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!

DNA and Mutations (Grades 7-9) – Hawthorne

*For TLA students only* Taught face-to-face at TLA by Joyce Froese as a one time...

DNA and Mutations (Grades 7-9) – Hawthorne

*For TLA students only* 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

free for TLA students

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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, 19, 26 @ 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Age Range

Grade 4 - 7

Location

Online

Tuition

free for TLA students // tuition for non-TLA student: $40

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*Waitlist* Spanish Conversations – Grades 4 – 12 (Online)

*Waitlist* Taught online by Barbara Gastelum : Spanish is the official language of 21 countries....

*Waitlist* Spanish Conversations – Grades 4 – 12 (Online)

*Waitlist* Taught online by Barbara Gastelum : Spanish is the official language of 21 countries. Learning to speak Spanish with a native speaker will help make connections with local residents and in your travels, whether for pleasure or work. The goal of this class is to help students be confident in Spanish through natural conversations in a relaxed and friendly manner. Class time focuses on building confidence in Spanish language skills by speaking and interacting with native speakers. Conversational classes will help students to learn much quicker living the culture, improving vocabulary and listening skills. Mrs. Gastelum will give resources to practice and get ready for the next class.

Teacher

Mrs. Gastelum

Session Dates and Times

6 Wednesdays from 11am - 12:30pm : March 31 - May 5

Age Range

Grades 4 - 12

Location

Online

Tuition

Free for TLA students // tuition for non-TLA student: $50

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Storifying History (Grade 5-9) – Online

Join Darren Stolz online to gamify history through role playing and story telling. Explore and...

Storifying History (Grade 5-9) – Online

Join Darren Stolz online to gamify history through role playing and story telling. Explore and possibly re-create history! Take on the role of a character from real historical events such as King Alfred of early England, William Wallace fighting against the English throne, a peasant living on a feudal plot, a Jacobite revolutionary during the French Revolution, or a cupbearer in Ancient Egypt.

Our first scenario will be the Viking invasion of Britain during the times of King Alfred, circa 700 to 800 AD. Will we be able to save the Saxons from the Danish invaders, or will history be rewritten? Come, collaborate with other players, gain skills and knowledge, then roll the dice and find out!

Teacher

Mr. Stoltz

Session Dates and Times

6 Tuesdays from Apr 5 - May 10 // 1 - 2pm

Age Range

Grades 5 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

Free for TLA students // $35 for non-TLA students

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*FULL* A Crash Course in Acting for the Camera (Grades 7-9) – Online

*FULL* This six-week crash course will explore introductory techniques for acting for the camera, including...

*FULL* A Crash Course in Acting for the Camera (Grades 7-9) – Online

*FULL* This six-week crash course will explore introductory techniques for acting for the camera, including monologue and dialogue scene presentations. Students will learn about the TV and film audition process, and work together to rehearse and present their weekly scenes.

Teacher

Ms. Mackenzie

Session Dates and Times

Wednesdays from 2 - 3:30pm (April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 19)

Age Range

Grades 7 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

Free for TLA students

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A Crash Course in Acting for the Camera (Grade 10-12) – Online

This six-week crash course will explore introductory techniques for acting for the camera, including monologue...

A Crash Course in Acting for the Camera (Grade 10-12) – Online

This six-week crash course will explore introductory techniques for acting for the camera, including monologue and dialogue scene presentations. Students will learn about the TV and film audition process, and work together to rehearse and present their weekly scenes.

Teacher

Ms. Mackenzie

Session Dates and Times

Wednesdays from 3:30 - 5pm (April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 19 )

Age Range

Grades 10 - 12

Location

Online

Tuition

Free for TLA students

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*Waitlist* Public Speaking – Let’s Give a Speech (Grade 5 -7) – Online

*Waitlist* Taught online by Stephanie Ozaki : Students will learn the craft of public speaking...

*Waitlist* Public Speaking – Let’s Give a Speech (Grade 5 -7) – Online

*Waitlist* Taught online by Stephanie Ozaki : Students will learn the craft of public speaking through lessons, games and impromptu fun! This course will equip students with the skills they need to speak with confidence and learn how to become a good listener who can provide encouraging feedback.

