CLASS CATALOGUE Fall 2019

(GRADES K–5)

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MONDAY CLASSES (9 WEEKS)


Celebration Education - The Magic Of...

A Magical Year Inspired By Harry Potter 

Monday, 9:00 – 11:00 am (9 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, (no class 30), Oct. 7, (no class 14, 21), 28, Nov. 4, (no class 11), 18, (no Class 25), Dec. 2, 9      

Grades K - 2

Join us for a collection of topics of scientific, artistic, cultural, and historic importance including  the history of magic and the magic of storytelling, spoken and written technologies, poetry, ancient languages, castles and architecture, habitats, biomes, bugs, and reptiles, herbology and magizoology, mammals, caring for life on earth, energy and resources. Celebration Education classes delve into Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics,

TEACHER: Karen Golden (this program was created by Heather Martinson. For more information, please visit: CelebrationEducation.com

SEMESTER FEE: $295


Theatre Lab Junior: The Drama Of History

Monday, 9:00 – 10:00 am (9 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, (no class 30), Oct. 7, (no class 14, 21), 28, Nov. 4, (no class 11), 18, (no Class 25), Dec. 2, 9      

Grades 3 - 5

 

The Theatre Lab Junior provides an opportunity for students in grades 3 - 5 to explore concepts and key events in human history through the performing arts.  A fully integrated social studies curriculum, literature, writing, poetry, reading comprehension, improvisation, visual arts, and audio-visual materials are fundamental components of the learning experience.  Students create theatre pieces, write creatively, interpret scripts, poems, and stories, incorporate personal experiences, debate ideas, and work with a myriad of interactive and dynamic tools for exploring and comprehending challenging ideas in history. 

Each year, the Theatre Lab Junior focuses on a specific historic theme or concept.   The focus for Theatre Lab Junior 2019-20 is "Explorers of the Universe!"  We will spend this year learning about explorers throughout history using theatre and the performing arts to provide a rich, creative experience where students immerse themselves in the lives of the people whose explorations transformed our world.

Theatre Lab Junior includes a literature-based reading list of short novels and picture books as we explore the adventures of explorers such as the Vikings, Marco Polo, Columbus, Magellan, Lewis and Clark, Amelia Earhart, and the astronauts of Apollo 11.  In the Theatre Lab Junior, students live history!

TEACHER: Heidi Joyce

SEMESTER FEE: $240


Ping Pong

Monday, 11:15am – 12:15 pm (9 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, (no class 30), Oct. 7, (no class 14, 21), 28, Nov. 4, (no class 11), 18, (no Class 25), Dec. 2, 9      

All Ages

Students will learn the basic rules of table tennis, as well as various techniques (proper grasp of the racket, forehand stroke, backhand stroke, etc). They will play competitive games, and have monthly tournaments. 
Besides being an educational sport, table tennis is engaging, enjoyable, and fun. This class is a great opportunity for students to exercise while taking a break from their studies. 

TEACHER: Bella Livshin, Gilbert Table Tennis Center

SEMESTER FEE:  $180

Orff - Schulwerk Music

Monday, 11:15 – 12:15 pm (9 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, (no class 30), Oct. 7, (no class 14, 21), 28, Nov. 4, (no class 11), 18, (no Class 25), Dec. 2, 9     

Grades K -2

These joyous and energetic music classes encourage children to improvise and explore their own musical ideas.  The Orff-Schulwerk method of teaching children about music engages their mind and body through a mixture of singing, dancing, acting and the use of specially designed percussion instruments (drums, xylophones, glockenspiels, and all kinds of world percussion). Created by composer Carl Orff (Carmina Burana) and Gunild Keetman, Orff-Schulwerk emphasizes creativity, self-expression and composition as well as enhancing cooperation and collaboration. Just as every child can learn to read and write words, so can every child learn music.  

TEACHER: Heidi Joyce

SEMESTER FEE:  $250

Everybody Can Draw

Monday, 12:15pm – 1:15 pm (9 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, (no class 30), Oct. 7, (no class 14, 21), 28, Nov. 4, (no class 11), 18, (no Class 25), Dec. 2, 9      

Grades 4 and up

People often tell me that they cannot draw. My answer is always the same: “Everybody can draw. You first need to learn how to see.” When you learn to play an instrument, you learn to identify the sound of the notes and you should practice often to become good. That is the same with drawing. We will begin by learning the science of drawing…perspective. Then we will learn to identify how light gives objects dimension and begin to work with tonal range. Once we have confidence in our ability to see with perspective and lighting, we will experiment with different drawing techniques, such as hatching and cross hatching, stippling, and blending. Other topics we will explore are composition, line quality, and texture. Each student will be given a sketchbook and will be expected to draw in it regularly outside of class. I will give easy homework assignments, reinforcing what we learned in class, that can be completed in their sketchbook.

