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Se7en + 1 Tips to Reading Way More Than You Think You Can…

February 18th, 2016 · 13 Comments

There are so many tricks and programs to encourage kids to read. There are so many ideas to encourage reading, because everyone knows literacy is vital. There are hundreds of lists of books that kids should read before they are ten, fifteen or finished school. But what about the moms? I have always been a […]

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Tags: Language Arts · Se7en at School

The What, Where, Why and How of Family School…

February 12th, 2016 · 11 Comments

I have a nice little growing collection of homeschool questions, gathering for a homeschool post, but one question that comes up again and again is how and what do we do for family school. How on earth do we all learn together, with such a wide age spacing of children, the youngest is 6, the […]

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Tags: Organizing School · Se7en at School

Se7en + 1 Art Materials That We Use Everyday…

January 13th, 2016 · 14 Comments

A couple of weeks back I was asked a really good question on instagram… what materials do we use for all our arts and crafts projects. What are our favourite colouring pencils, markers and so on. I thought that would be a great post to use as we dive back into blogging with enthusiasm… to […]

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Tags: Art · Tuesday Art Task

Se7en’s 52 Week Challenge #5: What to Do in an Emergency…

December 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment

So at the start of the year we thought we would post a challenge a week, 52 cool things to learn in a year… and guess what, it turns out we are mighty slow learners, and we get caught up in learning, and one thing almost always leads to another and suddenly the year is […]

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Se7en + 1 Visit the Hokulea, World Wide Voyage…

November 29th, 2015 · 8 Comments

I remember as a small child watching a movie in a school hall about a chap that sailed around the whole wide world… in fact I later found articles about it in National Geographic magazines. I realised that it wasn’t just a vague childhood memory, it had actually happened. As a small person watching a […]

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Tags: Green Living · Outings · Se7en at School

Se7en+1 Set Out As Citizen Scientists in the Fynbos…

November 12th, 2015 · 7 Comments

Citizen Science is where volunteers from the public assist scientists in their research, either with data collection or actual observations. It is a way for scientists to collect a lot of data with the help of interested and committed parties. Projects vary in size and scope from small scale to national projects… from bird counts […]

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Tags: Green Living · Hiking · Outings · Science · Se7en at School

Se7en+1 Stages of a Homeschooling Journey…

November 4th, 2015 · 6 Comments

Homeschooling is not about having the most gifted, amazing, creative mother person at all… neither is it about having the most gifted, amazing, creative, eager students… neither is it about what other folk are doing… ever. I have failings and my kids have failings, and yet we seem to muddle along and learn. Homeschooling is […]

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