CLASS CATALOGUE W/S 2019

(GRADES K–5)

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MONDAY CLASSES (16 WEEKS)


Celebration Education - Adventure At The Museum

Monday, 9:00 – 11:00 am (16 weeks)

Jan. 7, 14, (No class 21), 28, Feb. 4, 11, (No class 18), 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, (No class 15, 22), 29, May 6, 13, 20

Grades K - 2


Join us for a collection of topics of scientific, artistic, cultural, and historic importance including  Legends of England, Asian Invaders, Explorers, Colonizers and Emperors, American Expeditions, Leaders and Inventors, World's of Art and Science, and more. Celebration Education classes delve into Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, STEAM.

(I have a particular fondness for teaching about museums as I have been a docent at some of the world’s greatest museums, including the Smithsonian. I have also led docent trainings on how to bring artifacts to life.)

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

SEMESTER FEE: $525


Conflict Resolution: Peace And Conflict Resolution In History

Monday, 9:00 – 10:00 am (16 weeks)

Jan. 7, 14, (No class 21), 28, Feb. 4, 11, (No class 18) 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, (No class 15, 22), 29, May 6, 13, 20

Grades 3 - 5


New Students welcome! All new material from last semester. 

Now more than ever, we must learn to effectively express ourselves in ways that resolve conflict, build peace, and foster connection. Through discussion-based learning and selected readings, students will explore what conflict means, why it is a necessary and important part of human interaction, and how people have resolved conflicts in productive ways throughout history. We will be using NVC (Non-Violent Communication Processes) and practicing age-appropriate communication skills while exploring these themes through the lens of literature. There will be excerpts from books including One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia, which takes place during the civil rights movement, Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai which follows a family of Vietnamese refugees, and Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan - a story about WWII. 

Students will be given a cultural and historical context of our readings and be asked to read an excerpt prior to coming to class. Our lessons will consist of reading discussions, historical learning, and collaborative investigations into the choices that conspire to create peace through conflict. There will be new and fun learning experiences for students who have previously taken United Nations and for new students that want to learn more about what it means to communicate constructively.

TEACHER: Staff From City Kids

SEMESTER FEE: $400


Writing Wonderland

Monday, 10:00 – 11:00 am (16 weeks)

Jan. 7, 14, (No class 21), 28, Feb. 4, 11, (No class 18) 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, (No class 15, 22), 29, May 6, 13, 20

Grades 3 - 5

Writing words on a page can be exciting and liberating.  It can also be daunting at times for some.  In this Creative Writing class, we explore written narrative forms to express ourselves, share ideas, and tell stories.  Learning how to move beyond our inner critic and gain confidence in our individual expression and writing is a beneficial skill to develop.  Class reading and writing topics assist students in utilizing  various forms of written expression to free their own words on paper.  All writing levels welcome!

TEACHER: Valorie Knutson

SEMESTER FEE: $400


Sign Language

Monday, 11:00am – 12:00 pm (16 weeks)

Jan. 7, 14, (No class 21), 28, Feb. 4, 11, (No class 18) 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, (No class 15, 22), 29, May 6, 13, 20

Grades 2 - 5

This class will be a continuing class in American Sign Language (ASL). New students are welcome. 

       It will include:

  • The basic elements of ASL
  • Sign Language vocabulary
  • The uniqueness of a visual language vs. a hearing language
  • The use of ASL for communicative interaction      
  • Creative use of ASL through songs and stories

This class aims to build on student needs, abilities, goals, and interests.  A basic sign language book will be used for standardized learning and reference, along with suggested resources available to be purchased, and accessed on the internet for enrichment.  Hopefully, access to the Deaf Community, and the richness of Deaf culture will be arranged.

TEACHER: Miriam Cantor

SEMESTER FEE: $400


Ping Pong

Monday, 11:15am – 12:15 pm (16 weeks)

Jan. 7, 14, (No class 21), 28, Feb. 4, 11, (No class 18), 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, (No class 15, 22), 29, May 6, 13, 20

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 program will be a great opportunity for students to exercise while taking a break from their studies. 

