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!

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Explorers / Fur Trade / Gold Rush (Grades 3-5) Surrey

Each week students will learn about two or three different explorers and create timelines, maps,...

Explorers / Fur Trade / Gold Rush (Grades 3-5) Surrey

Each week students will learn about two or three different explorers and create timelines, maps, and exploration tools. Over the course of 6 weeks, we will also include some baking, drawing, and drama to further develop our knowledge of exploration, the fur trade, and the gold rush. Students will read about and discuss the effects of Europeans on the First People groups of Canada. A field trip to Fort Langley will be included on one of the Thursdays and there may be a possible field trip to the Surrey Museum as well. Some small homework tasks may be assigned to prepare for the next class.

Teacher

Mrs. Rebecca Shulba

Session Dates and Times

10:00-12:00 | April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7 (Including one field trip day to Fort Langley and possibly at the Surrey Museum)

Age Range

Grades 3-5

Location

Surrey, TLA Hawthorne

Tuition

$60 includes the cost of the field trips. Parents will be required to drive and supervise their own children for the Fort Langley field trip.

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Online Writing Workshop

Students will learn to create outlines to guide their writing and then write paragraphs that...

Online Writing Workshop

Students will learn to create outlines to guide their writing and then write paragraphs that follow their outline. These skills are a critical step in taking notes. Students will learn to include poetic devices like similes and metaphors in the prosaic writing.

Students must commit to completing at least one hour of extra writing work each week.

No grade level required but students must be able to independently write 3-5 sentences.

Teacher

Mr. Steve Borley

Session Dates and Times

4:00-5:00 | April 8, 15, 22, and 29

Age Range

Student must be able to write a complete paragraph. If in doubt, send Mr. Borley a paragraph ahead of time.

Location

Online

Tuition

$20

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Book Club: Kate Dicamillo Author Study (Grades 4 – 6)

If you have never read a Kate DiCamillo novel, you are in for a treat! ...

Book Club: Kate Dicamillo Author Study (Grades 4 – 6)

If you have never read a Kate DiCamillo novel, you are in for a treat!  We will kick off our book club by reading Because of Winn-Dixie but if you have read it before, you should consider reading it again because, over the course of the book club, there will be an opportunity to also read a variety of Dicamillo books such as The Tale of Despereaux, Flora, and Ulysses,  The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken, Raymie Nightingale, Louisiana’s Way Home, etc!

Students can borrow copies of Because of Winn-Dixie on the first day of the book club and they will be expected to read the novel within the first two weeks so that by class time on Wed. Apr. 15, we will be able to discuss this book in detail.  After reading this book, hopefully, each child will read at least one more Dicamillo book before the end of the month. Students will participate in discussions, learn about Kate Dicamillo as an author, play trivia games, look for book themes, and simply have a fun time talking about what they are reading with one another.

Session Dates and Times

11AM - 12:30PM | April 8 - 29 (4 sessions)

Age Range

Grades 4 - 6

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

Free

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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 (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 March 31, Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5 (Tuesdays)

Age Range

Grade 3 to Grade 7

Location

Dawson Creek

Tuition

$75

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