CLASS CATALOGUE Fall 2022

(GRADES K–5)

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MONDAY CLASSES (10 WEEKS) In-person at Adat Shalom 

Elementary Math 

          Sept. 12, 19, (no class 26), Oct. 3, (no class 10, 17), 24, 31 Nov. 7, 14, (no class 21), 28, Dec. 5, 12  

          Grades 3 - 5

Please note: This class is offered in small groups in-person on Monday's and Wednesdays or online. The time is based on the availability of the students. Students are scheduled for one 1/2 hour time slot, one day per week. 

Prerequisite: the ability to do 3-digit addition and subtraction, and beginning to learn multiplication. We will reinforce multiplication and begin to learn division and fractions. Other skills to learn will be determined by what students know and need to work on. Possible subjects will be telling time, Roman numerals, counting money, graphing, 2-dimensional shapes, place values and rounding, and decimals. Class structure will depend on the students in the class. We will work as a group when possible, but students will also work individually if that works best.

New and continuing students welcome. 

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $250


History Through Theatre: Explorers Of The Universe

          Monday: 9:00am – 10:30am (10 weeks)

          Sept. 12, 19, (no class 26), Oct. 3, (no class 10, 17), 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, (no class 21), 28, Dec. 5, 12 

         Grades 3 - 5


Literature comes alive through the performing arts as students improvise, create, and interpret scripts, incorporate personal experiences, debate ideas, and work with a myriad of interactive and immersive tools to explore history!  This year, "Explorers of the Universe!" discovers the adventures of explorers such as the Vikings, Marco Polo, Columbus, Magellan, Lewis and Clark, Amelia Earhart, and the astronauts of Apollo 11. Immerse yourself in the adventure of a lifetime- join the Theatre Lab Junior and be lit! 

TEACHER: Heidi Joyce
SEMESTER FEE: $290


Professor Egghead - Astronauts 

Monday: 9:00am – 10:00am (10 weeks)

          Sept. 12, 19, (no class 26), Oct. 3, (no class 10, 17), 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, (no class 21), 28, Dec. 5, 12

Grades K - 3

Blast off this session with the Egghead Astronaut Crew as we explore the far reaches of our universe. Students will set off rockets, make huge chemical reactions, make lava slime, look for life and rocks on other planets, recycle water in space, and make out of this world volcanoes on their way to becoming astronauts! The best part? They get to take home their experiment every week! At the end of the session, students will receive their own Egghead Astronaut Degree.

TEACHER: Professor Egghead Staff
SEMESTER FEE: $295


Jump Rope Skills

Monday: 10:15am – 11:15am (10 weeks)

         Sept. 12, 19, (no class 26), Oct. 3, (no class 10, 17), 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, (no class 21), 28, Dec. 5, 12

Grades K - 3

This jump rope course will teach students the basics of Single Rope, Double Dutch, and Group Jumping. Students will learn a variety of skills and jump rope activities to improve confidence, endurance, focus, teamwork, and creative expression. All skills will be age appropriate. 

Here is a link to the ropes Mike recommends: https://buyjumpropes.net/economy-beaded-jump-ropes/.

Please purchase an 8 foot rope in the color of your choosing and bring it to the first class. Students will be responsible for bringing their ropes to class. Due to Covid, there will be no sharing of ropes. If your child would like to leave a rope at CLP, this is fine. It will be labeled with their name. 

Returning and new students welcome!

TEACHER: Mike Fry
SEMESTER FEE: $250

Professor Egghead - Astronauts

Monday: 10:45am – 11:45am (10 weeks)

         Sept. 12, 19, (no class 26), Oct. 3, (no class 10, 17), 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, (no class 21), 28, Dec. 5, 12

Grades 3 - 5

Blast off this session with the Egghead Astronaut Crew as we explore the far reaches of our universe. Students will set off rockets, make huge chemical reactions, make lava slime, look for life and rocks on other planets, recycle water in space, and make out of this world volcanoes on their way to becoming astronauts! The best part? They get to take home their experiment every week! At the end of the session, students will receive their own Egghead Astronaut Degree.

