October 2016 Monthly Goals With Free Fall Themed Monthly Cleaning List

September was a VERY busy month for me. I got overwhelmed a few times but kept to a lot of my goals. I had a big launch of a new product and was working as much as I could on a few smaller projects along the way. Plus I keep to my cleaning goals and that made everyone feel better.

Plus this month we have fall and a change to the new Fall Monthly Cleaning List! That has bee a huge help for me over the last while. You can see more details about this further down.

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I divide my goals into three areas: blog, family and personal. This division allows me to make goals for each of those areas. Each one has daily, weekly and monthly goals. It allows me to be able to put them into my to do list as I work on it. I also review each area as I finish up the month before.

3 Dinosaurs Monthly Goals

Blog Goals

I had several weeks where I got all my blog goals done, and it was wonderful just to check that off. The Romping & Roaring Shape packs are out! That was a huge part of my month was making sure everything was done. It always feels great when a big project is done. I had some great days in September with my goals, and I loved it! I hope to keep the ball rolling into October. Which has a huge project with Royal Baloo!

  • Have a great October with the project with Royal Baloo – 31 Days of Free Printables – more details coming soon!
  • Get ahead on my blog posts at least 3 or 4 days.
  • Take Weekends off and keep to a work week only if I can do it.
  • Take one planned break from blogging and the computer. I did it one day this last month and it was nice! I got more done.
  • Finish 6 smaller selling products for the month – yes working towards making more selling products. I’ll be putting them up on Teachers Pay Teacher or Teachers Notebook as I make them.
  • Complete teacher requested projects that will be up on Teachers Pay Teacher and Teachers Notebook. Yes, I have taken on a few paying projects.
  • Use the Blog Planner I bought – Look for planner that allows for planning two posts a day
  • Update 1 old post each week or update two download pages with links to the blog. (ON GOING)
  • Create a total project list of all started projects with projected release dates. Schedule when finished.
  • Star working on a new Logo & Blog Design – this will be a year-long project
  • Schedule less on Facebook – will only spend 30 minutes a day on this
  • Write up a few trip reviews
  • Review the survery results.

Family Goals

We finally got into a routine for school! It has taken a while, but we finally have it. We are enjoying the time a lot. It has been great fun to work on the various projects we have done around the house. Plus we were spending more time together. We also had a rocky start to new chores for my girls. They are just getting used to the changes. This month’s huge goal is to clean out our office area and declutter as much of it as I can. It has been a dumping ground and needs to be a room again.

  • Spend one weekend Computer Free!
  • Keep a TO DO LIST and weekly menu! I need this I get more done even if I don’t complete it all. I keep track of my projects better.
  • Declutter one area 15 minutes every day until one area is clean. The areas I’ll be cleaning is the office room (Look for pictures on Instagram #kbngoals
  • Keep Homework area clean
  • Keep my kitchen counter cleaned off!
  • 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. Work on the girls doing more laundry.
  • Use Daily, Weekly & Monthly Cleaning Cart (See below for new Fall one) – yes, this does help me get my cleaning done.
  • Read more to my girls not less – Start Our Fall Reading list!
  • Add to the girls chore list and help them learn the chore. (Working on Chore Charts)
  • Clean out unused items and declutter the whole office

Personal Goals

I was HORRIBLE at personal time this last month. I let things get to me and over didal ot of things. The last week I realized that I needed to just walk away from stuff. Leave the room completely to calm down and that helps. I hope to do more days off and try and really focus when I do some work. I also hope to take real personal time to reflect on what I’m doing.

  • Schedule my block of time that the girls are in school between: blog, personal and family.
  • Daily Fitness – This means fitness comes before ANYTHING else. I have to have my fitness to make sure my day goes better. My attitude is better when I do.
  • Make 10,000 steps EVERY day. I’ll be using a Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband to help with my tracking.
  • Schedule a time out of the house for me twice a month – I need to work on this more.
  • Take days off! I mean really take them off with no blog work at all on those days.
  • Read or listen to 5 fun books during the month – Don’t always get new books, enjoy rereading books as well.
  • Last year I started reading these books self help and parenting books. This year I’m going to reread a few and post a review of some of them each month.
  • Color in my coloring book when I get stressed or need a mommy time out – at least 15 minutes a day

FREE Fall Themed Monthly Cleaning Chart Printable

I have loved the seasonal cleaning charts. They really have helped me keep track of what I need to do. This is the last seasonal one to make! I love the idea to having my cleaning there for me and I can put my changes as I see them each month. Plus I find it fun to check off what I have done!

