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Wisdom of Ants: Routine, but Vital

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 For the last year or so, I’ve been deep diving into Proverbs. One verse a day. Which might sound like a quick 5-minute devotional, but each verse holds SO much wisdom. I find myself blessedly lost in the truths, promises, and the everlasting goodness of God. With you, the Wolfe Stew community, we’ve been following the ant trail by picking up morsels of wisdom related to ants inspired by Proverbs 6:6-8: Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. Morsels we’ve explored so far include: Exploring why Solomon chose an ant Interpreting an ant’s life Accepting that we are all sluggards Applying Solomon’s advice to our lives Seeing communication as a responsibility And now, the morsel we're currently digesting is: The Daily Human Grind We all feel the grind of routine and often wonder: We feel stuck in a meaningless back and forth, single-

ABC Nature Walk: M is for Meerkat

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June 2021 - Ideas for Every Day

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 Do you remember where you were and what you were doing a year ago today? It’s crazy how far we’ve come in a year. Sadly, I heard a minister say the seeds planted in 2020 are bearing fruit in 2021 and it’s not all good. Many of us are depressed. Anxiety is sky rocketing. In short, we’re still struggling. Take care of those around you. Seek the good in others as you continually remind yourself of the gift you are. We need to stay positive. We must lift each other up. Together, we can; alone we suffer. To aid you in building up others, we’ve curated an action-packed June Calendar with ideas for EVERY day for you and your learners. Browse the interactive calendar below, then click on activities that make your spirit soar. Or, print a blank June 2021 calendar ( religious or inspirational ) and jot notes of the activities you prefer on the day you’d like to do them. Here pictured is the Bible verse featured on our BLANK calendar for June 2021. Here pictured is the  featured quot

ABC Nature Walk: R is for River Otter

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A Wolfe Stew Review of Calvin Gets the Last Word

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    While Calvin may get the last word, you’ll get the last laugh. This book brings you to unexpected places in memorable ways. An engaging involvement in word collection woven into a relatable story. After reading, you’re likely to start thinking of the words you use in a different way. As always, I’ll alert you to potential spoilers with asterisks surrounding the header.   Target Audience Leaders of learners looking to excite vocabulary interest and for anyone who is part of a family.  Wolfe Stew believes this book is a great read aloud option for ages 6 to 8 with independent reading encouraged for 8-10 . Calvin Gets the Last Word  (as of May 5, 2021) does not yet have a Lexile or AR Level . The author’s (Margo Sorenson) website lists it suited for ages 4-9 . Amazon lists it as appropriate for grades 2-6 (approximately ages 7-12 ). Leader/Learner Summaries Print these pictures. Then, display the "learner" card on a suggested reading bulleting board a