CLASS CATALOGUE Fall 2020

(GRADES K–5)

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ASYNCHRONOUS CLASSES: Asynchronous learning happens on your schedule. During your course of study, asynchronous classes provide materials for viewing or pre-recorded demo videos on Padlet or in Google classroom. You will have the ability to access and satisfy these assignments on your schedule. The classes marked with a @ are asynchronous. The time of the class indicated on the schedule is when the students will share with their peers and teacher the assignments they have accomplished for the week. 

MONDAY CLASSES (10 WEEKS)

Theatre Lab Junior: Rebels With A Cause

Monday: 9:00am – 10:30am (10 weeks)

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

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 the history of the American Revolution!

TEACHER: Heidi Joyce
SEMESTER FEE: $275


Around The World - A Virtual Adventure

Monday: 9:30am – 10:30am (10 weeks)

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

Grades K - 2

Based on the book "Around The World in 80 Days,” we will travel to a different country each week and explore the stories, foods, customs, flags, flora and fauna, and arts of these countries. In addition, students will learn about transportation, oceans, landforms and more! Art projects and ideas will be emailed each week and students can share their creations with the class. All materials will be readily available in your homes.

TEACHER: Karen Golden
SEMESTER FEE: $230


Professor Egghead - Astronauts

Monday: 10:45am – 11: 30am (10 weeks)

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

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 make hands-on projects every week! At the end of the session, students will receive their own Egghead Astronaut Degree. 

The semester fee will include all the materials for this class which will be mailed to you. 

TEACHER: Professor Egghead Staff
SEMESTER FEE: $275

*This class can be brought to your small pod, live and in-person with social distancing, outside, but may not be eligible for charter school funding. Please email Karen@karengolden.com for more information. 


Meet The Orchestra - Symphonic Classics For Kids

Monday: 10:45am – 11:35am (10 weeks)

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

Grades K - 5

Welcome to the world of symphonic classics where you get up-close with classic works by composers like Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Debussy, and Saint-Saens! Move, play, conduct, create, and compose with body percussion, games, and interactive activities to make the symphony an expressive part of every young person’s life!

TEACHER: Heidi Joyce
SEMESTER FEE: $230


Social Skills: We All Have Superpowers

Monday: 12:00pm – 12:45pm (10 weeks)

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

Grades 3 - 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.

This class will be both synchronous and asynchronous. There will be weekly activities that your child will do at their leisure during the week (asynchronous activities will be posted on a Padlet). When we meet via Zoom at our assigned class time (synchronous), we will practice, discuss, play games and share about our experiences.

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

TEACHER: Sharon Bacharach
SEMESTER FEE: $230


Plants, Animals and Ecosystems

Monday: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (10 weeks)

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

Grades 3 - 5

How is a polar bear in the Arctic like a mountain lion in California? This class will explore ecosystems and the plants and animals that call them home. We will compare Southern California to other places around the world to see how plants and animals are adapted to their environments, and how each living thing is connected to its local ecosystem. Students will use maps to locate the Earth’s biomes, draw food webs to understand how ecosystems work, do some hand-on experiments, and demonstrate their new knowledge in writing and art.

TEACHER: Colleen Ryan
SEMESTER FEE: $230


Professor Egghead - Astronauts

Monday: 12:00pm – 12: 45pm (10 weeks)

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

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 make hands-on projects every week! At the end of the session, students will receive their own Egghead Astronaut Degree. 

The semester fee will include all the materials for this class which will be mailed to you. 

TEACHER: Professor Egghead Staff
SEMESTER FEE: $275

* This class can be brought to your small pod, live and in-person with social distancing, outside, but may not be eligible for charter school funding. Please email Karen@karengolden.com for more information. 

Social Skills: We All Have Superpowers

Monday: 1:15pm –2:00pm (10 weeks)

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

Grades K - 3

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.

This class will be both synchronous and asynchronous. There will be weekly activities that your child will do at their leisure during the week (asynchronous activities will be posted on a Padlet). When we meet via Zoom at our assigned class time (synchronous), we will practice, discuss, play games and share about our experiences.

