Se7en’s Galactic List of All Our Homeschooling Blog Posts Ever…




I mentioned I would blog mostly about homeschooling for the month of February, and my goodness so many questions popped up in my inbox. To start my series, I am posting a post full of homeschooling posts that we have published over the last thirteen years of blogging, about our twenty odd years of homeschooling. All our posts are written from the perspective of a homeschooling family on a journey, this is not a season of homeschooling for us, but rather a life long adventure of learning.



From time to time it is useful to pop all our posts into one place… so that I know what we have written about before and so our readers can find resources that they are looking for. If you are looking for our “Homeschool Questions: Asked and Answered” then just scroll down to the bottom of this page. Meanwhile, watch our blog for posts throughout February, to discover resources and tips that are helping our homeschooling journey right now.


Organizing School:


Se7en Discovers Realistic Sleep, Screen Time and Exercise Expectations for Kids…
Se7en Things to Pack for School on the Road…


Se7en Lessons I Have Learned About Homeschooling…


Se7en Things Homeschool Moms Can Just Let Go Of…
Se7en Steps to Conquering All the Homeschooling Stuff…

Se7en Plans for a Great Homeschool Year… It’s a Video Series…
How We Homeschool Right Now…

Se7en’s List of How We Do a Whole Lot of School Topics…
Introducing the Start Homeschooling Summit…
Se7en Notebooks to See Me Through the Year…
Se7en’s 52 Week Challenge… Ideas of Things to Do For a Year.

Se7en’s Galactically Huge “How We Are Homeschooling Right Now” Post…
Se7en + 1 Things That Really Worked for School This Year…
Se7en + 1 Things we are Looking Forward to in our Home-School this Year.
And Just Like That, We Have Been Boxed… Thank-you Sonlight…
Se7en + 1 Things That Have Changed Our HomeSchool for the Better…
Just Taking a Week Off School to Volunteer…


Se7en + 1 Myths Homeschoolers Need Not Believe to Stay on Track…


Se7en+1 Stages of a Homeschooling Journey…
A School Day in the Life of Se7en+1…
The What, Where, Why and How of Family School…
Se7en At School and the One-on-One Meeting…

Se7en Steps to Actually Finishing Your Homeschool Year…
Se7en’s 52 Week Challenge #5: What to Do in an Emergency…


Se7en Sanity Savers for HomeSchoolers and A Surprising Truth…


Se7en + 1 Things That Have Helped Us Homeschool Through a Crisis…
Se7en + 1 Reasons to Keep on Reading Aloud to your Kids…


The Halfway Mark: Se7en + 1 Life Lessons Learnt in School This Year…
Se7en + 1 tips on Curbing the Homeschool Chaos.

What we are Learning at School This Year… Grade, by Grade.

Se7en + 1 Have Been Boxed Again, Thank You Sonlight.

Back to School is Just not That Big a Journey.

Saturday Spot: Se7en’s Homeschool Tour…

Se7en at School: Where Have All the Fathers Gone?

What’s Working for us Right Now…



Se7en + 1 are Homeschooling at the WaterHole… the trials and tribulations…



Se7en + 1 Thoughts on HomeSchooling High-Schoolers.
A HomeSchool Day in the Life of Se7en + 1.

Se7en + 1 Things Seasoned HomeSchoolers Don’t Always Share.

Se7en + 1 Ideas for a Family NoticeBoard.

A Trip to Noordhoek Food Barn for a School Planning Meeting.

Se7en + 1 things My HomeSchool Kids Don’t Know About their Teacher.


Se7en + 1 Tips for a Great School Day.
Se7en + 1 Crafty Apartment Blocks – Taming Those Workbooks.

Se7en + 1 Things I Learnt About Homeschooling This Year.

We Have Been Boxed – Thank You Sonlight.

Se7en’s School Curriculum Fair – A List of Lists.

Se7en things that Are Really Working For School This Year.

Se7en’s School Schedule Solutions.

