Something about this series of science experiments tickles me. From New Scientist…. Crows not only can recognize individual human faces, but they can hold a grudge against you for years, a new study shows. Field biologists have long noticed that wild crows seem to remember them from past experiences of being captured for ID tagging [...]
Archive for January, 2010
We finally had Anna’s birthday bash today, at the YMCA. Only a few friends could join us but we had a blast and it was nice to catch up with neat mama (and papa!) friends while the kids played. And to see really rosy, fat baby cheeks. Mmmmm, fat baby cheeks make every day better! [...]
All I can say is wow. Check out this Rube Goldberg contraption that spans multiple levels of a house. Careful — who knows what the kids will dream up after seeing it.
This fascinating video about Swedish preschools is a must-see! It’s not just about preschool, but early academics, nature, learning to read, evaluating children, nutrition and more. Every teacher and parent should watch this IMO.
Here’s a bit of what we’ve been up to the past couple of days… 1. We’re reading the Felicity books to go along with our unit study on the Revolutionary War. 2. Victoria and I researched opossums for her opossum lapbook. Did you know they’re North America’s only marsupial and they help homeowners? Opossums help [...]
This mock Onion article made me grin. Warning: offensive language in places. // Science Channel Refuses To Dumb Down Science Any Further “I don’t like it when the science people talk about things no one can even understand,” said Rich Parker, an Ohio resident. “It’s like, just quit your yapping and dip the chain saw [...]
Last night was Burns Night, so we had to have our annual Burns Night supper of haggis (with a wee dram of whisky stirred in, as the label instructs) for Daddy and neeps and tatties (turnips and potatoes) for the rest of us. Incidentally, have you ever read the label for haggis? Probably not, since [...]
Lately our sleep patterns have been way out of whack. Daryl and I are both naturally night owls and Victoria was pretty much born a night owl. The other kids have been a little more traditional but it has always been a struggle to keep us all on a “normal” schedule. We’ve never been people [...]
Here’s three places to waste time on the internet this week (and maybe learn a little something)! How well can you and your kiddos find the states? Daryl got all 50 right. I didn’t do as well. Thank goodness I’ve lived in so many states or I would have done really badly! Click here to [...]
…your daughter tells you, “I’m going to write my diary entirely in Viking runes so nobody can read it.” Victoria has decided she’s fascinated by Vikings. She tells me the women were very strong– while the men were off “plundering,” the women took care of the farms, animals, children, slaves (ugh) and all of the [...]