TEACHER: Bella Livshin, Gilbert Table Tennis Center

SEMESTER FEE:  $320


Orff - Schulwerk Music

Monday, 11:15am – 12:15 pm (16 weeks)

Jan. 7, 14, (No class 21), 28, Feb. 4, 11, (No class 18), 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, (No class 15, 22), 29, May 6, 13, 20

Grades K -3

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: $420

  

Orff - Schulwerk Music

Monday, 12:15 – 1:15 pm (16 weeks)

Jan. 7, 14, (No class 21), 28, Feb. 4, 11, (No class 18), 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, (No class 15, 22), 29, May 6, 13, 20

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: $420


Secret Agent Science

Monday, 12:15 – 1: 15 pm (16 weeks)

Jan. 7, 14, (No class 21), 28, Feb. 4, 11, (No class 18), 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, (No class 15, 22), 29, May 6, 13, 20

Grades K - 3

Your mission? Become the world’s greatest secret agent! Once the challenge is accepted, Egghead Agents will write with invisible inks by making chemical reactions, make spy tools like periscopes and spy glasses to take home as they learn about mirrors, and crack secret codes with the science of cryptography on their way to becoming super spies!

TEACHER: Professor Egghead Staff

SEMESTER FEE: $405


Secret Agent Science

Monday, 1:15 – 2: 15 pm (16 weeks)

Jan. 7, 14, (No class 21), 28, Feb. 4, 11, (No class 18), 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, (No class 15, 22), 29, May 6, 13, 20

Grades 3 - 5

Your mission? Become the world’s greatest secret agent! Once the challenge is accepted, Egghead Agents will write with invisible inks by making chemical reactions, make spy tools like periscopes and spy glasses to take home as they learn about mirrors, and crack secret codes with the science of cryptography on their way to becoming super spies!

TEACHER: Professor Egghead Staff

SEMESTER FEE: $405

Social Skills: We all Have Super Powers

Monday, 2:15 –3:15 pm (16 weeks)

Jan. 7, 14, (No class 21), 28, Feb. 4, 11, (No class 18), 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, (No class 15, 22), 29, May 6, 13, 20

Grades K - 3

We all learn differently, 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. 

Students  will discover their own superpowers and celebrate the super powers of others. Each class will be geared to the ages and students in the class

TEACHER: Sharon Bacharach

SEMESTER FEE: $400

Math Circle - Part 2

Monday, 2:15 – 3:15 pm (16 weeks)

Jan. 7, 14 (No class 21) 28, Feb. 4, 11, (No class 18) 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1,  8, (No class 15, 22), 29 May 6, 13, 20

Grades K - 1

(This class is for continuing students or new students with an evaluation to see if the class is a fit)

This course gives students a new way to approach elementary arithmetic. The course was created and tested at LAMC (Los Angeles Math Circle) run by the UCLA Department of Mathematics.

The main goals of the course is to teach kids how to break a positive integer "n" into parts in all the possible ways and explain commutativity of addition.

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

* 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.

REQUIRED MATERIALS:  Breaking Numbers into Parts, available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Numbers-into-Parts-Gleizer/dp/1519770375/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1502991715&sr=1-1&keywords=breaking+numbers+into+parts

The Cost of this book is $35

This book was featured in the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/02/16/teaching-5-and-6-year-olds-serious-basic-math/?utm_term=.89e27d5d5da0 

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

SEMESTER FEE: $450


Social Skills: We all Have Super Powers

Monday, 2:15 –3:15 pm (16 weeks)

Jan. 7, 14 (No class 21) 28, Feb. 4, 11, (No class 18) 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1,  8, (No class 15, 22), 29 May 6, 13, 20

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. 

Students  will discover their own superpowers and celebrate the superpowers of others. Each class will be geared to the ages and students in the class

TEACHER: Sharon Bacharach

SEMESTER FEE: $400

Sewing Intermediate 2 - Create Your Style

Monday, 2:15 –3:45 pm (16 weeks)

Jan. 7, 14, (No class 21), 28, Feb. 4, 11, (No class 18), 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, (No class 15, 22), 29, May 6, 13, 20

Grades 5 - 10

For students who have taken sewing or have experience with using a sewing machine.

In this class students will continue to practice and expand their sewing technique by choosing garment patterns to make from selected pattern styles, reading patterns, and choosing size, fabrics and other materials to use for projects. Students will also learn about fabric characteristics and practice pattern placement on fabric, pinning and cutting.  Students will complete two projects and there may be enough time for a third small project.

