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New Year's Day | JOY for Today

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We believe there is merit to finding JOY in every day and reflecting on our past as we look forward to the future. To support commemoration of daily holidays in the classroom, as a family, or individually, we plan to sprinkle “blog”fetti here and there throughout your year. Each holiday post will feature: Facts about the holiday. Our personal connection to it. A Biblical tie in. An activity suggestion. Just click the link to what interests you or read on through. We are thrilled to celebrate our way through 2022 with you! Facts about New Year’s Day New Year’s celebrations are an ancient tradition, at least 4000 years old. The New Year used to be celebrated on the first day of spring (a.k.a. the vernal equinox). Emperor Julius Caesar of Rome named January the beginning of the year. Janus, January’s namesake, is a Roman god with two faces: one for looking back on the past and one into the future. We’d Love to Know: Which time of year do you think makes more sense for New Year’s celebra

January 2022 | Blank, Holiday, and Personal Growth Calendars

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New year, new calendar. No longer am I pairing daily holidays with academic activities. Now, Wolfe Stew calendars focus solely on personal growth. Each month has a different theme, each day a different activity. Use them on your own or with a group. Here's what we're offering on the January 2022 Wolfe Stew menu: Blank 2022 Calendar   Bible verses  Inspirational Quotes January 2022 Growth for Today Calendars Biblical Secular If you're still craving the ideas for every day, find previous year listings below: January 2021 January 2020 New Year activities BLANK 2022 Calendar These Blank Calendars are yours to use as you please: for planning, scheduling, goal-tracking, or our monthly challenge (see below). You have your choice of monthly  Bible verses  or  inspirational quotes .  January 2022's challenge:  record one positive choice you made daily. January 2022 Bible Verse "Fight the good fight of faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, whic

Uniquely Crafted | Wisdom of Ants

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Leave it to God who uses the weak things of this world to humble the strong ( 1 Corinthians 1:27 ) to teach me so much from…ANTS! Would you march alongside me? If so, here are  paths to explore : General Exploration Why are we  urged to consider ants  on our wisdom quest? What might it be like to  live as an ant ?  Am I a sluggard?  Do I really need the help of an ant? How can I  apply specific advice from the verse  today? My Responsibilities, Upon Consideration of the Ant Speak life. Why words matter. Keep marching.  Keep doing the work assigned to me and  know  it is vital. Protect My King . Our actions reflect on our King. Continuing along the responsibility path, I must accept and respond to the fact that An Ant’s Perspective Each species of ant (and varying workers within the same species) possesses unique physical characteristics suited for the specific role they must live out to survive. Uniquely C

December 2021 | Blank and Holiday Calendars

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(Updated 12/2/2022.) You're looking for family-friendly and educational things to do with your little learners this December, and we want to help! We've selected daily holidays and paired them with activity links for you and your little learner. Choose between: The December 2021 Idea for Every Day Calendar -  Embed  or  Printable  Blank December 2021 Calendars  featuring a  Bible verse  or  inspirational quote  A family friendly list of 30 Things to Do in December 2021 -  Post  or  Printable In addition, consider checking out our previous December posts: Classroom ideas  (mostly nonreligious) Faith Based ( Expect Jesus & Herod or Herald ) December 2021 Idea for EVERY Day Calendar We paired daily holidays with family-friendly and educational links to help you celebrate EVERY day this December. Choose from the embedded version or  print your own . Find links to more December calendars on our JOY for Today page. BLANK December 2021 Calendars Use these blank calendars

November 2021 | Blank and Holiday Calendars

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(Updated 10/20/2022) You're looking for family-friendly and educational things to do with your learners this November, and we want to help! We've selected daily holidays and paired them with activity links for you and your learner. Choose between: The November 2021 Idea for Every Day Calendar - Embed or Printable  Blank November 2021 Calendars featuring a Bible verse or inspirational quote  A family friendly list of 30 Things to Do in November 2021 - Post or Printable In addition, consider checking out our previous November posts: Classroom ideas (mostly nonreligious) Thanksgiving reflection opportunities  for family, classroom, and personal use. Give Thanks Challenge - Bible-based November 2021 Idea for EVERY Day Calendar We paired daily holidays with family-friendly and educational links to help you celebrate EVERY day this November. Choose from the embed version or  print your own . BLANK November 2021 Calendars Use these blank calendars in a way that suits you. Or,

