Author Archives: Donette Bell

The year in pictures and some ramblings…

Serious hail that took over 2 days to melt… Our sweet Conure Marshmallow joined the family! Our fluff ball that Jessica got as a birthday gift. A pekingese puppy that is now 8 months old and loves barking at the … Continue reading

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A small garden success

Before winter I decided I wanted to start our first garden. We prepared the ‘patch’, we researched Farming God’s way, read Jane’s Delicious Garden, were given seeds to start and after mulching and composting, August arrived and planting began. I … Continue reading

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New Skills

2015 Arrived and school took up most my hours. My breaks as usual were spent planning and printing. With the pending arrival of the mid year holidays, I made myself a promise. I would spend less time on school planning … Continue reading

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Introduction to science…

Jessica has not been too excited about science. It has been a bit sad for me as it was such a winner with E. It took me a few days to convince her that learning about science did not mean … Continue reading

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One week in and things are getting busy…

We had a very successful first week of school. Our mornings start quite early. The kids seem to wake sometime around 5-6am. What is with that??? We are normally eating breakfast around 7am and begin a bible study. After morning … Continue reading

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Elijah’s Book of Wonder

Day 2 in Science and we had a big project! We are busy going through Real Science-4-Kids Biology Level 1 and we had an activity to create a kingdom poster. Now being me, I first googled and looked on the … Continue reading

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2015 New Year and New Challenges!

Today we have started our new school year. It began with kids and I exercising along with FitnessBlender. After breakfast and Bible study the kids were allowed in the school and were greeted with giant tube ‘pencils’ on the desk … Continue reading

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Science is AWESOME!

Part of our Science Curriculum uses Usborne Science Activities Vol.3 Today was a day of Catch up after three weeks of my whole family being sick. it turned into way more than expected.

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Sonlight Science Moments…

We have started our Fun with Batteries unit in Science. Loads of fun. Here is a video Elijah created for his Dad at work.

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Field Trips! The Sylviavale Heritage Museum

The Sylviavale Heritage Museum in Vanderbijlpark is a really nice outing for all the family. They have a village market on the weekend and sometimes have steam exhibitions! There is NO entrance fee so as a group homeschoolers this was … Continue reading

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