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

TEACHER: Sharon Bacharach
SEMESTER FEE: $230


Beginning Photoshop

Monday: 1:30pm –2:30pm (10 weeks)

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

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.

*Please note, all students in Blue Ridge Academy Charter School in grades 7 - 12 will receive a free subscription to the Adobe Cloud this year and this includes Photoshop. 

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $230


Math Circle: Grades 1 - 2

Monday: 2:45pm – 3:35pm (10 weeks)

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

Grades 1- 2

In the academic year 2019-20, CLP is happy to offer a class based on the LAMC (Los Angeles Math Circle @ UCLA) Early Elementary Circle curriculum. 

CLP math teachers are trained by Dr. Gleizer to the same standards as LAMC instructors. Solving logical problems during the course will demonstrate the beauty of mathematics and prepare children for math competitions, such as Math Kangaroo.

Students in this class will be using the book "Breaking Numbers Into Parts" and they should bring it to every class: The Part I of the book's second edition can be purchased here:
https://smile.amazon.com/Breaking-Numbers-into-Parts-Second/dp/1727733983/ref=smi_www_rco2_go_smi_b8217842112?_encoding=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0&ie=UTF8

TEACHER: Eric Kogan
SEMESTER FEE: $275


Math Circle: Grades 5 - 6

Monday: 4:15pm –5:05pm (10 weeks)

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

Grades 5 - 6

In the academic year 2019-20, CLP is happy to offer a class based on the LAMC (Los Angeles Math Circle @ UCLA) Beginner Circle curriculum. The classes will be suitable for math-advanced 5th and 6th grade students.

The topics covered will include: 3D Nets, Intro to Egyptian Multiplication, Introduction to Basic Game Theory, Taxicab Geometry.

To see samples of the CLP Math Circle Courses from the previous year, please click on the following link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/01fakoixq3ef5qw/AAAli-FH7DUGHI7EAgtS0hNBa?dl=0

*Creative Learning Place prides itself on close cooperation with UCLA. The Mathematics program at CLP was founded and is supported by Dr. Oleg Gleizer.  

TEACHER: Eric Kogan
SEMESTER FEE: $275

TUESDAY CLASSES (12 WEEKS)

Science Stories - True Tales From The Natural World

Tuesday: 1:00pm – 2:00pm (12 weeks)

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

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 be taught in-person at a variety of public parks, (weather and safety permitting) that are within a three mile radius of the Westside Jewish Community Center. Social distancing and masks will be required. No exceptions! We will email  you the meeting place on the Sunday prior to the class meeting. When meeting in-person is not possible, we will meet virtually on Zoom and the Zoom link will be emailed to you. This class requires you to check your email the Sunday prior to the class for instructions. The class will have a ten student limit and will operate under the guidelines of local and state authorities. All charter school students should put in the purchase order that this class will follow Covid guidelines. At the time of this posting this class will be virtual until LA County schools are off the monitoring list for 14 consecutive days. 

TEACHER: Karen Golden
SEMESTER FEE: $300


Everyone Can Draw

Tuesday: 1:00pm – 2:00pm (12 weeks)

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

Grades 4 - 8

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. In this class we will meet in a park and I will give easy drawing prompts that can be completed in a sketchbook, and I will teach techniques for making drawing fun and successful. I will also give easy homework assignments, reinforcing what we learned in class. Students will need a sketchbook, eraser, pencils, markers, etc. and will be expected to draw in it regularly outside of class. 

This class will be taught in-person at a variety of public parks, (weather and safety permitting) that are within a three mile radius of the Westside Jewish Community Center. Social distancing and masks will be required. No exceptions! We will email  you the meeting place on the Sunday prior to the class meeting. When meeting in-person is not possible, we will meet virtually on Zoom and the Zoom link will be emailed to you. This class requires you to check your email the Sunday prior to the class for instructions. The class will have a ten student limit and will operate under the guidelines of local and state authorities. All charter school students should put in the purchase order that this class will follow Covid guidelines. At the time of this posting this class will be virtual until LA County schools are off the monitoring list for 14 consecutive days. 

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal 
SEMESTER FEE: $300

WEDNESDAY CLASSES (12 WEEKS)

Think, Write and Create

Wednesday: 9:00am – 9:45am (12 weeks)

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

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 a 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.  