TEACHER: Professor Egghead Staff
SEMESTER FEE: $295

Drawing Fundamentals 

Monday: 11:15am – 12:00am (10 weeks)

         Sept. 12, 19, (no class 26), Oct. 3, (no class 10, 17), 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, (no class 21), 28, Dec. 5, 12

Grades  1 - 3

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.  This semester we will look at the works of famous artists throughout history and create drawings based on their techniques and styles, and we will study the science of drawing (perspective and lighting), mixed in with doodling techniques, and other fun exercises. Each student will need a sketchbook (minimum size 8”x10”) and will be expected to draw in it regularly outside of class. We will provide all other materials, but students are welcome to bring their own supplies.

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $270

Dance Around The World

Monday: 12:05am – 1:00pm (10 weeks) 

         Sept. 12, 19, (no class 26), Oct. 3, (no class 10, 17), 24, 31 Nov. 7, 14, (no class 21), 28, Dec. 5, 12

Grades K - 3

This class explores our most cherished and celebrated dance styles across the globe, from India, Russia, South Africa, Japan, and more. It is a great opportunity for kids who love music and high energy classes! Each week we start with warm-up games followed by a deep-dive into one specific dance tradition from around the world. There will be floor work, combinations, and lots of opportunities for creative expression and improvisation. Students will have a blast while building positive relationships, persisting in difficult tasks, and gaining confidence. Every class ends with the students illustrating their favorite move from the week, and at the end of the year the kids will receive a booklet of their illustrations from all the cultures and styles we’ve discovered together! 

TEACHER: Michael Burns
SEMESTER FEE: $250


Jump Rope Skills

Monday: 12:00pm – 12:55am (10 weeks)

         Sept. 12, 19, (no class 26), Oct. 3, (no class 10, 17), 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, (no class 21), 28, Dec. 5, 12

Grades 3 - 5

This jump rope course will teach students the basics of Single Rope, Double Dutch, and Group Jumping. Students will learn a variety of skills and jump rope activities to improve confidence, endurance, focus, teamwork, and creative expression. All skills will be age appropriate. 

Here is a link to the ropes Mike recommends: https://buyjumpropes.net/economy-beaded-jump-ropes/. Please purchase an 8 foot rope in the color of your choosing a bring it to the first class. Students will be responsible for bringing their ropes to class. Due to Covid, there will be no sharing of ropes. If your child would like to leave a rope at CLP, this is fine. It will be labeled with their name. 

Returning and new students welcome!

TEACHER: Mike Fry
SEMESTER FEE: $250


Science Stories - True Tales From The Natural World

Monday: 1:00pm – 2:00pm (10 weeks)

         Sept. 12, 19, (no class 26), Oct. 3, (no class 10, 17), 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, (no class 21), 28, Dec. 5, 12

Grades K - 3

Sing and dance the germination song, experience metamorphosis though the journey of Charlie the caterpillar, trace the flight path of the tagged monarch butterfly who flew from Mexico to Minnesota and explore the rain cycle. Each week, students will learn about the natural world through the most memorable oral vehicle, storytelling! Karen was a walk leader for eight years with the Children’s Nature Institute and led hundreds of children through the Santa Monica Mountains. In addition, each student will be encouraged to make a nature box and collect rocks, shells, sticks, seeds and more!

This class will include some stories from Fall 2019 and new stories as well. New and returning students are welcome. 

