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Our 5 Favorite Language Arts Resources

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 Welcome Leaders! We are so glad you're here and that you're choosing to spend part of your day with us. You're here because you want tried and true Language Arts resources to use with your learners. We're here because we want to help!  This blog marks the first in a series featuring free digital educational resources we love. While not a master list, these are ones that experience taught us work, and we’re delighted to share them with you. First, we're sharing Language Arts resources. To us, "Language Arts" encompasses instruction in reading, writing and oral communication. As these resources are digital, the oral communication component admittedly is lacking. However, we think if you use the resources here provided and add in a presentation or discussion component, your learners are sure to receive necessary oral communication practice. A quick note on our organizational structure : the resources are ordered by commitment load on the leader. The fi

Monster Musical Chairs

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  Here, at Wolfe Stew, we love sharing books that inspire learning.   This is one of them!   If you’re a leader of older learners, please don’t discount this book because of its appearance.   There is still opportunity for learning here, I promise!   Remember, we indicate potential spoilers as asterisks surrounding the header. Target Audience If you like predictable books with a beat, repetition and relatable characters, Monster Musical Chairs answers that call.   You’ll be dancing through the pages with the monsters and engage in learning to boot!   While this book specifically targets readers preparing to learn subtraction, we think learners of every kind can connect to this book.   If cuddly monsters, entertaining littles, mentor writing or art interest you, check this one out! We think this book would be appropriate to read aloud to learners around the ages of 3-6 with independent reading encouraged for ages 7-9.    Useful as a springboard into a multitude of learning oppo

An Idea for Every Day - October 2020 Edition

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(Updated 6/24/2022.) I’m happy; it’s officially fall! Leaves are changing colors, some are even falling off trees, and it’s the season of soups and stews 😊 , baking and pumpkin spice. That chill in the air and the smell of leaves awakens my spirit and soothes my soul. I’m soaking it all in. All these signs hint at October’s arrival, and we’re here to help you prepare for it. With the changing of the seasons, we’re changing the style of delivery for our Idea for Every Day posts. In an effort to meet more of my blogging goals, we will return to posting the Idea for Every Day blogs to once a month, instead of the weekly ones we’ve been doing since March. I hope you’ll still find them helpful, and we’ll keep it pinned to the top of our blog for the entire month so you can quickly access it. We will also continue to communicate what the upcoming days are on social media, so do consider following us for those alerts ( Instagram , Twitter , Facebook or Pinterest for even MORE ideas). I

ABC Nature Walk: H is for Herd

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September - An Idea for Every Day - Week 4

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 We finally got our summer camping trip in! Yes… it’s true…. we waited until after our first snowfall, but nevertheless, we got it in! And, technically, it’s still summer, so woohoo to accomplished goals. Our nieces and nephews spent the weekend hunting down Bigfoot and feeding chipmunks. My sister and I got scorched in the concentrated U.V. waves that come with higher elevations while on a four-mile walk around a nearby like; our husbands came through relatively unscathed. Trips were made to a local Starbucks because our coffee solution failed. And while we formed plans to go again in two weeks, those plans quickly changed. It appears that as the season comes to an end, the campsites are booked solid. So, we’re not the only crazies going out this late in the season! It truly was a weekend of memory making and I’m so glad we were able to do it before summer’s end! What's coming up this week? Well, I’m glad you asked. Check out these daily holidays with paired learning activities