Because we will be teaching on Zoom to start the year, the minimum level is that students should know how to write and identify their letters andhave begun learning to read. Continuing students will not be repeating what they did last year. 

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal and Karen Golden
SEMESTER FEE: $275


Logic and Teamwork and Math, Oh My!

Wednesday: 10:00am – 10:45am (12 weeks)

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

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. Parents will be emailed the worksheets to be printed at home. The class will be divided into 2 or 3 groups to accommodate everyone's skill level.  

Because we will be teaching on Zoom to start the year, the minimum level is that students should know how to identify numbers. Continuing students will not be repeating what they did last year. 

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal and Karen Golden
SEMESTER FEE: $275


Elementary English 

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

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

Grades 3 - 5

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
—Dr. Suess

Join us on an adventure through words as we explore poetry, short stories, and level-appropriate novels. Students will begin to think deeper about what they are reading, and make connections to other texts and to their own lives. They will learn how to strengthen their sentences, write paragraphs, and organize their thoughts into essays. Students will look at the elements of a good story, and even write some of their own. Each class will include a lesson and an activity to inspire expression and reinforce what students have learned. There will be weekly writing and reading assignments on Google Classroom. Some reading and writing experience required. Students entering this class should be able to write complete sentences. Reluctant readers and writers are welcome. New material for returning students. 

Please note: Students WILL NOT be on Zoom for the entire class. The first 15 minutes of class will be dedicated to individual writing assignments. Additionally, Zoom classes will be interactive and include engaging elements such as breakout rooms, PowerPoint presentations, games, individual virtual whiteboards, and much more!

TEACHER: Hyla Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $285


Biology

Wednesday: 10:15am – 11:15am (12 weeks)

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

Grades 3 - 5

Biology is the study of life. This biology course, designed for students in 3rd to 5th grade, includes an introduction to the concepts of biology. Students will gain knowledge about the building blocks of life, cell biology and the cellular processes, as well as molecular genetics and heredity. In addition, the scientific method, ecology, and evolution will be discussed. This course will prepare students for future science courses.

This class will consist of lectures on zoom and some labs. It will also include a project to be presented at our science fair on the last day of the semester.

TEACHER: Dr. Charlotte Swanson
SEMESTER FEE: $275


Physical Empowerment

Wednesday: 11:30am – 12:15pm (12 weeks)

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

Grades K - 3

In this class students will build a solid foundation in physical education including strength conditioning, mobility training and self defense skills through martial arts and other methods. 

TEACHER: Coach Efrain Sevilla
SEMESTER FEE: $275


@Cooking: Simple Snacking The Healthy Way

Wednesday: 11:45am – 12:15pm (12 weeks) Check In

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

Grades K - 3

Join Bridey as she helps you simplify your hunger! Presently enrolled in a functional nutrition course, Bridey is inspired to take the idea of healthy eating into a whole new realm. People are becoming increasingly creative as they decide to take out the ingredients they can’t pronounce and give our bodies what they need to function and sustain healthy living. In this asynchronous class, customized cooking tutorials and recipes will be posted on Padlet (a bulletin board platform) and families can view the materials when it is convenient. There will be a short Zoom check in each week during the scheduled class time, where families can come together to share their stories in the kitchen and learn and gain from each other's journey. Students will learn easy and nutritious snack ideas and explore new and inexpensive kitchen gadgets that will transform the cooking experience. Common kitchen ingredients will be used in a creative new way using simple preparations. Recipes will be gluten free, vegan and mostly no added sugar. This class will also include lessons on functional nutrition and foods to keep our bodies healthy.

TEACHER: Bridey Phillips
SEMESTER FEE: $275

Math Circle: Grades 3 - 5

Wednesday: 12:30pm – 1:20pm (12 weeks)

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

Grades  3 - 5

In the academic year 2020-21, CLP is happy to offer a class based on the LAMC (Los Angeles Math Circle @ UCLA) Beginner Circle curriculum. The classes will be suitable for math-advanced 3rd – 5th grade students. 

