Community Classes are learning opportunities open to both TLA students and school-aged children from other schools. These classes are less than a full course; whereas a course meets the standards set out by the provincial curriculum such as what TLA currently offers via our Blended and Online systems (ie Online Humanities 8), Community Classes could be as short as a one-day, one-hour long instructional offering on dissecting a cow’s eye, or it could be a weekly writing workshop that lasts for three months.

If you have questions about any of the programs being offered please direct them to Melissa Friesen (mfriesen@schoolathome.ca). Please note that in order for these classes to run there is a minimum number of students required. Each class has a different limit on spaces available so be sure to register early to secure your child’s spot!

Click on a class to see details on time, location, and a link to the sign up forms.

Basic Writing and Grammar for Hesitant Writers (Gr. 3-5) Online

These workshops will use humour, dialogue, modelling, and guided practice to teach basic grammar and...

Basic Writing and Grammar for Hesitant Writers (Gr. 3-5) Online

These workshops will use humour, dialogue, modelling, and guided practice to teach basic grammar and writing skills. Students will also have the opportunity to explore voice-to-text technology if needed to increase written output. Sessions will use RingCentral & will be recorded. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1499010449

Teacher

Steve Borley

Session Dates and Times

2:00-2:45 pm weekly from Oct. 16-Nov. 20 (Wednesdays)

Age Range

Grade 3 to Grade 5

Location

Online

Tuition

$30

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Basic Writing and Grammar for Hesitant Writers (Gr. 6-9) Online

These workshops will use humour, dialogue, modelling, and guided practice to teach basic grammar and...

Basic Writing and Grammar for Hesitant Writers (Gr. 6-9) Online

These workshops will use humour, dialogue, modelling, and guided practice to teach basic grammar and writing skills. Students will also have the opportunity to explore voice-to-text technology if needed to increase written output. Sessions will use RingCentral & will be recorded. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1499010449

Teacher

Steve Borley

Session Dates and Times

3:00-3:45 pm weekly from Oct. 16-Nov. 20 (Wednesdays)

Age Range

Grade 6 to Grade 9

Location

Online

Tuition

$30

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Meet the Masters Classes (K-9) Vanderhoof

TLA teacher Jen Duncan will be teaching art classes using the program Meet the Masters....

Meet the Masters Classes (K-9) Vanderhoof

TLA teacher Jen Duncan will be teaching art classes using the program Meet the Masters. Students will study various artists and create art projects in the style they learn.

October 3, 2019 – Wood
October 10, 2019 – Lautrec
October 17, 2019 – Escher
October 31, 2019 – Rembrandt
November 7, 2019 – Miro
November 14, 2019 – Klee

Teacher

Jen Duncan

Session Dates and Times

1:00-3:00 pm on Oct. 3, 10, 17, 31, Nov. 7, 14

Age Range

Kindergarten to Grade 9

Location

Vanderhoof, YMCA Arts Wing

Tuition

$30

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Science in the Kitchen (K-7) Surrey

Come explore what we can learn about science through baking. Each week we will create...

Science in the Kitchen (K-7) Surrey

Come explore what we can learn about science through baking. Each week we will create a hands-on baking or cooking project where we explore what it teaches us about science. Please note that this class will involve eating and cooking food. If your child has any allergies to food please inform the teacher.

Teacher

Melissa Friesen

Session Dates and Times

9:00-10:30 am on Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1 (Fridays)

Age Range

Kindergarten to Grade 7

Location

Surrey, TLA Hawthorne

Tuition

$40

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Science in the Kitchen (K-7) Abbotsford

Come explore what we can learn about science through baking. Each week we will create...

Science in the Kitchen (K-7) Abbotsford

Come explore what we can learn about science through baking. Each week we will create a hands-on baking or cooking project where we explore what it teaches us about science. Please note that this class will involve eating and cooking food. If your child has any allergies to food please inform the teacher.