Organizing School from Day to Day…

So What’s Inside a Sonlight Instructors Guide?
Se7en + 1 Have Been Boxed… Thanks Sonlight!!!

Extra-Murals Do You or Don’t You?

What Do My Older Kids Do During School?
What Do My Little Kids Do During School?
The Meeting and a School Refresher.

Se7en Things I Would Do if I had to Start Homeschooling Over.
Se7en Things I wish I had known about Homeschooling.
Se7en’s School Tour
Se7en Easy Things That Make School Fun.

Se7en’s School Day – A Photo Tour.

Se7en’s Good Intentions for School.

Se7en Great Links I will Use for School This Year.

Se7en Organize School Starting With the Dresser.

Se7en’s School To Do List.

Se7en’s Sonlight School Schedule… A School Day in the Life of Se7en.

Our Goals for Se7en Sonlight Years.

Preparing for School… Se7en Tips for a Year with Sonlight.


Organizing School and Craft Stuff in se7en Layers…
Se7en of the Best Books About HomeSchooling.




Electives:


Se7en + 1 ‘s Favourite Games… Family Games; Classic Games and Card Games…
Introducing the Kidz on the Move Programme at the Sport Science Institute…

Pass Your Learner’s Licence Easily…

Family Fitness and Joining Your Local Parkrun…
Se7en Salutes Our Rangers on World Ranger Day…
Se7en Discover Innovative Learning at the Global Skype-a-Thon…
Se7en Podcasts That We Are Listening to Right Now…
Fun Online Learning Discovered During Lockdown: Ten, Nine, Eight, Se7en, Six… Ways to Stay Home With Your Kids for the Duration…
2020 and the Year that Summer Camps Went Online…


Se7en’s 52 Week Challenge #1 – The Big Book Challenge… And Everything You Need To Explore Libraries.


Se7en’s 52 Week Challenge #2: The Best Bread Bake-Off…
Fun Printables for Homeschoolers…
Se7en Take a Visit to Parkour School


Se7en + 1 Steps to Great Hiking with Kids…


Se7en + 1 Tips for Free Online Learning, What Works, What Doesn’t and Resources…

Se7en + 1 Discover their Baking Skills With Yuppie Chef.

Se7en + 1 Are Virtually Visiting Museums.

Se7en + 1 of the Best Beach Games Ever.

Se7en + 1 Musical Appreciation Resources for Kids: Books, Online and Craftiness.

Se7en+ 1’s Favourite Games: Family Games, Classic Games and Card Games.

Se7en go Nature Trailing in Kirstenbosch.

Se7en Visit With Justin Bonello, Where does Your Food Come From?

So I Taught My Kids Car Maintenance, Se7en Pitstop Skills.

Se7en Things that Made School More Fun This Year…

The River Cottage Family CookBook.

Alex Toys: Games to Go…

The Hifi and Friends Part Two…

The Hi Fi and Friends…

Se7en Do Photography

Se7en Are Not in School.


Se7en of the Best Craft Blogs.




Sunny South Africa


Meandering Mzansi… A Virtual Journey Through South Africa for Children
Se7en Welcome Read the World Book Club to Sunny South Africa…


Se7en + 1 Questions Kids Ask About Living in Africa…
Se7en + 1 More Questions Kids Ask About Living in Africa…


Explore Awesome South African Artists in this Beautiful Book…
Stories From South Africa to Celebrate Madiba Day…
My First South Africa Atlas…
Se7en + 1 of Our Favorite Picture Books From South Africa.
Se7en South African Book Resources for Kids…



Geography and History:


Se7en’s Great Big List of the 100 Best Non-fiction Books for Kids…
Have You Heard About the Case of Adventure…
Se7en Visits The Ocean Mapping Expedition, Aboard the Fleur de Passion…
Fabulous Fact Books We Have Been Reading Lately…
The History of the World in 1000 Objects…
Road Tripping from Home… As One Does…
Se7en + 1 Visit the Hokulea, World Wide Voyage…
Se7en’s Book of the Week: The Picturepedia…

