls and makes math fun. To help keep track of the math rolls I have two tracking sheets: addition and multiplication.

Free Roll an Apple Tree Printable - 3 Levels of learning: counting, addition, and multiplication - 3Dinosaurs.com

This set also includes the Roll and Tally. It is another way kids can keep track of their rolls.

Free Roll an Apple Tree Printable - 3 Levels of learning: counting, addition, and multiplication - 3Dinosaurs.com

Graphics from Melonheadz Illustrating and Doodles.

What you will find in these printables:

  • Rolling Sheets for counting, addition, and multiplication
  • 6 Different apples
  • Recording sheets for addition and multiplication
  • Tally marker recording sheet
Free Roll an Apple Tree Printable - 3 Levels of learning: counting, addition, and multiplication - 3Dinosaurs.com

Here are some fun apple books you can read with this activity:

If you want more apple activities and printables check them all out:

Apple Activities from 3 Dinosaurs

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All New Romping & Roaring First Grade Sight Word Packs

The next set of the Romping & Roaring Sight Word Sets is out! This time we are at First Grade! I’ve had several requests when this set would be out. I’m very excited to say that it is finished! This is the third set of Romping & Roaring Sight Word sets. This is just like the last two sets for Romping & Roaring Preprimer and Romping & Roaring Primer.

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Like my last two sets you can get them all right now at my store for $15. Teachers Notebook or Teachers Pay Teachers. If you want to know more about the series scroll down and see all the pages!

Plus it is one sale for the first four days: $9 dollars that is 40% off at Teachers Notebook and $12 that is 20% off at Teachers Pay Teachers (20% is the lowest Teacher Pay Teachers goes). This sale is only until August 29th.

What is in a Romping & Roaring First Grade Sight Word Pack?

You are going to find ten pages of activities for the follow words from the Dolch First Grade Sight Word List:

There are six pages in the free set and four additional pages only in the selling set for each word. The ten pages are: Sight Word Playdough Mat (or decorate the word), Dot the Sight Word, Sight Word Trace – Color – Write, Sight Word Color by Letter, Find Sight Word in the Sentences, and Trace the Sight Word in the Sentences, Sight Word Word Search, Review Page, Read – Trace – Write a Sentence, Sight Word Paths.

Once a month four word packs will be coming out. They will be going in order on the Dolch First Grade Sight Word list.

This week we start with: after, again, an, any


You can see examples of the pages below:

Sight Word Playdough Mat is fun to use for playdough or just decorating the word! You can get creative with this.

Things you can use with this page:

Romping & Roaring First Grade Sight Words: Playdough Mats - 3Dinosaurs.com

Dot the Sight Word are fun to use dot markers with, but we use several other things as well to mix it up!

Things you can use with this page:

Romping & Roaring First Grade Sight Words: Dot the Sight Word - 3Dinosaurs.com

Sight Word Trace – Color – Write is fun for a child that likes to practice writing the word. We put the three options on paper in a foam dice and which of the options comes up they do it. They roll the dice and color comes up they color the word. You can find the cube cards in the selling set.

Things you can use with this page:

Romping & Roaring First Grade Sight Words: Trace, Color & Write - 3Dinosaurs.com

Sight Word Color by Letter is fun to learn letters and colors with your sight words. We often use crayons but you are not limited to that when you do the pages. A favorite of my girls is watercolors.

Things you can use with this page:

Romping & Roaring First Grade Sight Words: Color By Letter - 3Dinosaurs.com

Find Sight Word in the Sentences is fun for looking for words in use. You can also look for the words that you might also know in the sentences. We often use markers or crayons to mark our words.

Things you can use with this page:

Romping & Roaring Primer Sight Words: Find Sight Word in the Sentences - 3Dinosaurs.com

Trace the Sight Word in the Sentences is easy to do and fun sentences to read after you have finished as well. You can make this hands on by having them place Appletters on the words.
Things you can use with this page:

Romping & Roaring First Sight Words: Trace the Sight Word - 3Dinosaurs.com

Selling set only:
Sight Word Search is one of my girls favorites from the sight word packs. They love finding the 6 words and then figuring out all the rest of the words in the page. It is always fun to see what they find.

Things you can use with this page:

Romping & Roaring First Grade Sight Words: Sight Word Word Search- 3Dinosaurs.com

Review Page is great for the end of the unit or a review after you have completed several words and just want to review. I give my girls crayons and pencil to see what fun they can have with the page.

