CLASS CATALOGUE Winter/Spring 2020

(GRADES K–5)

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MONDAY CLASSES (15 WEEKS)


Celebration Education - The Magic Of...

A Magical Year Inspired By Harry Potter 

Monday, 9:00 – 11:00 am (15 weeks)

Jan. 6, 13, (no class 20) 27, Feb. 3, 10 (no class 17) 24, Mar. 2, (no class 9) 16, 23, 30,  Apr.  (no class 6, 13) 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18  

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: $510


Theatre Lab Junior: The Drama Of History

Monday, 9:00 – 10:00 am (15 weeks)

Jan. 6, 13, (no class 20) 27, Feb. 3, 10 (no class 17) 24, Mar. 2, (no class 9) 16, 23, 30,  Apr.  (no class 6, 13) 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18  

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!

New students are welcome

TEACHER: Heidi Joyce

SEMESTER FEE: $410


Ping Pong

Monday, 11:15am – 12:15 pm (15 weeks)

Jan. 6, 13, (no class 20) 27, Feb. 3, 10 (no class 17) 24, Mar. 2, (no class 9) 16, 23, 30,  Apr.  (no class 6, 13) 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18    

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: $310

Social Skills: Be a Social Detective

Monday, 11:15 –12:15 pm (15  weeks)

Jan. 6, 13, (no class 20) 27, Feb. 3, 10 (no class 17) 24, Mar. 2, (no class 9) 16, 23, 30,  Apr.  (no class 6, 13) 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18  

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: $395


Orff - Schulwerk Music

Monday, 11:15 – 12:15 pm (15 weeks)

Jan. 6, 13, (no class 20) 27, Feb. 3, 10 (no class 17) 24, Mar. 2, (no class 9) 16, 23, 30,  Apr.  (no class 6, 13) 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18  

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: $415

The Art Of The Sketchbook

Monday, 12:15pm – 1:15 pm (15 weeks)

Jan. 6, 13, (no class 20) 27, Feb. 3, 10 (no class 17) 24, Mar. 2, (no class 9) 16, 23, 30,  Apr.  (no class 6, 13) 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18  

Grades 4 and up

To become good at drawing you need to draw....every day! Much like you practice an instrument every day. In this class we will explore different drawing exercises, including drawing what you see, doodling, abstract drawing, etc. We will talk about composition, line quality, texture, technique, and even color. Each student will be given a sketchbook and will be expected to draw in it every day outside of class . I will give easy homework assignments that can be completed in their sketchbook.

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal

SEMESTER FEE: $400

 

Ping Pong

Monday, 12:15pm – 1:15 pm (15 weeks)

Jan. 6, 13, (no class 20) 27, Feb. 3, 10 (no class 17) 24, Mar. 2, (no class 9) 16, 23, 30,  Apr.  (no class 6, 13) 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18  

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: $310

Orff - Schulwerk Music

Monday, 12:15 – 1:15 pm (15 weeks)

Jan. 6, 13, (no class 20) 27, Feb. 3, 10 (no class 17) 24, Mar. 2, (no class 9) 16, 23, 30,  Apr.  (no class 6, 13) 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18  

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: $415

Professor Egghead - Detectives

Monday, 12:15 – 1: 15 pm (15 weeks)

Jan. 6, 13, (no class 20) 27, Feb. 3, 10 (no class 17) 24, Mar. 2, (no class 9) 16, 23, 30,  Apr.  (no class 6, 13) 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18  

Grades K - 3

Something mysterious is happening at the Academy! Cookies have been snatched, trophies have been taken, a mascot is missing, a notebook has vanished into thin air, and most importantly - Professor Egghead's prized portrait has been STOLEN! Come join the Egghead Detective Squad this session as we dust for prints, decode messages, analyze DNA, and use real forensic science techniques to crack the cases. The best part? Eggheads take everything home at the end of each class! All Eggheads will also get their Detective ID card, authorizing them to use real science to solve mysteries. At the end of the session, every Egghead will get their official Egghead Detective Degree – proving they’re ready and licensed to solve any mystery… using science of course!

