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Time for a GiveAway… Africa Country Playing Cards from Mapstudio…

October 16th, 2014 · 43 Comments

Some years the focus of your school year can end up far from where you ever thought it would go and this year was one of those years. One trip to the library a couple of months ago and we took out a book on teaching tourism to scholars, it was such an inspiration. That […]

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Tags: Geography · GiveAways and Swaps · Se7en at School

Se7en + 1 Things That Have Helped Us Homeschool Through a Crisis…

September 18th, 2014 · 13 Comments

The uphill battle of life… In the last week three moms I have spoken to have said they are way beyond their tether. They have been through traumatic events and suffered extreme loss and pain and just like all moms they were crumbling under the effects this would have on their children’s hearts, let alone […]

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Se7en + 1 Reasons to Keep on Reading Aloud to your Kids…

September 10th, 2014 · 21 Comments

I really wanted to write a post for World Literacy Day and then we ended up spending the afternoon reading through a huge pile of books and it occurred to me that that was a far more appropriate way to spend any day, especially World Literacy Day. I am all for literacy… and placing a […]

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Tags: Language Arts · Se7en at School

The Half Way Mark: Se7en + 1 Life Lessons Learnt in School This Year…

September 4th, 2014 · 8 Comments

And just like that we made it to week eighteen and we are half way through our scheduled school year. And just like that the weather cleared overnight and we could feel the Spring in the air… and we celebrated by collapsing in heaps with coughs and splutters and fevers. So a much slower week […]

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A Scientific Discovery: River Pollution in Se7en Steps…

August 28th, 2014 · 5 Comments

When the weather is grim we often head for the local wetlands for an amble, instead of the beach. Another one of our favourite spots to go walking is in SilverMine Nature Reserve, which happens to be where the source of our wetland river begins. Last week we were lucky enough to hike the river… […]

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Tags: Cape Town · Outings · Saturday Spot · Science · Se7en at School

Se7en Take a Visit to Parkour School…

August 20th, 2014 · 13 Comments

Over the past couple of years we have whittled down our extra murals to well, zero. Probably all our friends do some sort of sport as an extra-mural, but we have been doing sport as a family. Beach running, leaping around on the mountain… I am all about my kids learning that exercise is a […]

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Tags: Cape Town · Electives · Outings · Saturday Spot · Se7en at School

Se7en + 1 Steps to a Great Rock Pooling Outing…

July 31st, 2014 · 13 Comments

I mentioned in our previous post that we have just had a science week and we try and include some sort of scientific outing in our science weeks. Luckily where we are we are spoilt for the great outdoors and most of our scientific outings are related to natural factual observations. There are few better […]

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