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ABC Nature Walk: Z is for Zebra

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10 Days of God-Centered Thankfulness

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Thanksgiving. It’s that time of year that gets ignored. It’s the half aisle hidden between monsters and elves. But it’s my favorite. In defending my preferences, I notice I lean on the side of the forgotten. But that’s okay. I’ll defend Thanksgiving to my dying day. This post features everything Thanksgiving related. I have for you: A 10 Day Thanksgiving Devotional  - A personal invitation to reflect daily on offering thanksgiving to our King. Thankfulness in a Box - An activity for groups or individuals in secular or Christian settings. Thanksgiving Themed Classroom Ideas - Fill your Preschool to Sixth grade plan book here. A "Give Thanks" Thanksgiving Challenge - Last year's challenge from the cooks in the Wolfe Stew kitchen. Ten Days of God-Centered Thankfulness Click Here for Your Copy When trying to decide how best to honor Thanksgiving this year, my answer was a devotional. Really, it is more of an opportunity to encourage all of us to focus on God in our

ABC Nature Walk: L is for Lemur

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L is for Lemur was filmed at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.  These guys were really interesting to watch.  They moved gracefully among the group.  Their long tails were crazy to watch, and were always sticking straight up.  I think the one that moved around a lot was the leader.  They were actually on a cliff-like island above a lagoon.  The lagoon had some other animals in it.  You'll see those soon!

ABC Nature Walk: E is for Eagle

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This video was taken at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.  We love to go there and see all the animals.  This eagle is very majestic.  I like having such an up close look at the eagle.  You can see that its eyes were made for seeing far distances.  That beak looks fierce and can probably eat fish easily.  I felt sad for the eagle.  It can no longer fly, but at least the zoo is taking care of him. 

Family Banana Baking Traditions

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Welcome, friends, to our kitchen! We’re so glad you’re here. Pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable. Today we’re going to bake some banana cookies while we chat about it. We know everyone’s tastes are different, and we want to hear about yours. So, feel free to join in on the conversation by commenting at the end of the post, catching up with us on social media, or shooting us an email ( mr@wolfestew.com or mrs@wolfestew.com ). Afterall, a stew is only as good as it’s components and we value what you have to add to it. If you just want to get the recipe, run to your kitchen and make it, then chat with us about it later: it’s right here . Enjoy, and happy baking. But, if you’re content to stick around, we’re content to chat about it. (Although you might want to check out  “the things you might like to know”  section below.) When given the choice of fruit to eat, do bananas make the list? Among those in our household, bananas are a favorite only of mine. Inevitably, we buy

ABC Nature Walk: M is for Mountain Goat

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This Mountain Goat and her baby were filmed in Glacier National Park.  There are cliffs right near where we found these two.  There were some other mountain goats up on those cliffs.  It is amazing how much they can climb.  The mom and baby were down near the bushes and grasses to feed.  I enjoyed watching them be a family and seeing how protective momma was of baby.

Fall 2020 - Ideas for the Home and Classroom

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It seems ironic, sitting down to write a fall-themed post from a snow-covered setting. But that is the reality, leaders. Normally, I’d be frustrated that the snow knocked the leaves from the trees resulting in a shortened fall; however, this year, I’m not. Our 2020 fall has exceeded expectations, making the snow more tolerable. In addition, forest fires surround us, and the snow is aiding in slowing the burn. For these reasons, I find myself beyond grateful for the snow. To enrich your seasonal learning activities, I’m rounding up resources we use annually and ones we’ve created. You’ll find resources to support the following topics: General Science Literature Halloween Decorating Baking If you’re thinking that I missed Thanksgiving, I’ll tell you I did not. I’m featuring Thanksgiving in its very own post as it’s my favorite. General If you’re looking for a way to invite fall into your classroom and prefer a seasonal approach instead of a  holiday-centered approach, the