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ABC Nature Walk: L is for Leafbug

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L is for Leafbug was filmed on our front porch in Loveland, Colorado. We have seen 2 leafbugs since we have lived here. People say they are rare, so being visited twice is pretty cool! We hope to see them even more! This is intended for Preschool and Kindergarten to enhance their learning of the alphabet.

JOY for Today - Inner Beauty Day 2022

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We all know it is the heart of a person that truly matters, but outer beauty demands center stage with spotlights in our attention and interaction with others. Yet, when we allow ourselves to make that shift and choose to recognize and honor the inner beauty of ourselves and others - that is when JOY abounds. JOY for Today Offerings: Did You Know...  One we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  Inspired by inner beauty. Activity Suggestions  SEL, stories, questions, and family challenge. Did You Know: The Free Dictionary  lists properties associated with beauty? The definition reads: "a quality or combination of qualities that gives pleasure to the mind or senses and is often associated with properties such as harmony of form or color, proportion, authenticity, and originality ." ( The Free Dictionary ) Your inner beauty has a code?  There is only one you coded by a unique strand of over three billion nucleotides with a combination th

JOY for Today - Johnny Appleseed Day 2022

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John Chapman, commonly known as Johnny Appleseed, was a man who lived his life serving others - in word and deed. Serving others brings JOY to you and the person served. Think about the others you already connect with in your life, how might you serve them even better  today? Apple tree picture from pxhere.com JOY for Today Offerings: Did You Know...  Four we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  Inspired by Johnny Appleseed. Activity Suggestions  Book, craft, math, research, writing, and family challenge. Did You Know: John Chapman is Johnny Appleseed's real name?  John Chapman was the second child of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Chapman. He was born on September 26, 1774 in Leominster Massachusetts. ( Wikipedia ) By selling seedlings to settlers, Chapman helped establish their land claims? In Ohio and Indiana, planting an orchard showed your intent to stay on the land which persuaded the government to recognize your claim. By selling seedling

October 2022 Calendars | Printable: Blank, Holidays, and Personal Growth

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A deep sense of thankfulness, joy, and satisfaction describes my current mood. Fall is near, Friends! The changing leaves remind me change can be beautiful, we're all equipped to deal with it, and it is never too late to make one.  Are there any changes you need to make in your routine, Leader? Something that could add more joy, love, or thankfulness? Please know, we are cheering you on as you make that change and hope it brings the intended results. If it does not - do not despair! There is still JOY to be found and our constant prayer is that you find it in  every  day. Here's what we're offering on the October 2022  Wolfe Stew  menu: October 2022 Ideas for  Every  Day Calendar  (family friendly, educational) October 2022 Growth for Today Calendar  (personal growth, Bible-based) Blank 2022 Calendars   Bible verses  Inspirational Quotes October 2022 Ideas for EVERY Day  View the current month's calendar  at the Learning Lab Tab. October 2022  (updated for you!) Oct

JOY for Today - Autumnal Equinox 2022

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When I lived in a place that had no truly definable seasons, the season I most missed was fall. There's something in the changing air that adds comfort and joy to my life. While change in life is rarely comfortable, it can lead to JOY when you learn where to look for it. Like choosing to embrace the splendor of autumn leaves, finding joy amid change helps shift our perspectives. September 22, 2022 Autumnal Equinox Topics: Did You Know...  Four we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  Inspired by fall. Activity Suggestions  Fall-themed lessons, picture books, and questions. Did You Know: Some people believe catching a leaf as it falls brings good luck? One such belief suggests for every falling leaf you catch, you are destined for one day of good luck. ( Best Life Online ) There really is a distinct fall scent?  Contributors to the smell: dying leaves and cooler air. In addition, the first fall rain smell has its own name: petrichor.  ( Best

JOY for Today - Patriot Day 2022

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9/11 shocked our country to its core. On that day we realized our vulnerability, but we also found our strength. Through strength in unity and shared purpose we shifted a tragic moment in history to hope for tomorrow and found JOY in perseverance. Together we can overcome. " Lifespan Development " picture from Lumen Learning CC BY 4.0 Patriot Day Topics: Did You Know...  Three we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  Regarding 9/11 and Citizenship. Activity Suggestions  Remembrance, Commitment, Discussion (for PreK-Middle School) Did You Know: Four planes crashed in three different locations? Two of the planes careened into New York City's World Trade Center, a third targeted the Pentagon, and the fourth crashed in a Pennsylvania field. A total of 2,996 people died and over 6,000 were injured. ( The Fact Site ) Flight 93 was reclaimed? A Pennsylvania field was not the target of the final plane, likely the White House or the U.S. C

ABC Nature Walk: B is for Bee

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B is for Bee was filmed near our neighborhood in Loveland, Colorado. He was very busy pollinating this flower! They are amazing creatures that make our lives better. This is intended for Preschool and Kindergarten to enhance their learning of the alphabet.

JOY for Today - Labor Day 2022

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Today we honor you and all the work you do! To celebrate, take time to rest and unwind - intentionally. Anything that reminds you of your work, put it to the side. You deserve a real day off! Labor Day Topics: Did You Know...  Five we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  About work. Activity Suggestions  Career Day, Chore Charts, Would You Rather? Did You Know: The first Labor Day was likely a protest against unsafe working conditions?  Over 20,000 New York City industry workers took to the streets on September 5, 1882, to express their concern over long workdays (12 hours) and unhealthy environments. At the end of their march, they joined their families to enjoy the day by picnicking and setting off fireworks. ( Today ) Its founder is either McGuire or Maguire? But neither one has the first name Jerry . Both Peter J. McGuire and Matthew Maguire are credited with officially starting Labor Day in the United States.  ( U.S. Department of Labor )

JOY for Today - Pierce Your Ears Day 2022

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Making personal decisions that bring you JOY are certainly worth celebrating and piercing your ears just might be one of them. If piercing your ears is not for you, there is JOY in that too.  Pierce Your Ears Day Points: Did You Know...  One we did; four we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  Inspired by piercing your ears. Activity Suggestions  Design, art, and reading. Did You Know: The oldest known piercings date back five thousand years? Europe's best-preserved corpse, Otzi, sported large, pierced ears suggesting heavy earrings were worn for most of his life. ( Gemporia ) Ancient piercings served a purpose beyond fashion? Earrings were worn to signify economic status, ward off evil, symbolize desired attributes, and identify as a slave. ( Marie Claire ) The Catholic church banned earrings in the 13th century? They believed ear piercings altered God's creation so should not be worn. Piercings remain a divisive topic in the Christia