The topics covered will include: Binary Tree, Meet the Balance Scale, Fun With Ciphers, Roman Numerals, Split the Difference and Squares on the Chessboard.

To see samples of the CLP Math Circle Courses from the previous year, please click on the following link:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/01fakoixq3ef5qw/AAAli-FH7DUGHI7EAgtS0hNBa?dl=0

* Creative Learning Place prides itself on close cooperation with UCLA. The Mathematics program at CLP was founded and is supported by Dr. Oleg Gleizer. 

The math program at CLP is supported by LAMC, Los Angeles Math Circle, a Sunday math school for mathematically inclined children run by UCLA Department of Mathematics. LAMC curriculum covers all the levels from K to 12. We use the LAMC curriculum to tailor our classes to the needs and mathematical backgrounds of our students. The topics we cover are either missing from, or are not covered in depth, in the standard U.S. school curriculum. Our instructors are trained by the LAMC personnel. The CLP math program not only prepares our students for college, but it also shows that math is one of the most beautiful and entertaining human activities, with the same level of creativity as poetry and music.

* Interestingly enough, Math preparedness or extensive knowledge are not necessary components of a successful Math Circle. Having said that, it should be acknowledged that the Math Circle is not a substitution for a sequential math curriculum. We encourage our students to study sequential math separately.

This is not a repeat of previous years and new students are welcome. 

TEACHER: Eric Kogan
SEMESTER FEE: $325


@Cooking: Simple Snacking The Healthy Way

Wednesday: 12:30pm – 1:00pm (12 weeks) check in

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

          Grades 3 - 5

Join Bridey as she helps you simplify your hunger! Presently enrolled in a functional nutrition course, Bridey is inspired to take the idea of healthy eating into a whole new realm. People are becoming increasingly creative as they decide to take out the ingredients they can’t pronounce and give our bodies what they need to function and sustain healthy living. In this asynchronous class, customized cooking tutorials and recipes will be posted on Padlet (a bulletin board platform) and families can view the materials when it is convenient. There will be a short Zoom check in each week during the scheduled class time, where families can come together to share their stories in the kitchen and learn and gain from each other's journey. Students will learn easy and nutritious snack ideas and explore new and inexpensive kitchen gadgets that will transform the cooking experience. Common kitchen ingredients will be used in a creative new way using simple preparations. Recipes will be gluten free, vegan and mostly no added sugar. This class will also include lessons on functional nutrition and foods to keep our bodies healthy. 

TEACHER: Bridey Phillips
SEMESTER FEE: $275


Speaker’s League 

Wednesday: 1:30pm – 2:45pm (12 weeks)

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

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. We will also be introducing Debate League to this class for interested students. 

TEACHER: Karen Golden
SEMESTER FEE: $275



THURSDAY CLASSES (13 WEEKS)


Math Circle: Grades 3 - 5

Thursday: 4:00pm – 4:50pm (13 weeks)

Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, (no class Oct. 8), 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, (no class Nov. 26), Dec. 3, 10, 17

Grades  3 - 5

In the academic year 2020-21, CLP is happy to offer a class based on the LAMC (Los Angeles Math Circle @ UCLA) Beginner Circle curriculum. The classes will be suitable for math-advanced 3rd - 5th grade students. 

The topics covered will include: Binary Tree, Meet the Balance Scale, Fun With Ciphers, Roman Numerals, Split the Difference and Squares on the Chessboard.

To see samples of the CLP Math Circle Courses from the previous year, please click on the following link:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/01fakoixq3ef5qw/AAAli-FH7DUGHI7EAgtS0hNBa?dl=0

*Creative Learning Place prides itself on close cooperation with UCLA. The Mathematics program at CLP was founded and is supported by Dr. Oleg Gleizer. 

The math program at CLP is supported by LAMC, Los Angeles Math Circle, a Sunday math school for mathematically inclined children run by UCLA Department of Mathematics. LAMC curriculum covers all the levels from K to 12. We use the LAMC curriculum to tailor our classes to the needs and mathematical backgrounds of our students. The topics we cover are either missing from, or are not covered in depth, in the standard U.S. school curriculum. Our instructors are trained by the LAMC personnel. The CLP math program not only prepares our students for college, but it also shows that math is one of the most beautiful and entertaining human activities, with the same level of creativity as poetry and music.

