2017 Creekside Classes

Below is a description of the classes happening through Creekside January-May. E-mail bountifulcreeksidelearning@gmail.com with questions or to reserve a spot in any of the classes.

IEW Writing

Mondays 10 AM-12 PM

Instructor: Marisa Sharpe

Target group: 3rd-6th grade girls & boys, ages 8-12

Cost: $60/month

IEW curriculum teaches simple techniques which will quickly improve the quality of writing including organization, vocabulary, grammar, and research. A solid foundation in writing is valuable in essays, college admissions, job applications, employment, and writing a creative story just for FUN!  There will be time given in class each week to write, but students will need to spend time at home writing as well.  Homework is mandatory. In many classes, we will share excerpts from our writing so students must come to class prepared.

Marisa holds a masters degree in education, homeschools her children, and has taught in classroom settings for over ten years.

Mystery Science & LEGO-class full

Mondays 12:30 PM-2 PM

Instructor: Kara Kisby

Target group: 3rd-6th grade girls and boys, ages 8-12

Cost: $30/month

Explore a science mystery each week and get hands-on in understanding the science principles. Lessons this semester will cover water, weather, geologic processes, as well as one life science unit.

LEGO time consists of a guided LEGO activity in story building, engineering, or math, followed by LEGO freeplay time.

Kara has a biology teaching degree, homeschools her children, loves trees and gardening, and has taught in various classroom settings.

Project Days & Field Trips

Instructors: Lance Conrad, Lee Olsen, Kara Kisby

Target group: boys, ages 8-13

Cost: $110/semester or $30/project

Project Days: A chance to get hands-on and brains-on as we create, innovate, and tinker! 9 AM-1 PM. 

Thursday, 1/19: Physics

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Thursday in May: Field Day

Field Trips: Aimed at increasing understanding and appreciation for Utah’s natural features and history.

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Gladiator Math

Thursdays 9:30 AM-11 AM, 12 weeks

Instructor: Lance Conrad

Target group: boys, ages 12-14

Cost: $125/semester

A weekly session of fast-paced games (focusing on basic arithmetic speed and accuracy), exercises (focusing on prealgebra and algebra), and competitions, geared at a 6th-8th grade math level.

Lance is a local author, motivational speaker, and lover of learning. He has taught many different students many different subjects in many different settings. 

Literature, Language, & Lunch

Thursdays 11:15 AM-12:45 PM, 12 weeks

Instructor: Lance Conrad

Target group: boys, ages 12-14

Cost: $125/semester

This will be a weekly meet-up to discuss poetry and other literature, work on some delivery skills, increase vocabulary, and enjoy lunch together. There will be a short assignment each week. Our focus this semester will be Norse mythology, Shakespeare’s Henry V, and one full-length novel.

Lance is a local author, motivational speaker, and lover of learning. He has taught many different students many different subjects in many different settings, including writing and public speaking.

Chemistry

Thursdays 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, 16 weeks

Instructor: Lance Conrad

Target group: boys, ages 12-14

Cost: $225/semester

A continuation of chemistry from fall, we will get hands-on understanding water, solubility and solutions, bonding, and building on our knowledge of the periodic table and acids and bases.

Lance is a local author, motivational speaker, and lover of learning. He has taught many different students many different subjects in many different settings, including college-level chemistry.