TEACHER: Professor Egghead Staff

SEMESTER FEE: $420

Math Circle: Grades 3 - 5 

Monday, 12:15 – 1:15 pm (15 weeks)

Jan. 6, 13, (no class 20) 27, Feb. 3, 10 (no class 17) 24, Mar. 2, (no class 9) 16, 23, 30,  Apr.  (no class 6, 13) 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18  

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: $448


Professor Egghead - Detectives

Monday, 1:15 – 2: 15 pm (15 weeks)

Jan. 6, 13, (no class 20) 27, Feb. 3, 10 (no class 17) 24, Mar. 2, (no class 9) 16, 23, 30,  Apr.  (no class 6, 13) 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18  

Grades 3 - 5

Something mysterious is happening at the Academy! Cookies have been snatched, trophies have been taken, a mascot is missing, a notebook has vanished into thin air, and most importantly - Professor Egghead's prized portrait has been STOLEN! Come join the Egghead Detective Squad this session as we dust for prints, decode messages, analyze DNA, and use real forensic science techniques to crack the cases. The best part? Eggheads take everything home at the end of each class! All Eggheads will also get their Detective ID card, authorizing them to use real science to solve mysteries. At the end of the session, every Egghead will get their official Egghead Detective Degree – proving they’re ready and licensed to solve any mystery… using science of course!

TEACHER: Professor Egghead Staff

SEMESTER FEE: $420

Math Circle: Grades 1 - 2

Monday, 1:15 – 1:15 pm (15 weeks)

Jan. 6, 13, (no class 20) 27, Feb. 3, 10 (no class 17) 24, Mar. 2, (no class 9) 16, 23, 30,  Apr.  (no class 6, 13) 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18  

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: $448

Social Skills: Be a Social Detective

Monday, 1:15 –2:15 pm (15 weeks)

Jan. 6, 13, (no class 20) 27, Feb. 3, 10 (no class 17) 24, Mar. 2, (no class 9) 16, 23, 30,  Apr.  (no class 6, 13) 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18  

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: $395

Filmmaking - From Script To Screen

Monday, 2:15 – 3: 15 pm (15 weeks)

Jan. 6, 13, (no class 20) 27, Feb. 3, 10 (no class 17) 24, Mar. 2, (no class 9) 16, 23, 30,  Apr.  (no class 6, 13) 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18  

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! Continuing students will get to further their knowledge and will partake in new projects. 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: $385

Sewing 1 and 2

Monday, 2:15 –3:45 pm (15 weeks)

Jan. 6, 13, (no class 20) 27, Feb. 3, 10 (no class 17) 24, Mar. 2, (no class 9) 16, 23, 30,  Apr.  (no class 6, 13) 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18  

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.

For continuing and new students.

TEACHER: Christina Borreaz

SEMESTER FEE: $510


WEDNESDAY CLASSES (18 WEEKS)


Think, Write and Create

Wednesday, 9:00 – 10:00 am (18 weeks)

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, (no class 8, 15) 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

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: $455


Logic and Teamwork and Math, Oh My!

Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:00 am (18 weeks)

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, (no class 8, 15) 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

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: $455


Elementary English 

Wednesday, 9:00 – 10:00 am (18 weeks)

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, (no class 8, 15) 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

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: $455


Math Circle 3 - 5

Wednesday, 10:15 – 11:15 am (18 weeks)

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, (no class 8, 15) 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

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: $530


Physiology - How The Body Works

Wednesday, 10:15 – 11:15am (18 weeks)

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, (no class 8, 15) 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

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.

Continuation from Fall semester. New students are welcome!

TEACHER: Dr. Charlotte Swanson

SEMESTER FEE: $480


Storytelling Theater

Wednesday, 11:15 – 12:15am (18 weeks)

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, (no class 8, 15) 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

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 from around the globe, both familiar and new, and act them out. 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 highly interactive, providing a safe place for even the shyest students to shine.

TEACHER: Karen Golden

SEMESTER FEE: $455


Women In History: Ladies In Lab Coats 

Wednesday, 11:30am – 12:30pm (18 weeks)

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, (no class 8, 15) 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

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 will be learning about inspiring inventors, amazing astronauts, and those who have made the unknown known, as we focus on women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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: $455


All About Trees

Wednesday, 11:30am – 12:30pm (18 weeks)

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, (no class 8, 15) 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

Grades 3 - 5

Trees give us shade, beauty, food, and almost a third of the oxygen on Earth. We will start with a close-up look at trees. Students will observe and compare features like leaves, bark, and seeds, and learn about their functions. Next, we will learn about the role of trees in forest ecosystems, including how trees provide food and shelter for animals and how animals help trees reproduce. Students will explore the ways that people use trees and forests. Finally, we will look at the role forests play in global carbon cycles and energy flows. Students will explore the trees around our neighborhood. A field trip to Tree People in Cold Water Canyon Park (likely on a Thursday morning) is optional.