B is for Bighorn Sheep | ABC Nature Walk

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T is for Turkey | ABC Nature Walk

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S is for Seagulls | ABC Nature Walk

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October 2021 | Blank and Holiday Calendars

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(Updated 9/2/2022) This is the Idea for Every Day October 2021 Edition with a new twist. Thanks to inspiration from my mother, I thought maybe people would prefer quick and snappy ideas of ways to celebrate each October Day in addition to the ones that require more involved planning. You'll find: The October 2021 Idea for Every Day Calendar  - Embed or Printable Blank October 2021 Calendars featuring a Bible verse or inspirational quote A Family Friendly list of 31 Things to Do in October 2021 - Post or Printable We hope this October finds you and yours healthy and happy, and know you're always in our prayers. October 2021 Idea for Every Day Calendar We paired daily holidays with family-friendly and educational links to help you celebrate EVERY day this October. Choose from the embed version or print your own . Blank October 2021 Calendars Use these blank calendars in a way that suits you. I use mine for menu planning. How do you use yours? We'd love to know in

Q is for Quills | ABC Nature Walk

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Superstar Reading Strategies | Learning Lab

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What you might know as " Reciprocal Teaching " (links to Reading Rockets' explanation page), we refer to as Why? Because isn't it every learner's goal to be a ๐ŸŒŸ Superstar Reader ๐ŸŒŸ? Well, even if it's not, it's our goal to make it their goal. If you want to be the best, you learn from the best. These ๐ŸŒŸ Superstar Strategies ๐ŸŒŸ are exactly that: four strategies good readers use while reading.  And we remind our ๐ŸŒŸ Superstar Readers ๐ŸŒŸ of that every time they read.  How We Use Them: At Whole Group shared reading time we model using the strategies. During Small Group instruction we work together to practice the strategies. When reading independently , learners use the strategies on their own . We bet you've seen these strategies before.  The ๐ŸŒŸSuperstar Strategies๐ŸŒŸ are: Predicting Before reading to set the scene and get excited ! During reading to keep them invested in the story and to help them alter initial predictions based on new information. A

F is for Fawn | ABC Nature Walk

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B is for Bison | ABC Nature Walk

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September 2021 | Blank and Holiday Calendars

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(Updated 8/26/2022)  Welcome fellow leaders! How is the school year going for you so far? Personally, I feel like I’m trying to stay afloat. There are so many things I want to do on Wolfe Stew , but I need to get the year off to a good start first. I’m sure you know how that is. To honor my priorities, you won't find as much in this September post as normal. No worries, you’ll still find: A September 2021 calendar with an Idea for EVERY Day Printable OR Embedded (see below) Even MORE IDEAS on Pinterest   A BLANK September 2021 Calendar for all your great ideas. Bible Verse Inspirational Quote And as a BONUS, Back to School Activities we used. September 2021 Idea for EVERY Day Calendar Download your printable September 2021 idea for EVERY Day Calendar . Hang it where you plan or paperclip it in your planner for daily idea inspiration. BLANK September 2021 Calendars Use these calendars your way. Some suggestions: Menu planning Lesson planning Daily scheduling Important events

L is for Lionfish | ABC Nature Walk

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S is for Seals | ABC Nature Walk

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B is for Bunny Practice Portions | ABC Nature Walk

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  The Mr. is busy accompanying the littlest of learners on  ABC Nature Walks  via  YouTube and I am supporting him here with practice portions . B is for Bunny is the second installment, find A is for Ant at this link.   Check out all the steps we're taking with you right here in this very post:   b is for bunny  practice portions  crafted by  Wolfe Stew   including a how-to  guide (See pictures of practice portions below.) The  ABC Nature Walk: b is for bunny   video - for an all-included adventure (Coming soon!) The  ASL Sounds: Let's Discover "b" video -  connecting gestures with sounds  5 Additional Bunny Activities - for a well-rounded adventure   B is for Bunny  Practice Portions A Playdough Mat Your playdough mat awaits:  Click here .   A Practice Page   Click here  to start the learning adventure.   ABC Nature Walk: B is for Bunny  Video For your convenience, the  ABC Nature Walk: B i