July Virtual Book Club: Donald Crews

I always look forward to seeing what books there are for the Virtual Book Club. This months Author is Donald Crews. We had this same author around this time last year. He was a new author to me then but now is a favorite to read. We often check his book out.

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One of our favorite books of his is Freight Train. We have read it tons of times. We did an activity with it last year. It was our Counting with 10 Black Dots. We have done the activity several times now and just love it.

Some other favorites we have are: School Bus, Harbor and Parade. I love how his books are simple and build on fun concepts. They are fun to read several times.

This months three books are: Freight Train, Ten Black Dots and Truck.

Here are some of the books you can read by Donald Crew that we will be checking out.

There is not linky for this but a group post that will have ALL the activities on it. It is really fun to see what everyone does! I still encourage you to do an activity inspired by one of the three books! It is always fun to have activities with books.

Check out the Authors for the year and the dates you can come see the activities!

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Do you have a favorite Donald Crews book? Which of the three books would you pick: Freight Train, Ten Black Dots or Truck?

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

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Free Romping & Roaring Primer Sight Words Packs Set 11

This is Set 11 of 13 in the Romping & Roaring Primer Sight Words Packs. This month Romping & Roaring Primer Sight Words: too, under, want, was.

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The Romping & Roaring Sight Word Sets were made so that they can be used with any system. Each of the words is in a pack on their own and you don’t have to learn other words with that word at the same time. Plus you can use the pages you want for different learning styles. I don’t always use the same pages with my girls between each words.

You don’t want to wait for 4 words to come out each month, you can buy the Romping & Roaring Primer for $15. That is 52 words that have 10 pages of activities for per and 9 fun extras that are only in the selling set.

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Graphics from Melonheadz Illustrating and Doodles

What you will find in these printables: 6 pages of activities for each word.
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

In the Selling set of the Romping & Roaring Primer Sight Words Packs, there are 4 more pages of activities:
Sight Word Word Search, Review Page, Read – Trace – Write a Sentence, Sight Word Paths

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

The next set of Romping & Roaring Primer Sight Word Packs Set 12: well, went, what, white – will be out on August 12th.

Here are some great sight word activities on 3 Dinosaurs:

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

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Monthly Goals July 2015

July is going to be an exciting month. I’m looking forward to it and the challenges. I have lots of activities planned and new goals among the old goals. I find that having goals really does help me get more done.

I look forward to reading over my goals and seeing which I’ll keep and which will go. This really has helped me with my long term goals.

3 Dinosaurs Monthly Goals

Blog Goals

June was a complex month of running around and I’m shocked at how everything still came together and worked out. I really am happy at how things have been going. It has not been happy but it has happened. I finished one project I was working on and got two others started. I know that each month I work more and more on what I will and wont be doing. I’m approaching a time where I’m leaving preschool behind and moving forward with other projects for older ages. I hope not to totally leave it yet but I know it will happen. I need to keep my area clean. So I’m doing that goal again.

  • Stick to my Summer Blogging Schedule
  • Start next big selling project for July and August
  • Don’t buy any new craft supplies, use only what I have or really limit what we get
  • Clean up my blogging area DAILY. This is so my desk does not become cluttered. I really do work better when things are not cluttered.
  • Update 2 old post each week or update 2 download pages with links to the blog.
  • Consider posting reviews of the self help and parenting books I’ve been reading.
  • Come up with a system to keep track of printables completed but not out.
  • Keep a better list of projects started but not finished (I found 15 projects started and never finished)

Family Goals

May was very interesting for me. I was recovering for two weeks and everything was slow during that time. I tried my best but I let a lot of things go and it really did show in the house and how everyone was doing. I hope to do much better in June. It is a new month and things are going good.

  • Keep a TO DO LIST! I need this I get more done even if I don’t complete it all
  • Declutter one area 15 minutes every day until area is clean. The areas will be: kitchen, stairs, my bedroom, the office room
  • Have no laundry to fold at the end of the day. Then keep track on my to do list, so I don’t forget laundry in washer.
  • Read more to my girls not less
  • Add to the girls chore list
  • Create a fun punch card for the girls chores this summer.
  • Keep the Summer school area together.
  • Get the girls out to a playground more often
  • Visit new and old places at least once a week
  • To go hiking somewhere

Personal Goals

I took a lot of time for myself last month and it made me a better mom. It also made me reflect as to why I’m doing all my projects. It also made me realize that certain things I love to do I have not been doing. I will be doing that more and more. I’m also looking forward to feeling healthier. I’m working towards doing as much as i can to help me healthy.

  • Read 5 fun books during the month – Don’t always get new books enjoy rereading books as well.
  • Check out one book from the library each week & do the summer adult reading program.
  • Finish two books on my self help and parenting books list.
  • Daily Fitness – This means fitness comes before ANTYHING else. Including this blog and printables, yes this will be a challenge but health comes first.
  • Make 10,000 steps EVERY day
  • Limit all sugar and no soda
  • Stretch three times a day to avoid problems
  • Finish up PT this month
  • Do the Make Over Your Mornings course – see more below!

Make Over your Mornings

This month I’ll be doing Money Saving Mom’s new program! I’m very excited about it. I’m going to do one each month and review everything the second part of the month. I hope to get more organized! You can join me in this! I’ll be doing a review of the program at the end. I am an affiliate for this program. It is one I’m really excited about.

As always there are other posting their goals as well!

monthly goals linky at mama smiles

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!

Hosted by Mama Smiles, Multi Crafting Mummy, Kitchen Floor Crafts,
3 Dinosaurs, Something 2 Offer, Play Activities, and Study At Home Mama.

Something new is you can link up you Instagram photos of your goals and working on them! Use the hashtag #monthsgoals. I can’t wait to see some of your pictures! This is a great way more people can join up with posting your own goals.

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com



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