TEACHER: Karen Golden
SEMESTER FEE: $250


Board And Card Game Design

Monday: 1:00pm – 1:55am (10 weeks)

         Sept. 12, 19, (no class 26), Oct. 3, (no class 10, 17), 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, (no class 21), 28, Dec. 5, 12

Grades 3 - 5


This hobby game design course combines the fun of playing games with the lessons of teamwork, time and resource management, creative production, research and critical analysis, plus science, math, history, language, reading and writing skill development. Students will play board and card 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 playtesting the revisions. These are the fundamentals for any kind of game design, video or analog, and the introduction to the iterative process helps any creative endeavor. Some discussion of the hobby game industry such as publishing and copyright is included. Each student will develop and produce their own game with professionally printed components as a final project that they get to keep.        

TEACHER: Aaron Vanek
SEMESTER FEE: $300


Recorder Club: Let's Make Music Together 

Monday: 2:00pm – 3:00pm (10 weeks)

         Sept. 12, 19, (no class 26), Oct. 3, (no class 10, 17), 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, (no class 21), 28, Dec. 5, 12

Grades K - 5

This class is for beginning and more advanced students. In the first week, students will be evaluated and put into small groups according to level. Each group will meet for a 30 - 40 minute lesson and I will let you know the time slot for your child. Please note, this is not an hour class. The class Includes note reading and beginning music theory. 

Students will need the following for this class:

  • A soprano recorder labeled with your child's name. You can use a recorder you have already or you can order one here
  • Please order this music book here
  • The recorder and book will be under $20. 

TEACHER: Karen Golden
SEMESTER FEE: $250


Social Skills: We All Have Superpowers

Monday: 2:00 – 3:00 pm (10 weeks)  

          Sept. 12, 19, (no class 26), Oct. 3, (no class 10, 17), 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, (no class 21), 28, Dec. 5, 12

Grades 1- 5

Social skills is back in-person! The world has changed recently and this has affected all of us: children, parents and grandparents. Many times children are confused about what is happening in the world and are not sure how to express their thoughts and feelings. Sometimes children (and adults) are not even sure what they are feeling or how to read their body signals to help them figure out how they are feeling. In this class, the students will be learning about feelings, their body signals that tell them information about how they feel, and how to express their emotions in helpful ways. These skills and more will be practiced in a fun, thoughtful, and creative manner through different activities, such as a variety of games, stories, art, music, role-playing and mindfulness.

Whether your child has taken my class before, or they are taking it for the first time, they will have fun making friends and learning about themselves. Your children 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.

Your child will discover their own superpower and celebrate other’s super-powers!

 New and returning students are welcome!

TEACHER: Sharon Bacharach
SEMESTER FEE: $270


TUESDAY CLASSES (9 WEEKS) Online. Your teacher will send you the Zoom links. 

An Introduction to ASL (American Sign Language)

Tuesday: 10:15am – 11:15am (9 weeks)

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

Grades 4 and up

The movie CODA has brought a new awareness of ASL and now you can learn to sign.

This class will begin with teaching:

  • 1.  The basic elements of ASL, including handshapes, body placement, movements, and facial expression       
  • 2.  A brief history of ASL
  • 3.  The manual alphabet
  • 4.  ASL handshapes
  • 5.  Unique linguistics, artistic expression of ASL
  • 6.  Categories of common words describing "who", "do", "what", "where" and "when" in order to communicate basic conversations and needs

        The class is then "customized" according to the interests of the students.

Given the time constraints of this class, fluency in ASL communication is not an objective. However, recommendations and referrals for further acquisition of ASL skills will be provided. 

TEACHER: Miriam Cantor
SEMESTER FEE: $225

it is to create a script, and will learn how they can do it themselves!

Wednesday CLASSES (11 WEEKS) In-person at Adat Shalom 

Beginning Writing: Think, Write and Create

Wednesday: 9:00am – 9:50am (11 weeks)

Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. (no class 5, 12), 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (no class 23), 30, Dec. 7, 14

Grades K - 2

We will explore reading and writing with a creative and fun curriculum especially made for this class, including MadLibs and Word Searches. Parents will be emailed the worksheets to be printed at home. Each student will work at their own pace, whether they are a beginning reader or reading entire books. As we assess each student’s development, those who are ready will begin to explore how to build a paragraph on their own. The students will get a chance to create small books and mini-brochures as they incorporate more and more of their independent ideas. Each week there will be fun, hands-on English-themed exercises and games. Each student receives 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.  