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal

SEMESTER FEE: $240

 

Ping Pong

Monday, 12:15pm – 1:15 pm (9 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, (no class 30), Oct. 7, (no class 14, 21), 28, Nov. 4, (no class 11), 18, (no Class 25), Dec. 2, 9      

All Ages

Students will learn the basic rules of table tennis, as well as various techniques (proper grasp of the racket, forehand stroke, backhand stroke, etc). They will play competitive games, and have monthly tournaments. 
Besides being an educational sport, table tennis is engaging, enjoyable, and fun. This class is a great opportunity for students to exercise while taking a break from their studies. 

TEACHER: Bella Livshin, Gilbert Table Tennis Center

SEMESTER FEE: $180

Orff - Schulwerk Music

Monday, 12:15 – 1:15 pm (9 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, (no class 30), Oct. 7, (no class 14, 21), 28, Nov. 4, (no class 11), 18, (no Class 25), Dec. 2, 9      

Grades 3 -5


These joyous and energetic music classes encourage children to improvise and explore their own musical ideas.  The Orff-Schulwerk method of teaching children about music engages their mind and body through a mixture of singing, dancing, acting and the use of specially designed percussion instruments (drums, xylophones, glockenspiels, and all kinds of world percussion). Created by composer Carl Orff (Carmina Burana) and Gunild Keetman, Orff-Schulwerk emphasizes creativity, self-expression and composition as well as enhancing cooperation and collaboration. Just as every child can learn to read and write words, so can every child learn music.  

TEACHER: Heidi Joyce

SEMESTER FEE: $250

Professor Egghead - Explorers

Monday, 12:15 – 1: 15 pm (9 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, (no class 30), Oct. 7, (no class 14, 21), 28, Nov. 4, (no class 11), 18, (no Class 25), Dec. 2, 9     

Grades K - 3

Strap on your gear, get on your binoculars, and join the Egghead Explorer Squad as we fizz, pop, mix, and experiment our way around the Earth! As Egghead Explorers, students will make a sundial to keep track of the time, a flashlight to see in the dark, fake tar pits, fossils, volcanoes, snow, magnetic bumper cars, and tons more. The best part? They get to take it all home! All Eggheads will also  get their Explorer ID card, authorizing them to use real science to explore the globe. At the end of the session, students will receive an Egghead Explorer Degree.

TEACHER: Professor Egghead Staff

SEMESTER FEE: $240

Math Circle: Grades 3 - 5 

Monday, 12:15 – 1:15 pm (9 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, (no class 30), Oct. 7, (no class 14, 21), 28, Nov. 4, (no class 11), 18, (no Class 25), Dec. 2, 9      

Grades 3 - 5

The math program at CLP is supported by LAMC, Los Angeles Math Circle, a Sunday math school for mathematically inclined children run by UCLA Department of Mathematics. LAMC curriculum covers all the levels from K to 12. We use the LAMC curriculum to tailor our classes to the needs and mathematical backgrounds of our students. The topics we cover are either missing from, or are not covered in depth, in the standard U.S. school curriculum. Our instructors are trained by the LAMC personnel. The CLP math program not only prepares our students for college, but it also shows that math is one of the most beautiful and entertaining human activities, with the same level of creativity as poetry and music.

To see samples of the CLP Math Circle Courses from the previous year, please click on the following link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/01fakoixq3ef5qw/AAAli-FH7DUGHI7EAgtS0hNBa?dl=0

* Creative Learning Place prides itself on close cooperation with UCLA. The Mathematics program at CLP was founded and is supported by Dr. Oleg Gleizer, the Mathematics Department Chair at Geffen Academy, an on-campus UCLA middle and high school. 

* Interestingly enough, Math preparedness or extensive knowledge are not necessary components of a successful Math Circle. Having said that, it should be acknowledged that the Math Circle is not a substitution for a sequential math curriculum. We encourage our students to study sequential math separately.

Solving logical problems during the course will demonstrate the beauty of mathematics and prepare children for math competitions, such as Math Kangaroo.

This is not a repeat of previous years and new students are welcome. 

