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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

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

August 2022 Calendars - Printable and Holiday Options

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August is the frantic rush of preparation, anxiety, and anticipation as our learners return to school and we work hard to start the year off right. We're offering some back-to-school advice and activities in this  Planner Day post. However, we think the best advice we can offer is - relax. You got this! You really do. Take it moment by moment and find joy there; it's waiting for you. Here's what we're offering on the August 2022  Wolfe Stew  menu: August 2022 Ideas for  Every  Day Calendar  (family friendly, educational) August 2022 Growth for Today Calendar  (personal growth, Bible-based) Blank 2022 Calendars   Bible verses  Inspirational Quotes August 2022 Ideas for EVERY Day  View the current month's calendar  at the Learning Lab Tab. August 2022  (updated for you!) August 2021   August 2020 Also, consider sampling our  JOY for Today  posts, where we celebrate selected days throughout the year by offering facts, connections, scripture, quotes, and activity s

August 2021 - Ideas for EVERY Day

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(Updated 8/11/2022.) August: The return of school in summer heat while vacation is still a recent memory. I hope your summer was well spent and the return of school fills you with hope and determination. On this page, you’ll find: The August 2021 Idea for EVERY Day Calendar (Daily holidays paired with educational and family-friendly ideas for Preschool to Sixth Grade learners.) View embed version. Download your own.    BLANK August 2021 Calendars that feature a Bible Verse (links to download) OR Inspirational Quote (links to download) Our Top Five August 2021 Activities (with each idea explained in more detail.) Chocolate Chip Cookie Day Book Lover’s Day Relaxation Day Speak Kind Words Saturday Trail Mix Day Links to August 2020 Daily Ideas (Where each idea is further explained.) August 2021 Idea for EVERY Day Calendar Browse the embed below or download your very own August 2021 Calendar that features an idea for EVERY Day. Use these activities as inspiration or comple