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 sheep’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 Rebecca Shulba (rshulba@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!

Read Aloud Novels (Grades 3-5) – Online

Taught online by Erin Miller every other Thursday starting October 22 : Oct 22, Nov 5,...

Read Aloud Novels (Grades 3-5) – Online

Taught online by Erin Miller every other Thursday starting October 22 : Oct 22, Nov 5, 19, December 3, 10 // This group is for kids who are in grades 3-5 and are struggling readers. They are reading below grade-level but want to participate in a reading club. Opportunities to read-aloud to the group are offered and students can rehearse their reading ahead of time. Roles for discussing the text are assigned in advance and are based on the idea of Literature Circles with each student focusing on a different aspect of the text. Roles change each month.

Teacher

Ms. Miller

Session Dates and Times

October 22 : Oct 22, Nov 5, 19, December 3, 10

Age Range

Grade 3 -5

Location

Online

Tuition

20

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*FULL* Ukulele Class (Grades 1-9) – Online

*FULL* Taught online by Elizabeth Rombough October 23 – March 12 Group ukulele lessons every Friday starting...

*FULL* Ukulele Class (Grades 1-9) – Online

*FULL* Taught online by Elizabeth Rombough October 23 – March 12

Group ukulele lessons every Friday starting October 23 until spring break. Students need to have their own ukulele.

Teacher

Mrs. Elizabeth Rombough

Session Dates and Times

October 23 - March 12

Age Range

Grades 1 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

$120

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Understanding the Periodic Table (Grades 7-9) – Hawthorne

Taught online and face-to-face at TLA by Joyce Froese as a one time class.  Friday...

Understanding the Periodic Table (Grades 7-9) – Hawthorne

Taught online and face-to-face at TLA by Joyce Froese as a one time class.  Friday October 30 from 9 – 10:30am.  (appropriate measures will be taken to comply with Covid-19 protocols)

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday October 30 from 9 - 10:30am

Age Range

Grade 7 - 9

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$15

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Understanding the Periodic Table (Grades 7-9) – Online

Taught online and face-to-face at TLA by Joyce Froese as a one time class.  Friday...

Understanding the Periodic Table (Grades 7-9) – Online

Taught online and face-to-face at TLA by Joyce Froese as a one time class.  Friday October 30 from 11am – 12:30pm.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

October 30 from 11am - 12:30pm

Age Range

Grade 7 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

$15

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Friendly, Helpful Minecrafting (Grades K-12) – Online

Taught online by Edward Hewlett.  Ongoing enrollment dates – see form for options Students must...

Friendly, Helpful Minecrafting (Grades K-12) – Online

Taught online by Edward Hewlett.  Ongoing enrollment dates – see form for options Students must first apply for the TLA Minecraft Program before signing up for this mandatory class.

Teacher

Mr. Hewlett

Age Range

Grades K - 12

Location

Online

Tuition

$25

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Penguins (Grades 1-3) – William of Orange

Taught face to face at our classrooms at William of Orange by Gen Klyne.  Five...

Penguins (Grades 1-3) – William of Orange

Taught face to face at our classrooms at William of Orange by Gen Klyne.  Five Wednesdays in November and December (Nov. 4, 18, 25, Dec  and into Dec. 2, 9) from 1 – 3pm. This class will encompass cross-curricular learning, addressing skills and curriculum content in Science, Social Studies, Art, and Technology. Learning to work together as a team to solve our problem will be a big part of this class as well.   (appropriate measures will be taken to comply with Covid-19 protocols)

Teacher

Mrs. Klyne

Session Dates and Times

Nov. 4, 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9 from 1 - 3pm

Age Range

Grade 1 - 3

Location

William of Orange

Tuition

$60

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How to Name Ionic Compounds (Grades 7-9) – Hawthorne

Taught face-to-face at TLA by Joyce Froese as a one time class.  Friday November 13 from...