TEACHER: Colleen Ryan

SEMESTER FEE: $490


Trees, Forests and People

Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:30pm (18 weeks)

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, (no class 8, 15) 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

Grades 5 - 8

What is a tree, and how does it work? Why do trees grow in some places but not others? Why are trees important? What do they do for people, and what is their role in the ecosystems where they live? Could we survive without trees? What would Los Angeles be like without them? This class will address these questions and more, using a mixture of lecture, discussion, botany labs, field study, computer modeling, and independent research.

Topics will include:

  • Structure and function of trees, with an introduction to photosynthesis and reproduction
  • Overview of the world’s forests
  • Introduction to tree identification, with classroom and field work
  • Introduction to the practice of scientific field work
  • How forest ecosystems work, with construction of ecosystem models
  • Stability and disturbance in forest ecosystems (the role of fire, storms, insects, etc.)
  • What trees and forests do for people, including discussion of forest products, ecosystem services
  • How urban forests are different from natural forests, with evaluation of the benefits of street trees using computer modeling. Discussion of the benefits and limitations of computer models.
  • Role of trees and forests in global carbon cycles and energy flows.

Students will be encouraged to keep a field/lab notebook to document their findings and serve as a long-lasting resource. Two mini-projects and an optional final project and/or paper will allow students to explore their individual interests.

An optional Thursday morning field trip to Tree People in Cold Water Canyon Park is planned, if there is sufficient interest. We may also explore opportunities to volunteer at a tree planting or similar activity to support our urban forest.

TEACHER: Colleen Ryan

SEMESTER FEE: $490


Physical Empowerment

Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:30pm (18 weeks)

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, (no class 8, 15) 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

Grades K - 4


In this class students will build a solid foundation in physical education as they learn new movements and strengthen their bodies. Students will develop their strength, endurance and mobility through martial arts, self-defense, obstacle courses, and other fun activities. 

TEACHER: Coach Efrain Sevilla

SEMESTER FEE: $455

 

Herbal Magic

Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:30 pm (18 weeks)

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, (no class 8, 15) 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

          Grades 3 - 5 c

In this class we invite you to explore the wisdom of plants! Students will study systems of the human body and herbal therapy practices. We will examine acute illnesses that commonly interrupt the body’s immunity and discover the world of natural herbal remedies as well as supplements to maintain our health and wellness. In the nature lab, we will concoct healing elixirs, curing salves, wellness tinctures & teas and traverse the realm of aromatherapy. Join us as we gain important life skills, and the ancient knowledge to care for ourselves and each other ,with help from the intelligence of the plant world. h help from the intelligence of the plant world. 

TEACHER: Bridey Phillips

SEMESTER FEE: $515

Herbal Magic

Wednesday, 1:45 – 2:45 pm (18 weeks)

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, (no class 8, 15) 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

          Grades K - 3

In this class we invite you to explore the wisdom of plants! Students will study systems of the human body and herbal therapy practices. We will examine acute illnesses that commonly interrupt the body’s immunity and discover the world of natural herbal remedies as well as supplements to maintain our health and wellness. In the nature lab, we will concoct healing elixirs, curing salves, wellness tinctures & teas and traverse the realm of aromatherapy. Join us as we gain important life skills, and the ancient knowledge to care for ourselves and each other, with help from the intelligence of the plant world. 

TEACHER: Bridey Phillips

SEMESTER FEE: $515

 

Speaker’s League 

Wednesday, 1:30 – 3:00 pm (18 weeks)

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, (no class 8, 15) 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

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: $420


Sewing 1 and 2

Wednesday, 1:30 – 3:00 pm (18 weeks)

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, (no class 8, 15) 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

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: $600


Sewing 1 and 2

Wednesday, 3:15 – 4:45 pm (18 weeks)

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, (no class 8, 15) 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

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: $600


FRIDAY CLASSES (18 WEEKS)


Recorder 1 and  2

         Friday, 10:30 – 11:30 am (18 weeks)

         Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 17, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3 (no class 10, 17) 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22

        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: $370


Professor Egghead Engineering: Mega Machines

Friday, 9:30am – 10:30am (18 weeks)

         Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 17, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3 (no class 10, 17) 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22

