Monthly Goals October 2014

September was a month of ups and downs. It was a very frustrating month for many reasons. The biggest reason was my health. It made me take a lot more time off than I really wanted to do. So October is going to be about building back up and moving forward and not looking back.

3 Dinosaurs Monthly Goals

Blog Goals

I can say that almost none of my goals from last month happened. Yup, it was a hard month on my physically and my blog is what went.

  • Limit my time or time my work on things so I don’t over do it – This will be the #1 goal for the month.
  • Update and fix 3 old posts or download pages each week
  • Get the Romping & Roaring Number Packs Out
  • Work on some older age projects – Themed Packs for language or math for Pumpkins
  • Keep getting up early 5 days a week and take weekends off for early mornings.

Family Goals

With my health down a lot of these goals did not happen at all. I know last month cooked maybe 4 breakfasts. Yes that is horrible and I need to be better about it. I found out how things went without a menu. I have found that I really need that menu, not only for me but others as well.

  • Have no laundry to fold at the end of the day
  • No dishes in the sink (or on the counter, stove etc) at the end of the day
  • De-clutter the Office!
  • Spend more time reading as a group with the girls – Reading chapter books at night or another story.
  • Make a weekly menu to make shopping and cooking easier for me and if someone else has to take over
  • Cook breakfast on school days

Personal Goals

I only have one goal this month. It is recover! That is it. I got very sick and things went wrong. It meant that I took time off for several days and just deal with the problems. For October I will work on recovering and nothing else. If recovering means sleeping more. I do that. If it means I take time to read. I do that. Whatever it takes to really recover.

If you are looking for Fall printables for Fall Themed To Do List and Fall Themed Menus Check these out!

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This is also a link! Here are the people that are co-hosting this monthly! So don’t forget to post your goals if you have them!

Mama Smiles – Joyful Parenting3 DinosaursHappily Ever MomKids Yoga StoriesLemon Lime AdventuresSmiling Like SunshineThe Life of Jennifer Dawn

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Early Reading Printables: BOB Books Rhyming Words Books 9 & 10

BOB Books makes learning to read fun. This week we have another set of early reading printables to use with your kids. We are still in the BOB Books Rhyming Words book 7 & 8 this time. These books are easy to use and learn some great CVC and CCVC word family words.

Early Reading Printables BOB Books Rhyming Words: Books 9 & 10-

The next new BOB Books printable set that is available from 3 different bloggers: This Reading Mama, Royal Baloo and 3 Dinosaurs. We are working together to put out printables for the BOB Books. We are now starting Bob Books: Rhyming Words. I’m so excited about this project. This is great rhyming books plus great word family words as well. This is the last set of printables in this series.

Bob Books: Rhyming Words is a good set for those at the end kindergarten or review words at the start of first grade. This box set should be used after BOB Books Set 1 and before BOB Books Set 2. Today’s Books set you learn about -uff & -ug rhyming words. There are 12 pages for each book. These books are Grade Level: C-E & Lexile Range 30L -360L.

This week are we in Bob Books: Rhyming Words – Book 9: In a Huff and Book 10: Bug and Pug.

Early Reading Printables BOB Books Rhyming Words: Books 9 & 10 -

What you will find in BOB Books Rhyming Words Book 9:
Read, Write & Stamp, -UFF Wall card & -UFF Ladder, -UFF Playdough Mat, Sorting Words, Making Words, Color as you Read, Cube Flash Cards, Writing Sentences, Dot the -UFF Words, -UFF Family Word Path

What you will find in BOB Books Rhyming Words Book 10:
3 Part Cards, Read, Write & Stamp, -OT Wall card & -UG Ladder, -UG Playdough Mat, Sorting Words, Making Words, Color as you Read, Cube Flash Cards, Writing Sentences, Dot the -UG Words, -UG Family Word Path

BOB Books Rhyming Words: Book 9:In a Huff - BOB Books Rhyming Words: Book 10: Bug and Pug  -

Things to use with these BOB Books Rhyming Word Printables:

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Small World Play with the Wild West

This months theme was a lot of fun for the girls we read several different books for the wild west theme. We read several books for this months theme. It was fun to find new books every time we went to the library. It was fun to learn about the different native nations, the cowboys, pioneers and various other parts of the wild west.

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The main book that we read and used to help us keep track of our learning was A Visual Dictionary of the Old West (Crabtree Visual Dictionaries). I liked the book because it looks at several different parts of the history of the era. It was a great read for learning history. We also read If You Traveled West In A Covered Wagon because we had ancestors that traveled west in the wagons.

What you need for this activity: Safari Ltd Wild West TOOB, sand and container for the sand to be in.

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The first activity we did was look over all the people, animals and items in the Safari Ltd Wild West TOOB. We talked about the names and then we read the book A Visual Dictionary of the Old West (Crabtree Visual Dictionaries) and matched the figures up to the pages. We talked about the pictures and what we read. This is great for older and younger. For my older girls I had them tell me something about what they put on the page. For my youngest we talked about why they matched up.

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Next we made our own wild west scene. It was lot of fun to do this. We name each item as it was placed. They did lots learning and rearranging. They each picked out one item they really liked. They made tracks with the animals and had the wagon train make it to the native people.

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Be sure to check out below for a chance to win a Safari Ltd Wild West TOOB.

Looking for more Wild West Books? Check these out!

Here are other people that will be linking up this month!

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God’s Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy’s Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~ Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ Laugh and Learn ~ A Mommy’s Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~ Golden Grasses ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Raventhreads ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~ Where Imagination Grows ~ Lextin Academy ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A “Peace” of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am ~ eLeMeNo-P Kids ~ Simple Living Mama

Don’t forget about this months Giveaway!

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Wild West Learning Bundle Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky cowpoke will strike gold and win a bundle of fun for the theme of the Wild West. This bundle will include a copy of the storybook Westward Ho!: An Activity Guide to the Wild West (Hands-On History) and one Safari Ltd Wild West TOOB. So mozzy down to the corral for your chance to win today!

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Don’t forget to link up your wild west posts!

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