2018-19 Classes Line-up

sign-up-button-mdAll classes take place at 910 Orchard Drive in Bountiful unless otherwise indicated. Contact instructor to reserve a spot and for more details.  A $10 non-refundable deposit for each class is due by August 10, 2018 to secure your spot. PayPal to bountifulcreeksidelearning@gmail.com or e-mail for details on mailing a check. Phone or text: 317-645-7372


FOLK MUSIC
Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 PM, 9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29, Beginning to intermediate players ages 7+; Cost: $50
Instructor: June Crosby

“The voice of a particular people is often expressed through their folk music. The stories of heroes, of heartaches, of home and hearth, and other realities of life provide children with a common heritage of song through which they may approach life with joy and a sense of the brotherhood of man.”

Professional folk musician June Crosby will teach intermediate and beginning students of violin/fiddle, cello, guitar, and ukulele how to play and sing the various folk music traditions of America in a friendly and inspiring environment. Class will meet twice a month on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:00 PM in Bountiful on the following dates: 9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29 with a performance or two in early December. This is not just for kids! Create a culture of music in your home by playing together as a family. Parents welcome and encouraged to participate at no extra cost. Cost $50 per child. Space is limited. Please include student(s) name, age, and playing level when you contact bountifulcreeksidelearning@gmail.com to sign up.

Instructor Information:
June has played violin since age 8. Studied 4 years at Conservatory of Music in Zurich, Switzerland. Completed training in books 1 thru 10 of the Suzuki Method. Formed family band and toured Europe. Completed training in books 1 thru 3 of the Mark O’Connor Method. Member of Salt Lake Symphony for over 20 years. Fiddle player with Bar-K Wranglers over 10 years. Plays with Silver Creek Band, Country Blue Folk Band, and the Scandi Band of SLC.

 

OPERA BY CHILDREN & ODYSSEY OF THE MIND
Wednesdays, Starting 9/5/18, 2:15 PM-3:30 PM, ages 8-12, $90-140/child/year, 18 weeks
Mentor: Ann Matthews, Utah Festival Opera Professionals

Using the incredible professional resources available through the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theater, children come together to create their own opera! They’ll have the chance to learn to persevere through the writing process, persist as they work together to reach a goal, produce an authentic work of art, and perform to demonstrate their talents, skills and achievement. Over the course of the year, children will develop a storyline, write a libretto, write and record a score (enabled by the assistance of a professional composer), create scenery, costumes, and blocking, rehearse the production and finally perform short opera, entirely of their own creation.

The weekly process will be facilitated by Ann Matthews, an experienced educator who has been through this program before with her own classroom of students. Professional assistants from Utah Festival Opera will visit to assist production during key times.

As part of the weekly experience, we will be using the creative problem-solving resources provided by Odyssey of the Mind to encourage teamwork, hone critical thinking skills, and get creative juices flowing! Those interested in forming competitive teams for Odyssey of the Mind in Spring 2019 will be given encouragement and resources to do so.

(Ann is a graphic designer, writer, seamstress, and certified teacher who loves podcasts and books that make her think and expand her views of the world.)

DIG DEEP–Science for Teens

When: Starting 9/4/18, Tuesdays, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, ages 12 +, $175 per semester, 13 weeks
Mentor: Lance Conrad

This weekly class will be a great complement to your science studies at home. Over the course of the year (approximately 26 class sessions) we’ll cover topics in geology, chemistry, biology, meteorology, physics and astronomy. A combination of weekly creativity and problem-solving challenges, reading, lecture, field study, demonstrations, labs, and student projects will feed your child’s curiosity and help him or her learn accountability, group work and presentation skills. Students will read two “living books” each semester that will allow them to explore areas of personal interest and will present two in-class projects each semester that can be catered to their learning style. Contact: Lance Conrad, conradlit@gmail.com OR Kara Kisby, bountifulcreeksidelearning@gmail.com (Lance is an author, motivational speaker, kitchen scientist, and jack-of-many-trades whose love of knowledge and learning is infectious.)

GLADIATOR MATH & INVESTIGATOR SCIENCE–Math & Science Foundations for Big Kids
When: Starting 9/4/18, Tuesdays, 12:45 PM-3:00 PM, ages 8-12, $200 per semester, 13 weeks
Mentor: Lance Conrad

This weekly class will give your older children a setting in which to hone their mathematical and scientific thinking, feed their curiosity, and understand the planet they live on. Through competitive and cooperative games as well as speed and accuracy exercises, students will strengthen basic arithmetic skills. Using problem-solving challenges, demonstrations, field study, labs, hands-on projects, and occasional readings, students will explore various science topics and gain a solid understanding of the scientific method. Likely units will include electricity and circuits, science of survival (meteorology, astronomy, botany, physiology), physics of weapons, inventions and engineering, microbiology, and chemistry of food. Contact: Lance Conrad, conradlit@gmail.com OR Kara Kisby, bountifulcreeksidelearning@gmail.com (Lance is an author, motivational speaker, kitchen scientist, and jack-of-many-trades whose love of knowledge and learning is infectious.)