Things you can use with this page:

Romping & Roaring First Sight Words: Sight Word Review Page- 3Dinosaurs.com

Read – Trace – Stamp – Write a Sentence is another nice review. You can do this different with various ages. For my older two they write their own sentences and my youngest I help her write a sentences. This is a fun review page as well.

Things you can use with this page:

Romping & Roaring First Grade Sight Words: Sight Word Read - Trace - Stamp - Write a Sentence - 3Dinosaurs.com

Sight Word Paths are lots of fun to do. We often do them with dot markers because that is my girls favorite. We try and mix it up every now and then.
Things you can use with this page:

Romping & Roaring First Grade Sight Words: Sight Word Word Search- 3Dinosaurs.com

Here is a look at all the pages!

Romping & Roaring Primer Sight Words - 3Dinosaurs.com

Don’t want to wait for the words to come out once a month and get the 4 extra pages?

You don’t have to wait! You can get them all in advance plus the additional pages and the nine extras. You can get the Romping & Roaring Primer Sight Word Packs for $15.00! That is 2 cents per page!

For the first four Days of the release, you can get the whole set for $9. That is 40% off at Teachers Notebook. It will be 20% off at Teachers Pay Teachers (sorry 20% is the lowest they go). This sale runs until August 29th.

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What is in the Extras?

The new extras are only in the selling set plus some on the site are included to make it easier to have all the information together. The new extras are only in the selling set. They wont ever be available for free.

Romping & Roaring Primer Sight Words - 3Dinosaurs.com

You are going to find the following extras: Primer Sight Word Cards (3 types: Regular, Cube, & Word in the Frame), Small book with All Dolch Primer Words (Read, Trace & Color), Cube Dice- Trace – Color – Write, Dolch Primer Sight Word list also with check off, Fun List Check with check that matches up to the set, Read – Write – Build Printable, Word Search Answer Key, and Sight Word Coloring Pages.

See what others have said about the Romping & Roaring Sight Words Packs:

You don’t have to take my word for it. Check out what people had to say about the last set of Romping & Roaring Sight Words Packs.

Maureen – Teacher/Owner Happy Feet Childcare said “3 Dinosaurs has done it again! The sight words packs make it easy to find and focus on one word at a time. The packs are made for multiple levels and ages. My 3 year old loves the playdough mat and my 6 year old has a lot of fun doing the sight word seek and find. All around it is an awesome new series that is sure to help your little one become an emerging reader”

Anna from The Measured Mom “Cassie has done it again! If you’re looking for seatwork to help your child master the basic sight words, you’ll find everything you could ever need in the Romping & Roaring Sight Words Pack. Cassie’s pack has something for everyone: hands-on play dough mats and dot the sight word cards, coloring pages, printable mini-books, word searches, and much, much more. Mix it up with active games to teach the sight words, using her printable word cards as you play. Keep track of your child’s progress with the useful record sheets. This giant resource is a bargain!” Click here to see her full review of the Preprimer set

The Usual Mayhem “Clean look, cute graphics, comprehensive learning. You can’t improve on a set like that!”

Michelle, former preschool and kindergarten teacher, said “I love it! This pack includes a variety of fun engaging activities for the emerging new reader. I can’t wait to introduce this to my son.”

The first pack out today is Romping & Roaring First Grade Sight Word Packs are out Today: after, again, an, any!

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Things we plan on using with the Romping & Roaring First Sight Word Packs:

I’m giving you a chance to win the whole entire set of the Romping & Roaring First Grade Sight Word Packs or the Romping & Roaring First Grade Sight Word Extras!

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What you will win:

1 Person will win the whole Romping & Roaring First Grade Sight Word Packs!
1 Person will Win the Romping & Roaring First Grade Sight Word Extras!

Who is Eligible:

Those 18 and older are eligible to enter this contest. The first entry of the blog post is a mandatory. I will be checking this vs the winners email in the rafflecopter. If they don’t match I will pick someone else. After the first entry, there are several other entries that are very easy. There are several that can be done every day to give you more chances to enter!

Winners will be chosen randomly with Rafflecopter. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY! All opinion and statements from other people are their own and were not paid for. The Romping & Roaring First Grade Sight Words Packs belong to 3 Dinosaurs.

The giveaway will run until September 2nd at 12:00 AM ET! That is a week to enter!

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