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2023 CLASSES: Building Challenge (All Ages)

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Class Description

Every month you receive a set of building materials that challenges you to build something. Examples include: a super tall building, a bridge, Rube Goldburg Machine (a chain reaction–type machine), a famous landmark, a marble run, a rocket out of look alikes (Look-Alikes are books by Joan Steiner, who creates dioramas made up of everyday objects), etc.


Your family will build the specified object and share it on zoom, while learning about the topic. For example, if we are making bridges, I will teach about famous bridges around the world.


The building materials will vary, from Legos, to a collection of materials provided, to household items, to unique building sets I provide.

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
- Benjamin Franklin -
Meet The Teacher

Hello! I'm Susan Bacon, director of Franklin School. I have a B.S. in Education with a minor in Gifted Education. I'm a state certified teacher with 5 years public school teaching experience and 35 years of working with students. Through private tutoring, teaching homeschool classes, and working with homeschooling families I have found that my greatest joy in life is helping students find their own unique way of learning.

After working as a cover school coordinator for 5 years I founded Franklin School. I saw a need to provide families with a more creative learning experience with a larger variety of activities. As director of Franklin School these past 20 years I have offered homeschooling families curriculum assistance, transcripts, a lending library, activities, classes, field trips, parent workshops, and many other homeschooling amenities. 

As a certified and very experienced teacher my goal is to assist parents by offering support in all areas of homeschooling and to help enrich each student’s educational adventure by offering a variety of classes. 

Schedule and Fees
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Enrolled families: $60 class fee

10:00am–11:00am - Wednesday, once a month on Zoom

1  zoom meeting a month, with projects to do at home

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