Se7en Journeys to Australia, Oceania and the Polar Regions With the Read the World Book Club…
Se7en Journeys to Central and South America With the Read the World Book Club…
Se7en Journeys to Asia With the Read the World Book Club…
Se7en Journeys to the Middle East With the Read the World Book Club…
Se7en Journeys to North America with the Read the World Book Club…

Se7en Journeys to Europe with the Read the World Book Club…

Se7en Journeys to Africa with the Read the World Book Club…

Se7en Are Off on a Book Voyage: Joining the Read the World Book Club…


Se7en’s Complete Read Around the World Collection…


Africa Country Playing Cards from Mapstudio…

The Amazing Scratch Map for Kids.

Brilliant British History at it’s Best.


Flowers for Madiba.
Se7en + 1 are Discovering the “Then-a-Days…”

We Are Going on Safari – with Map Studio’s ParkSpotter Africa App.

Se7en Create Pop-Up Travel Guides.

Se7en Visit the Izikio Slave Lodge and the Company Gardens.

Se7en’s Neighbourhood Walk Around Cape Town.

Se7en + 1 Celebrates World Water Day.

Se7en + 1 Visit Fair Cape Dairies.

The War Horse… A Drop Everything and Read All Day Book.


Se7en Visit France for Bastille Day.
Se7en Go Around the World in a Cook Book.

Mandela Day: Se7en + 1 “Sixty Se7en” Things That We Can Do Today…

What We Are Reading Right Now – The Ancient of Times.

Se7en + 1 Questions Kids Ask About Living in Africa.
Se7en + 1 More Questions Kids Ask About Living in Africa.
Se7en + 1 Tips for Conquering Mapwork.
Se7en Do Geography – Heaps of Resources…

Where in the World Are You… Masses of Maps and a PostCard Swap.

Traveling the World With Phoenix Phaxx and Sonlight.

Se7en South African Book Resources.

World Map in Se7en Steps…
Virtual Voyage: Se7en Steps to Getting Going…

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

Se7en’s Virtual Voyage and the Didgeridoo.

Virtual Voyage: The Great Australian Round-Up.

Se7en World Cup Faces and Flags,,, A Round Up of Kids Activities.

Se7en’s Advent: Christmas Around the World.




Language Arts:


Se7en Discover that Writing is Fun… Creative Writing for Kids…
Remembrance Day and Our Book of the Week…
Celebrating Roald Dahl’s Birthday with Writing…
Se7en’s Book of the Week: A First Book of Nature…

Se7en’s Great Big List of the 100 Best Non-fiction Books for Kids…
Se7en Discover The Literature Book and Mathmagicians…
Se7en + 1 Tips for Handing in a Thesis.

Se7en’s New Project a Day: A Word A Day…

Se7en’s Journaling a Day… An Astonishing Progress Report.

Se7en Discover the Just So Stories…

What We Are Reading Right Now – The Human Rights Edition.
Se7en + 1 Shadow Puppets – Book Reviews on a Stick.

Se7en Celebrate World Book Day With the Green Ship.



Se7en + 1 Summer Reading Pile and Tackles the Library Chaos.


SuperNova Magazine a Fabulous Fun Comic for Kids.

Se7en + 1 Ways to Tackle Creative Writing.
Happy Birthday William Shakespeare… And a Visit to the Globe Theatre.

What We Are Reading Right Now – A Sonlight Special.
Se7en’s Brilliant Book Fair.

What We Are Reading Right Now – The Back to School Edition.
What We Are Reading Right Now – Featuring Disabled Characters.


What We Are Reading Right Now – The Dancing Edition.
What We Are Reading Right Now – The Book About Books List.
Se7en + 1 Bazillion of the Latest and Greatest Kids Reads for 2012.
Se7en + 1 Tips for Getting All That School Reading Done.
Se7en + 1 Vintage Picture Books We Are Enjoying Right Now.

Se7en Sneaky Tactics to Encourage the Almost Reader.



