Showing posts from May, 2022

C is for Crab Practice Portions | ABC Nature Walk

While the Mr. accompanies the littlest of learners on ABC Nature Walks via YouTube , I support him here with practice portions. C is for Crab is our third guided nature walk. Find others at the appropriate link below: A is for Ant B is for bunny Our C is for Crab nature walk will make these learning stops : C is for Crab practice :  Printable practice page and playdough mat with a how-to guide. The ABC Nature Walk:  "C is for Crab" video - for your convenience 5 Additional Crab Activities:  For a well-rounded adventure C is for Crab Practice Portions A Playdough Mat Your playdough mat awaits:  Click here . A Practice Page Click here to start the learning adventure. ABC Nature Walk: C is for Crab Video For your convenience, the "ABC Nature Walk: C is for Crab" video appears below. Press play to start your experience. When finished, "stroll" below for even more. 5 Additional "C is for Crab" Activities We're all about building learning step-b

Memorial Day | JOY for Today

(Updated 5/26/2023) Memorial Day is not just a day to remember the fallen, but a day to commit to carrying on in their footsteps. What fallen heroes' memories do you honor? What contribution obtained by their bravery and sacrifice brings you joy? How might you continue their labor? Answering these questions and committing to the fight are surefire ways for joy to burst through in your life. Remembrance Day: In Flanders Fields  by Chuchmouse and Churchmouse Campanologist Memorial Day Offerings: Did You Know...   One we knew; four we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  To memory preservation. Bible Verses and Quotes  Inspired by Memorial Day Activity Suggestions   Poetry, crafts & barbecue Did You Know: Memorial Day began after the Civil War? The Civil War claimed more American lives than any other war and many communities started holding ceremonies to honor lives lost each spring. The ceremonies consisted of graveside flower arrangements and prayers to honor the fallen. ( History.c

June 2022 Calendars | Printable and Holiday Options

June. That sweet month of freedom. The month before the reality sets in that you really should start planning for the next school year. This year, our June consists of a vacation with the Mr.'s parents and "Aunt E. School" (so named only moments ago). "Aunt E. School" is when I get to torture my nieces and nephews with summer learning activities. I stew all school year long over how to torture them and they dine on the results of my efforts all summer long.  What about you? What does June 2022 bring for you? Whether it brings freedom, relaxation, or a continued resilience in your efforts, we're here to walk through it with you. Here's what we're offering on the June 2022  Wolfe Stew  menu: June 2022 Ideas for  Every  Day Calendar  (family friendly, educational) June 2022 Growth for Today Calendar  (personal growth, Bible-based) Blank 2022 Calendars   Bible verses  Inspirational Quotes June 2022 Ideas for EVERY Day  View the current month's

World Turtle Day | JOY for Today

After watching my turtle recover from his tumble down the stairs yesterday (he's alright), I realized this is what turtles do: they take risks. They don't know what's at the bottom of that fall, but they trust their shell to protect them. I wonder, what shell protects you? Does your shell of protection provide joy and confidence or fear and isolation?  Meet Our Turtle: Waldo World Turtle Day Stops: Did You Know...   Two we knew; three we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings by the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  Inspired by turtles. Activity Suggestions   Care, costumes, reading, crafting, games, habitats, and maps. Did You Know: Turtles existed alongside dinosaurs?  Turtles lived more than 220 million years ago, before snakes, crocodiles, and alligators. ( World Atlas ) The oldest turtle on record lived to 188?  Named, Tu'i Malila, this female radiated tortoise lived on Tonga Island but was originally from Madagascar. ( Tongan Tribes ) More than 356 species exist?  T

National Chocolate Chip Day | JOY for Today

(Updated 4/4/2024.) I refuse to imagine a single day that couldn't be made better by chocolate. And chocolate chips, to quote the Mr., "are a teacher's best friend." So, however you utilize your chocolate chips of joy - whether independently or in a recipe - be certain you take the time to savor them. National Chocolate Chip Day | May 15th Annually Chocolate Chip Day Samplings: Did You Know...   Five things we didn't know. Wolfe Stew Connects  To changing tastes. Bible Verses and Quotes  Inspired by chocolate. Activity Suggestions   Bake cookies, learn the history, research accidental inventions, brainstorm ways to use them, talk about preferences, and take on the family challenge. UPCOMING HOLIDAYS: Dinosaur Day (May's Third Tuesday and June 1st Annually) World Turtle Day  (May 23rd Annually) Memorial Day (May's Last Monday) Did You Know: Ruth Wakefield invented the chocolate chip accidentally? In the 1930's, while mixing a batch of her favorite but

Mother's Day | JOY for Today

(Updated 5.11.2023) To our moms and sisters-in-arms (whether by blood or by faith), here's to the happiest of Mother's Days. We pray that today you see a glimpse of your worth and a reflection of the JOY you inspire in others. Thank you for carrying out in faithful diligence your role and for your continued resilience in fighting the good fight. JOY flows through you. May's Second Sunday Mother's Day   Offerings: Did You Know...  Five we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  To knowing your worth. Bible Verses and Quotes  About motherhood. Activity Suggestions  Card-making ideas, "Would you rather...?", and Family challenge. Did You Know: The founder of Mother's Day was a grieving daughter? A year after her mother passed, Anna Jarvis honored her at church. The following year, 1907, Jarvis organized the first Mother's Day observance where every mother in attendance received recognition. ( Farmers' Almanac ) Carnations are the original Mother's Day fl