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal and Karen Golden
SEMESTER FEE: $285

Beginning Math: Logic and Teamwork and Math, Oh My!

Wednesday: 10:00am – 10:50am (11 weeks)

Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. (no class 5, 12), 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (no class 23), 30, Dec. 7, 14

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 week there will be a fun, hands-on math/logic-themed exercise or game. Each student will work at their own pace, receive individual attention, and also have opportunities to cooperate with their peers. The curriculum includes many worksheets specifically made for this class, including mazes, tangrams, charting graphs and other puzzles. The class will be divided into 2 or 3 groups to accommodate everyone's skill level.  

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal and Karen Golden
SEMESTER FEE: $285

Elementary English  

Wednesday: 9:00am – 9:55am (11 weeks)

 Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. (no class 5, 12), 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (no class 23), 30, Dec. 7, 14

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 structure their paragraphs, transition gracefully between sentences, and strengthen their word choice. 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. Students will be expected to complete weekly assignments on Google Classroom where they will also receive individualized feedback. Access to a Gmail account is required for this class.

Please note: Students entering this class should be able to write complete sentences independently. 

TEACHER: Hyla Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $285


Marine Biology

Wednesday: 10:00am – 10:55am (11 weeks)

Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. (no class 5, 12), 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (no class 23), 30, Dec. 7, 14

Grades 3 - 5

Students will dive deep into the knowledge of our Water Planet. Students will acquire knowledge about coral reefs and kelp forests, including the marine organisms that call these unique environments their home. We will learn about the conditions of intertidal environments, including the adaptations of the organisms that live there. Finally, we will discuss marine life in the different biozones in the ocean, including the continental shelf and the deep-sea trenches. If you love the ocean and want to learn more about aquatic life and animals, this is the class for you!  

Required materials:

  • A wide ruled notebook to write notes during class and for homework.
  • Pencils, eraser, colored pen

TEACHER: Dr. Charlotte Swanson
SEMESTER FEE: $285


STEM Circus

Wednesday: 11:00am – 11:55am (11 weeks)

Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. (no class 5, 12), 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (no class 23), 30, Dec. 7, 14

Grades 3 - 5 

Magic, mystery, delight... The circus holds many secrets – including science! Step right up to the thrilling world of circus where you will practice juggling, clowning, and performance. We’ll also use circus performance videos to explore behind the scenes and discover the physics that makes everything tick -- like Newton's laws of gravity, angular speed and momentum, and statics. Students can use class juggling equipment or may choose to bring their own.

New and returning students welcome. 

TEACHER: Andrea Abler
SEMESTER FEE: $295


Wednesday Recorder Club: Let's Make Music Together 

Wednesday: 11:15 – 11:45am (11 weeks)

         Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. (no class 5, 12), 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (no class 23), 30, Dec. 7, 14

Grades K - 3

This class is for beginning students with no experience on the recorder. The class Includes note reading and beginning music theory. 

Students will need the following for this class:

  • A soprano recorder labeled with your child's name. You can use a recorder you have already or you can order one here
  • Please order this music book here
  • The recorder and book will be under $20. 

TEACHER: Karen Golden
SEMESTER FEE: $275


Professor Egghead: Amusement Park Lego Engineering 

Wednesday: 12:00 – 12:55pm (11 weeks)

Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. (no class 5, 12), 19, 26 Nov. 2, 9, 16, (no class 23), 30, Dec. 7, 14

Grades K - 5

Step into the gates, strap on your seatbelt, and come join the Egghead Amusement Park Engineering Team! Each class, Eggheads will try to pass a new LEGO engineering challenge by designing, building, and then testing crazy rides and attractions. Using a wide variety of LEGO™ bricks and specialty pieces, we'll build huge spinning Merry-Go-Rounds, Mega Ferris Wheels, Water Slides, Drop Towers, and everything in between as we design giant Amusement Parks! Then, we'll test our creations like a real theme park engineering team by spinning, sliding, and breaking down our builds. At the end of the session, they’ll receive their official Park Engineer Degree - proving they’re ready to build the toughest challenges!

