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Entries from August 2009

Se7en try out Snickerdoodles in Se7en Steps…

August 18th, 2009 · 14 Comments

I saw these on Ordinary Life Magic and just had to have them… look at the last photo in her post. See what a good photograph can do to a mother person who is biding her time waiting for Hood #8 to arrive. But, never ever having heard of a snickerdoodle before I had to […]

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This Week (17th August) at Se7en…

August 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

A new week with a whole lot of new days to celebrate.’s Calendar. Enchanted Learning. Reading Activity Calendar. Teacher Vision. And these are the days we will be looking at this week: 17 August: Davy Crockett Born (1786-1836): Brief Bio for kids from Enchanted Learning. Longer Bio from Davy Crockett and the […]

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Sunday Snippet: In God’s Image… A GiveAway…

August 17th, 2009 · 18 Comments

Last week our “Sunday Snippet: The Facts of Life” leads straight into this weeks Giveaway. This book is by Stuart Burgess and is called In God’s Image. It describes the amazing uniqueness of the human body and the origins of man: The booklet has a large A4 format and is full of excellent photographs, enticing […]

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Tags: GiveAways · Sunday Snippet

Saturday Spot: Trafalger Square and Parkour/Free Running…

August 16th, 2009 · 6 Comments

I know normally you would go to Trafalger Square to chase pidgeons: or climb a lion: You could even visit the National Gallery (or any number of other London Sites nearby). But today this article struck me. And I really wish we could have been in London over the weekend to watch the World Free […]

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Tags: Family Travel · Saturday Spot

The Week That Was – 2.7

August 16th, 2009 · 8 Comments

So we are back in school – restful compared to the mad frenzy and nesting that went on during our mid-year break… It rained almost the entire week, which suited us fine… for getting back into work and reading heaps of readers on the couch. It also meant that our “Tuesday Art Task” was pretty […]

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Virtual Voyage – We are off on a trip to Africa…

August 15th, 2009 · 12 Comments

Finally after our mid-year break from school we are back in the swing and getting on with our Virtual Voyage… Our passports are ready and good to go… And we are off to Africa… We started by puzzling and playing this fun map game online. And then we went a searching: We found some good […]

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Tags: Homeschooling

Se7en Things I Would Like My Kids to Learn From Doing Chores…

August 13th, 2009 · 24 Comments

In the spirit of answering readers questions I recently wrote a post on Discipline, which led to a question on chores. And so, this week I thought I would respond to the question of chores and what I am hoping to achieve by giving our kids chores to do. Now chores is a word that […]

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