Fall Festival

We enjoyed a gorgeous autumn day for our fall festival. Crafts, stories, poetry, live music, engineering challenges, the festival store, an obstacle course, and delicious treats made for a wonderful afternoon.

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Math at Farmington Cemetery

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Creekside students and siblings enjoyed a beautiful fall day at the cemetery. They completed a mathematical scavenger hunt, finding unique dates, shapes, and images. The Farmington Cemetery is full of fascinating grave markers! The oldest birthdate found was 1791.


Congratulations to all of our contest entrants on observing and capturing the beauty and life at Creekside!

Prize for Best Overall goes to Emmalee!


Honorable mentions go to Spencer, Nate, and Meghan.

Category: Alive!


Category: Shapes in Nature


Category: Seeing the Unseen



Check out the gallery in the previous post to see all of the amazing images. Thanks for your participation, everyone!

Open House

130625105742-open-house-week3-horizontal-galleryMark your calendars for the Creekside Learning

Open House!

Thursday, August 13th, 11:30-2:30 PM

Homeschooling open house at Creekside Learning in Bountiful. All are welcome, regardless of interest in Creekside classes. Activities to include:

  • Free maker workshop (simple motors)
  • Curriculum Swap/Sale
  • Nature Photography Contest
  • Nature Scavenger Hunt
  • Mini Farmers’ Market
  • Creekside Classes & Adventure informaiton
  • Blackberry Lemonade & Cookies
  • Get to know other homeschoolers

    Drop by for a few minutes or pack a lunch and stay a while. We’d love to see you there! RSVP to bountifulcreeksidelearning@gmail.com for directions. Fill out form below to register for the free workshop.

The School of Wonder

naturalchildI enjoyed this post over at Story Warren, reminding me to use these glorious summer days to cultivate in myself and my children our infinite capacity for wonder.

“The world is fairly studded and strewn with pennies cast broadside by a generous hand. But- and this is the point- who gets excited by a mere penny? But if you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted in pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days.”

–Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek