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.

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Year-long Writing Classes

Lydia Wimber, who lives in the heart of Prescott Valley (near the library), will be teaching 3 writing classes for several age groups out of her home. She is a trained instruction with the IEW (The Institute of Excellence in Writing) curriculum and will be using that. For more information, please email her at jlwimber2@yahoo.com.

Class 1: Advanced US History/Constitution IEW writing Class

For Middle School aged kids, preferably Grades 7-9.

Mon/Wed @ 8:00 am- 9:30 at the Montes home: Prices $60/Month [Semester 1= 15 weeks @ $300, Semester 2= 16 Weeks @ $310] This will be a two day a week US History/Constitution class for advanced writing class. This class will be for those who have been writing with the IEW style and have taken the beginning US history class. We will continue the US history lessons from the explorers through modern times using the IEW curriculum book Advanced US History -student book only (link below). We will also be including some Grammar with this class using the Easy Grammar Plus book (see link for a possible purchase site)

Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons [Student Book only]

https://www.amazon.com/Easy-Grammar-Plus-Student-Workbook/dp/0936981148

Class 2: Intermediate Medieval History IEW writing Class

For later elementary age kids, preferably Grades 4-6.

Wednesday from 10:00-11:30 at my house. The Cost will be $30 a month for 31 weeks or $150 for the 1st semester (15 weeks) and $160 for the second semester (16 weeks) We will be using the IEW textbook for Medieval history (link below). We will also continue (and review) Grammar using the Grammar book from last year. Easy Grammar Grade 3 (link below)

Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons [Student Book only]

Class 3: Early Level Bible Heroes IEW Writing Class

For early elementary age kids, preferably Grades 1-3.

Monday from 10:00-11:30 at my house. The cost will be $30 a month for 31 weeks or $150 for the first semester (15 weeks) and $160 for the second semester (16 weeks) This will be a very slow introduction course for the IEW method. We will be introducing this writing method to the students and helping them to take notes using the KWO method using bible stories as reading material. Let me know if you would like me to include a grammar lesson with this level. There is a grammar curriculum at IEW called Fix-It Grammar you could check out. Let me know if you would like this to be included.

Bible Heroes Writing Lessons

*NOTE* If you follow the links to the IEW curriculum, you may want to search around for a better price for this textbook. I was able to find many of these at a clearance price. Sometimes this means the book will be an old version, but I can work with this. 

Sharlot Hall Museum Day Camp

Take a Trip Back in Time

Sharlot Hall Museum Day Camp

Dates:  July 26 and 27   9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Try 19th century children’s activities, learn about ranch life and pan for gold during two days of fun and discovery at the Sharlot Hall Museum.  Other activities include archery, churning butter and a scavenger hunt in museum exhibits. 

Ages:  7-11

Price:  $50,  $45/museum members

 Limited to twenty children; register soon because spaces fill up quickly.

Call or email Mary Melcher (928-445-3122, ext. 29 or marym@sharlot.org) for a registration form.

Nature Research Project: Spots Still Available

Interested in spending time in nature with your family? Fran Haynes is still looking for families to join her nature events at Watson Woods (for more info, check out the post here). There are a few spots still open, especially on June 18th! She’s opened the events to families that have children 7 and up, so if you like to spend time in nature with your family check out her website below! The time commitment consists of one event for about 2hrs. That’s it! There will be snacks and opportunities to interact with other families from the community. It’s going to be a blast! Hope to see you there!

http://prescottfamiliesinnature.weebly.com/

Sewin’ Time Classes

Yesterday, we were at the PV public library to sign up for the Summer Reading Program and participate in the activities. My kids are crazy motivated to read! This is amazing!* While we were there, I ran into a fellow homeschooling mom who I’ve run into before. 🙂 She let me know that she teaches sewing classes and asked if I could post about them. She is interested in teaching several classes. So if you have a group you know of and want to set something up with her, or if your child (or you!) wants to join a class, send her an email with your contact info and she’ll work something out with you!

WEEKLY CLASSES

Kids 6-12, teens, or adults will enjoy a one hour class each week. Class size is limited to four students to allow sufficient instructor attention. Students will purchase a $35 pattern package which contains roughly 10 projects. One pattern package will last each student about 9-10 months. Once they complete that package they are ready to move to the next level. Teens and adults have their own specialized pattern packages.

CAMPS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

This is a great way to jump start you or your child’s sewing skills. Camps are fun! Most camps consist of two half days of creating, learning, and laughing. They also allow for a larger class size. At the end of the camp, you may go home with something to wear, a backpack, or even a matching outfit for an American Girl Doll and you!

CONTACT:

Sherri Smith

sewintime@hotmail.com

Prescott Valley

 

 

*You can sign your kids up for the library’s SRP online. Just go here.

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!

Families in Nature Research Project

A fellow Prescott College graduate student, Fran Haynes, is working on a research project about how families experience nature together. She’s looking for a variety of people from the Prescott/PV/Chino Valley area that are willing to participate in her project. Check out her flyer with the details below. If you are interested, contact her directly via the information provided. Or visit her website to sign up directly there.

(I’ve got a 10yo son who is very interested in nature…)

Research Participants Flyer