Laura Whorley


I have been a nurse for 15 years. Two very opposite and amazing girls & a sweet pup call me Mom. My hobbies are attempting to grow things, crafts & cooking. As a child, I wanted two things when I grew up: 1) to be a farmer’s wife & 2) to be a missionary. I am far from a farmer’s wife, but we do have chickens & a garden…so that’s close-ish. As far as being a missionary goes, I have not travelled to far off lands and embraced the language & culture in effort to show God’s love to others. Nope. I have stayed home. In the past, I worked as a camp counselor at a Christian summer camp (long, long ago) & taught Sunday school. Most recently, I am enjoying learning more about God and the life He desires for me to live. I do believe that my mission field is at home - homeschooling – as instructed by God.

Creative Writing

GRADES 5-8

Course Description:

Monday: 11:00 A.M. - 11:55 A.M.

Learn to break down the elements that go into successful imaginative works through gentle weekly assignments designed to make students more aware of language, and more confident in their own ingenuity, while strengthening their vocabulary and allowing them to express themselves on paper. The class is divided into two semesters: 1) Story Writing where legends and folklore are used to teach point of view, characterization, plotting, and other vital skills & 2) Poetry using classic poetry to serve as a model for the student’s own original poems.

Required Text: The Creative Writer, Level One: Five Finger Exercise by Boris Fishman & Published by The Well-Trained Mind Press

Supplies: Notebook/Binder & pen during class. At home, access to a dictionary & thesaurus

Minimum: 5 students

Maximum: 8 students

Cost: $55/month for 9 months