Se7en of the Best Bazillion Chapter Books – A Book Bonanza!!!



Se7en + 1 Ways to Make a Book More Memorable.
What We Are Reading Right Now – The Fairy Arts and Crafts Edition.
Se7en Tips for Family Reading Time…

So You Have Raised a Reader… Now What?

The Mailbox and Letter Writing with Kids.

Se7en’s Teeny Tiny Toothpick Puppet Shows.

Se7en Learning to Read Resources…

Se7en Do Poetry, Packed with Poetry Resources for Kids.

Se7en Do School Journals…
Se7en of the Best Dragon Books.

Se7en of the Best Shakespeare Goodies for Kids.

Se7en of the Best Book Sites for Kids.

Se7en of the Best Word Games.




Science, Technology and Nature:


Se7en Fabulous Resources for Making Math Fun…


Se7en+1 Steps to a Nature Watch Project And a Year on Elsie’s Peak…


A Natural Factual Activity Book GiveAway from Creative Nature…
Se7en Celebrates World Turtle Day With a Beach Clean Up…
What We Are Reading Right Now: The Struik Nature Edition…

Se7en Learns About Tracking With Struik Nature…
The Story of The Incredible Journey of a Shark, Named Nicole…
Se7en’s Spring Tide Beach CleanUp With the Beach Co-Operative…

When School Science is Real Science with Cape Citizen Science…
What We Are Reading Right Now… the Struik Nature Edition…
Se7en Reviews Stuarts’ Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa…
Se7en Celebrates World Wetlands Day With Changing Lives Through Nature…

Introducing Kids’ Snakes of Southern Africa, and an Author Interview…

Exploring the Seashore in Southern Africa
Have You Heard About Spark “Science and Nature” Talks? And the Last Elephants?

Se7en’s Year of Nature Study… With Struik Nature
International Coastal Cleanup Day… Let’s Celebrate…

Brilliant Books: 1000 Inventions and Discoveries… A DK Book…
Brilliant Books: 101 Great Science Experiments… A DK Book.
Brilliant Books: 365 Outdoor Activities You Have to Try!… A DK Book!!!
Thinking About A Green Manifesto for our Family…
Se7en + 1 Create Ocean Zones in a Box…
Se7en’s 52 Week Challenge #4: How to Turn a Collection into a Museum
Se7en Review: A Box of Rocks… Rock Collecting 101 for Kids…
Se7en+1 Set Out As Citizen Scientists in the Fynbos…


Se7en + 1 Fun Ways to Get to Know the Periodic Table…




Se7en + 1 Tips for Creating Nature NoteBooks With Kids…


A Galactically Good Nature Poster GiveAway…
Se7en Learn About Frogs and Frogging with the Young Explorers App…

Learning About Western Leopard Toads in Silvermine River Valley.

Se7en Tips for Gardening for Butterflies.

A Scientific Discovery: River Pollution in Se7en Steps…

Se7en + 1 Steps to a Great Rock Pooling Outing.
How to Create a Stylus in Just Se7en Steps.

Science Week and Se7en + 1 Tips on Building a Terrarium.

Se7en’s Weather Tree and a Free Printable.
Se7en + 1 Junior Whale Spotter’s in Training.
Se7en + 1 Things you can do on World Food Day… #BlogActionDay2013

Se7en’s Scientific Method.
What We Are Reading Right Now – The Inventions Edition.
Se7en’s Space Spectacular – Crafts, Facts and Fiction.

An Awesome Selection of SIBO books.

Se7en Do Rocket Science.



Se7en + 1 Rain Filled Activities.



Se7en Build A Weather Station for Observing the Weather.

Se7en Visit the Magnifying Glass…

Se7en Things in Our Windowsill Garden Right Now.
Se7en Experiments with a Red Cabbage… Litmus Fun!!!

National Science Week and the MTN Science Center.

Se7en’s Seaside Science… with Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom…

Se7en Natural Factual Links…

Se7en Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow…

Save Our Seas Shark Center.



Se7en’s Edible Cell Biology.