TEACHER: Eric Kogan (accredited by the course creators to teach the course)

SEMESTER FEE: $250


Professor Egghead - Explorers

Monday, 1:15 – 2: 15 pm (9 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, (no class 30), Oct. 7, (no class 14, 21), 28, Nov. 4, (no class 11), 18, (no Class 25), Dec. 2, 9      

Grades 3 - 5

Strap on your gear, get on your binoculars, and join the Egghead Explorer Squad as we fizz, pop, mix, and experiment our way around the Earth! As Egghead Explorers, students will make a sundial to keep track of the time, a flashlight to see in the dark, fake tar pits, fossils, volcanoes, snow, magnetic bumper cars, and tons more. The best part? They get to take it all home! All Eggheads will also  get their Explorer ID card, authorizing them to use real science to explore the globe. At the end of the session, students will receive an Egghead Explorer Degree.

TEACHER: Professor Egghead Staff

SEMESTER FEE: $240

Math Circle: Grades 1 - 2

Monday, 1:15 – 1:15 pm (9 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, (no class 30), Oct. 7, (no class 14, 21), 28, Nov. 4, (no class 11), 18, (no Class 25), Dec. 2, 9      

Grades 1 - 2

In the academic year 2019-20, CLP is happy to offer a class based on the LAMC (Los Angeles Math Circle @ UCLA) Early Elementary Circle curriculum. This class will be suitable to math-advanced 1st graders and 2nd grade students. The topics covered this semester will include: Binary Tree, Meet the Balance Scale, Fun With Ciphers, Roman Numerals and Split the Difference.

* Creative Learning Place prides itself on close cooperation with UCLA. The Mathematics program at CLP was founded and is supported by Dr. Oleg Gleizer, the Mathematics Department Chair at Geffen Academy, an on-campus UCLA middle and high school. The program for kindergarten students is based on the book Breaking Numbers into Parts co-authored by Dr. Gleizer and Dr. Olga Radko, the founder and director of LAMC, Los Angeles Math Circle, a free Sunday math school for mathematically inclined children run by UCLA Department of Mathematics. The program for older students is based on the materials developed by Dr. Radko and Dr. Gleizer for LAMC. CLP math teachers are trained by Dr. Radko and Dr. Gleizer to the same standards as LAMC instructors.

Solving logical problems during the course will demonstrate the beauty of mathematics and prepare children for math competitions, such as Math Kangaroo.

TEACHER: Eric Kogan


SEMESTER FEE: $250

Social Skills: Be a Social Detective

Monday, 2:15 –3:15 pm (9 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, (no class 30), Oct. 7, (no class 14, 21), 28, Nov. 4, (no class 11), 18, (no Class 25), Dec. 2, 9      

Grades K - 3

We all learn differently and have different talents and interests. How do we share these skills with others? How can I tell they are listening to me? Am I listening to them? What if I feel annoyed by someone, what do I do?

All these skills and more will be practiced in a fun, thoughtful and creative way through different activities such as a variety of games, art, role-playing, mindfulness and Social Thinking activities using the foundation of Council.

Students will practice skills such as self-regulation, executive functioning, listening, respectful communication, giving and receiving help, and working cooperatively and fairly in groups. Students will also practice being mindful of our diverse cultures by building group cohesion, acceptance of differences, and the ability to understand different points of view. 

Each class will be geared to the ages and students in the class.

Returning and new students are welcome. 

TEACHER: Sharon Bacharach

SEMESTER FEE: $230

Filmmaking - From Script To Screen

Monday, 2:15 – 3: 15 pm (9 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, (no class 30), Oct. 7, (no class 14, 21), 28, Nov. 4, (no class 11), 18, (no Class 25), Dec. 2, 9      

Grades 4 and up

Take full control over the film creating experience. Students will write, direct, rehearse, act, edit, and much more to create a finished short film as a team! Every student will have an important role in the process and can showcase their unique talents through their work. There is a role for everyone no matter their age, experience, or interests. This class will cover technical aspects such as ‘what makes a good script?’ to more extravagant aspects such as ‘what is my character’s personality?’ The skills  students will learn can apply to major media platforms such as YouTube. Students will see that there is no need for lots of fancy equipment to create a film; phones, tablets, and a team is all they need! (The equipment used for the “in class” production will be provided, but students are more than welcome to bring any equipment they have with them!)

TEACHER: Talya Tessler

SEMESTER FEE: $230

Social Skills: Be a Social Detective

Monday, 2:15 –3:15 pm (9  weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, (no class 30), Oct. 7, (no class 14, 21), 28, Nov. 4, (no class 11), 18, (no Class 25), Dec. 2, 9

Grades 3 -5

We all learn differently, and have different talents and interests. How do we share these skills with others? How can I tell they are listening to me? Am I listening to them? What if I feel annoyed by someone, what do I do?

All these skills and more will be practiced in a fun, thoughtful and creative way through different activities such as a variety of games, art, role-playing, mindfulness and Social Thinking activities using the foundation of Council.