What you will find in these printables:

  • 7 pages
  • 7 different images to pick from with leaves, pumpkins, fall trees, and scarecrows
  • It has lists for Monthly, Weekly and Daily
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The All New Romping & Roaring Shape Packs

It was the middle of the school year and my youngest, and I was working on shapes. It was something she was working on a school, but she did not know all her shapes, and I wanted something we could work on the shape and the shape name with her. We had tons of fun with the Romping & Roaring Color Word Packs. I wanted something similar to that for her to work on shapes.

Thus the Romping & Roaring Shape Packs came into being. The Romping & Roaring Shape Packs have has been a project of love. We had so much fun using these sets. They have various levels from Tot to Kindergarten age. You can use what works for your level. I wanted a set that would grow with my girls.

Romping & Roaring Shape Pack Bundle - over 640 pages of activities for 9 different shapes $ - 3Dinosaurs.com

This is a fun way to work on shapes. There are loads of hands-on and no prep printables for kids to use. You can use what fits best with your child’s learning style. We love having a mix of activities that my girls can use.

There are currently nine shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, heart, star, crescent, and rhombus.

Once a month a free color word pack will be coming out. We are starting with shape pack: circle. You can find out more about the free set further down the post.

Free Romping & Roaring Circle Pack - 10 pages of activities - 3Dinosaurs.com

Each pack has 40 pages of activities in them. As I said a mix of hands on and no prep. This is to make it easy for the many different learning styles there are! I know that my girls each learn differently.

What you will find in the Romping & Roaring Shape Packs (40 pages of printables per pack):
Prewriting Trace the Lines (No Prep), Trace & Color (No Prep), Shape Coloring Page (No Prep), Decorate the Shape (No Prep), Shape Playdough Mat, Shape Playdough Mat with Tracing, Word Playdough Mat, Word Playdough Mat with Tracing, Color the Word by Letter (No Prep), Trace, Color & Write (No Prep), Tracing with Stop and Start (No Prep), Tracing the shape and word (No Prep), Trace the Pattern (No Prep), Dot the Shape (No Prep), Find the Shape (No Prep), Color by Size (No Prep), Trace by Size (No Prep), Follow the Shape Word (No Prep), Follow the Shape (No Prep), 3 Part Cards, Pocket Chart Cards, Trace the Word, Write the Word, Small Reading Book in Color and Black & White, Small Reading Book in Color and Black & White with tracing, Shape Tile Word, Shape Word Puzzles, Color the Pattern, Sorting by Size, 2 Piece Puzzles, 4 Piece Puzzles, 9 Piece Puzzles, Shape Lacing Card, Small Shape Coloring Book

Here is a look at some of the 40 pages from the selling set.

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There are nine different shape pack plus ten extras that are only in the selling bundle. That is over 640 pages of hands-on activities and no prep printables. The whole set is $20. That is 3 cents a page. It is a huge saving!

For the first 4 days it will be 40% off at my Teacher Notebook shop and Teachers Pay Teachers! That is the whole set for $12. That is getting the set at 1 3/4 cents per page! You get all 9 packs PLUS the extras. This is the LIMITED TIME ONLY it will be this low! Sale ends October 1st!

Romping & Roaring Shape Pack Bundle - over 640 pages of activities for 9 different shapes $ - 3Dinosaurs.com

Are there any extras?

Why yes they are extras! These ten extras are only in the selling yes! There is a shape pack with 12 different shapes in it, easy reader books, helps desks and more. Plus these are only in the selling set! There are over 240 pages of extras!

