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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The year has started with a bang, and I am so in shock we are almost 1/4 done with the century. (there are affiliate links in here) Week 1 I have a lot of funny stories surrounding food this week. That big picture is a baby quilt I
There are so many cool countries in the world, and I have to admit I wish I had a much bigger travel budget, and more time than I do. Looking at pictures of Ecuador I want to see it, it looks amazing. Let's dig into our Ecuador Unit for geography
As a kid, most of my knowledge of Arkansas was President Clinton was from there, and we made a lot of jokes about people in Arkansas being rather backwards. I have no clue why that is, but Arkansas and Mississippi were the two states we picked on.
Back when Jeff and I were dating Studio Gibli was all the rage. It's still very popular, but it created amazing fantastic movies that were actually family movies. They were, as my daughter likes to say, wholesome. Jeff raved about Kiki's Delivery
In my last year of teaching Sunday School for the 3/4 grade at my church, we were using Gospel Project. They go through the whole Bible in three years, which means they have more time to spend on a few lessons I couldn't fit into my Bible lessons. I
Sunday School and Family Discipleship
I grew up in the church, so I grew up singing a combination of classic church hymns and the latest praise and worship songs. You can’t be in the church long without hearing the story behind Amazing Grace, and being aware that many of the classic hymns have amazing stories behind them. In homeschooling circles […]
I know what you’re thinking, why are you writing about Operation Christmas Child in July? It’s 100 degrees, and I am not ready for Christmas. Two words for why you should shop now: save money. That’s it, make your dollars go further and support a great charity while you’re at it. It’s a win-win situation. […]
Because I’m a glutton for punishment, and because I want a little leeway in our schedule I decided to complete two weeks worth of lessons in our Illuminations 2 (affiliate) schedule, and we actually did it. I was rather amazed. Our most favorite lesson of that busy week was the discovery of Iceland, it’s a fun […]
In our homeschool history lessons we pull out a lot of LEGOs to create LEGO history. LEGOs have a wide variety of uses in your history and geography lessons: provide visual aid of how history unfolded build famous monuments re-enact famous scenes in history I’m sure there’s even more that I haven’t thought of yet, […]
This past week we’ve had a regular visitor to our backyard. Meet Tank the turtle. I found him when our dog was barking at something and scratching at it. I went over and found this guy all closed up and determined to wait out Mac. He became fodder for our science lessons as we rescued […]
We are getting set to start astronomy for our science this year, and so I’m organizing my hands on astronomy ideas from pinterest into something usable, and you get the benefit of that. Astronomy Supplies and general ideas Exploring Creation With Astronomy Astronomy Notebooking Journal (so excited to try out the older kids version this […]