TEACHER: Professor Egghead Staff
SEMESTER FEE: $325


STEAM Art: Animals, Habitats, and Biomimicry

Wednesday: 1:00 – 2:00pm (11 weeks)

Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. (no class 5, 12), 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (no class 23), 30, Dec. 7, 14

Grades K - 4


Build like an ant, weave like a bird, dam like the beaver. Explore structures made by animals and create your own u
sing cardboard and natural materials. This is a 3D construction class and your student will take home sculptures of animal homes and habitats.

TEACHER: Julianna Ostrovsky
SEMESTER FEE: $300


Elementary Math 

             

Wednesday: 1:15 – 1:45pm (11 weeks)

Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. (no class 5, 12), 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (no class 23), 30, Dec. 7, 14

Grades 3 - 5

Please note: This class is offered in small groups in-person on Mondays and Wednesdays or online. 

Prerequisite: the ability to do 3-digit addition and subtraction and beginning to learn multiplication. We will reinforce multiplication and begin to learn division and fractions. Other skills to learn will be determined by what students know and need to work on. Possible subjects will be telling time, Roman numerals, counting money, graphing, 2-dimensional shapes, place values and rounding, and decimals. Class structure will depend on the students in the class. We will work as a group when possible, but students will also work individually if that works best.

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $275


STEM Circus: 

Wednesday: 2:00 – 3:00pm (11 weeks)

Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. (no class 5, 12), 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (no class 23), 30, Dec. 7, 14

Grades K - 2

Magic, mystery, delight... The circus holds many secrets – including science! Step right up to the thrilling world of circus where you will practice juggling, clowning, and performance. We’ll also use circus performance videos to explore behind the scenes and discover the physics that makes everything tick -- like Newton's laws of gravity, angular speed and momentum, and statics. Students can use class juggling equipment or may choose to bring their own.

New and returning students welcome. 

TEACHER: Andrea Abler
SEMESTER FEE: $295


Speaker’s League 

Wednesday: 1:45pm – 3:00pm (11 weeks)

Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. (no class 5, 12), 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (no class 23), 30, Dec. 7, 14

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: $285


THURSDAY CLASSES (12 WEEKS) Online. Your teacher will send you the Zoom links. 

Art: Character Design By Hand

Thursday: 9:00am – 10:00am (12 weeks)       

Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, (no class 13), 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, (no class 24), Dec. 1, 8, 15

Grades 5 and up

Learn human proportion and ways to construct characters that live in the sci-fi or fantasy world you imagine. Learn animal structures and shapes in nature to transform and build your character. In this class we will use various drawing techniques and materials on paper.

Materials list:

  • Pad of approximately 30 pages Carlson 9X14 all media paper. 
  • 3 sheets of color tone paper dark mediums and light.
  • Conte crayon black, sepia, white
  • Boxed Set of pencils from HB to 9B (or as close to it),
  • Erasel (eraser pencil) (optional)
  • Ink India black and sepia other colors are (optional)
  • Ink Brush pen 
  • Brushes assorted 
  • Bamboo brush (optional).
  • Black micron or brush pens, or Pilot pens or similar(3) Black; sharpies (a few black): some fine some thick. You may already have around the house or can get at a Dollar store or Walmart
  • White paint marker and white pastel pencil 
  • Additional Color media: colored pencils, watercolor markers etc.
  • Ruler metal
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors  
  • Clamp Light
  • Mirror for self portrait

TEACHER: Julianna Ostrovsky
SEMESTER FEE: $300

FRIDAY CLASSES (11 WEEKS) Online. Your teacher will send you the Zoom links. 