Teacher

Melissa Friesen

Session Dates and Times

12:00-1:30 pm on Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1 (Fridays)

Age Range

Kindergarten to Grade 7

Location

Abbotsford (St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 2010 Guilford Dr)

Tuition

$40

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Biblical Studies: Comparison and Contrast of Genesis and Revelation (Gr. 7-9) Surrey

This class will be a Bible study course taught by TLA teacher Christina Shyong. Christina...

Biblical Studies: Comparison and Contrast of Genesis and Revelation (Gr. 7-9) Surrey

This class will be a Bible study course taught by TLA teacher Christina Shyong. Christina attends North Delta Evangelical Church and will be leading a study and discussion time for students interested in learning more about these two books of the Bible. Students should bring a Bible, pen/pencil, and journal.

Teacher

Christina Shyong

Session Dates and Times

12:30-1:30 pm on Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (Fridays)

Age Range

Grade 7 to Grade 9

Location

Surrey, TLA Hawthorne

Tuition

$35

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Stories and Crafts (Gr. 3-5) Surrey

Come read wonderful stories and make some great crafts. This class will be taught by...

Stories and Crafts (Gr. 3-5) Surrey

Come read wonderful stories and make some great crafts. This class will be taught by TLA teacher Christina Shyong.

Teacher

Christina Shyong

Session Dates and Times

11:15-12:15 pm on Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (Fridays)

Age Range

Grade 3 to Grade 5

Location

Surrey, TLA Hawthorne

Tuition

$50

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History of Video Games Part I (Gr. 7-12) Surrey

The first in a projected series of community courses walking students through the development of...

History of Video Games Part I (Gr. 7-12) Surrey

The first in a projected series of community courses walking students through the development of some of the early computer games, with some discussion of how technology has evolved, and how early games have influenced later ones. This class will also look at how computer games have impacted us and our culture, and other related topics. This class will cover three key games per class in some detail, as well as discuss other relevant games.

Teacher

Edward Hewlett

Session Dates and Times

11:00-12:00 pm on Nov. 4,18, 25, Dec. 2 (Mondays)

Age Range

Grade 7 to Grade 12

Location

Surrey, TLA Main Office

Tuition

$30

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3D Printing Basics (Gr. 7-12) Surrey

Learn the basics of 3D printing with TLA’s new 3D printers. The primary focus will...

3D Printing Basics (Gr. 7-12) Surrey

Learn the basics of 3D printing with TLA’s new 3D printers. The primary focus will be on learning the basic elements of 3D design using Blender and then learning the basics of 3D printing by actually printing some of the simple models we develop. Students who are able to are encouraged to bring their own laptops with Blender pre-installed – laptops with Blender will also be supplied for students who need them.

Teacher

Edward Hewlett

Session Dates and Times

1:00-2:30 pm on Nov. 4,18, 25, Dec. 2 (Mondays)

Age Range

Grade 7 to Grade 12

Location

Surrey, TLA Main Office

Tuition

$50

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Ozobots (Gr. 2-8) Surrey

Interested in robotics, programming, and computational thinking? Check out TLA’s new Ozobots, and learn how...

Ozobots (Gr. 2-8) Surrey

Interested in robotics, programming, and computational thinking? Check out TLA’s new Ozobots, and learn how to program with them using colours! This two-hour class will be an introduction to Ozobots. We’ll be working with the small wheeled robots (about 3 cm high) and learning to program them with various colour codes on paper. No technology will be used besides robots. Future classes will be held on more advanced programming for Ozobots using apps and devices.

Teacher

Gabe Linder

Session Dates and Times

10:00-12:00 pm Nov. 6

Age Range

Grade 2 to Grade 8

Location

Surrey, TLA Main Office

Tuition

$12

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Ozobots (Gr. 2-8) Abbotsford

Interested in robotics, programming, and computational thinking? Check out TLA’s new Ozobots, and learn how...