Math Lab 
When: Starting 9/4/18, Tuesdays, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM, ages 12+, $90 per semester, 13 weeks 
Tutors: Lance Conrad, Kara Kisby

This will be a dedicated time each week to bring the math you are currently working on, focus on it for the hour, get questions answered and motivation for the next week. Student brings his own materials/curriculum, sets a weekly work goal and is accountable for it each week. Maximum 4 students/tutor. We will open up as many spots as we can find tutors (parents, get in touch if you could help with this). Contact: Lance Conrad, conradlit@gmail.com OR Kara Kisby, bountifulcreeksidelearning@gmail.com (Lance is an author, motivational speaker, kitchen scientist, and jack-of-many-trades whose love of knowledge and learning is infectious.)

BIZTOWN PREP–Business/Civics/Economics/Entrepreneurship for ages 10-12
Cost: $10 for classes and field trip (or less if parent is willing to help teach)
Class Times: TBA
Field Trip Date: November 20, 2018

SEND AN E-MAIL with names and ages if you’d like to reserve a spot in any classes. bountifulcreeksidelearning@gmail.com

2017-18 Classes Line-Up

sign-up-button-mdAll classes take place in the vicinity of Bountiful High School. Contact instructor for more details. Fill out this form to reserve a spot. A $10 non-refundable deposit for each class is due by August 1, 2017 to secure your spot. PayPal to bountifulcreeksidelearning@gmail.com or e-mail for details on mailing a check.


Voyagers to Eureka! Math (THURSDAYS, 9:30-11:30, ages 10+, Instructor: Jennifer Lunceford, Cost $168/12 weeks, $336/all year, class-size maximum: 8) Another 12-week session will be held in the Winter/Spring semester, same cost and number of weeks. Class full. Waiting list.

Come on an amazing math quest to discover intriguing places and ancient peoples and their victories in mathematics and science.  Share understanding while engaging in hands on activities that invite in-depth reasoning and questioning.  Develop skills to effectively communicate and make connections in history, science and art. Prerequisites: Basic computational skills, completion of 5th grade math. Weekly homework. Contact: Jennifer Lunceford, auntjiff@gmail.com (Jennifer has both teaching and law degrees, lots of teaching experience, and has a passion for teaching math in a deep and engaging way to kids.)

 


Writer’s Workshop (THURSDAYS, 12:30-2:30 pm, ages 10+, Instructor: Marcee Monroe Ludlow, Cost $168/12 weeks, $336/all year, class-size maximum: 12) Another 12-week session will be held in the Winter/Spring semester, same cost and number of weeks. Class full. Waiting list.

Gain confidence and excitement as a writer as we write in the narrative, expository, and persuasive genres. We’ll have fun revising, talking about audience, and polishing paragraphs. Diagnose your own grammar ills and take home your own Writer’s Toolbox to help fix your writing in, out, and beyond class. Weekly writing assignments and some reading. Encouraged to complete a short, daily journal prompt. Contact: Marcee Ludlow, anonaly@gmail.com (Marcee Monroe Ludlow graduated from BYU with a degree in English and an emphasis in Creative Writing and received an MA from University of Texas at Austin in English and Rhetoric with a focus on teaching writing. She has taught writing at BYU, UT, and the College of Southern Idaho. She has taught many different subjects to many ages and in many capacities as a homeschool mom, a co-op teacher, and a community education instructor. Her heart belongs to the middle school age group.)


Field Trip Biology/Microbiology (TUESDAYS, 10 am-12 pm, ages 11+, Instructor: Lance Conrad, Cost $168/12 weeks, $336/all year, class-size maximum: 12) Another 12-week session will be held in the Winter/Spring semester (Field Trip Physics & Field Trip Chemistry), same cost and number of weeks. Class full. Waiting list.

The perfect weekly meet-up to complement your life science studies at home and inspire your child. Second, fourth, and sixth week classes will be field trips. We’ll focus on botany, human anatomy, cell science, microorganisms, and lab practices. Weekly memorization (key concepts and terms) and reading assignments. Parent transportation help required on at least one field trip. Contact: Lance Conrad, conradlit@gmail.com OR Kara Kisby, bountifulcreeksidelearning@gmail.com (Lance is an author, motivational speaker, kitchen scientist, and jack-of-many-trades whose love of knowledge and learning is infectious.)


Cultural, Situational, and Environmental Awareness (TUESDAYS, 12:30-2:30 pm, ages 11+, Instructor: Lance Conrad, Cost $168/12 weeks, $336/all year, class-size maximum: 12) Another 12-week session was held in the Fall semester (Geography & World Awareness/America’s Wars), same cost and number of weeks.

