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.)


Geography & World Awareness/America’s Wars (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 will be held in the Winter/Spring semester, same cost and number of weeks. Class full. Waiting list.

The first half of the semester will give students a broad view of world geographical features, as well as trends, patterns, and conflicts affecting the world’s geopolitical scene today. Participation in the 10/28 Davis County Geography Bee will be encouraged. The second six weeks will be spent studying the big picture of the USA’s wars from the 1700s to the present. Weekly memorization and reading challenges, as well as weekly research topics and 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 8+, 8/24 Basketball; 8/31 Badminton; 9/7 Kickball, $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, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 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)

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.

Posted by: OFFICER FAUNA

Sledding in Public Parks

sledding_holmdell don’t think that sledding should be banned in public parks. My reasons for saying this are:

  1. Parks are public so they are made for everybody to use. So if the city is worried, they should put up a sign listing the rules similar to that of a playground. They could also employ someone to watch that the rules are being kept, like a lifeguard at the beach.
  2. Sledding gives children an opportunity to get away from the television or computer and allows them to be active.
  3. Sledding helps to provide bonds in families and it gives families fun active activities. It is affordable.

Posted by: JAMES HALL