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Wednesday: Learning

Grandparents Teach, too: Making soup is fun with children

“Only the pure in heart can make a good soup. — Beethoven” Children evidently can make great soup. They love to cut, chop, and learn to cook soup. When they are talking with adults in the kitchen, the soup is twice as good. Cooking soup is another way to blend children’s learning ...

WNMU-TV offering live streaming

MARQUETTE — WNMU-TV 13, the PBS station at Northern Michigan University, is now offering a live stream of its programming. Shows can be viewed as they air from any device at no additional cost. To access streaming content, visit wnmuvideo.nmu.edu and click the LIVE TV box at the top right ...

Grandparents Teach, too

“If my parents had done these things with me, I probably wouldn’t be in this place. This stuff is fun and easy. I’m going to read to my grandkids and show my daughter.” — Person at the Marquette County Detention Center GTT training sessions, 2014. Between ages 12-18 months your ...

Community colleges expect enrollment surge from COVID-19

LANSING — Thousands of coronavirus front-line workers are expected to enroll in Michigan community colleges under a new program that makes it free for them. “When you tell people the word free, it changes their behavior as the word free is very motivating,” said Michael Hansen, ...

Grandparents Teach, too: Zoom cooking with grandparents

“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” — Rudolph Giuliani Zoom Cooking These times sometimes require an abundance of ...

When school is home and home is school, which rules prevail?

CHICAGO — Toys that look like weapons. Barefoot students. Disruptive imagery in the background. Pets roaming the room. All a clear violation of rules inside most American classrooms. But that was when most American students were actually inside schools. How do standards like these translate ...

Artistic flexibility filling a youthful need

MARQUETTE — Given the creative nature of art, educating youngsters in the field can take on a non-traditional bent as well. Two Marquette artists, Patrick Booth and Ben Pawlowski, have started the Shape and Sound Arts Academy, a visual and musical arts program designed for students ages ...

Grandparents Teach, too: Hike in leaves and breathe fresh air

Now is the time to get outside into the fresh air. Although leaves are falling rapidly as days shorten, families have just enough time to teach young children the science and art of leaves with simple activities, everyday materials, and conversation. You’ll need a bagful of leaves, a paint ...

Michigan Tech moves ‘Involvement Zone’ event to campus

HOUGHTON — With COVID-19, student organizations face obstacles both in getting the word out, and in conducting their usual activities. They got help with the first of those Sept. 11 with Michigan Technological University’s first K-Day event, branded “The Involvement Zone.” On the ...

Grandparents Teach, too: Learning from home and school now

Whether children are learning from home, school, or a combination about now is a good time to evaluate. How is it going? How is the home study space working? People who study this have some suggestions to setup a learning space no matter what the environment. The key words are routine, ...

Scouts seek members

MARQUETTE — Research reinforces interest expressed by families and girls nationwide as organization looks to offer programs that meet the needs of today’s families, according to a release from Bay-Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America. This fall, Cub Scout Packs in the Upper Peninsula are ...

‘The Bubble Maker’: Local author publishes new book

MARQUETTE — The poem “The Bubble Maker” is in James Keast’s new book, which carries this same title, but youngsters can read about a “Mole Troll” and a “Broom Fairy” too. The Marquette-based author and artist, who recently published “Dragonfly Soup,” has a new book out, ...

Protecting historic treasures from fire

COPPER HARBOR — To lose your own belongings in a house fire is devastating. Imagine losing Michigan's belongings. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources stewards the state's treasure trove of natural and cultural resources for the future. In addition to forests, wildlife and ...

Grandparents Teach, too

“You don’t really know something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.” — Einstein “Having grandkids is a blessing. Helping to shape their lives is an honor.” — Unknown Grandparents and other relatives are valuable assets to parents coping with and succeeding ...

Brozzo gives program

MARQUETTE — Shirley Brozzo, retired director of the NMU Multicultural Education and Resource Center and member of the Keweenaw Bay Tribe of Chippewa Indians, recently gave a presentation to the League of Women Voters of Marquette County, entitled “Native American Voting Rights, History, ...

Free virtual program on birth, COVID-19

MARQUETTE — The final session of “A Healthy Start: Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum in the Time of COVID-19” will be held today at 6:30 pm via Zoom. This is the final of eight free virtual childbirth education classes presented by Doulas of Marquette as part of a COVID-19 Community ...

Grandparents Teach, too: Tiny happy people learn language

We often hear that babies should come with a manual to help guide amazing early development. The BBC's new program called Tiny Happy People found at bbc.com is very close to a baby brain development manual for the family. It is full of simple games for you and your baby ages 3-6 months to bond ...