Trainees will be progressing through a whole range of life and interpersonal skills throughout the semester, from having famous quotes and quips at the ready, to gaining confidence in social situations, to understanding the psychology of and best course of action in a dangerous situation, to harnessing what nature provides for survival. We’ll learn how to read the signs in our immediate geography, consider the technologies and social systems of various civilizations, and increase our cultural literacy as we consider the best that humanity has produced in philosophy, art, and literature. Get ready to consider, compete, and conquer! There will be some memorization and reading challenges, a few take-home projects and some in-class presentations. Contact: Lance Conrad, conradlit@gmail.com OR Kara Kisby, bountifulcreeksidelearning@gmail.com (Lance is an author, motivational speaker, kitchen scientist, and jack-of-many-trades whose love of knowledge and learning is infectious.)


Thursday Electives

Group Sports & Games Instructor: Kara Kisby (Thursdays, 10 am-11:30 am, ages 7+, 8/24 Basketball; 8/31 Badminton; 9/7 Kickball, 5/3 TBD, 5/10 TBD, 5/17 TBD $5 supply fee + $5/session, session fee waived if parent stays & plays)

Forest School Instructor: Kara Kisby (Thursdays, 10 am-11:30 am, ages 8+, 9/14 Games & Building; 9/21 Games & Ecology; 9/28 Games & Arts & Crafts, $30 for 3 weeks)

Art Adventures Instructor: Skye Rosdahl (Thursdays, 10 am-12 pm, ages 8+, 10/5, 10/12, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, cost $84)

Drawing Instructor: Skye Rosdahl (Thursdays, 2:45-4:00 pm, ages 10+, 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 10/26; cost $35)

Service Days (Thursdays, 10 am-11:30 am, ages 8+, 11/30 Manna Bags; 12/7 Elderly Visits, contributions of time and supplies welcome)

Music, Movement, & Memorization Instructor: Julia Jennings (Thursdays, 10 am-11:30 am, ages 7+, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/12, 4/19: cost $65)

Contact: Kara Kisby, bountifulcreeksidelearning@gmail.com


sign-up-button-mdAll classes take place in the downtown Bountiful area. Contact specific class instructor for more details. Fill out this form to reserve a spot. A $10 non-refundable deposit for each class is due by August 1, 2017 to secure your spot. PayPal to bountifulcreeksidelearning@gmail.com or e-mail for details on mailing a check.

A stick is a whole toolbox…

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These musings by G.K. Chesterton reminded me of boys and springtime, and the wonderful thing that is imagination.

“All little boys, it may be noticed, like to possess a stick more almost than any other object, and in this, as in most things, little boys are very subtle sages. The stick is an abstraction; it is the straight line of Euclid; it is the primary principle of rigidity and direction. The stick is the backbone of the other structures; of the gun, the umbrella, the telescope, the spade, and the spear. Now the child, wishing for liberty and variety, wisely avoids realism, and clings to abstraction. If you have a telescope you cannot (without a violent effort) think it an umbrella. It were idle to look through a spade to find any of the emotions of a telescope. But if you have the plain bar or rod that is the rudimentary shape of all of them you can (if you are young enough) feel as if you possessed them all, and could take each of them in turn off its hook. A stick is a whole tool-box and a whole armoury. Nay, a stick is sometimes a stable. You can call it a horse and bestride it, and ride along country roads with the most mettlesome leaps and caracoles. I propose to do so in a few minutes.”

~G.K. Chesterton: Daily News, Oct. 23, 1909.

Automotive Workshop

The automotive workshop was great! Thanks to O’Reilly Auto Parts for letting us use their parking lot. The kids learned all of the basic parts of an engine, learned to check and change oil and air filters, practiced using jacks and rotated four tires. They worked hard, learned a lot, and were serious grease monkeys afterwards! We meet next week, 7/19, for another hike focusing on edible and medicinal plants.

Bountiful Hike

 

IMG_3937We had a great hike last week up the mountains behind Bountiful. We tracked deer, sheep/elk?, dogs, and humans, practiced building fires, collected and ate some things from our surroundings, learned how to effectively arrange a campsite, signal for help, repel mosquitoes, find water and more.

Creekside Summer

We had a great day at the beautiful Waterfall Canyon trail in Ogden on Tuesday. We were able to learn some first aid–some simulated, some real–and all slept well that night! Next workshop is on June 21 in Bountiful where we’ll be learning various crafts–woodcarving, sculpting, painting, etc.

Ring-Tailed Lemur

az_ringtailed_lemurAfter my adventures in southeast Asia, I sailed west to Madagascar to see what different animals I could find there. It turns out that three-fourths of the animals and plants there are found nowhere else in the world! With all the unique species, I’m a little worried that they might go extinct because of people that are clearing trees for farming. I noticed near a farmhouse that there was good, rich red ground for farming. But I wasn’t there for the crops. I was there to go hang gliding and see all the other animals if I could. I took off near the seashore and flew over some wooded areas. I saw ring-tailed lemurs jumping around in the trees! I noticed that they used their tails for balance so they could jump from branch to branch. Maybe after this I should invent a tree pogo stick so I could join the lemurs in their jumping. Assuming I land safely, I’ll be heading across the Mozambique Channel to see some large cats in Africa.

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