*Interestingly enough, Math preparedness or extensive knowledge are not necessary components of a successful Math Circle. Having said that, it should be acknowledged that the Math Circle is not a substitution for a sequential math curriculum. We encourage our students to study sequential math separately.

This is not a repeat of previous years and new students are welcome. 

TEACHER: Eric Kogan
SEMESTER FEE: $355

FRIDAY CLASSES (12 WEEKS)


Professor Egghead Engineering: Super Structures With Lego

Friday: 9:00am – 9:45am (12 weeks)         

Sept. 11, (no class Sept. 18), 25, Oct. 2, (no class Oct. 9), 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, (no class Nov. 27), Dec. 4, 11, 18  

Grades K - 2

Come join the Egghead Engineering Team this session as we design and build huge structures! Using LEGO™, students will build mega bridges that can withstand over 4 lbs. of weight, 4 foot tall skyscrapers, gigantic pyramids, and tons more. Then, we’ll try to knock em down, crush them, and put them to the test! At the end of the session, students will receive an Egghead Engineering Super Structures Degree.  

The semester fee will include all the materials for this class which will be mailed to you. 

TEACHER: Professor Egghead Science
SEMESTER FEE: $325

* This class can be brought to your small pod, live and in-person with social distancing, outside, but may not be eligible for charter school funding. Please email Karen@karengolden.com for more information. 


Chess 2 - In The Age Of Technology

Friday: 9:00am – 10:00am (12 weeks)

         Sept. 11, (no class Sept. 18), 25, Oct. 2, (no class Oct. 9), 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, (no class Nov. 27), Dec. 4, 11, 18   

Grades 1 and up

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 be something challenging for all involved. This 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 students who previously took Beginners Chess. 

TEACHER: Brian Julian
SEMESTER FEE: $275

 

Chess 1: Welcome To The Game Of Kings And Queens

Friday: 10:30am – 11:30am (12 weeks)

         Sept. 11, (no class Sept. 18), 25, Oct. 2, (no class Oct. 9), 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, (no class Nov. 27), Dec. 4, 11, 18   

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 onto 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


Recorder 2

         Friday: 10:30am – 11:30am (12 weeks)

         Sept. 11, (no class Sept. 18), 25, Oct. 2, (no class Oct. 9), 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, (no class Nov. 27), Dec. 4, 11, 18   

        Grades 1 - 3

Learn to play the recorder through interactive storytelling and play. No prior experience necessary. This is a continuing class for students who have taken recorder 1. Join with friends and make music together. Includes note reading and music theory.   Depending on the level of the student, each student will be assigned a private lesson time during this time period or on a different day.  Last semester I figured out the best practices for teaching music on Zoom. Students cannot play together, but they can play with a music track that I provide and they can interact with each other and have fun. For beginning students, please order a plastic recorder.

TEACHER: Karen Golden
SEMESTER FEE: $275

@Art - Ocean Alive

Friday: 12:00pm – 12:45pm (12 weeks)

         Sept. 11, (no class Sept. 18), 25, Oct. 2, (no class Oct. 9), 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, (no class Nov. 27), Dec. 4, 11, 18   

Grades K - 3

Dive into the ocean to enjoy the freedom and beauty of the biggest biome. We will be drawing the coral reefs and a variety of sharks, jellyfish, anemones, dolphins and seahorses. We will learn watercolor techniques and experiment with textures to create an ocean-scape. 

  • Asynchronous 1 hour per week. Customized tutorials posted at midnight on Thursday.
  • Synchronous Introduction 1 Hour.
  • Synchronous 15 minute check-in on Fridays. 

Student materials list: Please be resourceful and first look around your home for supplies. A shoe box of art supplies is suggested. 

Click HERE for a full list of required materials:

What is Asynchronous Learning?

Asynchronous learning happens on your schedule. During your course of study, Julianna will provide materials for viewing pre-recorded demo videos on Padlet and you will have the ability to access and satisfy these assignments within a flexible time frame. 

TEACHER: Julianna Ostrovsky
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EMESTER FEE: $300

 

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.