Math, Science, and History Tutor

Hello, my name is Caleb Williams,

I am from Yuma, AZ and I was homeschooled kindergarten through graduation. I am currently a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, here in Prescott. My major is Aerospace Engineering, I am a sophomore this year.

I graduated, homeschooled through high school, with a 3.9 GPA and I know the ins and outs of how homeshoolers work and how to work with them. I am equipped to tutor: math up to college calculus level 2, science including high school chemistry and physics up to college physics level 2, history from ancient Egypt to now, and I can even help with writing.

My hobbies include 3D digital design and leathercraft. If you would like some of my sample work I can send pictures. I would also be more than willing to teach a co-op style of class. 

Sincerely,

Caleb T. Williams

WilliamsCT@outlook.com

(928) 920-8430

Science, Literature, and History Class

Lydia Wimber, who lives in the heart of Prescott Valley (near the library), will be teaching a Science, Literature, and History Class in a one-room-school format. The majority of the students are in 1st-6th Grades. This is a class that has been following a curriculum for the past 2 years, so it will be going on its 3rd year. Students can join in at any time, but the teacher will teach the curriculum where they left off at the end of the school year. The curriculum is created by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, so, like other religious curriculums, sometimes combines secular and religious topics into the lessons. This curriculum can be taught to children who are not LDS, as the academic thoroughness of the curriculum is to be accounted for, and Mrs. Wimber can tailor the lessons to the needs of her class. If you are interested, please follow the links to learn more about the curriculum and contact Mrs. Wimber at jlwimber2@yahoo.com for more information.

From Mrs. Wimber:

I will continue to teach the Tuesday/ Thursday class for all ages. 8am-12pm. I would like to offer the classes for $80/month, depending on enrollment. This includes Lessons in the three subjects indicated above using an LDS based curriculum. You can check it out here:

LDS Homeschool Curriculum – The Family School Online

The price for this class includes most of the cost for the curriculum and any copies I need to make for it. You may be asked to send your child with a copy of the pages for the workbook for history. I spoke with some parents and we thought we could continue with the current curriculum for history which is “The Story of the World”. We would begin where we left of at the fall of Rome with the second volume of the series. This is a link to the workbook pages. You should shop around, though and you may find a better price elsewhere. This is also offered as a PDF download that you can print:

https://www.amazon.com/Story-World-Classical-Activity-Renaissance/dp/1933339136

Another option for history lessons that would not include purchase of the workbook is the LDS Homeschool Curriculum that I am using for the Science and the Literature classes. I already have access to the history portion as well and could use that for our history lessons. I would look through it and try to start the lessons where we left off with the other lesson.

Prescott Area Summer Camp Ideas for 2016*

Summer time can sure be a great way to give our kids the opportunity to attend a summer camp for a few days in something they really love (or something we would love for them to learn). It also can give homeschool moms a little bit of a break! (I’m sooo looking forward to summer, myself!) And summer camps can also be a fun thing for our kids to do with a neighborhood friend that normally goes to school…or with a favorite homeschool friend that lives across town.

Sport Camps:

If your child is interested in a specific sport, look up/contact the local leagues or businesses/studios for summer camp options. Yavapai Soccer, Prescott AYSO, Little League, Softball, Basketball Camp (in PV it’s through the County), Dance, Karate, Martial Arts, Golf. There really are too many options to mention here. But I’ll do my best.

Sport Camps at Prescott YMCA

Gymnastics Camp at Prescott YMCA

Embry Riddle has sport camps: Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball

Swimming Lessons at Mountain Valley Splash or YMCA

Academic Camps/Classes:

Yavapai College for Kids: Their classes include art, language, writing, technology, nature, science, cooking, photography, drama, filmmaking. Fantastic options for exploring interests or going into depth on already known interests.

Embry Riddle also has a variety of camps for teens in aeronautics and engineering. Even a helicopter class!!

Nature Camps:

Zoo Camp at Heritage Park Zoo (there are 6 different sessions)

All Children in the Woods

The Arts:

These places have had theater camps in the past: Prescott Center for the Arts and Footlight Productions (with Fusion of Movement)

Other Summer Fun Ideas:

A few years ago, I wrote this post for other Summer Fun ideas. But some ideas for Summer Fun include:

  • Harkins Summer Movie Series
  • Summer Library reading program with activities and shows at your local library (Prescott, PV, or CV)
  • Arts and Craft classes as JoAnn’s or Michael’s
  • The Spot, a Children’s Museum
  • Visiting local museums like the Smoki Museum, Phippen Art Museum, Sharlot Hall Museum, the Dewey museum, the museums in Jerome
  • Easy to difficult hikes (or some for mountain biking) like Watson Lake Riparian Preserve, hikes on Mingus Mountain, Thumb Butte, the Constellation Trails, the white dot trails at Watson, Pea Vine/Iron King Trail, Granite Mountain hike, the new hike up to the top of Glassford Hill, Salida Gulch, Indian Ruins trail near Lynx Lake
  • Day Trips to Phoenix, Sedona, Slide Rock State Park, Cottonwood, Fossil Creek, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff and all that those places have to offer
  • Spending an afternoon or morning at the lake: Watson Lake, Lynx Lake, Goldwater, Granite Basin, Mingus Mudhole, (Willow Lake…if you want to battle the bugs…Willow Lake is best for the trails, not the lake)

I hope with these Summer Fun Ideas you’ll have an enjoyably filled summer of learning, fun, relaxation, reading, and creativity!

