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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

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

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We're back at it, Friends! The first week of school is coming to an end and we're already looking with anticipation at what the rest of the year has to offer. Second grade is our home this year and so far, our outlook is extremely optimistic. What are you teaching this year, Leader? In what setting? We hope you know that we are here to support and uplift you. Our constant prayer is that you find JOY in every day. Here's what we're offering on the September 2022  Wolfe Stew  menu: September 2022 Ideas for  Every  Day Calendar  (family friendly, educational) September 2022 Growth for Today Calendar  (personal growth, Bible-based) Blank 2022 Calendars   Bible verses  Inspirational Quotes September 2022 Ideas for EVERY Day  View the current month's calendar  at the Learning Lab Tab. September 2022  (updated for you!) September 2021   September 2020 September 2019 Also, consider sampling our  JOY for Today  posts, where we celebrate selected days throughout the year

JOY for Today - Speak Kind Words Saturday

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Genuinely positive statements directed our way fill us with JOY that lingers. These statements might come from others or from within. You have the power in your words to bring more JOY into your life and the life of others. Let's do it! Let's fill our world with JOY!  Speak Kind Words Saturday Topics: Did You Know...  One we did; four we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  About speaking with kindness. Activity Suggestions  Articles for leaders and activities for learners. Did You Know: Negative words - spoken, heard, or thought - release stress hormones? These hormones lead   to not only situational stress but also contribute to long-term anxiety in adults and children. ( Business Relation Management Institute ) Positive words have the power to change your brain?  Neuroscientist, Dr Andrew Newberg, and communications expert, Robert Waldman, share that the longer you isolate optimistic thoughts in your mind, the more affected other ar

JOY for Today - National Roller Coaster Day

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Joy arrives in a surge of adrenaline as you plummet toward the bottom of a fall and resounds in the "Let's do it again!" cheer at the ride's end. While scary for some, roller coasters remind us that surrendering control can be thrilling.  Roller Coaster by Paul Brennan via Public Domain Pictures Roller Coaster Options: Did You Know...  Five we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  Inspired by roller coasters. Activity Suggestions  Encouragement to ride, research projects, and design challenges. Did You Know: Roller coasters originated in 17th century Russia? These carefully constructed hills of ice were ridden with a sled. Catherine II even had a few constructed on her property. ( Roller Coaster Museum ) The first real roller coaster was built in either Russia or France?  The Russian roller coaster was built in St. Petersburg, while the French coaster was built in Paris. Both of these coasters featured secured wheeled carts

ABC Nature Walk: B is for Butterfly

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B is f or Butterfly was filmed at a waterfall in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. This butterfly s truly beautiful. I love watching butterflies fluttering all over nature! This is intended for Preschool and Kindergarten to enhance their learning of the alphabet.

ABC Nature Walk: S is for Snake

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S is for Snake was filmed near our neighborhood in Loveland, Colorado. This little guy was just found on the sidewalk. We are not sure what type of snake he is, but before we started filming he looked like he was striking like a rattlesnake. This is intended for Preschool and Kindergarten to enhance their learning of the alphabet .

JOY for Today - Global Sleep Under the Stars Night

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Sleeping under the stars connects us. No matter where we are in the world, we all look at the same sky. We all share the same space. Connection brings JOY. None of us walk this earth alone; we are meant to be sojourners. Sojourners who each bring our own beauty, just like stars. Stars above Trees is a Public Domain Image from Good Free Photos Sleep Under the Stars Night Sightings: Did You Know...  One we knew; four we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  About sleep and stars. Activity Suggestions  A couple of songs and encouragement. Did You Know: Eddie Bauer founded Global Sleep Under the Stars night in 2020? In celebration of their 100th anniversary, Eddie Bauer hoped to inspire everyone to share in the beautiful experience of sleeping under the stars. ( Outdoor Industry ) Sleeping under the stars can help reset your circadian clock?  Many of us have altered sleep patterns because we spend a lot of time indoors looking at electronic light

ABC Nature Walk: M is for Mist

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M is for Mist was filmed at a waterfall in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. I enjoyed the feeling of the mist, it was very cool and refreshing. We are hoping to find more of these amazing places that you can actually stand near. This is intended for Preschool and Kindergarten to enhance their learning of the alphabet.