Shape Cards – plain, with guides, and color word with shape
Shape Help Desk charts – Easy chart to print out and help kids with the shape and shape words
Read Write & Build – 7 different colors of mats to use with a center.
Trace, Color & Write Dice – 2 types one for cutting and folding into a die or one for cube dice inserts.
Wall Cards – Shape Themed Wall Cards 2 per page with four cards per shape that match up to the packs.
Shape book – Several Variations of the book: shape & word, shape & trace Word, shape & write word, trace shape & word – with single and teacher print options
Easy Reader Shape Book with words: I see a/an – with single and teacher print options
Coloring code options for Color the Patterns in the packs
Shape Bookmarks – 12 different shape bookmarks with single and teacher print

Shape Pack – 82 pages of activities around the shapes
– 3 Part Cards
– Pocket Chart Cards
– Trace the shape word strips
– Trace the Shape & Shape Word strips
– Write the Word strips
– Trace the Shape strips
– Beginning Sound Clip Cards
– Tile Cards for shape names with letters
– Tile Cards for shape names without letters
– Letter tiles to use with Tile Cards
– Matching Cards with Shape Pictures
– Match Cards with Shape Word
– Pattern Cards one for each shape
– What Comes Next
– Draw a Picture of Write a Sentence for the Shape
– Trace & Color the Shapes
– Shape Word Search with answer key

Romping & Roaring Shape Pack Bundle Extras - over 640 pages of activities for 9 different shapes $ - 3Dinosaurs.com

Free Romping & Roaring Circle Pack

Yes, only part of the Shape Packs will be coming out free. We are starting with the first pack the Romping & Roaring Circle Pack!

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Each pack will have 10 pages of the 40. This has a small sample of all the pages from the main set. There are some favorite that people like in the set.

What will you find in the free Romping & Roaring Color Circle Pack:

  • Prewriting Trace the Lines
  • Trace & Color
  • Circle Coloring Page
  • Decorate the Circle
  • Circle Playdough Mat
  • Word Playdough Mat
  • Color the Word by Letter
  • Tracing with Stop and Start
  • Dot the Shape
  • Color by Size

Free Romping & Roaring Circle Pack - 10 pages of activities - 3Dinosaurs.com

Here are some things we plan on using with this Romping & Roaring Shape Packs:

I’m giving you a chance to win the whole entire set of the Romping & Roaring Shape Pack Bundle or the Romping & Roaring Shape Pack Bundle Extras!

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What you will win:

1 Person will win the whole Romping & Roaring Shape Pack Bundle!
1 Person will Win the Romping & Roaring Shape Pack Bundle 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 Shape Pack Bundle belong to 3 Dinosaurs. Emails will be checked in comments to see if they match the Rafflecopter entries. The comments must include the answers to the questions in the Rafflecopter.

The giveaway will run until October 5th at 12am ET! That is a week to enter!

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September 2016 Book Finds

Every month we love to look for picture books. Yes, even my 11-year-old looks and reads picture books. There are so many different levels of books kids can read. This month my girls each picked one book they liked, and I picked out three that I liked. A lot of these came from our library trips. We really do enjoy just sitting down and reading!

There are so many books you can find out there! Just take the time to look and see what books you might like to read with your kids.

September 2016 Book Finds: farm, ocean, wordless books, cats, space, boats - 3Dinosaurs.com

Below are all the books. They have links to Amazon so you can see more details and a lot of them have previews of the books. Plus any purchaces you make help support the site.

As Time Went By is a cute book about a boat and the people that live in it through out different times. I love the pictures and seeing some of the ways you can use boats.

Spot, the Cat is a wordless book that I’m totally in love with! This is creative seek and find. The pictures are all black and white and wonderful to see. We really enjoyed looking for the cat throughout the whole book!

Chicken in Space is a great book about a chicken that dreams big and makes it happens. Plus she takes a pig along with her! I love how creative the story is and how a simple baseball become an asteroid. It is fun to read and see what happens next.

Fish would be another great wordless style book but has the word fish and lots of other letters to see as well. We enjoyed looking through the book. Plus see what they used with the fish they caught

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles is a fun book about a guy that has the job of opening bottles found in the ocean and making sure their messages are delivered. He wishes that one of them was for him. I love the story and how it goes. I really like the ending!

Old MacDonald Had a Truck is a story about construction vehicles on a farm! We LOVED this book and had tons of fun reading and then singing it! Perfect for thoes kids that love those big construction vehicles!

You could also check out some of the books you can read about the Grand Canyon I posted this month as well!

Septembe Book Finds

Check out these books from the last few months:

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