Students will practice skills such as self-regulation, executive functioning, listening, respectful communication, giving and receiving help, and working cooperatively and fairly in groups. Students will also practice being mindful of our diverse cultures by building group cohesion, acceptance of differences, and the ability to understand different points of view. 

Each class will be geared to the ages and students in the class.

Returning and new students are welcome. 

TEACHER: Sharon Bacharach

SEMESTER FEE: $230

Sewing 1 and 2

Monday, 2:15 –3:45 pm (9 weeks)

Sept 9, 16, 23, (no class 30), Oct. 7, (no class 14, 21), 28, Nov. 4, (no class 11), 18, (no Class 25), Dec. 2, 9

Grades 5  and up. Adults are welcome!

Students will learn all the basics of sewing including learning about fabric, how to read a pattern, how to place a pattern on fabric, pin, and cut, and how to thread, sew and care for a machine.

Sewing machines are provided. You may bring your machine in, to learn how to use it, after your first project is complete.

Limited to 8 students per class.

For continuing and new students.

TEACHER: Christina Borreaz

SEMESTER FEE: $315


WEDNESDAY CLASSES (12 WEEKS)


Think, Write and Create

Wednesday, 9:00 – 10:00 am (12 weeks)

Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, (no class 9, 16), 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class 27), Dec. 4, 11

Grades K - 2

We will explore reading and writing with a creative and fun curriculum especially made for this class. Each student will work at their own pace, whether they are a beginning reader or reading entire books. Students will have the opportunity to complete a variety of exercises, including worksheets especially made for their level, and often creating small books and brochures. Additional curriculum is developed as the need arises. Each student receives a significant amount of individual attention while also having time to cooperate with their peers. The class will be divided into 2 or 3 groups to accommodate everyones skill level. Continuing students will not be repeating what they did last year, and new students will get a chance to do some of the projects that were successful from last year.  

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal

SEMESTER FEE: $275


Logic and Teamwork and Math, Oh My!

Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:00 am (12 weeks)

Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, (no class 9, 16), 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class 27), Dec. 4, 11

Grades K - 2

Teamwork and independent thinking will be reinforced as we explore different projects using math skills; including basic addition and subtraction, measuring, using money, solving puzzles, charting graphs and much more. Each student will work at their own pace, receive a significant amount of individual attention, and also have opportunities to cooperate with their peers. The curriculum includes many worksheets specifically made for this class, including mazes, tangrams and other puzzles. The class will be divided into 2 or 3 groups to accommodate everyone's skill level. Continuing students will not be repeating what they did last year, and new students will get a chance to do some of the projects that were successful from last year.  

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal

SEMESTER FEE: $275


Elementary English

Wednesday, 9:00 – 10:00 am (12 weeks)

Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, (no class 9, 16), 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class 27), Dec. 4, 11

Grades 3 - 5

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
—Dr. Suess

Join us on an adventure through words as we explore poetry, short stories, and level-appropriate novels. Students will begin to think deeper about what they are reading, and make connections to other texts and to their own lives. They will learn how to strengthen their sentences, write paragraphs, and organize their thoughts into essays. Students will look at the elements of a good story, and even write some of their own. 

Each class will include a lesson and an activity to inspire expression and reinforce what students have learned. There will be weekly writing and reading assignments. Some reading and writing experience required. Reluctant readers and writers are welcome.

New material for returning students. 

TEACHER: Hyla Rachwal

SEMESTER FEE: $275


Math Circle 3 - 5

Wednesday, 10:15 – 11:15 am (12 weeks)

Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, (no class 9, 16), 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class 27), Dec. 4, 11

Grades  3- 5

The math program at CLP is supported by LAMC, Los Angeles Math Circle, a Sunday math school for mathematically inclined children run by UCLA Department of Mathematics. LAMC curriculum covers all the levels from K to 12. We use the LAMC curriculum to tailor our classes to the needs and mathematical backgrounds of our students. The topics we cover are either missing from, or are not covered in depth, in the standard U.S. school curriculum. Our instructors are trained by the LAMC personnel. The CLP math program not only prepares our students for college, but it also shows that math is one of the most beautiful and entertaining human activities, with the same level of creativity as poetry and music.

To see samples of the CLP Math Circle Courses from the previous year, please click on the following link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/01fakoixq3ef5qw/AAAli-FH7DUGHI7EAgtS0hNBa?dl=0

* Creative Learning Place prides itself on close cooperation with UCLA. The Mathematics program at CLP was founded and is supported by Dr. Oleg Gleizer, the Mathematics Department Chair at Geffen Academy, an on-campus UCLA middle and high school. 

