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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 - 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

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

JOY for Today - National Ice Cream Day 2022

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JOY is ice cream on a hot day. Pause for a moment and allow yourself to imagine it. Experience the taste of that perfect flavor melting on your tongue. Cooling you from the inside out. Soothing still as you ready yourself for another taste. Yes, Friends, JOY tastes of ice cream. Yet, sweet though ice cream may be, we know of something even sweeter. Vanilla Ice Cream image courtesy of  Peakpx.com Ice Cream Day Offerings: Did You Know...  Five we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  Inspired by ice cream. Activity Suggestions  Recipe suggestions - in a bag, historical, and machine-made. Did You Know: Ice cream originated in China?  Well, most people agree on that, possibly because it included an addition of milk. However, drinks cooled with snow were referenced by King Solomon (970-931 BC) in the Bible ( Proverbs 25:13 ) and Alexander the Great (336-323 BC) loved snow-cooled drinks flavored with honey and wine. Around 200 BC, there are referenc

Independence Day 2022

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In this country, we take freedom seriously. It's synonymous with the United States of America. But what is freedom?  Freedom, exercised properly, brings great joy. This Independence Day, we ask you to consider that freedom comes with responsibility. Our forefathers labored to create a land free from oppression and tyranny . Are you choosing to live a life in service to freedom for others or are you chained to selfishness? " Fireworks and American Flag on the 4th of July " courtesy of Good Free Photos . Independence Day Choices: Did You Know...  Five we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  About freedom. Activity Suggestions  Fireworks, crafts, and history. Did You Know: We have John Adams to thank for our firework tradition?  His vision of Fourth of July celebrations written in a letter to his wife states: "It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solem

July 2022 Calendars - Printable and Holiday Options

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July is camping, heat, and continued summer activities all in hues of red, white, and blue. What does July 2022 bring for you? However you define July, we're excited that we get to walk through it with you. Here's what we're offering on the July 2022  Wolfe Stew  menu: July 2022 Ideas for  Every  Day Calendar  (family friendly, educational) July 2022 Growth for Today Calendar  (personal growth, Bible-based) Blank 2022 Calendars   Bible verses  Inspirational Quotes July 2022 Ideas for EVERY Day  View the current month's calendar  at the Learning Lab Tab. July 2022  (updated for you!) July 2021   July 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 suggestions. Check out our three most recent  JOY for Today  posts: Flag Day Father's Day Forgiveness Day July 2022 Growth for Today Calendar This "Growth for Today" calendar is

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

July 2021 - Ideas for Every Day

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(Updated 6/2/2022) July looms leaders. I imagine you’re knee-deep into summertime activities. Does anyone else feel like the summer is their busiest time of the year too? To aid you in your summertime activities, we’ve fashioned a calendar with ideas for every day. We've paired daily holidays with learning and family activities to help you find the JOY in  every  day. To use it: Glance it over,  Click the links that interest you,  Let the learning begin! (or download your printable calendar here ).  And now,  Jump to last year’s line-up (with details for  every  day). Get a BLANK July 2021 calendar with  An inspirational quote OR Selected Bible verse   Keep reading to learn more about Our Top 5 Picks. Get your BLANK July 2021 calendar featuring this Bible verse . Get your BLANK July 2021 calendar  featuring this quote . Our Favorite Five July 2021 Activities 1.       U.S. Postage Stamp Day – Thursday, July 1, 2021 U.S. Postage Stamp Day is an easy choice for me because