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 … keep on reading
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While our preschool and elementary kids have lots of fun ideas for holidays, our middle school kids, while they won't admit it, still like the fun of special days. Valentine's Day for Middle School looks a little different than elementary school.
Over the past two decades we've watched a changing of the guard. For forty years, our government was run by people who lived through and fought in World War 2. They could point to their service and say, "This is what I gave up for my country." It's a
After teaching Sunday School for years, I save and squirrel away all sorts of strange objects. One of those is empty toilet paper rolls. They come in handy for all sorts of crafts, and who knows how many projects. This time they came in handy for a
In college, as a history minor, I was required to take Texas history. The class was only offered on Tuesday/Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30. As a sophomore, I signed up to take the class and made it through precisely one class before dropping it. The
It's January 31 as I'm writing this, and I think I actually managed to mostly keep up with my notes. Now life, that not so much. I'm frantically trying to get ready for next month. I've got a big project planned for them to work on, and I'm pretty
Sunday School and Family Discipleship
This isn’t part of my normal 2 year Bible cycle for my Sunday School class, but I’m joining together with several other bloggers to bring you a craft for the Jesus Storybook Bible. (all Amazon links in this post are affiliate links) What is the Jesus Storybook Bible? If you haven’t heard of the Jesus […]
We’re about to hit a serious Sunday School lesson. This is one I wouldn’t teach in a preschool Sunday School class because they wouldn’t be ready to learn about Stephen martyred. Last week we already got hints of trouble when Peter and John were in jail for preaching. This week it really gets serious. […]
Jacob is a fun character…….. One that I find a bit of affinity for. When last we saw him in our Sunday School lessons he was running from his brother. I like rogue and trickster characters, though Jacob’s are a bit cruel in his youth, I do appreciate his finally meeting his match in his […]
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 […]
My kids amuse me at times. Their grandparents came into town and they were telling the grandparents all about what they’d learned in school. I eagerly waited for them to tell all about the cell, and how we made an edible cell model. Is that what they talked about? No. Instead they talked about […]
On Friday I talked about the first part of our Mr Bear Mystery, and that part was really more of homeschool math, but this part is all homeschool science. Now we get to the Mr Bear mystery crime lab. Mr Bear Mystery crime lab Printables and materials are from the GEMS Mystery Festival For […]