* Interestingly enough, Math preparedness or extensive knowledge are not necessary components of a successful Math Circle. Having said that, it should be acknowledged that the Math Circle is not a substitution for a sequential math curriculum. We encourage our students to study sequential math separately.

This is not a repeat of previous years and new students are welcome. 

TEACHER: Eric Kogan

SEMESTER FEE: $325


Physiology - How The Body Works

Wednesday, 10:15 – 11:15am (12 weeks)

Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, (no class 9, 16), 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class 27), Dec. 4, 11

Grades 3 - 5

Our body is incredible! Find out how the body works through this fun and creative science class that explores how our main organs look and work. Each class will consist of a hands-on activity or lab as well as a deep description of the human body’s anatomy and physiology. The class will cover main body systems including, but not limited to, our musculoskeletal system, immune system, digestive system, circulation system, as well as our main organs and tissues down to a cellular level. For those students who want to, homework and assignments will be given as well as quizzes.

TEACHER: Dr. Charlotte Swanson

SEMESTER FEE: $310


Storytelling Theater

Wednesday, 11:15 – 12:15am (12 weeks)

Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, (no class 9, 16), 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class 27), Dec. 4, 11

Grades K - 3

Tales with a twist! What would you have done if the three bears had been your neighbors, or Goldilocks was your sister? Each week we will explore oral stories, both familiar and new, and tell them with a modern twist. Students will learn the structure of classic folk and fairy tales, discover character perspective, and and improve on their oral storytelling skills. This class will be fun and interactive, providing a safe place for even the shyest students to shine.

TEACHER: Karen Golden

SEMESTER FEE: $275


Women In History: Women Of The Ancient World

Wednesday, 11:30am – 12:30pm (12 weeks)

Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, (no class 9, 16), 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class 27), Dec. 4, 11

Grades 5 - 9

Dust off your monocle and step into the time machine as we travel through history to learn about women who have changed the world. From famous faces to hidden figures, we will immerse ourselves in the lives of these women, the time periods in which they lived, important events that they took part in, their contributions in their fields, and how life would be different without them. This semester we be visiting ancient civilizations across the globe as we specifically focus on women from ancient history. 

This class will be tailored to fit each student's academic level as we expand upon our reading and writing skills. Every student can learn something from these important women so girls and boys are both encouraged to be a part of this class.

Note: For those of you who have taken my class before, this semester will not overlap with what we previously learned. 

TEACHER: Hyla Rachwal

SEMESTER FEE: $275


Backpacking Adventures: The Art Of Self - Sufficiency

Wednesday, 11:30am – 12:30pm (12 weeks)

Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, (no class 9, 16), 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class 27), Dec. 4, 11

Grades 3 - 5

Did you ever stop to think, How did people get around before cars and bikes and wheels and boats? Well I'll tell you, they used their feet! 

Nowadays, what people used to do out of necessity, we do for sport and fun. Backpacking is one of the richest ways of seeing your world up close and personal. Learn the basic skills you need to undertake mighty adventures, from climbing the highest mountains to walking the old streets of the Roman Empire.

Topics will include:

  • What is Backpacking and is it for me?
  • Urban Backpacking
  • Wilderness Backpacking
  • Safety
  • 10 Essentials
  • What's in my Pack! Planning and Preparation
  • Food! What's in the Kitchen?
  • Catching Z's - Where do I Sleep?
  • What Should I Wear?
  • Making a Fire
  • Resources
  • Leave No Trace - The Ethics of Responsible Trekking
  • Footcare and Footwear
  • First aid - Including Making Your Own First Aid Kit
  • Light as a Feather (Ultralight Backpacking)

Final Project: Design and plan your own backpacking trip.

TEACHER: Christopher LaBorde

SEMESTER FEE: $310


Astronomy - A Study Of The Cosmos And Our Place In It

Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:30pm (12 weeks)

Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, (no class 9, 16), 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class 27), Dec. 4, 11

Grades 5 - 8



For as long as we've been around, humans have looked to the sky and asked profound questions. How did we get here? Are we alone? What is out there? Join us on a journey through the universe as we explore these deep questions, visit alien worlds, and have some fun along the way.

Some Topics Covered Include

  • A Human History - Looking to the Heavens
  • Extending the Eye - The Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Gravity - The Glue of the Universe
  • Our Planet - The Earth Moon System (Phases of the Moon)
  • Does it Rain Diamonds on Venus? The Planets/Solar System/Exoplanets
  • Follow that Star! Stars and Navigation
  • Have no Sphere! Atmospheres and Lithospheres
  • Fire in the Sky - The Chemical Element Factories of Stars
  • A little bit of Chemistry (Rocket Launch)
  • Do Stars Go to Heaven? Neutron Stars and Black Holes
  • Life in the Universe
  • The Milky Way and Galaxies
  • Intergalactic/CMB
  • Possible Field Trip to Griffith OBS Thursday/Saturday Nights

Optional textbook for more in-depth study in this class: "Universe" by Roger Freedman.