Lessons will have an element of discussion and practical activities. The students will learn how to write a five paragraph speech and have the opportunity to present in both a small and large group setting.

** Prerequisite – have the ability to write a cohesive paragraph.

Teacher

Mrs. Ozaki

Session Dates and Times

7 Wednesdays from 11am - 12:00pm : April 7 - May 25 (no class on May 12)

Age Range

Grades 5 - 7

Location

Online

Tuition

Free for TLA students // tuition for non-TLA student: $45

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*WAITLIST* Life Cycles (Grades 1-3) – Hawthorne

*For TLA students only* Taught face to face at TLA by Joyce Froese – 2...

*WAITLIST* Life Cycles (Grades 1-3) – Hawthorne

*For TLA students only* 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 @ 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Age Range

Grade 1 - 3

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

TLA students: $5 for materials

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*WAITLIST* Intro to Tawkwondo (Grade K-1) – Online

*WAITLIST* Give your little ones the opportunity to wiggle and participate in some fun exercise...

*WAITLIST* Intro to Tawkwondo (Grade K-1) – Online

*WAITLIST* Give your little ones the opportunity to wiggle and participate in some fun exercise at home! Join Ms. Hammermeister online for an introductory taekwondo class. This fun class will involve basic kicking and blocking techniques and games designed to develop agility, balance, and coordination.

Requirements:
– Webcam and microphone
– Enough space that the student can move around safely and can be seen in the webcam from at least the knees up (siblings may share a webcam, but each student needs to have enough room to participate safely)

For both instruction and safety purposes, students will be asked to leave their webcam on for the entire class in order to receive feedback.
Please note: parents assume sole responsibility for hazards created by animals or objects in the room.

Ms. Hammermeister is a fourth degree black belt and a master instructor in Olympic-style taekwondo.

Teacher

Ms. Hammermeister

Session Dates and Times

4 Fridays from 1:45-2:15: April 9, 16, 23, and 30

Age Range

Grades K - 1

Location

Online

Tuition

Free for TLA students // For non-TLA student: $25

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Intro to Recreational Dance (Grade K-3) – Online

*For TLA students only* Whether you are new to dance or experienced, come and enjoy...

Intro to Recreational Dance (Grade K-3) – Online

*For TLA students only* Whether you are new to dance or experienced, come and enjoy Intro to dance! Intro to dance is learning the art of moving the body. Dance is a form of self expression and allows the body to move in different ways by gaining strength. Each week we will focus on a new dance form: from hip hop to ballet/Ukrainian to jazz. Miss Flitton has 10 years experience with Yevshan Ukrainian dance and Dance Barn in classes such as Musical Theatre, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Ukrainian and Breakdance. Come to this class to learn how your body can move with the fun art of dance!

Please wear socks and proper shoes for hip hop and wear comfortable clothes that you can move in – there will be lots of floor work for our jazz class.

Teacher

Miss Flitton

Session Dates and Times

6 Fridays from 1 -2 pm: April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14

Age Range

Grades K - 3

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

Free for TLA students

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Intro to Recreational Dance (Grade 4-6) – Hawthorne

*For TLA students only* Whether you are new to dance or experienced, come and enjoy...

Intro to Recreational Dance (Grade 4-6) – Hawthorne

*For TLA students only* Whether you are new to dance or experienced, come and enjoy Intro to dance! Intro to dance is learning the art of moving the body. Dance is a form of self expression and allows the body to move in different ways by gaining strength. Each week we will focus on a new dance form: from hip hop to ballet/Ukrainian to jazz. Miss Flitton has 10 years experience with Yevshan Ukrainian dance and Dance Barn in classes such as Musical Theatre, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Ukrainian and Breakdance. Come to this class to learn how your body can move with the fun art of dance!

Please wear socks and proper shoes for hip hop and wear comfortable clothes that you can move in – there will be lots of floor work for our jazz class.

Teacher

Miss Flitton

Session Dates and Times

6 Fridays from 1 -2 pm: April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14

Age Range

Grades 4 - 6

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

Free for TLA students

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

*For TLA students only* Taught face to face by Rebecca Shulba at the TLA library...

