Monthly Goals June 2016 With Summer Themed Monthly Cleaning Printable

Goals have been huge for me over the last few years. Every time I post a goal, I learn more about what I need to get that goal done. Some of my goals are daily, weekly and monthly. They each help me make my feel better about myself when I get them done.

As we approach the summer, some of my goals will change, and some will stay the same. There are some goals that I need to focus on more. I know that when I’m feeling better that I get so much more done. I need to work on that for sure.

Plus a new printable: Summer Themed Monthly Cleaning Printable! You can see more about it at the end of the post.

Free Summer Themed Monthly Cleaning Chart Printable - 4 different options - 3Dinosaurs.com

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 can say that May was a failure for a lot of my goals for the month. I did get the start of the summer program but not much else happened. I know that I could have done better, but I did not use my time wisely. I had some issued with it this month. I also was not as focused on doing things. For part of the month, I considering stopping blogging. I took some time to think about why I’m blogging and what my goals are. It helped me be focused a little more. So I’m back in the game with tons of ideas and goals.

My goal for the overall summer it to prepare for what I need for the fall with my girls. Plus get out the projects that I’ve finished but have not put out or blogged about.

  • Get ahead on my blog posts at least 3 or 4 days – This is a MUST for me to be ready for a relaxing summer.
  • Start a summer posting schedule of 5 posts a week. I’ll be taking the weekends off to make sure I relax.
  • Finish strong with the 2016 Summer Program Swing Into Summer Learning
  • Finish 3 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.
  • Start my next big projects – I have three in the works! I just have to pick which to finish first.
  • Finish up some Easy/Early reader books for requested project. Work on my list of ones I want to do.
  • Use the Blog Planner I bought – Look for planner that allows for 2 posts a day or maybe make one for next year
  • Update 2 old post each week or update two download pages with links to the blog. (ON GOING)
  • Keep a better list of projects started but not finished (I have around 30 projects started. I started lots of printables I did not finish or have not put out.)
  • 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
  • Cut back on things that cause me stress
  • Thank other bloggers for their great posts by commenting on their blog posts.
  • Sign up for a few more affiliate programs
  • Start watching the Blogging Course that I got

Family Goals

This last month I struggled to get in a lot of this. My kitchen looks horrible, and we did not do crafts or family eating time because of it. This month I have to keep that up. Plus I want to have a clean house to keep us all a lot calmer. It does make a difference in my kids and my own attitude.

Plus I did not spend as much time with my girls as I would have wanted to. I was upset and it spilled over to them. This month I want to work more on my attitude and over all feelings.

  • 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 are kitchen, stairs, my bedroom, the office room (Look for pictures on Instagram #kbngoals
  • Keep my kitchen counter cleaned off! I have been really slacking on this one!
  • 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.
  • Use Daily, Weekly & Monthly Cleaning Cart – yes, this does help me get my cleaning done.
  • Read more to my girls not less – Start Our Summer Reading!
  • Add to the girls chore list and help them learn the chore. (Working on Chore Charts)
  • Let my girls spend time with just dad and do dad only activities.
  • Start planning our summer activities and ideas of what fun ideas we could try.
  • As school ends get outside and go places at least twice a week

Personal Goals

Last month I had my face buried in a book avoiding pretty much everything. I slacked off everywhere I possibly could . It showed in pretty much everything I did. Yes, I took time for me but at the expense of everything else. I did great with steps and eating. Not great with weight loss but still a work in progress for that. I got loads of reading done that was all personal reading and not anything else.

My goals this month are to remember how time I can take and not avoid everything. I can’t bury my head in the sand and avoid the world just to take me time. Like still has to go on.

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Figure out how I’m going to do my fitness during the summer!
  • Make a summer reading list

FREE Summer Themed Monthly Cleaning Chart Printable

The Cleaning charts have been a huge help for me and my girls. Since we are headed to summer, it is time for an update! I have found that I change my cleaning habits with the seasons. It is important to keep cleaning and remind myself that cleaning is important. There is a section for each type of cleaning: daily, weekly, and monthly.