How to Name Ionic Compounds (Grades 7-9) – Hawthorne

Taught face-to-face at TLA by Joyce Froese as a one time class.  Friday November 13 from 9 – 10:30am.  (appropriate measures will be taken to comply with Covid-19 protocols)

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

November 13 from 9 - 10:30am

Age Range

Grades 7 - 9

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$15

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How to Name Ionic Compounds (Grades 7-9) – Online

Taught online by Joyce Froese as a one time class.  Friday November 13 from 11am –...

How to Name Ionic Compounds (Grades 7-9) – Online

Taught online by Joyce Froese as a one time class.  Friday November 13 from 11am – 12:30pm.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

November 13 from 11am - 12:30pm

Age Range

Grades 7 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

$15

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Christmas Around the World (Grades K-2) – Hawthorne

Taught face to face by Rebecca Shulba  at the TLA library – 3 Mondays Nov...

Christmas Around the World (Grades K-2) – Hawthorne

Taught face to face by Rebecca Shulba  at the TLA library – 3 Mondays Nov 30, Dec. 7, 14 from 9:30 – 11:30am // Come to the TLA library to learn about Christmas around the world through stories! Each week, we will read one or two stories about different Christmas traditions around the world and do a variety of geography activities and Christmas crafts/baking.   (appropriate measures will be taken to comply with Covid-19 protocols)

Teacher

Mrs. Shulba

Session Dates and Times

Nov 30, Dec. 7, 14 from 9:30 - 11:30am

Age Range

Grades K - 2

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$30

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Chemical Change vs Physical Change (Grades 7-9) -Hawthorne

Taught face-to-face at TLA by Joyce Froese as a one time class. Friday December 4...

Chemical Change vs Physical Change (Grades 7-9) -Hawthorne

Taught face-to-face at TLA by Joyce Froese as a one time class. Friday December 4 from 9 – 10:30am. (appropriate measures will be taken to comply with Covid-19 protocols)

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

December 4 from 9 - 10:30am

Age Range

Grades 7 - 9

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$15

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Chemical Change vs Physical Change (Grades 7-9) – Online

Taught online by Joyce Froese as a one time class.  Friday December 4 from 11am...

Chemical Change vs Physical Change (Grades 7-9) – Online

Taught online by Joyce Froese as a one time class.  Friday December 4 from 11am – 12:30pm.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

December 4 from 11am - 12:30pm

Age Range

Grades 7 - 9

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$15

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Author of the Month (Grades K-2) – Hawthorne

Taught face to face by Rebecca Shulba  at the TLA library – 3 Mondays Jan...

Author of the Month (Grades K-2) – Hawthorne

Taught face to face by Rebecca Shulba  at the TLA library – 3 Mondays Jan 4, 11, 18 from 9:30 – 11:30am  Come the TLA library to learn about our author of the month : Jan Brett! Many of Jan Brett’s stories have a winter theme so each class, we will read a book together, learn about the author, and do a variety of winter-related science and art activities.  (appropriate measures will be taken to comply with Covid-19 protocols)

Teacher

Mrs. Shulba

Session Dates and Times

Jan 4, 11, 18 from 9:30 - 11:30am

Age Range

Grades K - 2

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$20

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Math is Everywhere (Grades 4-8) – Online

Taught online by Darren Stoltz //  Tuesdays Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 Feb, 2, 9, 16,...

Math is Everywhere (Grades 4-8) – Online

Taught online by Darren Stoltz //  Tuesdays Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 Feb, 2, 9, 16, 23 (8 weeks)  Students will explore the wonderful nuggets of mathematics that have been hidden in plain sight, all through nature! Is there a pattern to the design of the human body? Why do we call Pi “irrational”? Create a Golden Mean caliper. What is the most efficient geometric shape for ______? How much math is encoded in the Great Pyramid of Giza? What can be created through the simple folding of a circle? Come discover the language of nature together, and fill your room with mathematical wonders.