Se7en Science Experiments: Bugs. Birds and Beasts…

Se7en Science Experiments: Very Simple Edible Science.

Se7en Science Experiments: Lights, Lines and Lenses.

Se7en Sources of Scientific Experimental Inspiration.

Se7en Keep Up With School Science Experiments.

Se7en Easy Science Observation Ideas and Activities.

Se7en Easy Science NoteBook Ideas.

How Se7en Do Their Nature Notebooks…

Se7en Ideas To Get Your Nature NoteBooks Started…

Se7en Do Actual Factual Scientific Observations.

Se7en Stories To Inspire Young Naturalists.

Se7en of the Best Science Notebook Inspirations…

The Nature Corner…




Art:


Jennie Maizels’ Online Sketchbook Club…
Se7en + 1 Art Materials That We Use Everyday…


Se7en + 1 differences Between Arts and Crafts in our Homeschool.


Today we Celebrated Henri Rousseau’s Birthday.
Se7en + 1 Celebrate Claude Monet’s Birthday…

Se7en + 1 Meet Up With Pablo Picasso: Pizza, Portraits and People…

Se7en Discover the Great Artists: Marc Chagall…
Se7en Discover the Great Artisits: Leonardo Da Vinci.

Introducing Se7en’s Drawing a Day Project…

Se7en Create an Art Gallery.

Se7en Tips for Starting an Art Explosion.

Se7en + 1 Tips for Crafting With Kids.

Se7en’s Essential Crafting Materials – A List of Lists…

Se7en’s Escher Fun: Pictures, Polygons and Paper Kaleidoscopes…

Se7en and a Salvador Dali Celebration…

The Usborne Art Treasury – A Review.

Se7en of the Best Art Inspirations.

Se7en of the Best Art Appreciation Resources for Kids.
Se7en of the Best Art History Resources for Kids.




Blog School:


Find Your Work Flow – Se7en’s 52 Weeks of Getting Things Done… Part 3
Streamlining Your Social Media… Se7en’s 52 Weeks of Getting Things Done…

Se7en’s 52 Week Challenge: #3: A Computer Maintenance Plan…
The Truth About The Actual Screen Time of a Regular Blogger…
Se7en + 1 Tips for Coping With the Swathe of Social Media…
Saturday Spot: When Bloggers Get Together… #CTMeetUp
Se7en + 1 Tips for Riding the Wave of Blogging With Brands…

Se7en Online: Learning from the ProBlogger Event Without Actually Being There… #PBEvent

Se7en Online: Instagram Tips and Tricks…
Se7en + 1 Quick Notes From the Problogger’s Q&A Webinar.

Se7en Audible Gasps About Blogging, It’s Just Not About the Money.

What I Learnt from the ProBlogger’s Webinar: Ten Things I Wish I Had Known About Blogging When I Started…


Se7en + 1 Things Learnt At the Problogger’s Webinar: Finding Readers for Your Blog.

Se7en + 1 Lessons From the Problogger’s Webinar with Simple Mom.

Se7en + 1 Notes from the Problogger’s Monetization Webinar.
Se7en + 1 Things I Would Share With a Brand New Blogger.

Se7en Reviews: Twelve Steps to Successful Blogging by Annabel Candy.

Se7en Ways To Help Pinterest Drive Traffic towards Your Blog.

Se7en Strategic Commenting Tips to Grow Your Blog…

How to Start a Blog in Se7en Steps.

Se7en Bits and Bobs for Beginner Bloggers.

Se7en and Problogger’s 31 Days to a Better Blog Part 1.

Se7en and Problogger’s 31 Days to a Better Blog Part 2.

Se7en and Problogger’s 31 Days to a Better Blog Part 3.

Se7en and Problogger’s 31 Days to a Better Blog Part 4.

Se7en and Problogger’s 31 Days to a Better Blog Part 5 and Moving On…

Se7en’s Problogger’s Se7en Link Challenge.