What you will find in these printables:

  • 4 pages
  • 4 different images to pick from with beach, umbrellas, sandcastles, buckets, beach supplies, and more summer themes
  • It has lists for Monthly, Weekly and Daily
Free Summer Themed Monthly Cleaning Chart Printable - 4 different options - 3Dinosaurs.com

As always their others that join me in the monthly goals! Be sure to see what their goals are. I love reading their post and seeing what they are working on for the month.

Cassie



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May 2016 Book Finds

Every month we love looking for new books. There are always books coming out and it is fun to read them. We go to the library every week. It helps us look for different books or to have books pointed out to us as well. It has been tons of fun just looking for the books. We also visit the bookstore once a month to see what new books we might add to our library at home.

We always find something new and fun wherever we go. I always check out the books in different places. You never know what you will find. This month is a mix of books from the library and ones that we bought.

May 2016 Book Finds: butterflies, Elephant & Piggie, thank you, travel with kids, color, dancing, animal sounds and early readers - 3Dinosaurs.com

Each of the books has a link to the book on Amazon. I do this because often there is a preview of the book so you can see more about it. Plus any sales help support 3 Dinosaurs.

The Thank You Book (An Elephant and Piggie Book) is going to be a favorite Elephant and Piggie book at our house. We just love this book. But we love them all. You get to see all the characters from all the books and they thank them all! We love it. Be sure to read to my post Elephant and Piggie Our Favorite Kindergarten Books to find out why we love them!

Are We There Yet? is a great picture book about traveling a long way on vacation. We had so much fun reading this book. It is also a book that you read a different way! You get to turn the book around and pages turn backwards for a while!

Little Butterfly is a fun wordless book about the Monarch Butterfly and its migration. I love wordless books and this one is so pretty and fun to look at. We enjoyed talking about each of the pictures.

Ballet Cat Dance! Dance! Underpants! is the second book in the ballet Cat early reader books. These are silly and fun to read. Plus you learn a little something too. Cat’s friends does not want to do a big leap because of her underwear. I love reading they story to my girls.

Violet and Victor Write the Most Fabulous Fairy Tale is a great book about a brother and sister making a fairy tale together. It is fun to see how the voice and story change as it goes back and forth between the two siblings. We realy enjoy reading the book.

Whoops! is a book about a dog, cat and mouse that don’t have a meow, woof or squeak. They are told to visit an old lady to help them. This is a really funny book with loads of animals sounds for you to make while you read the book.

Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color has become another favorite color book at our house! We just love it. I love all the fun painting and colors you can see in the book. It is fun to see this fun girl tame the colors.

What new book did you find this month?

May Book Finds

Check out these books from the last few months:

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Swing Into Summer Learning: Week 1 Zoo

Our fourth Summer Program is here! This year’s program is called Swing Into Summer Learning! We want to take a swing at our skills during the summer and not let them go. Like two programs each week of the 5 weeks of Swing Into Summer Learning has a different theme. We start today with Week 1 Zoo. You will find 7 levels of learning: Tot, PreK, Kinder, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade and Fourth Grade.

This program is designed to help keep the skills that they learned during the school year fresh all summer long. We wanted our kids to keep up their learning all year long. We also realized that people have many different levels of kids in their house. What is fun is that everyone works on the same theme. Plus this is an easy no prep printable for parents.

Swing Into Summer Learning: Week 1 Zoo - 5 days of activities with 7 levels of learning: Tot, PreK, Kinder, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade and Fourth Grade - including math, language, abcs and more - 4 pages of printables for each day  - 3Dinosaurs.com & RoyalBaloo.com

If you are new to the program each week we have a new theme for each grade level. The printables for the program have 4 pages for each day. That is 20 pages total for each week. This makes it easy to use. This is a quick print and go set. Plus there are extras to help out with your summer learning.

Tot

Tot is for younger kids but can also be used with some Prek as well. You are going to find: Prewriting, Alphabet: A, B, C, D, E, Shapes: circle, square, triangle, oval & rectangle, Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Swing Into Summer Learning: Week 1 Zoo - Tot: Prewriting, Alphabet: A, B, C, D, E, Shapes: circle, square, triangle, oval & rectangle, Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - 3Dinosaurs.com

PreK

Prek is for those that have just finished prek and are moving on to Kinder. You are going to find: Alphabet: A, B, C, D, E; Sight Words: up, go, red, away, jump; Shapes: circle, square, triangle, oval & rectangle; and an extra learning page for each day.

