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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

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

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

September 2021 - Ideas for EVERY Day

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(Updated 8/26/2022)  Welcome fellow leaders! How is the school year going for you so far? Personally, I feel like I’m trying to stay afloat. There are so many things I want to do on Wolfe Stew , but I need to get the year off to a good start first. I’m sure you know how that is. To honor my priorities, you won't find as much in this September post as normal. No worries, you’ll still find: A September 2021 calendar with an Idea for EVERY Day Printable OR Embedded (see below) Even MORE IDEAS on Pinterest   A BLANK September 2021 Calendar for all your great ideas. Bible Verse Inspirational Quote And as a BONUS, Back to School Activities we used. September 2021 Idea for EVERY Day Calendar Download your printable September 2021 idea for EVERY Day Calendar . Hang it where you plan or paperclip it in your planner for daily idea inspiration. BLANK September 2021 Calendars Use these calendars your way. Some suggestions: Menu planning Lesson planning Daily scheduling Important events