February Virtual Book Club: Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss is a favorite at our house. My girls would let me read them all day long if we had nothing else to do. I love them for many reason. The rhyming words are great that you can work on. They repeat a lot of the words in the books. Plus it is a great way to work on new words as well.

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We have some favorite books at our house by Dr Seuss! I think the books I have read the most are Green Eggs and Ham and Wacky Wednesday . I love the repeating words in Green Eggs and Ham. Check out what we did with this Green Eggs and Ham Sensory Bin.

We have done several other fun activities as well. One of my girls favorites is always Dr Seuss’s ABCs Gross Motor. I love that this activity can be done with the board book or the full length book.

The three books for this month are: The Lorax, The Cat in the Hat and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (I Can Read It All by Myself).

We have done two activities with the Lorax. There are so many ways you can do it! Check out the Torn Paper Truffula Trees and the Yarn Truffula Trees. So we might be leaning towards the other books to see what fun we will be doing.

Looking for other Dr Seuss books check these 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 Dr Seuss book? Which of the three books would you pick: The Lorax, The Cat in the Hat and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (I Can Read It All by Myself).

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

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Monthly Goals February 2015 with Free Winter Shopping List

It is time for the monthly goals again. Each month I look over what I want to do and what is and is not working. Each month I work hard on making my goals work. It takes effort to make a goal and stick to it. I will say that with my goals and to do list I feel better when I have written them down in some format.

I have a printed list that I use to look at as well. So I can cross off my list as I get them done. Some goals will be daily and some are weekly, while others might be something I do once a month.

To help with one of my goals this month I made a new printable. It is a Winter Themed Shopping List Printable. You can find out more about it below.

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As always I break my goals into a three different areas: Blog Goals, Family Goals, and Personal Goals. This helps me break down my goals into what is working for each area.

Blog Goals

I think I have tons of goals that I would love to do this month but I’m going to try and keep things simple and easy. I have some projects I would love to get to. I just need to remember to keep things easy and go easy. I did not get as much done as i wanted to last month. I thought I had made goals that would be good and ended up not being as good.

  • Celebrate 3 Dinosaurs 3 year anniversary
  • Start Smaller selling projects
  • Use the Blog Planner – Print and Use
  • Turn in projects early – this means well before due date
  • Update and fix 2 old posts or download pages each week
  • Work on some older age projects for the upcoming seasons – 1st – 3rd Grade Activities
  • Keep getting up early 5 days a week and take weekends off for early mornings.
  • Get better about Instagram! I really need to make sure I’m doing it every day.
  • Don’t buy any new craft supplies, use only what I have for 3 months – I made one month 2 more to go

Family Goals

A lot of my family goals is really about me being a better mom and wife. I need to keep better track of what I’m doing and working on. Some of these goals work nicely into my To Do lists and Menus that I have made. I have found that the cleaner the house is the better that I do.

  • Have no laundry to fold at the end of the day & Keep track of the loads that I’m doing
  • No dishes in the sink (or on the counter, stove etc) at the end of the day – this helps me start my day out right
  • Spend more time reading as a group with the girls. We have been reading chapter books together.
  • Make a weekly menu to make shopping and cooking easier for me and if someone else has to take over. (Use Winter Menu)
  • No shopping without a shopping list (See below for printable)
  • Cook breakfast on school days
  • Do gross motor with my girls every day – Help the girls get out of their Cabin Fever from winter

Personal Goals

These goals have not changed much but are still needed to remind me what is important. I think some times that I take me as the last person that need something instead of really taking time for me. I need my work hours and non work ours to make sure that I’m also doing what I need for my health.

  • Take time to unwind from stressful days and give myself a time out time if needed
  • Listen to one conference talk every day
  • 5 days of fitness – Break down into smaller parts to help me get time for it
  • Become more Healthy in my eating habits. I don’t want to eat at the computer and going to avoid soda.
  • Schedule my personal time! This means set a time and what I’ll do.
  • Read every day personal and learning
  • Read 50 books in 2015 – I used to do this and loved it. Now I’m back for the challenge again. Parenting and self help book list I’ve got 12 books ready for the year so far.

Free Winter Themed Shopping List

I don’t like to go shopping and often forget my shopping list. I have found I buy more than we need. A big goal is not to shop without a shopping list. This means I get just what is on the list and nothing more.

I have found that when I do that we spend less money. I also tend to shop at more than one place for some things. I wanted to make a list that would divide things between stores. These are easy to us and I plan on using them a lot.

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What you will find in these printables:

  • 2 Different shopping list types: single store or 2 multiple stores
  • Two columns for your list(s)

Looking for other seasonal menus or to do list check these out:

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Free Multiplication Roll & Cover Printable

We have been working on fun ways practice our multiplication math facts. There are so many ways to do this. We have been working on flash cards and spinning multiplication. They have both been fun to do. At my house the girls just love to do the roll and cover activities.

By adding this one element it makes their learning fun and not always a chore to do the extra math work. This set has a fun Zoo theme to it.

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There are twelve different animals on each page. This gives them something fun to look at as well. Zoo has always been a fun theme at our house. Each page has 12 numbers that will match up to the equations for the number they are working on. We have been using a 12 sided dice for our rolling. But if you don’t have one there is a spinning chart in the set. You could also use the flash cards as well.

Free Multiplication Roll & Cover Printable - 3Dinosaurs.com

There is an equations on the side to fill out as you do the numbers. So you know what numbers you have done and which you have left to do. We have been using either dot markers or glass gems to cover the spots. We do then a few times in sheet protectors before we use the dot markers. This allows us to use them several times.

Free Multiplication Roll & Cover Printable - 3Dinosaurs.com

What you will find in these printables:

  • Zoo theme: 12 different animals
  • Chart on the size to keep track of equations
  • Numbers 1 through 12
Free Multiplication Roll & Cover Printable - 3Dinosaurs.com

Check out these other Multiplication printables:

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

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