CLASS CATALOGUE WS 2023

(GRADES K–5)

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


Travel Geography 

          Monday: 9:00 am – 10:00 am (15 weeks)

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

         Grades 3 - 5

Join us on our adventure as we travel around the world exploring geography, culture, and history. We will cover all the important things you should know before embarking, such as language, laws, climate, transportation, safety, and currency and how to find information on these topics. We will look at famous landmarks and unique things to do with an emphasis on exciting places kids would want to visit. We will ask questions such as: What can you buy with $1 around the world? What are some American customs that are considered offensive in other countries? And what do kids eat for breakfast in different places? Each class will include creative activities and discussions, as well as exercises on researching and writing.

TEACHER: Hyla Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $395


Everything Is Interesting LIVE: Seasons And Weather

Monday: 9:00 am – 10:00 am (15 weeks)

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

Grades K - 3

How much does a rainbow weigh? What is lightning, and how do you harness it to power a lightbulb? How do clouds grow from seeds, and how do we make one in a jar? Find out in the Everything is Interesting Mobile Science Museum program. We’ll not only do hands-on experiments to answer these unusual questions, but learn how to explore the world around us using the principles of the scientific method. Each class, we’ll make and test predictions, sharpen our critical thinking skills, build on our scientific knowledge from the previous weeks, and above all… have fun! 

TEACHER: Keera Lindenberg
SEMESTER FEE: $400


Jump Rope Skills

Monday: 10:15 am – 11:15 am (14 weeks)

          Jan.  23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, (no 20), 27, March (no 6), 13, 20, 27, April (no 3, 10), 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 

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: $350


Everything Is Interesting LIVE: Seasons And Weather

Monday: 10:15 am – 11:15 am (15 weeks)

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

Grades 3 - 5

How much does a rainbow weigh? What is lightning, and how do you harness it to power a lightbulb? How do clouds grow from seeds, and how do we make one in a jar? Find out in the Everything is Interesting Mobile Science Museum program. We’ll not only do hands-on experiments to answer these unusual questions, but learn how to explore the world around us using the principles of the scientific method. Each class, we’ll make and test predictions, sharpen our critical thinking skills, build on our scientific knowledge from the previous weeks, and above all… have fun! 

TEACHER: Keera Lindenberg
SEMESTER FEE: $400

Drawing Fundamentals 

Monday: 11:15 am – 12:00 pm (15 weeks)

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

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.

This class is not a repeat of Fall 2022 but rather, a continuation. New students are welcome!

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $395

Dance Around The World

Monday: 12:05 pm – 1:00 pm (15 weeks) 

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

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! 

This class is not a repeat of Fall 2022 but rather, a continuation. New students are welcome!

TEACHER: Keva Walker
SEMESTER FEE: $375


Jump Rope Skills

Monday: 12:00 pm – 12:55 pm (14 weeks)

          Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, (no 20), 27, March (no 6), 13, 20, 27, April (no 3, 10), 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 

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: $350


Science Stories - True Tales From The Natural World

Monday: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (15 weeks)

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

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 is not a repeat of Fall 2022 but rather, a continuation. New students are welcome!

TEACHER: Karen Golden
SEMESTER FEE: $375


Board And Card Game Design

Monday: 1:00 pm – 1:55 pm (15 weeks)

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

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.    

New Students welcome!   

TEACHER: Aaron Vanek
SEMESTER FEE: $425


Recorder Club: Let's Make Music Together 

Monday: 2:00pm – 3:00pm (15 weeks)

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

Grades K - 3

This class is for beginning and more advanced recorder 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: $375


Social Skills: We All Have Superpowers

Monday: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (15 weeks)  

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

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!

This class is not a repeat of Fall 2022 but rather, a continuation. New students are welcome!

TEACHER: Sharon Bacharach
SEMESTER FEE: $395

Elementary Math 

         Monday: 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm (15 weeks)

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

         Grades 3 - 5

Please note: This class is offered in small groups in-person on Monday's and Wednesdays. 

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: $375


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

An Introduction to ASL (American Sign Language)

Tuesday: 10:15am – 11:15am (17 weeks)

          Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, March (no class 7), 14, 21, 28, ( no class April 4, 11), 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23

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: $425

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

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

Beginning Writing: Think, Write and Create

Wednesday: 9:00 am – 9:50 am (18 weeks)

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

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.  

This class is not a repeat of Fall 2022 but rather, a continuation. New students are welcome!

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal and Karen Golden
SEMESTER FEE: $460

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

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

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

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.  

This class is not a repeat of Fall 2022 but rather, a continuation. New students are welcome!

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal and Karen Golden
SEMESTER FEE: $460

Elementary English  

Wednesday: 9:00 am – 9:55 am (18 weeks)

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

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. 

This class is not a repeat of Fall 2022 but rather, a continuation. New students are welcome!