TEACHER: Christopher LaBorde

SEMESTER FEE: $310


Physical Empowerment

Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:30pm (12 weeks)

Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, (no class 9, 16), 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class 27), Dec. 4, 11

Grades K - 3

In this class students will build a solid foundation in physical education including strength conditioning, mobility training and self defense skills through martial arts and other methods. 

TEACHER: Coach Efrain Sevilla

SEMESTER FEE: $275

 

International Cooking: (Big Inhale) What's The Smell?

Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:30 pm (12 weeks)

Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, (no class 9, 16), 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class 27), Dec. 4, 11

          Grades 3 - 5

Join us this session in our olfactory pleasing cooking class!  Students will take a trip around the world, learning about spices and herbs from various countries including Morocco, India, Korea and more.  They will learn the various flavor profiles that can be created from single notes to combinations of spices and enjoy the various smells and sensory experiences that go along with it.  Foods connected with cultural traditions or events will also be explored. Students will enjoy preparing, cooking presenting and of course, eating delicious dishes in every class. From learning how to wash fruits and veggies to the numerous ways of preparing those foods along with grains and vegetarian proteins, our mini chefs will enjoy a new culinary experience each week. Learning simple meal and snack ideas that they can recreate for their family to enjoy will inspire students to continue these skills at home.  Each class will include nutrition lessons covering information on the fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates, protein, spices, and herbs that they will be utilizing in their recipes.  

Students will make a variety of healthy and delicious foods,  from breakfast ideas to after school snacks.

  • All food and cooking utensils provided will be kosher
  • No nuts will be included in any of the dishes
  • Dairy free options will be provided, when necessary
  • Gluten free option will provided, when necessary

All new recipes from last year!

TEACHER: Staff from Student Fitness Experts

SEMESTER FEE: $310

International Cooking: (Big Inhale) What's The Smell?

Wednesday, 1:45 – 2:45 pm (12 weeks)

Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, (no class 9, 16), 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class 27), Dec. 4, 11

          Grades K - 3

Join us this session in our olfactory pleasing cooking class!  Students will take a trip around the world, learning about spices and herbs from various countries including Morocco, India, Korea and more.  They will learn the various flavor profiles that can be created from single notes to combinations of spices and enjoy the various smells and sensory experiences that go along with it.  Foods connected with cultural traditions or events will also be explored. Students will enjoy preparing, cooking presenting and of course, eating delicious dishes in every class. From learning how to wash fruits and veggies to the numerous ways of preparing those foods along with grains and vegetarian proteins, our mini chefs will enjoy a new culinary experience each week. Learning simple meal and snack ideas that they can recreate for their family to enjoy will inspire students to continue these skills at home.  Each class will include nutrition lessons covering information on the fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates, protein, spices, and herbs that they will be utilizing in their recipes.  

Students will make a variety of healthy and delicious foods,  from breakfast ideas to after school snacks.

  • All food and cooking utensils provided will be kosher
  • No nuts will be included in any of the dishes
  • Dairy free options will be provided, when necessary
  • Gluten free option will provided, when necessary

All new recipes from last year!

TEACHER: Staff from Student Fitness Experts

SEMESTER FEE: $310

 

Speaker’s League 

Wednesday, 1:30 – 3:00 pm (12 weeks)

Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, (no class 9, 16), 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class 27), Dec. 4, 11

Grades 4  and up

Come join the fun and take the fear out of public speaking. Modeled after Toastmasters, Speaker's League offers kids the opportunity to hone their public speaking skills through hands-on activities including the preparation and presentation of speeches, impromptu speaking, the use of visual aids, gestures, and vocal variety. The meetings are run by the students and they progress through levels as they master specific skills. 

New members are welcome.

TEACHER: Karen Golden

SEMESTER FEE: $250


Sewing 1 and 2

Wednesday, 1:30 – 3:00 pm (12 weeks)

Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, (no class 9, 16), 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class 27), Dec. 4, 11

Grades 4 and up. Adults are welcome!

Students will learn all the basics of sewing including learning about fabric, how to read a pattern, how to place a pattern on fabric, pin, and cut, and how to thread, sew and care for a machine.

Sewing machines are provided. You may bring your machine in, to learn how to use it, after your first project is complete.

Limited to 8 students per class.

New students welcome!