  • Sewing machines are provided. You may bring your sewing machine to learn how to use it.
  • The class fee will include two commercial patterns and thread.
  • Students will choose and purchase fabrics at the local fabric store by the second class for the first project. For the second project students will have more time to purchase fabrics.
  • Limited to 8 students per class

TEACHER: Christina Borreaz

SEMESTER FEE: $530


WEDNESDAY CLASSES (17 WEEKS)


Think, Write and Create

Wednesday, 9:00 – 10:00am (17 weeks)

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, (No class 20), 27, April 3, 10, (No class 17, 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22

        Grades K - 2

We will explore the writing process with a creative and fun curriculum especially made for this class. The class will be divided into 2 or 3 groups to accommodate, as much as possible, each student's skill level. We will start slowly with simple exercises, including MadLibs, Word Searches, 3-fold formatted mini-brochures, and small books. 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: $420


Logic and Teamwork and Math, Oh My!

Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:00 am (17 weeks)

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, (No class 20), 27, April 3, 10, (No class 17, 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22

Grades K - 2

Teamwork and independent thinking will be reinforced as we explore different projects using math skills; including measuring, using money, solving puzzles, charting graphs and much more. Each week there will be a fun, hands-on math/logic-themed exercise or game in which students will be required to cooperate with each other to solve the problem. I will create worksheets for the students to solve, including mazes, tangrams and other puzzles. The class will be divided into 2 or 3 groups to accommodate as much as possible each student'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.
New and returning students are welcome.

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal

SEMESTER FEE: $420


Elementary English

Wednesday, 9:00 – 10:00 am (17 weeks)

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, (No class 20), 27, April 3, 10, (No class 17, 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22

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.

TEACHER: Hyla Rachwal

SEMESTER FEE: $ 420


Math Circle 3 - 5

Wednesday, 10:15 – 11:15 am (17 weeks)

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, (No class 20), 27, April 3, 10, (No class 17, 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22

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. The topics range from place-value numerals to set theory, geometry, graph theory, Boolean algebra, topology, etc. 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.

TEACHER: Eric Kogan

SEMESTER FEE: $490


Marine Science

Wednesday, 10:15 – 11:15am (17 weeks)

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, (No class 20), 27, April 3, 10, (No class 17, 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22

Grades 3 - 5

This is NOT my Marine Biology course. This class will focus on the physical, chemical, and geological aspects of the ocean (oceanography). We'll focus on waves, tides, currents, ocean sediments, ecology, resources, and more! We'll be doing several labs as well throughout the semester

TEACHER: Mary Middlebrook

SEMESTER FEE: $515


Story Journey's - World Geography Through Tales And Tunes

Wednesday, 11:15 – 12:15am (17 weeks)

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, (No class 20), 27, April 3, 10, (No class 17, 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22

Grades K - 3

Travel the world without leaving your seat. Each week we will visit a new country and experience the culture through folktales and songs. Students will meet Anansi, Juha, Coyote and other tricksters and heroes while discovering foods and customs that are part of the tapestry of world culture. Participants will also discover what makes a good story, while shaping and sharing their own telling of tales in a safe place. This class enhances creativity, public speaking, and the art of listening in a fun, interactive, and a safe environment where even the shyest students can shine. 

New Students welcome!

TEACHER: Karen Golden

SEMESTER FEE: $420


Women In History: Famous Females 

Wednesday, 11:30am – 12:30pm (17 weeks)

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, (No class 20), 27, April 3, 10, (No class 17, 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22

Grades 5 - 8

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 will be specifically focusing on historical and modern-day representations of women in film, television, advertisements, and other forms of media. Are women accurately represented on screen and in print? How have these representations changed over time? Do they reflect our changing societies? Which women specifically were instrumental in these industries? 

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 took my class last semester, this semester will not overlap with what we previously learned. 

TEACHER: Hyla Rachwal

SEMESTER FEE: $425


US History

Wednesday, 11:30am – 12:30pm (17 weeks)

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, (No class 20), 27, April 3, 10, (No class 17, 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22

Grades 3 - 6

A 17 week course in US History for 3rd-6th graders. We will be covering 8 major events in US History. One week we will have a presentation, discussion, and homework, the next week we will have an in depth, hands-on activity to bring history to life!

TEACHER: Mary Middlebrook

SEMESTER FEE: $490


Hands-On With The Scientific Method (Section 1)

Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:30pm (17 weeks)

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, (No class 20), 27, April 3, 10, (No class 17, 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22

Grades 5 - 8 (Academically advanced 4th graders are welcome)

Priority registration this class, section 1,  will be given to students registered for Speaker's League.