TEACHER: Hyla Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $460


Marine Biology

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

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

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

This class is not a repeat of Fall 2022 but rather, a continuation. New students are welcome!

TEACHER: Dr. Charlotte Swanson
SEMESTER FEE: $460


Food Science - More Herbal Magic

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

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

Grades 3 - 5 

This hands-on class is an exciting way to learn about how food interacts with the human body, how to make medicinal remedies from plants, as well as a look into the historical and modern influences on our ecological systems. Students will explore the life cycle of mushrooms by growing them! We will study how particular foods impact certain biological systems through our senses. Participants will gain an herbalist's perspective by concocting tinctures and other plant remedies through first hand experience. We will traverse the history of agriculture in the United States, examine GMO impact, and learn the basic fundamentals of seed saving. Roll up your sleeves and join us at the table for Food Science!

All activities will be tailored to the age of the students in the class.  

TEACHER: Bridey Phillips
SEMESTER FEE: $500

 

Art Around the World: Meet the Masters

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

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

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.

TEACHER: Soli Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $475


Professor Egghead LEGOs: Ancient Wonders 

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

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

Grades K - 5

Strap in, because this session the Egghead Engineering team is hopping in the time machine and going back in ancient history to build huge engineering marvels! Using LEGOs, students will build awesome ancient creations like aqueducts, huge dams, wells, and giant coliseums. Then, we'll test them with the crush test, the weight test, and all of our other tests to make sure they can stand up to the challenge! All Eggheads will get their Ancient Engineer ID card, authorizing them to design and build any ancient wonder they can think of. At the end of the session, they’ll also get their official Ancient Engineer Degree - proving they’re ready to build the toughest challenges!

TEACHER: Professor Egghead Staff
SEMESTER FEE: $535


 Food Science - More Herbal Magic

Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (18 weeks)

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

Grades K - 3

This hands-on class is an exciting way to learn about how food interacts with the human body, how to make medicinal remedies from plants, as well as a look into the historical and modern influences on our ecological systems. Students will explore the life cycle of mushrooms by growing them! We will study how particular foods impact certain biological systems through our senses. Participants will gain an herbalist's perspective by concocting tinctures and other plant remedies through first hand experience. We will traverse the history of agriculture in the United States, examine GMO impact, and learn the basic fundamentals of seed saving. Roll up your sleeves and join us at the table for Food Science!

All activities will be tailored to the age of the students in the class.  

TEACHER: Bridey Phillips
SEMESTER FEE: $500


Elementary Math 

Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm (18 weeks)

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

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: $450


Speaker’s League

Wednesday: 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm (18 weeks)

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

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: $450


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

Art: Sentient Elephants - Characters in 3-D modeling

Thursday: 9:00am – 10:00am (16 weeks)       

          Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, (no class April 6, 13,) 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18

Grades 5  and up

In this class, students will construct both human and animal forms using wire armature, Sculpey Modeling Clay, and surface painting.

The themes will include: imagining the future and learning about the past; characters from history and projecting them into the future like imagining Beethoven listening to his own symphony in 2150 and Cleopatra leading a powerful galactic interstellar nation; sentient elephants occupying a secret island and any place your imagination takes you. 

3D construction suplies:

  1. 12 gage aluminum sculpture wire 
  2. One pound of Super Sculpie
  3. Needle nose pliers.
  4. Gaffers tape (one roll any color)
  5. Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  6. Scissors
  7. Utility knife or X-Acto
  8. Cutting mat of any kind

The class will also be using some scrap cardboard and or some scrap plywood for basses. 

TEACHER: Julianna Ostrovsky
SEMESTER FEE: $400

Spanish: Interactive Learning With Puppets

Thursday: 11:00 am – 11:45 am (17 weeks)       

          Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April (no class 6, 13), 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18

Grades K - 3

This course is a beginning level Spanish course. Students will learn basic questions and conversation in Spanish with songs and games related to the topic of the day. Students will learn action words, days of the week, months of the year, animals, family, and shapes. Students will learn to speak and read in Spanish as well, followed by vocabulary in each meeting.

For example:

  • Greetings
  • Los numbers/ numbers
  • The colors in Spanish
  • Days of the Week
  • Months of the year
  • Mi Familia/ My family
  • Body parts I
  • Body parts II
  • Animals in the Zoo
  • Farm Animals 
  • Sea Animals

TEACHER: Nancy Anel
SEMESTER FEE: $350

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


Storytelling - Let's Tell Stories

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

          Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April (no class 7, 14), 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19

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


The History Of Chess

Friday: 9:15 am – 10:15 am (17 weeks)

          Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, (no class April 7, 14,) 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19

Grades 1  and up 

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! 

*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: $425

Chess 2 

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

          Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, (no class April 7, 14,) 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19

All ages

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

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

TEACHER: Brian Julian
SEMESTER FEE: $425

Intro to Photoshop 

Friday: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (17 weeks)

          January 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April (no class 7, 14), 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19

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. 

 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: $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.