HomeSchool Questions:



I am always happy to answer homeschool questions, browse through this section and see if I have answered your question before and if I haven’t then go ahead and contact us and ask away!!! I think because we live homeschooling I sometimes forget that we could post on a topic!!! When you do ask questions it reminds me to post on stuff that is our everyday!!!





Se7en + 1 More HomeSchool Questions, Asked and Answered…


What does your typical day looks like?
How do you know when they are doing enough activities?
This looks like too much fun, when do they actually learn?
Everyone Says Homeschoolers Have to do Nature Journals… Where do I begin?
Where do your children find friends?
So how exactly do you use the 100 Lessons in your School?
If your children are sharing a core, do you buy two lots of books?
What do our younger kids do during family reading time?

Se7en + 1 Reader Questions Asked and Answered…

This is our Top Instagram Question at the Moment: “Whatever Happened to Hood #1?”
How do you Cope When the Neighbours Disrupt School?
How Old are your Kids when they Start Chores?
How Do you Find Time to Clean your House and do School?
What do you do when your Children Refuse to Hike, Go to Bed, do their Schoolwork?
What is our Morning Routine like?
How do you survive on a single income?
Do You Ever Run Out Of Things to Blog About?

Homeschooling in the Western Cape, Particularly the South Peninsula.

Se7en More Sonlight Questions:


How long does a Sonlight day take – Really?

How much work is Sonlight for the parent?

What about supplementing Sonlight?

What do you do with the work you don’t complete, do you go back and do it or just press on?

At what age do you start Sonlight?

When do your kids start working through their Sonlight on their own?

What do you do about books you don’t want your children to read?

Is my six year old too advanced for Sonlight?


Homeschool Question: Extra-Murals… Do You or Don’t You…



Se7en Sonlight Questions Asked and Answered.

When And How Do You Read All The Read-A-Louds?
Core 2 seems much harder than Core 1, Do I Pack It Away And Go Back To Core 1?
This would Be My First Year With Sonlight, Should I Buy a Newcomer Package or a Core?
What Math Program Do You Use?
Can You Do Bilingual School Using Sonlight?
When Do Your Kids Start Doing Language Arts on Their Own?
How and When Do You Get Started With Sonlight?
The Cost of Shipping to South Africa is Horrendous, What do you do About it?



Se7en’s Response to “How to Talk to Others About HomeSchooling”…


I could never do that
Do they learn anything?
When are you going to stop?
Will they be able to go to college?
My kids really need friends.
So your children will finish school really young?
What about sport?
Are you qualified?



Se7en More HomeSchool Questions…



When do you prepare for school and how long does it take?
What do you do about unscheduled interruptions and changes in routine?
What are the best workbooks for pre-schoolers?
You use a Sonlight, an American Curriculum, how do you make it relevant to South Africa?
How long will you Homeschool, what about finishing school and matric?
What do you do about learning a Second Language?
How do you schedule one on one time for school with all your kids?
If you didn’t use Sonlight what would you use?



Se7en Socialization Questions Homeschoolers Ask and Get Asked…

Will Homeschooled kids have the necessary Communication Skills for Life?
What about loneliness?
What do you do if you have a terribly shy child?
What about the kid that needs other kids around them to survive?
Can Homeschool Kids get enough Social Interaction?
Homeschool Mom’s Are so Over protective they can’t seem to let go of their kids.
I feel so Isolated as a Home School Mom – I spend all my days with Small Kids and I need Adult Time too.



Se7en More Homeschool Questions, Especially in South Africa.


What made you decide to homeschool?
What About Family and Friends?
How did we get started?
What Does Homeschooling look Like for us?
Are there local support groups?
What about the Department of Education?
Is there legal support?



Se7en Common Home School Questions that HomeSchoolers Ask…

How do I keep little ones busy while the big guys school?
How do we read through all the books?
How do I cope with interruptions?
How do I get them to do things they don’t want to do?
What do you do when the set assignments seem overwhelming?
What happens if you have bought a product that you thought would be fabulous and it just doesn’t work for you?
How do you do everything?


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