Swing Into Summer Learning: Week 1 Zoo - PreK: Alphabet: A, B, C, D, E; Sight Words: up, go, red, away, jump; Shapes: circle, square, triangle, oval & rectangle; and an extra learning page for each day - 3Dinosaurs.com

Kinder

Kinder is for those that have just finished kindergarten and are moving on to first grade. You are going to find: Sight Words: who, black, no, there, did; Word Family: The Bug in the Jug Wants a Hug -ad, -ob, -ub, -all, -est; Math and Language.

Swing Into Summer Learning: Week 1 Zoo - Kinder: Sight Words: who, black, no, there, did; Word Family: (The Bug in the Jug Wants a Hug) -ad, -ob, -ub, -all, -est; Math  and Language- 3Dinosaurs.com

First Grade

First Grade is for those that have completed first grade and are moving on to Second Grade. You are going to find: Sight Words: again, could, know, thank, were; Word Family: The Nice Mice in the Rice -ain, -ame, -ish, -oom, -orn; Math and Language.

Swing Into Summer Learning: Week 1 Zoo - First Grade: Sight Words: again, could, know, thank, were; Word Family: -ain, -ame, -ish, -oom, -orn Math and Language - 3Dinosaurs.com

Second Grade

Second Grade is for those that have completed second grade and are moving on to Third Grade. You are going to find: Sight Words: best, cold, green, pull, wish; Word Family: The Thing on the Wing Can Sing – in, -ock, -ing, -ash, -itch; Math and Language.

Swing Into Summer Learning: Week 1 Zoo - Second Grade: Second - Sight Words: best, cold, green, pull, wish; Word Family: - in, -ock, -ing, -ash, -itch; Math and Language - 3Dinosaurs.com

Third Grade

This is for kids who have just completed Third Grade and are headed to fourth grade next year. Sight Words: about, done, eight, long, seven; A R-Controlled Vowels; Cursive Alphabet: A, B, C, D, E; Math & Language

Swing Into Summer Learning: Week 1 Zoo - Third Grade: Sight Words: about, done, eight, long, seven; A R-Controlled Vowels, Cursive Alphabet: A, B, C, D, E; Math & Language - 3Dinosaurs.com & RoyalBaloo.com

Fourth Grade

This is for kids who have just completed Fourth Grade and are headed to Fifth grade next year. Writing, 5 vocab: coy, routine, saunter, rambunctious, slothful; Math & Language

Swing Into Summer Learning: Week 1 Zoo - Fourth Grade: Writing, 5 vocab: coy, routine, saunter, rambunctious, slothful; Math & Language - 3Dinosaurs.com & RoyalBaloo.com

Plus there are several extras to go with each level! And a fun dice that can be used for some of the pages.

Other Summer Learning Programs

Looking for other summer learning? Check out Jump Into Summer Learning & Build Up Summer Learning. It can be used with this years program.

Build Up Summer Learning -6 Levels of Learning - 3Dinosaurs.com

It can be used with this years program. It has 6 levels Tot, PreK, Kinder, First Grade, Second Grade, and Third Grade. It themes are Pirate, Pond, Robot, Farm, and Camping.

Build Up Summer Learning: Week 1 Pirate
Build Up Summer Learning: Week 2 Pond
Build Up Summer Learning: Week 3 Robots
Build Up Summer Learning: Week 4 Farm
Build Up Summer Learning: Week 5 Camping

Jump In to Summer Learning

It can be used with this years program. It has 4 levels Tot, PreK, Kinder and First Grade. It themes are Space, Ocean, Beach, Dinosaur and Pioneer.
Jump Into Summer Learning: Space Week 1
Jump Into Summer Learning: Ocean Week 2
Jump Into Summer Learning: Beach Week 3
Jump Into Summer Learning: Dinosaur Week 4
Jump Into Summer Learning: Pioneer Week 5

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