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 I as we studied modern history I was excited to reach two particular events: World War 1 and World War 2. I had an excess of hands on history lessons I planned to complete with the kids. Our World War 1 unit was a huge hit, and our World
Sometimes you just want a silly book to read, and that's fine. Not every book needs to be life altering, and making the world a better place. Sometimes you just want some silly fun, and that's where Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter comes into play.
We accidentally studied Lichtenstein twice. Once when I assigned the kids to each look at different countries and then again when I totally forgot we had studied it and sent us back there. That second time as we went through all the information in
I always knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. From a very young age, I knew I wanted to be a teacher, just what that would look like took different forms in my head, but I wanted to teach. My brother, my brother didn't know. My Mom paid for some
As I sit here on December 20, I'm a little in shock how quickly this month has gone. It's been a bit of a whirlwind of a month, and there were lots of emotions. (there are probably affiliate links somewhere) Week 1 The funny thing is, I
Sunday School and Family Discipleship
I kinda just taught this lesson to my Sunday School class last Sunday, so I’m super behind on posting this, and techinically this lesson isn’t Paul’s Third Missionary trip, but Paul heading home from his Third Missionary Trip. But that doesn’t have the same ring to it. So, last week Paul caused a riot in […]
After the brief break from Paul’s story to hear about Peter and Cornelius, our Sunday School lesson is back to talk about Paul’s first missionary journey. Have you ever looked at a map of Paul’s first missionary journey? Most Bibles will have a map of Paul’s missionary trips in the back. When I was a […]
I’m sure you won’t be too surprised to find out we’ve come to my favorite kind of hands on teaching. I love hands on history, and coming up with ideas to make history stick with my kids. Hands on history activity ideas (these are going to be somewhat similar to science in many ways) […]
Now tell me the truth, who as soon as I said Archimedes lesson thought of the little owl from Sword in the Stone (affiliate link)? Or was that just me? In reality, the owl from the Sword in the Stone could make a fun homeschool history lesson as you send your kids off to find out more […]
You guys are going to laugh at this one. I wanted to do a Christmas related science lesson, and with their recent obsession with snow, this seemed perfect. I did a google search and came up with this website: Fake Snow Instructions (it’s a fun read, if you want more information) (there are affiliate links in […]
In our study of the circulatory system we’ve studied a wide variety of things, but today we’re making an edible heart model from our anatomy book. As you can imagine any activity loaded up with this much sugar was a big hit. There was a lot of discussion going on of who would get to […]