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 … keep on reading
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There is something captivating about running your fingers through rice or some other small material. I totally understand why sensory bins are so popular with young kids. I love to run my fingers through them, so I'm sure little kids would love this.
One of my most disturbing required reading books was read in 11th grade. Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston. With 20 years distance I'm not entirely sure what bothered me about it, but it did. In all honesty, I didn't enjoy much of
Well, I'm starting this post on May 14, which means I'm not doing quite so well at this weekly updating thing. But the days kind of all smash together after awhile, and it can be tricky to remember what day is what. As I finish this up on May 31,
Quarantine is loosening up here in Texas, and so our usual gaming friends gave us a call and said, "How about a board game night?" We, of course, said, "Yes, what are we playing?" They had gotten a few new games since we'd last played together, a
Heading into our Nebraska State Study I knew Nebraska was the cornhusker state. Aaaaaannnnnd that's it. I went into research mode and found some cool events and fun ideas. Then I checked my library and found half a dozen or so books, and put together
Sunday School and Family Discipleship
Way back ages ago when I was teaching, every couple of months we would have a teacher inservice day. We’d be updated on new policies, maybe get a new way to teach a lesson, and generally it was a great way to improve my teaching skills. (I’m sure you’re wondering what this has to do […]
Whenever I’m feeling particularly put upon or like life hasn’t been fair, I think of Joseph. He got the short end of the stick for a significant portion of his life, and not for anything he really did. Since a lot of the activities I had come up with were more of the sit and […]
As we learned about ancient history, I knew for the battles to really make sense I need them to learn about small arms combat. So I set about to teach them about small arms combat. The first step was to teach them about how to fight effectively with small arms combat. Small Arms Combat […]
Cromwell Dixon’s Sky-Cycle is about a young boy who wants to do something BIG! He tries many different things and keeps failing. Along the way he is teased for his failures, but he never gives up, and his Mom always believes in him. Eventually he fulfills his ambition and builds his big invention. […]
I’m finally getting our snake post written, it feels like I’ve been trying to write it forever. The good news is, since I took so long I was able to get almost every one of our snake activities done. First, as I mentioned before, in the “learning how to use a microscope” post, we […]
Isn’t he just the cutest little thing? We’ll be getting him very shortly after you read this, and we’ve spent the last two weeks learning about dogs, and how to care for them in preparation. So, here’s a true preschool friendly science lesson. We practiced walking the dog and taking him […]