Teacher

Mr. Stoltz

Session Dates and Times

Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 Feb, 2, 9, 16, 23

Age Range

Grade 4 - 8

Location

Online

Tuition

$40

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Introduction to Screenwriting (Grades 9-12) – Online

Taught online by Megan McKenzie // Wednesdays (Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17,...

Introduction to Screenwriting (Grades 9-12) – Online

Taught online by Megan McKenzie // Wednesdays (Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10) (10 weeks) “Audiences are harder to please if you’re just giving them effects, but they’re easy to please if it’s a good story.” – Steven Spielberg

A good screenplay is the heart of any film. A great director cannot save a mediocre screenplay, which is why it’s imperative to ensure success at the box office with a strong, foundational framework. In this class, students will explore the art of writing for the screen, including the techniques of story structure, dialogue, character, conflict and formatting, as well as the fine balance of giving and accepting constructive critique.

Teacher

Mrs. Mackenzie

Session Dates and Times

Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10

Age Range

Grade 9 - 12

Location

Online

Tuition

$75

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Canadian History is Awesome (Grades 9-12) – Online

Are you tired of hearing about how exciting American history is, or, do you love...

Canadian History is Awesome (Grades 9-12) – Online

Are you tired of hearing about how exciting American history is, or, do you love American history and think we have nothing similar? SURPRISE!! Canadian history is AWESOME, and we have some amazing stories and events that have happened along the way that we should be proud of. Canada is unique, Canada has a flavour and a story of its own that every citizen should understand. Fall in love with your history, our history, and get excited about studying it all the way through school and into university. Trust me…

Taught online by Suzanne Uher // Two part series on Mon Jan 11 and Mon Jan 18 from 10 – 11am

Teacher

Mrs. Uher

Session Dates and Times

Mon Jan 11 and Mon Jan 18 from 10 - 11am

Age Range

Grade 9 - 12

Location

Online

Tuition

$15

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Writing the Persuasive Essay (Grades 4-7) – Online

Taught online by Steve Borley // Wednesdays Jan 20, 27 Feb 3, 10, 17, 24...

Writing the Persuasive Essay (Grades 4-7) – Online

Taught online by Steve Borley // Wednesdays Jan 20, 27 Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 Mar 3, 10, (8 classes)

Teacher

Mr. Borley

Session Dates and Times

Jan 20, 27 Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 Mar 3, 10

Age Range

Grade 4 - 7

Location

Online

Tuition

$40

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Author of the Month (Grades K-2) – Hawthorne

Taught face to face by Rebecca Shulba at the TLA library – 4 Mondays Feb...

Author of the Month (Grades K-2) – Hawthorne

Taught face to face by Rebecca Shulba at the TLA library – 4 Mondays Feb 1, 8, 22, & Mar 1 from 9:30 – 11:30am //  Come the TLA library to learn about our author of the month : Oliver Jeffers! Each class, we will read an Oliver Jeffers book or two and do a variety of activities to go with that week’s book. Activities include drawing tutorials, making and flying a kite, writing different story endings, making paper airplanes, and researching favourite animals.  (appropriate measures will be taken to comply with Covid-19 protocols)

Teacher

Mrs. Shulba

Session Dates and Times

Feb 1, 8, 22, & Mar 1 from 9:30 - 11:30am

Age Range

Grade K - 2

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$25

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Learn About Weather/Clouds (Grades 3-5) – William of Orange

Taught face to face at our classrooms at William of Orange by Gen Klyne.  Six...

Learn About Weather/Clouds (Grades 3-5) – William of Orange

Taught face to face at our classrooms at William of Orange by Gen Klyne.  Six Wednesdays – Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar. 3, 10 from 1 – 3pm.  Students will explore the water cycle, different types of clouds, the different properties of weather (ex, air speed, precipitation), as well as learn how to predict weather. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in experiments, as well as investigate tools utilized in weather prediction (ex. thermometer, wind vane).