TEACHER: Christina Borraez

SEMESTER FEE: $365


Sewing 1 and 2

Wednesday, 3:15 – 4:45 pm (12 weeks)

Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, (no class 9, 16), 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class 27), Dec. 4, 11

Grades 4  and up. Adults are welcome!

Students will learn all the basics of sewing including learning about fabric, how to read a pattern, how to place a pattern on fabric, pin, and cut, and how to thread, sew and care for a machine.

Sewing machines are provided. You may bring your machine in, to learn how to use it, after your first project is complete.

Limited to 8 students per class.

New students welcome!

TEACHER: Christina Borraez

SEMESTER FEE: $365


FRIDAY CLASSES (12 WEEKS)


Recorder 1 and  2

         Friday, 10:30 – 11:30 am (12 weeks)

         Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, (no class 18), 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, (no class 29), Dec, 6, 13

        Grades K - 3


Learn to play the recorder through interactive storytelling and play. No prior experience necessary. This is also a continuing class for students who have taken recorder 1. Join with friends and make music together. Music books will be provided.  Includes note reading and music theory.  

Depending on the level of the student, each student will be assigned a 45 minute time slot between 10:30 - 11:30. 

TEACHER: Karen Golden

SEMESTER FEE: $250


Professor Egghead Engineering: Super Structures W/Lego

Friday, 9:30am – 10:30am (12 weeks)

          Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, (no class 18), 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, (no class 29), Dec, 6, 13   

Grades K - 2

Come join the Egghead Engineering Team this session as we design and build huge structures! Using LEGO™, students will build mega bridges that can withstand over 4 lbs. of weight, 4 foot tall skyscrapers, gigantic pyramids, and tons more. Then, we’ll try to knock em down, crush them, and put them to the test! At the end of the session, students will receive an Egghead Engineering Super Structures Degree.  

TEACHER: Professor Egghead Science

SEMESTER FEE: $315

Chess: Whose Turn Is It Anyway? 

          Friday, 9:30 – 10:30 am (12 weeks)

         Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, (no class 18), 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, (no class 29), Dec, 6, 13

All Ages

Time to break some rules! Throughout the years many different hybrid versions and varieties of Chess have been developed in the hopes of making an already infinitely challenging game even more complex. Each class will focus on a different Chess varietal. The schedule is as follows: 

  • Class 1: Blitz Chess (Speed Chess)
  • Class 2: Chess 960 (Invented by the legendary Bobby Fischer) 
  • Class 3: 3 Man Chess (In The Round)
  • Class 4: Chess 4 (4 Player Chess)
  • Class 5: Bughouse (Team Chess)
  • Class 6: Suicide Chess (Losing Chess)
  • Class 7: Strato Chess (3D Chess)
  • Class 8: Hexes (Hexagonal Chess)
  • Class 9: Crazyhouse
  • Class 10: KnightMare Chess
  • Class 11: Tile Chess
  • Class 12: Invent a new Chess variant!

*All students should be confident in the basic rules of Chess. This is a perfect follow up class for any students who previously took Beginners Chess and/or Chess 2.0.*

TEACHER: Brian Julian

SEMESTER FEE: $300


Chess 2.0

Friday, 10:30 – 11:30am (12 weeks)

          Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, (no class 18), 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, (no class 29), Dec, 6, 13   

All Ages 

In this class for more experienced players, we will be taking Chess education to a higher level. We'll begin with a lightening fast review of the rules of the game, but quickly move beyond that to dive into Chess strategy, technique and style! There will be something challenging for all involved. The class will be fun and upbeat and will include gameplay, puzzles, technology, and group activities.

*All students should be confident in the basic rules of Chess. This is a perfect follow up class for any students who previously took Beginners Chess. 

TEACHER: Brian Julian

SEMESTER FEE: $300


Professor Egghead: Robotics Revolution 

Friday, 10:30 – 11:30am (12 weeks)

          Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, (no class 18), 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, (no class 29), Dec, 6, 13   

Grades 3 - 5

Boot up and get ready, because Professor Egghead is launching his ALL NEW robotics revolution class! First, it's building time. Using advanced Lego BOOST, students will build our high-tech robots and creations using color and motion sensors, gears, motors, pulleys, and tons more! Then, we'll put our robots to the test as we try to get them to beat our mazes, sound the alarm, and pass our challenges. To do that, we need to code our robots. Using Visual Programming, all Eggheads will code their own commands for their robots to make them move, talk, react, and give them a personality of their own! At the end of the session, students will get their very own Egghead Robotics degree, certifying them to make their creations! Robotics has NEVER been this cool!

