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Father Marquette celebrates Catholic Schools Week

February 3, 2016 MARQUETTE — The saints literally marched in Monday at Father Marquette Elementary School. more »»

Winter science walks

February 3, 2016 When a warmer sunny winter day comes around, grab it, for there is fun and learning outside. Children also need vitamin D provided by sunshine, milk, and some juices. more »»

Camera to craft

January 27, 2016 MARQUETTE — There’s a unique way to repurpose those vintage photographs from the 1950s with rippled edges, each embossed with its month and year. more »»

Field trip to Eagle Mine Information Center

January 27, 2016 The Father Marquette second graders visited the Eagle Mine Information Center in downtown Marquette for a morning of educational stations including cupcake core drilling, M&M geology, a video of the... more »»

Numbers help healthy children

January 27, 2016 There are many numbers to remember while grandparenting. Thankfully parents leave good notes, the schedule they want their children to follow, and recommended food. more »»

Making little box worlds fun

January 20, 2016 Joining young children on the floor to play cars, action figures, and dolls has many benefits. more »»

Preschool playtime

January 20, 2016 ISHPEMING — When you’re watching a preschooler go from play station to play station or from toy to toy, you’re often watching a mad sprint from Point A to Point B. more »»

Broccoli for beginners

January 13, 2016 MARQUETTE — Marcus Anderson, a kindergarten student at Sawyer Elementary School, had no problem chowing down a crunchy pizza cake. more »»

Let’s play with snow indoors

January 13, 2016 For the almost 40 percent of grandparents and other relatives providing child care, cold snowy days can be stressful. more »»

Shiras Planetarium in need of new digital projector

January 6, 2016 MARQUETTE — If you want to get an idea of what the current winter night sky looks like but you don’t want to go out in the frigid cold, a visit to the Shiras Planetarium might be in orde. more »»

SpaceX’s returned booster rocket in hangar

January 6, 2016 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX’s booster rocket, the Falcon, is back in its nest following a historic landing. The California company led by Elon Musk shared a picture of the returned booster Sunda. more »»

Galaxy with 2 black holes has 1 starved of stars

January 6, 2016 KISSIMMEE, Fla. — An astrophysicist has discovered something even rarer than a double-black hole galaxy: a skinny black hol. more »»

Adults, kids can inspire each other

January 6, 2016 “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. more »»

Leaving behind ‘No Child’

December 30, 2015 BUFFALO, N.Y.— School leaders and teachers who have argued that test scores alone shouldn’t make or break a school hope the new federal education law will offer a truer picture of success. more »»

Helping kids be creative

December 30, 2015 Families can help children be creative, innovative, and persistent problem solvers throughout their lives. Creativity, also known as divergent thinking, is thinking outside the box. more »»

Snow safety

December 23, 2015 MARQUETTE — If snow ever gets to the area — and it inevitably will — it helps to know how to be properly attired and have the correct gear when on a snow bike. more »»

Kids need to be taught how to save

December 23, 2015 Grandparent visits are great times to help children learn the importance of managing money. Young children can learn to save, donate, and spend wisely. more »»

Students raise almost $1,900 for Meals on Wheels

December 16, 2015 MARQUETTE — Elementary students at Superior Central School shocked their teachers last week when they raised more than three times their goal during an event to benefit Meals on Wheels. more »»

Role playing helps build language

December 16, 2015 Role playing, also known as dramatic play, helps children develop creativity, confidence, and language skills that are so important for learning to read. The theatre doesn’t need to be fancy. more »»

Calming influence

December 9, 2015 MARQUETTE — Sometimes animals of the canine or equine kind can be the teacher instead of the human kind, instead of the usual other way around. more »»



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