Teacher

Mrs. Klyne

Session Dates and Times

Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar. 3, 10 from 1 - 3pm

Age Range

Grade 3 - 5

Location

William of Orange

Tuition

$60

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Dissecting a Sheep Eye (Grades 7-9) – Hawthorne

Taught face-to-face at TLA by Joyce Froese as a one time class.  Friday February 12...

Dissecting a Sheep Eye (Grades 7-9) – Hawthorne

Taught face-to-face at TLA by Joyce Froese as a one time class.  Friday February 12 from 9 – 10:30am.    (appropriate measures will be taken to comply with Covid-19 protocols)

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

February 12 from 9 - 10:30am

Age Range

Grade 7 - 9

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$25

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DNA and Mutations (Grades 7-9) – Hawthorne

Taught face-to-face at TLA by Joyce Froese as a one time class.  Friday March 5 from...

DNA and Mutations (Grades 7-9) – Hawthorne

Taught face-to-face at TLA by Joyce Froese as a one time class.  Friday March 5 from 9 – 10:30am. Students will be extracting DNA and doing a mutations activity.   (appropriate measures will be taken to comply with Covid-19 protocols)

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

March 5 from 9 - 10:30am

Age Range

Grade 7 - 9

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$25

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Writing the Academic Report (Grades 4-7) – Online

Taught online by Steve Borley // Wednesdays March 31, Apr 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5,...

Writing the Academic Report (Grades 4-7) – Online

Taught online by Steve Borley // Wednesdays March 31, Apr 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19  (8 classes)

Teacher

Mr. Borley

Session Dates and Times

March 31, Apr 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19

Age Range

Grade 4 - 7

Location

Online

Tuition

$40

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Life Cycles (Grades 1-3) – Hawthorne

Taught face to face at TLA by Joyce Froese – 2 Fridays : Apr 9...

Life Cycles (Grades 1-3) – Hawthorne

Taught face to face at TLA by Joyce Froese – 2 Fridays : Apr 9 & 16 // Learn about the frog and ladybug life cycles in this 2 week class. Students will do hands-on activities and crafts.   (appropriate measures will be taken to comply with Covid-19 protocols)

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Apr 9 & 16

Age Range

Grade 1 - 3

Location

Hawthorne

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Author of the Month (Grades K-2) – Hawthorne

Taught face to face by Rebecca Shulba at the TLA library – 4 Mondays April...

Author of the Month (Grades K-2) – Hawthorne

Taught face to face by Rebecca Shulba at the TLA library – 4 Mondays April 12, 19, 26, May 3 from 9:30 – 11:30am //  Come the TLA library to learn about our author of the month : Lois Ehlert! Many of Lois Ehlert’s stories have a nature theme so each class, we will read a book together, learn about the author, go outside, and experiment with gardening, seeds, and plants. This author study pairs well with a science unit about plants if a parent wants to extend the theme into their home learning plans.    (appropriate measures will be taken to comply with Covid-19 protocols)

Teacher

Mrs. Shulba

Session Dates and Times

April 12, 19, 26, May 3 from 9:30 - 11:30am

Age Range

Grade K - 2

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$25

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Author of the Month (Grades K-2) – Hawthorne

Taught face to face by Rebecca Shulba at the TLA library – 4 Mondays May...

Author of the Month (Grades K-2) – Hawthorne

Taught face to face by Rebecca Shulba at the TLA library – 4 Mondays May 10, 17, 24, 31 from 9:30 – 11:30am // Come the TLA library to learn about our author of the month : Kevin Henkes!  Kevin Henkes is one of my favourite authors and his books are both funny and heartwarming. We will read a few books each week, learn about the author, do some “all about me” and friendship themed social studies activities and crafts.  (appropriate measures will be taken to comply with Covid-19 protocols)

Teacher

Mrs. Shulba

Session Dates and Times

May 10, 17, 24, 31 from 9:30 - 11:30am

Age Range

Grade K - 2

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$25

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