TEACHER: Professor Egghead Science

SEMESTER FEE: $315

Ping Pong

Friday, 10:30 – 11:30 am (12 weeks)

         Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, (no class 18), 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, (no class 29), Dec, 6, 13   

All ages


Students will learn the basic rules of table tennis, as well as various techniques (proper grasp of the racket, forehand stroke, backhand stroke, etc). They will play competitive games, and have monthly tournaments. 
Besides being an educational sport, table tennis is engaging, enjoyable, and fun. This class  is a great opportunity for students to exercise while taking a break from their studies. 

TEACHER: Gilbert Table Tennis Center

SEMESTER FEE: $240

Chess: Welcome To The Game Of Kings And Queens

Friday, 11:30 – 12:30am (12 weeks)

          Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, (no class 18), 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, (no class 29), Dec, 6, 13   

All Ages 

The old saying goes, "Chess is the game of Kings (and Queens),"  and in this class we'll find out why. Chess subtly teaches children all the qualities of a noble king or queen: Perseverance, nobility, courtesy, benevolence, responsibility, problem solving, confidence, sportsmanship, planning, patience, social skills, critical thinking, imagination and more. And if that weren't enough, it's also super awesome fun! In this class we'll start at the beginning to discover all the different characters(pieces) of Chess and background information about who they are and where they come from. Then it's on to how they move on the board and the rest of the dynamic rules of this 2000 year old Game of Kings!

TEACHER: Brian Julian

SEMESTER FEE: $300

Art: Fantastic Landscapes

Friday, 11:30am – 12:30pm (12 weeks)

         Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, (no class 18), 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, (no class 29), Dec, 6, 13   

Grades K - 3


In this class students will draw, paint and use mixed media to focus on creating panoramic landscapes and fantastic worlds that may include the student's homes and  favorite book inspired panoramas. This will be a skill building class using basic art skills and vocabulary.

TEACHER: Julianna Ostrovsky 

SEMESTER FEE: $325

 

Hobby Game Design 

Friday, 11:30am – 12:30pm (12 weeks)

          Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, (no class 18), 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, (no class 29), Dec, 6, 13   

Grades 3 - 5

 back. Now in its fourth iteration, it is better than ever. In teams, the students will design and construct robots. The robots 

The hobby game design course (“hobby” means not with a computer—board games, card games, and role playing games, a $1.1 billion dollar industry in 2016) combines the fun of playing games with the lessons of teamwork, time and resource management, creative production, research, critical analysis, plus science, math, history, language, reading and writing skill development. Students will play board, card, role-playing games and other noteworthy games while applying a critical eye to the structural mechanics of rules and content. They will participate in group discussions focused on game theories, game history, and game modification such as altering the rules of tic-tac-toe and play testing the revisions. Some discussion of the hobby game industry such as publishing and copyright is included. Each student will develop and produce their own hobby game as a final project that may feature professional art and production. Returning students can refine a previous game or create a new one, plus learn about publishing and marketing. 

TEACHER: Aaron Vanek

SEMESTER FEE: $335


Art: Cartooning, Character Design and Cosplay

Friday, 12:30 – 2:30pm (12 weeks)

Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, (no class 18), 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, (no class 29), Dec, 6, 13  

Grades 4 - 9

In this class students will learn the basic conventions of drawing a figure and develop ideas for character design based on an original script. Students will also create costumes and/or accessories  for a cosplay based on their original designs. Students will work on developing their drawing, design and construction skills while creating original work.

TEACHER: Julianna Ostrovsky

SEMESTER FEE: $400


Green Thumb Gardening Club

Friday, 12:45 – 1:45pm (12 weeks)

         Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, (no class 18), 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, (no class 29), Dec, 6, 13   

Grades K - 3

In this hands-on class, students will learn how to sprout seeds, grow plants from cuttings, make kitchen scrap gardens, understand that plants have different requirements for water, sun and soil and make their own mini compost bins. Students will also increas their awareness of the environment, natural resources, ecology, conservation, composting and recycling. We will plant a variety of take home container garden projects and terrariums.

TEACHER: Karen Golden

SEMESTER FEE: $315

Private Recorder or Saxophone Lessons

Learn to play the recorder or saxophone or brush up on your recorder skills.  For beginning through advanced players. Private lessons can be arranged anytime Karen is not teaching a class at CLP, including Tuesdays and Thursdays, and in the afternoon and early evening hours. 

TEACHER: Karen Golden

Class Fees: Private lessons will be sold in lesson packages: $120 for four 30 minute lessons. Please email Karen@karengolden.com to  schedule a time. 

Tutoring  

Are you interested in tutoring sessions in math or reading and writing for your child? Conveniently located at the WJCC during CLP hours or off hours. A number of our CLP teachers are available to help your kids. Please check the box for tutoring on the registration form and we will let you know about fees and availability.