This is a BRAND NEW CLASS!! This isn't my typical lecture style classes. We will learn all about the scientific method, why it is the standard, and how it is used in the first week. From there, we will begin a series of discussions and hands-on labs that utilize the scientific method. We will work as a class to come up with questions. Students will then do the research part of the scientific method at home, and be prepared to discuss their findings with the class. From there, we will form a hypothesis, create an experiment to test our hypothesis, run experimental trials, analyze our data, and come to a conclusion. We will be using this method in a multi-disciplinary approach- covering topics in physics, earth science, biology, chemistry, and more. THIS CLASS REQUIRES OUTSIDE RESEARCH. If your student is not interested in putting in time outside of class to do the parts of the scientific method for each of our labs that require research, then please do not sign up for this class. They will not be allowed to participate in labs that they have not done the proper research for!

TEACHER: Mary Middlebrook


SEMESTER FEE: $545


Hands-On With The Scientific Method (Section 2)

Wednesday, 1:45 – 2:45pm (17 weeks)

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, (No class 20), 27, April 3, 10, (No class 17, 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22

Grades 5 - 8 (Academically advanced 4th graders are welcome)

This is a BRAND NEW CLASS!! This isn't my typical lecture style classes. We will learn all about the scientific method, why it is the standard, and how it is used in the first week. From there, we will begin a series of discussions and hands-on labs that utilize the scientific method. We will work as a class to come up with questions. Students will then do the research part of the scientific method at home, and be prepared to discuss their findings with the class. From there, we will form a hypothesis, create an experiment to test our hypothesis, run experimental trials, analyze our data, and come to a conclusion. We will be using this method in a multi-disciplinary approach- covering topics in physics, earth science, biology, chemistry, and more. THIS CLASS REQUIRES OUTSIDE RESEARCH. If your student is not interested in putting in time outside of class to do the parts of the scientific method for each of our labs that require research, then please do not sign up for this class. They will not be allowed to participate in labs that they have not done the proper research for!

TEACHER: Mary Middlebrook


SEMESTER FEE: $545


Mechanical Engineering With Legos

Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:30pm (17 weeks)

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, (No class 20), 27, April 3, 10, (No class 17, 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22

Grades K - 3

This class will allow students to learn the fundamentals of mechanical engineering in a fun, and hands-on environment. Every week, the students will receive a special kit. Using instructions from LEGO Education, they will construct a variety of mechanisms designed to complete a specific task. The students will then receive a challenge. To complete the challenge, the students will have to work as a team, and improve upon the design together. Throughout the course, students will learn about gears, pulleys, levers, and many other mechanical solutions. They will learn how to creatively approach engineering challenges, and learn teamwork skills that will last a lifetime.

Maximum class size is 6 students. New Students are welcome. 

TEACHER: Gitty Rav-Noy

SEMESTER FEE: $415


Have A Ball

Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:30 pm (17 weeks)

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, (No class 20), 27, April 3, 10, (No class 17, 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22

Grades K-3

In this class we have a great time while developing physical and social skills that last a lifetime.  We do this by stressing joy and reward, by giving the children the opportunity to explore, experiment, and create activities without fear.  Each session focuses on exploring and learning basic motor skills, body balance, and coordination through the use of balls, ropes, balance beam, gymnastic mats, rhythmic ribbon, other equipment, and music. Our goals are not only to improve and grow, but also to have an awesome time in a safe environment.

Limited to 10 students per class

TEACHER: Mariela Broome

SEMESTER FEE: $405


International Cooking: Skills And Nutrition  

Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:30 pm (17 weeks)

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, (No class 20), 27, April 3, 10, (No class 17, 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22

          Grades 3 - 5

Italy is know for its pasta, France is know for its bread, and Germany is know for its sausages. But these countries have so much more to offer, and there are so many countries to explore... what about Ethiopia, Korea, or Peru?

Come on an amazing food journey where students will learn about food from growth to consumption.  This authentic experience will also include details of each region explored, as well as holidays celebrated, and how they enjoy the food, from sitting on the floor to eating with bread instead of utensils.

Students will enjoy preparing, cooking, presenting, and of course, eating delicious dishes in every class. Learning simple meal ideas that students can remake at home, for their families to enjoy, will inspire students to continue practicing outside of class.  Dishes will be inspired by world cuisine. Through discovering different ingredients, students will learn about various cultures, foods, and spices from around the world.  Each lesson will include nutrition lessons covering information on fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates, protein, and much more.  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 be provided, when necessary.

