Learning Archives

July 5, 2005

Learning To Read

How do children learn to read?

As parents, we've done all the things we're suppose to do. We read bed time stories, fiction stories, fact stories, and just about everything else. We play word games, letter games, and rhyming games. Our kids have always been exposed to print and see us enjoy reading.

But it takes more than that.

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August 10, 2005

Petting a Porcupine

We’ve just returned from a couple of weeks at a cottage on Lake Huron. I've a few entries I'll be posting over the next couple of days. Access to technology was limited, which did make for a peaceful vacation, but not a lot of blogging.

While we were there, we visited Science North in Sudbury. I’ve been to other science centers, but I have to say that this one impressed me with the range of interesting exhibits.

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March 10, 2006

Water Quality

My son is working on his science fair project for this year.  We've been talking about water quality, so he choose that topic as the theme for his project.

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March 17, 2006

Water Quality (part 2)

The results are in .....

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April 4, 2006

Creating from Cardboard

I'm usually not a fan of gizmos and gadgets, particularly for kids toys, but here's an idea I love.

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April 10, 2006

Creating with Cardboard (part 2)

Our box of Mr. McGrooovy's rivets arrived in the mail today.  They're ingenious.  We couldn't believe how easy it was to start creating with them.

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September 14, 2006

Pete's Pond Wildcam

Pete's Pond is back!!!!!!!

We spent hours last fall watching African Wildlife.  My favorite were the elephants, but the ostrich came a close second.  I never realized just how tall they were until I saw them with other animals at the watering hole.

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April 16, 2007


We're expecting arrivals of tadpoles this week.   Turns out, it's a bit of process to get ready for the big day when the tadpoles arrive.  

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April 22, 2007


Our butterfly larvae arrived on Wed.  We were hoping it was the tadpoles, but they were delayed a week.  So time to quickly learn what to do with butterfly larvae.   Fortunately, they came with pretty clear directions.

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April 23, 2007

Butterfly Habitat

I've been doing some more reading about raising painted lady butterflies.  It's fun having caterpillars in little containers, but we can't really see what they are up to.  So we decided to create a more natural habitat for some of the caterpillars.

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April 24, 2007

Watching Caterpillars

hungry caterpillarIt's wonderful to watch these energetic little creatures.  We've all been fascinated with their activities.

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April 26, 2007

Caterpillar poop

I can't believe how much these little creatures poop! 

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April 27, 2007

Tadpoles Arrive

Our tadpoles have finally arrived!

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April 30, 2007


We have lots of chrysalis.

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May 3, 2007

J Caterpillar

Finally, most of the caterpillars are in their chrysalis and we've had a chance to get some good photos.

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May 7, 2007

Hatching Butterflies

We have butterflies!

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May 8, 2007

Tadpoles Week 2

Our tadpoles arrived about a week ago.  It was fun to get them and release the tadpoles into the aquarium.

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May 15, 2007

Emerging Butterflies

Over the last week most of our butterflies have emerged and been released.

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May 31, 2007

Tadpoles with Legs

We've been enjoying watching the tadpoles grow, but there was real excitement this morning when we realized the tadpoles have legs!

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June 8, 2007

Arms Popping Out

Yesterday, we noticed that the littlest tadpole had arms.  They are very small, but cute.  It's actually starting to hop under water rather than swim.

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April 15, 2009

White Caterpillar

We're raising caterpillars for the third year in a row. I was surprised by how much I was looking forward to their arrival.

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