CLASS CATALOGUE WS 2024

(GRADES K–5)

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MONDAY CLASSES (15 WEEKS) In-person at Adat Shalom 

Travel Geography  - East Asia

          Monday: 9:00 – 9:55 am (15 weeks)

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

         Grades 3 - 5

Join us on our adventure as we travel around the world exploring geography, culture, and history. This semester we will be going to East Asia! This includes China, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau. We will cover all the important things you should know before embarking, such as climate, language, food, transportation, safety, and currency and how to find information on these topics. We will learn about natural landmarks such as Mount Fuji, Jeju Island, Yehliu Geopark, the Gobi Desert, Mount Everest, the Stone Forest, and Zhangjiajie National Forest. We will also learn about historical landmarks such as The Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City, Himeji Castle, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and St. Paul's Ruins. Each class will include creative activities and discussions, as well as exercises on researching and writing.

TEACHER: Hyla Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $430


Chemistry Is Everything 

           Monday: 9:00 – 9:55 am (15 weeks)

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

         Grades K - 3

Chemistry is everything, because everything is chemicals! In this year-long class, we’ll learn about the fundamentals of chemistry through a series of messy, mysterious, and always exciting hands-on science experiments. We’ll explore atoms, molecules, chemical reactions, states of matter, electricity and more, using the principles of the scientific method. Each class period will include at least one lab-style chemical experiment, like freezing Instant Ice or creating a Density Rainbow. Through testing predictions and practicing critical thinking, we’ll explore the world of Chemistry, and above all… have fun!  

If safety equipment like goggles are required, they will be provided - although all experiments are kid friendly.

**This is a year-long course** but it’s not necessary for students to take both semesters. Fall and Winter/Spring semesters will cover different topics and feature different chemistry experiments. 

New students are welcome!

TEACHER: Keera Lindenberg
SEMESTER FEE: $430


Jump Rope Skills

Monday: 10:00 – 10:55 am (15 weeks)         

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

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. 

Mike sells ropes for $15 and students will be able to purchase them directly from him. 

Students will be responsible for bringing their ropes to class. 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: $405


Chemistry Is Everything 

Monday: 10:00 – 10:55 am (15 weeks)

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

Grades 3 - 5

Chemistry is everything, because everything is chemicals! In this year-long class, we’ll learn about the fundamentals of chemistry through a series of messy, mysterious, and always exciting hands-on science experiments. We’ll explore atoms, molecules, chemical reactions, states of matter, electricity and more, using the principles of the scientific method. Each class period will include at least one lab-style chemical experiment, like freezing Instant Ice or creating a Density Rainbow. Through testing predictions and practicing critical thinking, we’ll explore the world of Chemistry, and above all… have fun!  

If safety equipment like goggles are required, they will be provided - although all experiments are kid friendly. **This is a year-long course** but it’s not necessary for students to take both semesters. Fall and Winter/Spring semesters will cover different topics and feature different chemistry experiments. 

New students welcome!

TEACHER: Keera Lindenberg
SEMESTER FEE: $430

Drawing Fundamentals 

Monday: 11:05 – 11:55 am (15 weeks)

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

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.

New material for returning students!

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $430


Jump Rope Skills

Monday: 11:00 – 11:55 am (15 weeks)

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

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. 

Mike sells ropes for $15 and students will be able to purchase them directly from him. 

Students will be responsible for bringing their ropes to class. 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: $405


Elementary Math 

         Monday: 12:15 – 1:00 pm (15 weeks)

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

         Grades 3 - 5

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.

Prerequisite: the ability to do 3-digit addition and subtraction, and beginning to learn multiplication. 

New material for returning students!

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $415


Gardening Club

Monday: 12:15 – 1:00 pm (15 weeks)  

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

Grades K - 3

In this hands-on class, students will learn how to sprout seeds, grow plants from cuttings, and make kitchen scrap gardens. They will understand that plants have different requirements for water, sun and soil and make their own mini compost bins. Students will also increase 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.

New and continuing students are welcome. This class is not a repeat of Fall 2023.

TEACHER: Karen Golden
SEMESTER FEE: $430


Dance Around the World

Monday: 1:00 – 1:55 pm (15 weeks) 

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

One of the most exciting ways to experience and learn a new culture is through music and dance. Each week we will work through the dance alphabet and learn important facts around each cultural dance style. Let’s connect with one another through the celebration and power of DANCE AROUND THE WORLD.