All new recipes from last year!

TEACHER: Staff from Student Fitness Experts

SEMESTER FEE: $475

International Cooking: Skills And Nutrition  

Wednesday, 1:45 – 2:45 pm (17 weeks)

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, (No class 20), 27, April 3, 10, (No class 17, 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22

          Grades K - 3

Italy is know for its pasta, France is know for its bread, and Germany is know for its sausages. But these countries have so much more to offer, and there are so many countries to explore... what about Ethiopia, Korea, or Peru?

Come on an amazing food journey where students will learn about food from growth to consumption.  This authentic experience will also include details of each region explored, as well as holidays celebrated, and how they enjoy the food, from sitting on the floor to eating with bread instead of utensils.

Students will enjoy preparing, cooking, presenting, and of course, eating delicious dishes in every class. Learning simple meal ideas that students can remake at home, for their families to enjoy, will inspire students to continue practicing outside of class.  Dishes will be inspired by world cuisine. Through discovering different ingredients, students will learn about various cultures, foods, and spices from around the world.  Each lesson will include nutrition lessons covering information on fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates, protein, and much more.  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: $475

 

Speaker’s League 

Wednesday, 1:30 – 3:00 pm (17 weeks)

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, (No class 20), 27, April 3, 10, (No class 17, 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22

Grades 4 - 8 

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: $350


Sewing 2

Wednesday, 1:30 – 3:00 pm (17 weeks)

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, (No class 20), 27, April 3, 10, (No class 17, 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22

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.

TEACHER: Christina Borraez

SEMESTER FEE: $560


Sewing One and Two

Wednesday, 3:15 – 4:45 pm (12 weeks)

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, (No class 20), 27, April 3, 10, (No class 17, 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22

Grades 5 -10

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: $560


FRIDAY CLASSES (18 WEEKS)


Recorder 1 and  2

Friday, 9:30 – 10:30am (18 weeks)

Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, (no class 19, 26), May 3, 10, 17, 24

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 one. 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 1/2 hour time slot between 9:30 - 10:30. 

TEACHER: Karen Golden

SEMESTER FEE: $360

Chess Championship

Friday, 9:30 – 10:30am (18 weeks)

Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, (no class 19, 26), May 3, 10, 17, 24

All Ages


This highly competitive class will challenge the students to face off in a series of tournament style Chess battles to determine who are the ultimate Chess Champions! The tournaments will include Round Robin, Knockout, Blitz, Bughouse, Puzzle, Simul, and more. In addition all game results will be recorded and the player with the most wins at the end of the session will be crowned the King or Queen of Chess!

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

TEACHER: Brian Julian

SEMESTER FEE: $445


Chess4Everyone

Friday, 10:30 – 11:30am (18 weeks)

Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, (no class 19, 26), May 3, 10, 17, 24

All Ages 

This is neither a beginner nor an advanced class; it’s both! In this course Kids To Kings welcomes students of all ages and experience levels. Players that are new to Chess will be introduced to The Game of Kings and learn everything from the names of the Chessmen all the way to special moves like Castling. For more experienced players we will go beyond the basics to explore Chess strategy, technique and style! The class will be fun and upbeat and will include gameplay, puzzles, technology, and group activities. And there will be something challenging for all involved. This is truly Chess 4 Everyone!

TEACHER: Brian Julian

SEMESTER FEE: $445


Art: All About Me

 

Friday, 10:30am – 12:00pm (18 weeks)

Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, (no class 19, 26), May 3, 10, 17, 24

Grades K - 3

Come and create an "all about me" museum that will explore anatomy and your favorite things like books, pets, and foods. This semester we will use various mediums such as oil pastels, watercolor paints, and clay.


TEACHER: Julianna Ostrovsky 

SEMESTER FEE: $500

 

Story Circle

Friday, 10:30am – 11:30pm (18 weeks)

Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, (no class 19, 26), May 3, 10, 17, 24

Grades 3-5

Access your personal and original stories while discovering what makes a good story and how to tell it well. Students will learn the fundamentals of plot development and participate in each other's stories through role playing and acting. This class will enhance writing, public speaking, and performance skills while providing a safe forum for interpersonal communication, self discovery and friendship. The process is both fun and deeply rewarding. This session we will also focus on how folktales can be a catalyst for personal stories. 