Ozobots (Gr. 2-8) Abbotsford

Interested in robotics, programming, and computational thinking? Check out TLA’s new Ozobots, and learn how to program with them using colours! This two-hour class will be an introduction to Ozobots. We’ll be working with the small wheeled robots (about 3 cm high) and learning to program them with various colour codes on paper. No technology will be used besides robots. Future classes will be held on more advanced programming for Ozobots using apps and devices.

Teacher

Gabe Linder

Session Dates and Times

10:30-12:30 pm Nov. 13

Age Range

Grade 2 to Grade 8

Location

Abbotsford (St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 2010 Guilford Dr)

Tuition

$12

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Biomes (Gr. 1-6) Abbotsford

Students will explore world climates and terrains. The daily themes will be expanded through stories,...

Biomes (Gr. 1-6) Abbotsford

Students will explore world climates and terrains. The daily themes will be expanded through stories, activities, instrument play, dance, crafts, as well as science and humanities activities.

Teacher

AmandaEve Slattery

Session Dates and Times

9:00-11:00 am on Thursdays from Dec 5th - Feb 6th (8-week session)

Age Range

Gr. 1 - 6

Location

Abbotsford (St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 2010 Guilford Dr)

Tuition

$80

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Exploring Our Community and Country (K-2) Dawson Creek

We will use storybooks and related activities to learn about ourselves, others and the world...

Exploring Our Community and Country (K-2) Dawson Creek

We will use storybooks and related activities to learn about ourselves, others and the world around us. We participate in a variety of activities in order to practice communication, thinking and social responsibility skills. (Core Competency focus: positive personal & cultural identity)

Teacher

Aili Patterson

Session Dates and Times

12:30-3:00 pm on Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12 (Wednesdays)

Age Range

Kindergarten to Grade 2

Location

Dawson Creek

Tuition

$75

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Exploring Our Community and Country (Gr. 3-7) Dawson Creek

We will use storybooks and related activities to learn about ourselves, others and the world...

Exploring Our Community and Country (Gr. 3-7) Dawson Creek

We will use storybooks and related activities to learn about ourselves, others and the world around us. We participate in a variety of activities in order to practice communication, thinking and social responsibility skills. (Core Competency focus: positive personal & cultural identity)

Teacher

Aili Patterson

Session Dates and Times

12:30-3:00 pm on Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14 (Fridays)

Age Range

Grade 3 to Grade 7

Location

Dawson Creek

Tuition

$75

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Global Village (Gr. 1-6) Abbotsford

Students will explore world geography and culture through music, dance, and art. The daily regional...

Global Village (Gr. 1-6) Abbotsford

Students will explore world geography and culture through music, dance, and art. The daily regional themes will be expanded upon through stories, activities, instrument play, dance, crafts as well as humanities activities.

Teacher

AmandaEve Slattery

Session Dates and Times

9:00-11:00 am on Thursdays from March 5th - May 7th (10-week session)

Age Range

Grade 1 to Grade 6

Location

Abbotsford (St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 2010 Guilford Dr)

Tuition

$100

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Going Green (K-2) Dawson Creek

We will use storybooks and related activities to learn about ourselves, others and the world...

Going Green (K-2) Dawson Creek

We will use storybooks and related activities to learn about ourselves, others and the world around us. We participate in a variety of activities in order to practice communication, thinking and social responsibility skills. (Core Competency focus: social responsibility)

Teacher

Aili Patterson

Session Dates and Times

12:30-3:00 pm on Apr. 1, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13 (Wednesdays)

Age Range

Kindergarten to Grade 2

Location

Dawson Creek

Tuition

$75

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Going Green (Gr. 3-7) Dawson Creek

We will use storybooks and related activities to learn about ourselves, others and the world...

Going Green (Gr. 3-7) Dawson Creek

We will use storybooks and related activities to learn about ourselves, others and the world around us. We participate in a variety of activities in order to practice communication, thinking and social responsibility skills. (Core Competency focus: social responsibility)

Teacher

Aili Patterson

Session Dates and Times

12:30-3:00 pm on Apr. 3, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15 (Fridays)

Age Range

Grade 3 to Grade 7

Location

Dawson Creek

Tuition

$75

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