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

*For TLA students only* Taught face to face by Rebecca Shulba at the TLA library – 3 Mondays April 12, 19, 26 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 from 9:30 - 11:30am

Age Range

Grade K - 2

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

TLA students: $5 for materials

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*FULL* Multiplication Facts – Memorize Them Once and for All! (Grade 3 – 5) – Online

*FULL* Taught online by Stephanie Ozaki : Do you have a child who struggles with...

*FULL* Multiplication Facts – Memorize Them Once and for All! (Grade 3 – 5) – Online

*FULL* Taught online by Stephanie Ozaki : Do you have a child who struggles with memorizing their math facts? Or a child who is just beginning to learn their multiplication and is looking for a fun way of doing so? Then this is the class for them!

Memorizing the times tables is a very daunting task for many children and for good reason; they are very abstract facts. During the class, students will be introduced to simple stories, with characters, which gives them context allowing for quicker recall of their facts. This class will use the Times Tales program which covers the most difficult to memorize facts:  3×6, 3×7, 3×8, 3×9, 4×6, 4×7, 4×8, 4×9,  6×6, 6×7, 6×8, 6×9, 7×7, 7×8, 7×9, 8×8 8×9, & 9×9.

*** Prerequisite – students need to have a basic knowledge of multiplication.

Meets twice a week for 30 minutes each. Breaks for two weeks to allow practice and mastery of the first grouping of facts and then resumes again for another two weeks.

Teacher

Mrs. Ozaki

Session Dates and Times

Tuesdays & Thursdays (1:00 - 1:30) April 20, 22 / April 27, 29 **Break for two weeks** May 18, 20 / May 25, 27

Age Range

Grades 3 - 5

Location

Online

Tuition

Free for TLA students // tuition for non-TLA student: $35

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Bettering our Baking (All ages) – Online

A work-at-your-own pace pre-recorded class. Taught online with pre-recorded videos by Megan MacKenzie – Students...

Bettering our Baking (All ages) – Online

A work-at-your-own pace pre-recorded class. Taught online with pre-recorded videos by Megan MacKenzie – Students will be guided through finding and understanding recipes, preparing a shopping list, organizing ingredients and baking their own batch of delicious treats, including chocolate chip cookies, lemon blueberry muffins and cinnamon rolls.

Teacher

Ms. Mackenzie

Session Dates and Times

3 one hour class videos

Age Range

All ages

Location

Online

Tuition

Free for TLA students

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Mitosis & Meiosis (Grade 7-9) Online

Learn about the biological processes of cell reproduction in terms of mitosis and meiosis.  (This...

Mitosis & Meiosis (Grade 7-9) Online

Learn about the biological processes of cell reproduction in terms of mitosis and meiosis.  (This class may include some hands-on activities)

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday May 7 // 9:00 - 10:30AM

Age Range

Grades 7 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

Free for TLA students // Tuition for non-TLA student: $15

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*FULL* Author of the Month: Kevin Henkes (Grades K-2) – Hawthorne

*FULL* *For TLA students only* Taught face to face by Rebecca Shulba at the TLA...

*FULL* Author of the Month: Kevin Henkes (Grades K-2) – Hawthorne

*FULL* *For TLA students only* Taught face to face by Rebecca Shulba at the TLA library – 3 Mondays May 10, 17, 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, 31 from 9:30 - 11:30am

Age Range

Grade K - 2

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

TLA students: $5 for materials

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*Waitlist* 1 Step, 2 Step Algebra (Grade 7-10) – Online

*Waitlisted* Learn and practice one and two step algebra.  This would be a great introduction...

*Waitlist* 1 Step, 2 Step Algebra (Grade 7-10) – Online

*Waitlisted* Learn and practice one and two step algebra.  This would be a great introduction or refresher course!

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday May 21 // 9:00 - 10:30AM

Age Range

Grades 7 - 10

Location

Online

Tuition

Free for TLA students // Tuition for non-TLA student: $15

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Crime Scene Investigations (Grade 10-12) – Online

Be a detective and solve a crime!  There will be a crime scene presented that you...

Crime Scene Investigations (Grade 10-12) – Online

Be a detective and solve a crime!  There will be a crime scene presented that you will need to solve!

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday May 28 // 9:00 - 10:30AM

Age Range

Grades 10 - 12

Location

Online

Tuition

Free for TLA students // Tuition for non-TLA student: $15

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