Sweet Bella Vita

a dash of motherhood… a sprinkle of homeschooling… and a pinch of photography ( with a side of compassion )

April 27, 2017
by LisaA
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physical education & health

This is probably one of my favourite “subjects”… although we don’t practice it as a subject but a way of life. During the summer, we join a summer pool where they do diving,  swim team and water polo. They play tons … Continue reading

February 22, 2017
by LisaA
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spelling

How do I teach my kids to spell ? Honestly, I haven’t really put much effort or thought into this … I have let this kind of happen on it’s own. I had started trying to do spelling drills with … Continue reading

January 25, 2017
by LisaA
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Math

One of the most asked questions I get about homeschooling is “What do you use for math”? Well to start off with … I try to make learning to count fun and we don’t use a book, but objects. Anything … Continue reading

January 15, 2017
by LisaA
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learn to type free

I have so many resources that I have book marked over the years… have decided to share them with you . My kids loved this free learn to type site from bbc It is a fun way to get kids … Continue reading

November 25, 2015
by LisaA
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Hands On Learning

For me “hands on learning” is getting out in the world and seeing and doing… basically the essence of homeschooling in my opinion. From museums to stores to nature … you name it … it is all hands on 🙂 … Continue reading

July 23, 2015
by LisaA
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5 days of Canadian field trips… day 3

Next on our stop is the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum If  your child (or even yourself) have any interest in planes … this is the place for you! ~Lisa

July 20, 2015
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5 days of Canadian field trips… day 2

One of our favourite museums is the Canadian Museum of Nature     ~Lisa  

May 8, 2015
by LisaA
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morning and male finches

We have learned that male finches defend  their female mates rather then a nesting area  … and so we observed these 2 males fighting. These are not the best pictures as I was standing on the wrong side with the sun … Continue reading

February 25, 2015
by LisaA
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Favourite Canadian Book (s)

It is too hard to just pick one … so I have decided to name several books that we love. My oldest who is 9 years old really enjoys the books Canadian flyer adventure series; they are great chapter books that teach … Continue reading

June 11, 2014
by LisaA
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clay is fun and messy ;)

We went to art studio last week and the kids got their hands on clay … there was a paint splatter room …apparently they have had about 500 + paint parties for the walls to look like this: I want … Continue reading