Inside the Classroom

Teaching Each Class:

I believe that the Bible is the absolute truth from the Index to last page of the maps. With that I am working extremely hard to ensure that the Bible is being taught to the best of my ability so that all students learn to love the Word of God and more importantly to learn to love the Lord.

All Bible classes have a curriculum designed and written just for them. I have spent many hours in study, research and prayer to create the very best curriculum for each class and for each student.

Each class is taught by using:

  • The Bible

  • Video

  • Music

  • Art

  • Speaking

  • Class Conversation

  • Writing

  • Journaling

  • Daily Devotionals

6th Grade: The Old Testament

7th Grade: The New Testament with the concentration on "The Gospels"

8th Grade: The New Testament

9th Grade: The Old Testament and The Kings of Israel

Class projects are a lot of fun.... well maybe a little more interesting...

Who is Teaching Your Students?

About me

Hello There... I'm Mrs. Bernstein. This is my first year at FOCA. However, without a doubt I know that God has placed me here at First Odessa Christian Academy and in West Texas. God opened so many doors to place my family and I right where he had planned for us to be.

I am married to my wonderful husband Blaine. Blaine is the Associate Pastor of Students at First Baptist Church of Monahans.

We have four beautiful, gifted and talented children Tancy 23, Tannah 20, Brennan 19, Bryce 17 and a soon to be Son-In-Law Blane who is engaged to our daughter Tannah. We also have a spoiled rotten fur baby. Our Peridoodle Dublin is definitely the center of all attention in our family.

I attended Cisco Junior College and then eventually graduated from Trinity Christian University with my degree in Biblical Studies. It took me a while to finish as I tried many professions before my heart led me to be a Bible Teacher. Teaching the Word of God is a love, passion, and my true calling. Teaching Bible to your children is one of the brightest spots in my life.

I enjoy journaling, including smash book journaling, teaching students along with my husband and his ministry. I also enjoy shopping, updating my planning, making wreathes, and decorating.

Some of my favorites are:

  • Color: Pink, Black, Yellow

  • Drink: Coconut Tea Zero, Diet Lemonade, V-8 Strawberry Lemonade, Diet Coke

  • Snack: Kettle Corn Popcorn, Chez Itz Snack Mix

  • Candy: Turtles, Reece's Pieces, Sour Gummies of any kind, Starburst, Skittles

  • Sports Team: FOCA Lions, Monahans Lobos

  • Music: Phil Wickham, Chris Tomlin, Hillsong, Kari Jobe, Elevation Worship, Matthew West, so basically any Christian Music.

  • Favorite Book of the Bible: Ruth.. can read it over and over

  • Favorite Stores: Hobby Lobby, Burkes, Marshalls, AtHome, Michaels

  • Favorite Places to Eat: Roadhouse, Cheddars, Cracker Barrel, Chipotle, McAlisters, Chic Fil A

  • Things I splurge on: My Nails, Make-Up, Clothes, Stickers for my Planner

  • Things I cannot get enough: Classroom supplies, colored pens, stamps, and anything pink for my classroom.