Storytelling - Let's Tell Stories

Friday: 8:00am – 9:00am (11 weeks)       

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

Grades 3 - 6

Humans love stories, and a well told story is even more beloved. In this class, we will learn to tell stories from a variety of sources including personal and family stories, folktales, legends and more. Students will learn what makes a good story and how to offer supportive suggestions for helping their classmates tell a better story. This class enhances creativity, public speaking, and the art of listening in a fun, interactive, and safe environment where even the shyest students can shine. Because this class is virtual, we can make friends from near and far and will have the opportunity to hear other professional storytellers from far-away places.

New and returning students welcome. 

TEACHER: Karen Golden
SEMESTER FEE: $275


Chess 2 - Chess Championship

Friday: 9:15am – 10:15am (11 weeks)

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

Grades 1  and up 

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: $285


Chess 1: Welcome To The Game Of Kings And Queens

Friday: 10:30am – 11:30am (18 weeks)

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

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: $275


Introduction to Photoshop 

Friday: 1:00pm – 2:00pm (11 weeks)       

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

Grades 5 and up

We will learn the basics of Photoshop, including opening images, working with layers, adjusting image quality, making selections, retouching images, using color, adding text and shapes, combining images, applying filters, and more. Each week there will be assignments to complete using your newly learned skills. Adobe offers an “All Apps” plan to students for just $19.99/mo. for the first year. This course is a repeat from Fall 2021.


TEACHER: Steve Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $275

Math Circle: A Partnership With 21st Century Math 

       Registration for this class is a two part process:

1. Email instructor Eric Kogan erickogan@21centurymath.com to request placement for the class, dates and fees.

2.  Email  Karen@karengolden.com to register for the class. 

If you are part of a charter school, the Purchase Order is to be made out to Creative Learning Place. Thank you!

Beginners 1, Grade 3-4

The course is based on the book, Mathematical Adventure with ORMC, Level 1, "UCLA Math Circle" 
From Optical Illusions to Fighting Dragons, by Dr. Gleizer and Dr. Radko. Beginners 1 is a two-year-long enrichment course for children in grades two through four.
The course is designed for mathematically inclined children 7 to 10 years of age. There are 33 lessons in the book. Each lesson takes two to three 50-minute-long sessions to cover. Each lesson is followed by homework. The lessons cover topics including advanced problem solving, graph theory, Roman and binary numbers, one-sided surface known as the Mobius strip, and vectors in the plane. We study the latter in the How to Kill a Dragon game.
To succeed in the course, a child needs to have some basic familiarity with long addition and subtraction as well as with multiplication of two-digit numbers. This level of mathematical prowess is usually achieved in the fourth grade of a standard US school. If your child is ahead of their grade level, they can start this course as early as in the second grade.

Beginners 2, Grade 5-6
Beginners 2 is based on the book, Math Adventures with ORMC, Level 2 "UCLA Math Circle" , From Ciphers to Nets of Solids, by Dr. Gleizer and Dr. Radko.
The course is designed for mathematically inclined children 9 to 12 years of age. There are 20 lessons in the book. Each lesson takes two to three 50-minute-long sessions to cover. Each lesson is followed by homework. The lessons cover the topics including  ciphers, functions, solids and projections, introduction to logic and microchip design, and more.

For more details about the program, such as our curriculum, grade levels, classes and fees please visit: https://www.21centurymath.com/.
Feel free to download the LESSON EXAMPLES to share with your children.

TEACHER: Eric Kogan
SEMESTER FEE: Will be based on the day of the week your child is placed. 


Private Recorder Or Saxophone Lessons

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? A number of our CLP teachers are available to help your kids. Please check the box for tutoring on the registration form, or request tutoring here, and we will let you know about fees and availability.