DANCE STYLES:

  • A is for African Dancing
  • B is for Ballet
  • C is for Cumbia
  • D is for Disco
  • E is for the Electric Slide
  • F is for Folk Dancing
  • G is for Gumboot Dancing
  • H is for Hula
  • I is for Irish Dancing
  • J is for Jazz

       This class is not a repeat of Fall 2023 but rather, a continuation. All new dances!

TEACHER: Keva Walker
SEMESTER FEE: $430


Introduction to Game Design

Monday: 1:00  – 1:55 pm (15 weeks)

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

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 different analog 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 game, digital 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. This is not a video game programming course.   

New and continuing students are welcome.

TEACHER: Aaron Vanek
SEMESTER FEE: $465


Social Skills: We All Have Superpowers  

Monday: 2:00 – 2:55 pm (15 weeks)   

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

Grades 1 - 5

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!

TEACHER: Sharon Bacharach
SEMESTER FEE: $430

Cultural History of Dance and Fashion Cancelled 

Monday: 2:00 – 2:55 pm (15 weeks)   

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

Grades 3 - 5

Dance has been an important part of ceremony, celebrations and entertainment since before the birth of the earliest human civilizations. Simultaneously, fashion has greatly influenced these styles of movement, it’s culture, and people who practice them. Let’s have fun while moving, connecting and learning about the CULTURAL HISTORY OF DANCE and FASHION! Students will learn the dance forms and create a fashion piece centered around the dance forms of tap, flamenco and the waltz

DANCE STYLES:

TAP DANCE originated in the United States in the early 19th century at the crossroads of African and Irish American dance forms. When slave owners took away traditional African percussion instruments, slaves turned to percussive dancing to express themselves and retain their cultural identities. 

FLAMENCO combines Roma and Spanish cultures. Dances are performed to intricate music and dance movements are very emotional. Although multiple instruments were initially used to accompany flamenco dancing, the guitar eventually became dominant.

The WALTZ originated from Austria and Bayern in the Germanic region of Europe. It spread from there throughout Europe, where it became very popular as well as infamous.

TEACHER: Keva Walker
SEMESTER FEE: $430

Wednesday CLASSES (18 WEEKS) In-person at Adat Shalom 

Beginning Writing: Think, Write and Create

Wednesday: 9:00 – 9:50 am (18 weeks)

          Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 6, 13, 20, (no 27), Apr. 3, 10, 16, (no 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22     

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 everyone's skill level.  

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal and Karen Golden
SEMESTER FEE: $495

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

Wednesday: 10:00 – 10:50 am (18 weeks)

          Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 6, 13, 20, (no 27), Apr. 3, 10, 16, (no 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 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: $495

Elementary English  This class is full.  Please join our waitlist 

Wednesday: 9:00 – 9:55 am (18 weeks)

           Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 6, 13, 20, (no 27), Apr. 3, 10, 16, (no 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22    

Grades K - 2

“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. New material for returning students.

Please note: Students entering this class should be able to read chapter books and write a paragraph.

Required materials:

  • Pencils and erasers
  • Lined paper
  • Folder

TEACHER: Hyla Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $495


Anatomy: How The Body Works  This class is full.  Please join our waitlist 

Wednesday: 10:00 – 10:55 am (18 weeks)

           Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 6, 13, 20, (no 27), Apr. 3, 10, 16, (no 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22 

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 function. 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. Optional homework and assignments will be given.

Required materials:

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

        New students welcome!

TEACHER: Dr. Charlotte Swanson
SEMESTER FEE: $500


Podcademy 4 Kids - Intermediate Podcasting & Youtube Readiness 

This class is full.  Please join our waitlist 

Wednesday: 11:00 – 11:55 am (18 weeks)

          Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 6, 13, 20, (no 27), Apr. 3, 10, 16, (no 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22 

Grades 4 -5

This course is designed for students that have taken our beginners course and would like to grow their knowledge in order to create their own podcast or Youtube Channel. The intermediate course focuses on Audio and Video equipment knowledge, Content Creativity, and Publishing Quality. In this course we will spend a lot of time behind, and in front of the camera for longer formats and advanced equipment. Our time is split between creating content and producing "Youtube Ready" skills that can be implemented at home once the course is completed. 