TEACHERKaren Golden

SEMESTER FEE: $430

 

Ping Pong

Friday, 10:30 – 11:30 am (18 weeks)

Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, (no class 19, 26), May 3, 10, 17, 24

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 program will be a great opportunity for students to exercise while taking a break from their studies. 

TEACHER: Gilbert Table Tennis Center

SEMESTER FEE: $360


Secret Agents Engineering

Friday, 11:30am – 12:30pm (18 weeks)

Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, (no class 19, 26), May 3, 10, 17, 24

Grades K - 3

Think you've got what it takes to be an Egghead Machine Engineer?! Using LEGO™, students will design and build real mega machines like spinning windmills, lifting cranes, elevators, cars, and way more. We'll use wheels, bands, gears, pulleys, and tons of other cool specialty Lego pieces to build our Machines, and then after the building phase is complete we’ll put them to the test. That means we'll try to break 'em, blow them over, and put weight on them. If you pass the test, you pass the challenge!

TEACHER: Professor Egghead Science

SEMESTER FEE: $455


Hobby Game Design 

Friday, 11:30am – 12:30pm (18 weeks)

Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, (no class 19, 26), May 3, 10, 17, 24

Grades 3 - 5

BattleBots is 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 analog game as a final project. 

TEACHER: Aaron Vanek

SEMESTER FEE: $475


STEAM Roll Physiology

Friday, 12:30 – 1:30pm (18 weeks)

Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, (no class 19, 26), May 3, 10, 17, 24

Grades K - 4

The human body is an amazing machine made of up hundreds of different parts, joints, angles, art, and a hard drive. Also know as organs, muscles, bones, aesthetics and the brain.  This one of a kind class will explore human movement and function through discussion as well as various hands-on and physical activities.

Students will examine:

  • Physiology and movement 
  • How the body works and moves
  • The connection with animals and how we’re different and similar
  • Athletes- what do they have that helps them excel? 
  • Functioning of the human brain and the role of genetics in development 
  • Recess/play - why is it important to the development and function of the brain and body? 

TEACHER: Student Fitness Experts

SEMESTER FEE: $445

Art: Artist On The Border 

Friday, 12:30 – 2:30pm (18 weeks)

Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, (no class 19, 26), May 3, 10, 17, 24

Grades 4 - 9

This  session we will focus on art that emerges from artists crossing the borders into the the United States. We will explore artists that found themselves in new cultures and new worlds; migration stories in visual art. We will create a suitcase that contains artifacts representing our most valued possetions as we imagine leaving one place for a far off land.

TEACHER: Julianna Ostrovsky

SEMESTER FEE: $570


Math Circle Olympiad

Friday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm (18 weeks)

Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, (no class 19, 26), May 3, 10, 17, 24

Grades 3-10

Do you like math? Do you want to participate in math activities with your peers? Then join our Math Olympiad Class. This class serves as a bridge between the theory and ideas learned during Math Circle Classes and 'Hands-On' problem solving presented at Math Competitions. It will also prepare students for Math Olympiads, such as Math Kangaroo and AMC (American Math Competition).

*What is math circle?
Mathematical enrichment activities in the United States have been around for at least thirty years, in the form of residential summer programs, math contests, and local school-based programs. The concept of a math circle, on the other hand, with its emphasis on convening professional mathematicians and secondary school students on a regular basis to solve problems, has appeared only within the past twelve years. This form of mathematical outreach made its way to the U.S. most directly from Russia (former Soviet Bloc), where it has been a fixture of their mathematical culture for decades.

The tradition arrived with émigrés who had received their inspiration from math circles as teenagers. Many of them successfully climbed the academic ladder to secure positions within universities, and a few pioneers among them decided to initiate math circles within their communities to preserve the tradition, which had been so pivotal in their own formation as mathematicians.

Math circles can have a variety of styles. Some are very informal, with the learning proceeding through games, stories, or hands-on activities. Others are more traditional enrichment classes, but without formal examinations. Some have a strong emphasis on preparing for math Olympiad or Competitions; some avoid competition as much as possible. Models can use any combination of these techniques, depending on the audience, the mathematician, and the environment of the circle. Athletes have sports teams through which to deepen their involvement with sports; math circles can play a similar role for kids who like to think.

TEACHER: Eric Kogan

SEMESTER FEE: $505

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.