Welcome to our little corner of the world. I'm Ticia, and I'll be guiding you on this journey here, so let me tell you a little bit about myself, and our life here. I'm a former elementary teacher who decided to stay home with her twins when they were born, daycare would not have made sense on a teacher's salary, besides I'd always wanted to stay home with my kids. When I was teaching I always loved finding hands on ways to teach a concept, and that continued with my kids when I came … keep on reading
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Future Ticia here, in the fall of 2018 we're cycling back to Ancient History for the last time, and I wanted to see what we've done in the past in our history lessons. Since we'll start off with this Creation lesson, I thought this would be a good
I distinctly remember in 6th grade sitting across from my reading teacher and working on editing a paper. She told me I had too many “to be words” and I needed to get rid of them. My solution was to delete all of them from the paper. In case you are
Recently I assigned my kids a very simple research paper. One that still allowed them plenty of imagination. But, the concept behind this early elementary research paper is still sound. Then I set about teaching how to write a research paper.
Every homeschool Mom is afraid of their child having gaps. What if my child doesn't know X? One thing I hadn't realized until recently is test-taking is a skill. You have to teach your child how to take a test. I knew that from teaching. I mean half
As mentioned last week, when the kids took their CKE Earth and Space (affiliate link) test they failed miserably, so I set about to teach them how to take notes and reteaching the entire unit. It doesn't matter if you know how to take a test, if you
Sunday School and Family Discipleship
First let me start off explaining this post, Kim over at Mom Tried It is sponsoring a blog hop of sorts. It’s not about gaining readers, or getting compliments, it’s a celebration of the fact that we are beautiful (start playing sappy music now). There is so much in our culture that reinforces stereotypes and […]
Did you ever watch Veggietales? It was a huge thing when I was in college, and it was popular on my campus as sort of this weird thing we all watched, even if it was for preschoolers. We’d sing the Silly Songs, and laugh at it. At the end of every DVD they’d say, “God […]
While it may not seem so, there is a method to my madness with my kids. I firmly believe we need to understand the why’s of history to understand what happened and why. It’s the basis of my history lessons and why I will always teach history. I know more than enough to teach my […]
If you’ve ever been on a cruise, you know that you gain 10 pounds from all of the delicious food you eat. That was not the case for sailors during the Age of Exploration. Instead their food was the source of all sorts of horrible food stories. It also serves the source for a great […]
Mommy I want to make an experiment! That is not what you want to hear first thing in the morning. Especially when he goes on to explain his plan. But I was willing to go along with it. Supplies needed: bowls, paper, glue, baking powder (changed to baking soda), paper, water Hypothesis: […]
So I had this great idea to get us back into the swing of things and do some geography and science and I was going to do a lesson on grinding teeth and the manatee, and compare it to dogs. I presented it to the kids, and they said “No Mom, we want […]