Our programs are built to give each student the skills and knowledge necessary to build a successful podcast. From recording, to script writing, to an on-camera personality, we teach everything so that you leave our course 100% self sufficient. Our goal is to build confidence by giving you all the tools and secrets that it takes most people years to learn. With almost a decade of podcasting and broadcasting experience, we are excited to teach and set others on the pathway to Digital Media success! 

This class has a maximum of eight students. Register early to get a spot. 

New students are welcome

TEACHER: Keith Good News McElhannon
SEMESTER FEE: $535

Elementary Math  This class is full.  Please join our waitlist 

Wednesday: 11:00 – 11:45 am (18 weeks)

         Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 6, 13, 20, (no 27), Apr. 3, 10, 16, (no 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22 

Grades 3 - 5

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.

Prerequisite: the ability to do 3-digit addition and subtraction and beginning to learn multiplication. 

New material for returning students!

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $495

 

Art Around the World: Meet The Masters

Wednesday: 11:00  – 11:45 am (18 weeks)

          Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 6, 13, 20, (no 27), Apr. 3, 10, 16, (no 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22 

Grades K - 3

Each week, students will explore a different art movement from history and create their own work, inspired by famous artists. From Pablo Picasso’s cubism, to Jackson Pollack’s abstract expressionism, to Freida Kahlo's portraiture, students will become their own master artists as they experiment with 3D construction, fiber arts, and painting. They will gain an understanding of important figures in art history while building fine motor skills, increasing their ability to focus, and cultivating their creativity.

All new artists from Fall 2023.

TEACHER: Soli Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $510


Storytelling: Imagination Theater

Wednesday: 12:00 – 12:55 pm (18 weeks)

          Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 6, 13, 20, (no 27), Apr. 3, 10, 16, (no 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22 

Grades K - 3

Stories are the best teachers. In this class, we will explore the lessons of folktales from around the world and discover why they have been passed down for generations. Each week, the stories will come to life through role playing and acting while students learn life lessons about the importance of kindness, empathy, and hope all while enhancing their listening skills. This class will provide a safe space for self-discovery and friendship. This is not a performance class and even the shyest students will have the opportunity to shine. 

All new stories this semester!

TEACHER: Karen Golden
SEMESTER FEE: $485

Journey To Outer Space

Wednesday: 12:15 – 1:10 pm (18 weeks)

          Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 6, 13, 20, (no 27), Apr. 3, 10, 16, (no 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22 

Grades 3 - 5 

Did you ever want to shoot for the stars? Maybe you wonder if we could really grow crops on other planets, how rocket ships blast off, what's beyond our solar system, or what happens to astronauts' limbs in the vacuum of space! Join Ms. Keera Lindenberg on an intergalactic journey through our universe, in this semester-long science inquiry class. Using critical thinking skills, hands-on experiments, and our passion for exploring the unknown, we'll learn all about the science of outer space! 

TEACHER: Keera Lindenberg
SEMESTER FEE: $510


Journey To Outer Space

Wednesday: 1:15 – 2:10 pm (18 weeks)

          Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 6, 13, 20, (no 27), Apr. 3, 10, 16, (no 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22 

Grades K - 3

Did you ever want to shoot for the stars? Maybe you wonder if we could really grow crops on other planets, how rocket ships blast off, what's beyond our solar system, or what happens to astronauts' limbs in the vacuum of space! Join Ms. Keera Lindenberg on an intergalactic journey through our universe, in this semester-long science inquiry class. Using critical thinking skills, hands-on experiments, and our passion for exploring the unknown, we'll learn all about the science of outer space! 

TEACHER: Keera Lindenberg
SEMESTER FEE: $510


Podcademy 4 Kids - Intermediate Podcasting & Youtube Readiness  

This class is full.  Please join our waitlist 

Wednesday: 1:10  – 2:05 pm (18 weeks)

          Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 6, 13, 20, (no 27), Apr. 3, 10, 16, (no 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22 

Grades 4 and up

This course is designed for students that have taken our beginners course and would like to grow their knowledge in order to create their own podcast or Youtube Channel. The intermediate course focuses on Audio and Video equipment knowledge, Content Creativity, and Publishing Quality. In this course we will spend a lot of time behind, and in front of the camera for longer formats and advanced equipment. Our time is split between creating content and producing "Youtube Ready" skills that can be implemented at home once the course is completed. 

