Wednesday: Learning

Grandparents Teach, too: Pumpkin recipes add nutrition, math, fun

Halloween may be over but the pumpkin season lasts all year. Pumpkin is an all-around nutritious food. It is low in saturated fat and very low in cholesterol and sodium. Then, it is loaded with an array of vitamins and minerals and a good source of dietary fiber. Since November is one of ...

Students investigate ‘lambicide’

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University forensics students investigated a recent local “lambicide,” using newfound investigational skills. Students from an NMU class combining forensic anthropology and criminal justice, AN/CJ 495, visited Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan, a ...

Charity is another form of sharing, love

“Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity. It is about love. Charity and love are the same—with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.” — Mother Theresa About age three children start realizing that others have feelings, ideas, ...

Study: Black students continue to lag

Nationally, African-American, American Indian and Latino children face some of the biggest obstacles on the pathway to opportunities. In nearly all states, Black children faced huge barriers, so much so that it should be considered a national crises, according to a report released today. The ...

Negaunee schools MI HEARTSafe

NEGAUNEE — As the district’s health coordinator, Ashley Speaker wanted to make sure the Negaunee Public Schools are prepared to deal with a cardiac emergency, should it arise. “There have been tragedies we’ve heard of where young athletes suddenly go into a cardiac emergency but no ...

Helping with impromptu child care

Preschool children are coming in half an hour for child care. No problem. You’re always well stocked. Evelyn Massaro has suggestions for educational toys found in the kitchen. Open up your low kitchen cupboards and drawers. They are full of mostly safe playthings for children and hide ...

Capes offered as reading incentive

GREENWICH (AP) — The ability to slip on a superhero cape and imagine you have the power to do anything is pretty appealing to people of all ages. And the kids of The Grauer Preschool will have the chance to do it, but only if they show off what great readers they can be. Starting this ...

Expanding boundaries

MARQUETTE — The words — and music — of professional musician Alpin Hong of Riverside, California, seem to have resonated with a local teen. Hong, an accomplished pianist who visited Marquette Senior High School as one of several stops during his visit to the community in September, ...

Add a healthy crunch to kids’ snacks

It is difficult sometimes to have a snack on hand after school that is nutritious and satisfies young children’s tastes. Believe it or not there are some chickpea recipes that fill the bill. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, may have originally come from Asia and the Middle East. Now ...

West end robotics group holding fundraiser

MARQUETTE — The Westend Gearbusters High School Robotics Team is holding a fundraising dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Westwood High School Cafeteria in Ishpeming. Proceeds will be used to help pay for costs and entry fees during the upcoming. F.I.R.S.T. Robotics season. The ...

Through a soldier’s eyes

NEGAUNEE — From a blacksmith encampment to sound of canons and bugle calls - fourth graders from Lakeview Elementary School in Negaunee got a first-hand look at what everyday life was like for both soldiers and civilians during the Civil War era. About 80 Lakeview students attended “Iron ...

Kids really love easy Halloween fun

Sometimes young children love the simplest activities made with materials around the house. Playing with old masks, redecorating them, or making new ones is a lot of fun for Halloween or year around play. You will need a medium brown paper bag, construction paper, glue, stapler, crayons or ...

Michigan DNR to offer hiking class in Porkies

ONTONAGON — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Skills Academy will offer an introductory hiking class at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4. Hiking 101, for ages 14 and older, will cover hiking gear, clothing, nutrition, map and compass ...

Rabbit Island residency

MARQUETTE — A little bit of the Copper Country has come to DeVos Art Museum. Northern Michigan University’s sixth annual Rabbit Island Artist in Residence Exhibition will be displayed through Nov. 12 at DeVos. The exhibition features the work of five artists who spent two to four weeks ...

Children have risk, protective factors

What factors can extended families and communities address as we try to keep children and adolescents safe? Communities that Care has proven suggestions based on years of research to prevent problems before they start. CTC was developed by J. David Hawkins, PhD, and Richard F. Catalano PhD ...

NMU’s Seaborg Center offering College for Kids classes

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Seaborg Center will offer fall College for Kids programs designed for students in grades K-6. They will be held on the last weekend in September and October. All classes run from 9 a.m. to noon and cost $8. To register, visit http://www.nmu.edu ...

Creating a piano portal

MARQUETTE — Most kids don’t grow up to be concert pianists. There’s a lot, though, they can take away from those who have reached that level. Professional musician Alpin Hong, 41, of Riverside, California, is one of those talented performers. The pianist, who also plays the violin and ...

Sorting helps science and math skills

Walks with young children are especially fun in fall when the leaves turn brilliant colors and many flowers have interesting seed heads. They can observe birds flying south in giant V’s and other animals frantically burying food for the winter. It’s a great time for children to collect ...

Unsung hero

NEGAUNEE — Some science classes have beakers and test tubes. Other classes have safety helmets and harnesses. Guess which one Krista Squiers will use in her Environmental Adventures class? Squiers, an eighth-grade science teacher at Negaunee Middle School, has been awarded a $2,000 Voya ...

Storms teach science, acts of kindness

Storms like hurricanes, tornadoes and blizzards grab children’s attention and are excellent times for families to teach weather, geography and how people help each other. Emergencies can bring out the best in people. One never knows how children can be inspired to become a scientist, ...