Grades K - 2

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: $490

History Of Chess

          Friday, 9:30 – 10:30 am (18 weeks)

         Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 17, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20 ,27, April 3 (no class 10, 17) 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22

All Ages

Chaturanga, the game that would later become Chess, originated approximately 1500 years ago in Ancient India. Throughout the centuries, the game traveled to every part of the world via trade and conquest. Like an art or language, the changes in the game were influenced by different cultures and nations. In this course, each class will begin with a brief history lesson to give a cultural context to every rule change Chess underwent over the decades. Then we’ll play the game by ancient rules on replica antique boards. From Persia, to The Dark Ages, to the internet, and everywhere in between, we’ll “travel back in history” to experience the evolution of this Game of Kings that has stood the test of time!

TEACHER: Brian Julian

SEMESTER FEE: $460


Chess Championship!

Friday, 10:30 – 11:30am (18 weeks)

          Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 17, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20 ,27, April 3 (no class 10, 17) 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22

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 students who previously attended Beginners Chess and/or Chess 2.0

TEACHER: Brian Julian

SEMESTER FEE: $455


Professor Egghead: Labs Rumblebots

Friday, 10:30 – 11:30am (18 weeks)

          Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 17, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20 ,27, April 3 (no class 10, 17) 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22

Grades 3 - 5

Boot up and get ready to join the RumbleBot squad! First, it's building time - using advanced Lego BOOST, students will build our high-tech RumbleBots - our Jousting Bot, Launching Bot, RampBot, FlexBot, and more. Then, we’ll deck them out with all kinds of awesome gadgets and creations using color and motion sensors, gears, motors, pulleys, and other special pieces. At the end, we'll put our robots to the test as we code them to spin, move, chomp, smash, and pit them against the Professor’s bot, each other, and our challenges to rumble it out. Fun is Guaranteed!

TEACHER: Professor Egghead Science

SEMESTER FEE: $490

Ping Pong

Friday, 10:30 – 11:30 am (18 weeks)

         Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 17, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20 ,27, April 3 (no class 10, 17) 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22

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: $370

Chess4Everyone

Friday, 11:30 – 12:30am (18 weeks)

         Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 17, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20 ,27, April 3 (no class 10, 17) 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22

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, and group activities. There will be something challenging for all involved. 

This is truly Chess 4 Everyone!

TEACHER: Brian Julian

SEMESTER FEE: $455

Art: Animals In Art History

Friday, 11:30am – 12:30pm (18 weeks)

         Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 17, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20 ,27, April 3 (no class 10, 17) 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22

Grades K - 3

In this class students  will explore how animals are represented in art and learn some of the techniques used from art history. These techniques include Chinese brush painting, drawing animals in motion, creating  fantastic animals, and sculpting animals from a variety of media. 

TEACHER: Julianna Ostrovsky 

SEMESTER FEE: $510

 

Hobby Game Design 

Friday, 11:30am – 12:30pm (18 weeks)

          Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 17, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20 ,27, April 3 (no class 10, 17) 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22

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: $490


Art: Art Of Zine

Friday, 12:30 – 2:30pm ( 9 weeks)

Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 17, 21, 28, March 6 (9 weeks)

Grades 4 - 9

In this class students will learn how to record, document and compile visual stories to create their very own zine (self-published mini-magazine). Through the zine-making process, students will explore lettering, graphic design, visual storytelling, character design, and printmaking.

At the end of the semester, student's individual zines will be combined to produce a class zine.

TEACHER: Julianna Ostrovsky

SEMESTER FEE: $310

 

Art: Cardboard Models Of Future Cities

Friday, 12:30 – 2:30pm ( 9 weeks)

 March 13, 20, 27, April 3 (no class 10, 17) 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22

Grades 4 - 9


In this class, students will use cardboard to design and sculpt model cities of the future. In addition to exploring the artistic and architectural elements, students will propose, brainstorm and build creative solutions to real-life issues facing cities today, such as homelessness, climate change, and pollution. 

TEACHER: Karl Petion

SEMESTER FEE: $310

Combo: Art Of Zine And Cardboard Models Of Future Cities:

Total For both nine week sessions:$620


Green Thumb Gardening Club

Friday, 12:45 – 1:45pm (18 weeks)

         Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 17, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20 ,27, April 3 (no class 10, 17) 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22

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 and visit local gardens. 

All new projects from Fall semester!

TEACHER: Karen Golden

SEMESTER FEE: $470

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.