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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Last year my boys got a new game for their birthday. Not super surprising, they got several, but they got this game and I thought, "That looks silly, I'm not sure how much we'll enjoy it." Some of the sillier games have been a big bomb in our house.
In 5th grade, I read The Sign of the Beaver and loved the story. A few years ago I was reminded of the story and on a whim looked it up to see if there was a movie for our book and a movie night, and found one. We listened to the book and the kids
Way back in the wild days of Pinterest I pinned a really cool boks of the Bible game to my Bible board. Fast forward a few years and I was organizing that board for my Bible lessons, and wanted to put together a post on ways to memorize the Books of
As a young child I remember both the best time in our school year and the worst time of our school year for science lessons came when we had to make a diorama. I hated them because I always did 85% of the work, but never quite did that final bit to
If you go to any living history site in the United States pre-1900 you'll see a rope bed. Now, if you're a mom with a young child you probably have large numbers of dolls and stuffed animals, and your kids LOVE to get new doll furniture. So why not
Sunday School and Family Discipleship
Last year I shared about our Christmas Story bracelet we made for our Sunday School class. Well, I’ve changed a few things. The general Christmas story bracelet is staying the same, but I decided to add a poem for the kids to take home. I’ve always been rather fond of rhyming poems for […]
While this couldn’t really be a Sunday School lesson, unless you have a very small Sunday School, it makes a great homeschool Bible lesson. We started off our learning about the Creation week with a bang! First we learned about light and dark in day 1 and then painted about it. We kept up with […]
Sometimes when we’re doing our Sunday School lessons at home, I like to be silly. This particular time I decided to tell the entire story of Ezra and Nehemiah in Legos. Originally when I wrote this I couldn’t remember the name working with Nehemiah, so as I wrote this homeschool history lesson post I wrote “someone else,” […]
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. Update from Future Ticia, my kids are now in junior high, it’s 4 years […]
North Carolina is nicknamed the “Tar Heel state,” I read a couple of reasons for this but it all boiled down to there is a lot of tar there. Tar was originally used for water-proofing boats. I don’t have any boats to try water-proofing with, but I have paper. North Carolina Tar Heel State […]
It’s almost May (only a few more days), and here’s a great collection of Science for kids in May. Life Science for kids Gift of Curiosity has a great unit on ants which are starting to be more active with spring coming out, she started with books on ants, then shared an amazing ant […]