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.
Caleb T. Williams
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 email@example.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:
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:
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.
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.
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
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!!
Zoo Camp at Heritage Park Zoo (there are 6 different sessions)
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Tharp, of My Online High School, submitted the following information for a complete online homeschool experience.
My boys love science experiments. Especially my 9yo. I just need to show him this picture, and he will likely do it. Looks easy enough! I hope you go for it, too!
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…