* This list is definitely not comprehensive. In fact, PLEASE email me with other summer camps in the Prescott area. I will update this post periodically with additions. Please email me with the name of the Summer Camp and the website for more information, and the ages of kids the camp works with. prescotthshub@gmail.com 

Thank you!

Online Courses for Home School

Jennifer Tharp, of My Online High School, submitted the following information for a complete online homeschool experience.

Good afternoon!

I would like to share a great program with you that is perfect for homeschool students as well as co-op groups. Whether you work with your children in your home or in a group setting our courses are a great addition to what you’re currently doing.
I’ve attached a benefit sheet for additional details. Your child will be able to experience and learn the discipline needed to be successful in the next level of education in a supported environment.
If you’re running into a course that you’re not completely comfortable with or your student would benefit from being accountable to an outside instructor we’ll be a great fit!
Our courses can be taught by you or one of our highly trained instructors.
Please email me to request a detailed course listing for your review. We are always adding more courses….like our trade certification courses in Electrical, HVACR & Plumbing. Learning one of these skills means a job for life!
Feel free to email any questions you might have or for additional information. Our website for non-traditional learners is currently under construction.If anyone would like to see a demo, I can also provide the log in information for that. I look forward to hearing from you! Have a fabulous day!
Jennifer W Tharp

Director of Sales & Marketing
jtharp@myonlinehighschool.com
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News from The Spot

I just received an email from The Spot, a Children’s Museum, announcing that they are teaming up with the Arizona Science Center to bring more STEM learning opportunities at our local children’s museum. What a great way to spend a Friday morning! Or better yet, Friday afternoon when the toddlers are napping…because it beats the crowds on Saturday…

  the spot…a Child’s Museum: Exciting News!         February 2016                                                                                                             

on the spot news

the spot…a Child’s Museum’s mission is to provide interactive play experiences to stimulate curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving for children of all ages.

We are thrilled to announce an exciting addition to our museum programs!

Children’s Museum Alliance, Inc is joining with Arizona Science Center to increase STEM education opportunities in our own big backyard…our northern Arizona communities. We will be rolling out new programs and increasing hours for STEM exploration at the museum!

Starting February 19th we are adding to our regular schedule! The museum will now also be open each Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM so visitors may enjoy the many STEM+Arts exhibits and activities in the museum.

On Friday mornings we welcome Casey Crowley, MEd, a Professional Learning and Development Facilitator from Arizona Science Center. Friday afternoons we are pleased to continue with Stacy DeVeau, MEd STEM Educator from the University of Arizona-Yavapai Extension. Our other volunteers, all of whom are retired educators/professionals, are available on Saturdays from 1-5 PM and Sundays from 1:30-4:30 PM to assist in discovering the wonders of Quantum Quizzics!

Don’t forget to watch for upcoming announcements about future special events. Children’s Museum Alliance, Inc also works with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University staff and students to create unique educational experiences.  We are pleased to work with all of these quality institutions to bring STEM literacy into northern Arizona!

Join us at the best kept secret in Yavapai County – the spota Child’s Museum. Imagine the fun you will have!
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    New Hours:
     Friday             9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday        1 PM – 5 PM
Sunday          1:30 – 4:30 PM

Same great admission price: $3 per person ages 2 – 90 ( under 2 and over 90 are free
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We will be sharing our list of email addresses with Arizona Science Center, University of Arizona Yavapai Extension Office and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University so all of our visitors may receive up to date information about STEM education opportunities throughout the state. If you do not want your email shared, please send us a request in writing via museum@thespotmuseum.org by February 5, 2016 and we will remove you from these additional lists. You would continue to hear from us!

Thank you so much for your support!

Girl’s RockIt Days at Embry Riddle

Hi Homeschoolers,

Once again we at Embry-Riddle are presenting our Girls RockIt Days for both high-schoolers and middle-schoolers. We would like to invite you all to participate as we have had several home-schooled young women in the past and would like to reach out to more students in this group. Our High School event is September 10 and our fall Middle School event is September 22 (we have two additional middle-school events in the spring). Contact me at melanie.wilson@erau.edu for more information or to register your student(s).

Melanie Wilson

Here is a peak of the activities they did last Spring:

Girls RockIt Day

Spring, 2015

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Student Union Hangar

8-8:15 Check-in

8:30 Welcome Dr. Ayers/ Photo

9 – 11 Breakouts (see below) students choose one “track”

Global Interest: (Hangar)

  • Spy Camp (Global Security Program)
  • Global Business
  • Crash Lab
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Meteorology
  • Intro to AE, EE, ME, CE, SE
  • Propulsion
  • Jet Dragster
  • Space/Legos/Materials

11:00 Lunch (Hangar)

  • Student discussion tables
  • Study Abroad information

11:30 Rockets/Flightline

1:00 Flightline/Rockets

2:30 Evaluations/Departure