Our programs are built to give each student the skills and knowledge necessary to build a successful podcast. From recording, to script writing, to an on-camera personality, we teach everything so that you leave our course 100% self sufficient. Our goal is to build confidence by giving you all the tools and secrets that it takes most people years to learn. With almost a decade of podcasting and broadcasting experience, we are excited to teach and set others on the pathway to Digital Media success! 

This class has a maximum of eight students. Register early to get a spot. 

New students are welcome!

TEACHER: Keith Good News McElhannon
SEMESTER FEE: $535

Elementary Math 

Wednesday: 1:15 – 2:00 pm (18 weeks)

         Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 6, 13, 20, (no 27), Apr. 3, 10, 16, (no 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22 

Grades 3 - 5

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.

Prerequisite: the ability to do 3-digit addition and subtraction and beginning to learn multiplication. 

New material for returning students!

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $495


Singing For Unity

Wednesday: 2:10 – 3:00 pm (18 weeks)

         Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 6, 13, 20, (no 27), Apr. 3, 10, 16, (no 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22 

All Ages

Do you love to sing? If the answer is "yes," than this class is for you.  Over the course of 18 weeks, students will learn a variety of vocal warm ups and exercises to strengthen, control, open up, and become acquainted with the voice. Students will be introduced to the basics of sight-reading musical scores, different types of notes, and how they are used in music. Students will also learn techniques on how to breathe while performing a song and how to sharpen the skills of controlling volume and vocal strength to enhance the power of a song. The theme this semester is unity and each song will be meaningful and carry a powerful message. The students will join together and discover how to sing as a unit, combining all of their unique voices to create something unified and beautiful. Beginning and experienced singers are welcome.

TEACHER: Leila Balter
SEMESTER FEE: $495

FRIDAY CLASSES (17 WEEKS) Online. Your teacher will send you the Zoom links. 


Storytelling - Let's Tell Stories

Friday: 8:00 – 9:00 am (17 weeks)       

          Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, (no 29), Apr. 5, 12, 19, (no 26), May 3, 10, 17

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: $425


Chess 2: Whose Turn Is It Anyway

Friday: 9:15 – 10:15 am (17 weeks)

          Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, (no 29) Apr. 5, 12, 19, (no 26 ) May 3, 10, 17

Grades 1 and up 

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

  • Class 1: Blitz Chess (Speed Chess)
  • Class 2: Chess 960 (Invented by the legendary Bobby Fischer) 
  • Class 3: Spell Chess(yep, magic spells!)
  • Class 4: Chess 4 (4 Player Chess)
  • Class 5: Bughouse (Team Chess)
  • Class 6: Giveaway
  • Class 7: Duck Chess
  • Class 8: Horde
  • Class 9: Crazyhouse
  • Class 10: 3+
  • Class 11: King of the Hill
  • Class 12: Atomic
  • Class 13: Bullet Chess
  • Class 14: Holochess
  • Class 15: Solitaire Chess
  • Class 16: Really Bad Chess
  • Class 17: Invent a new Chess variant!

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

TEACHER: Brian Julian
SEMESTER FEE: $440


Chess 4 Everyone

Friday: 10:30 – 11:30 am (17 weeks)       

          Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, (no 29) Apr. 5, 12, 19, (no 26 ) May 3, 10, 17

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. And there will be something challenging for all involved. 

This is truly Chess 4 Everyone!

TEACHER: Brian Julian
SEMESTER FEE: $440


Intro. to Photoshop 

Friday: 10:30 – 11:30 am (17 weeks)

          Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, (no 29), Apr. 5, 12, 19, (no 26), May 3, 10, 17

Grades 5 and up

We will learn the basics of Photoshop, including 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, including seamlessly deleting people from a photo and creating your own Mini Cooper car advertisement.

Adobe offers an “All Apps” plan to students for just $19.99/mo. for the first year. 

 TEACHER: Steve Rachwal
 SEMESTER FEE: $425

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: $160 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.