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!

*FULL* Novel Study Online | The Westing Game (Grade 5 – 7) – Online

Join Mrs. Ozaki for an in-depth, fun-filled novel study of the “The Westing Game” –...

*FULL* Novel Study Online | The Westing Game (Grade 5 – 7) – Online

Join Mrs. Ozaki for an in-depth, fun-filled novel study of the “The Westing Game” – a mystery like no other! This wonderfully crafted novel by Ellen Raskin is a fascinating read for upper elementary and middle school students! This incredibly fun, but confusing mystery will have students studying clues, character traits & development, setting, and critical thinking as they do their best to solve the case.

During the sessions, Mrs. Ozaki will have students dive a little deeper into the story by leading them through discussions and activities related to the chapters read. Students will also work in small groups to review their “case files” and clues to help solve the mystery. Students will also be given chapters to read each week and activities to complete to bring and share at the next meeting.

*Please do not read ahead of the schedule so that we can all solve the mystery together.*

Teacher

Mrs. Ozaki

Session Dates and Times

7 Tuesdays: Jan 19, 26 Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 Mar 2 // 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Age Range

Grades 5 - 7

Location

Online

Tuition

Free for TLA students // Tuition for non-TLA student: $40

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

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

*FULL* 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

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

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

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

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

Taught face to face by Rebecca Shulba at the TLA library – 3 Mondays Feb 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 8, 22, & Mar 1 from 9:30 - 11:30am

Age Range

Grade K - 2

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

TLA students: $5 for materials // tuition for non-TLA student: $25

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Readers’ Theatre (Grade 9-12) – Online

A dramatic reading of a script is when people read their parts around a table...

Readers’ Theatre (Grade 9-12) – Online

A dramatic reading of a script is when people read their parts around a table without costumes, staging, choreography, or an audience. Join other students to read through original scripts based on actual events from world history like Marco Polo, Death in Paris, Three Times around the World, Death of a King, The Great Balloon Ride, The Cossack Winked, Crystal Night, Newton’s Apple, and more! (Grade 5 reading level)

Teacher

Mrs. Slattery

Session Dates and Times

Feb 2, March 2, April 6, May 4 @ 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Age Range

Grades 9 - 12

Location

Online

Tuition

Free for TLA students // Tuition for non-TLA student: $20

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*FULL* 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...

*FULL* 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

free for TLA students // tuition for non-TLA student: $60

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Readers’ Theatre (Grade 5-8) – Online

A dramatic reading of a script is when people read their parts around a table...

Readers’ Theatre (Grade 5-8) – Online

A dramatic reading of a script is when people read their parts around a table without costumes, staging, choreography, or an audience. Join other students to read through original scripts based on actual events from ancient history like Her Majesty Himself, Courage of a Queen, Trial of Socrates, The Librarian, Alexander’s Mutiny, First Emperor, Buried Alive, and more! (Grade 5 reading level – grades 5 – 8 welcome!)

Teacher

Mrs. Slattery

Session Dates and Times

Feb 4, March 4, April 1, May 6 @ 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Age Range

Grades 5 - 8

Location

Online

Tuition

Free for TLA students // Tuition for non-TLA student: $20

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Intro to Taekwondo (Grade 2-8) – Online

Taught online by Charis Hammermeister : Stay moving and active during the dark winter months!...

Intro to Taekwondo (Grade 2-8) – Online

Taught online by Charis Hammermeister : Stay moving and active during the dark winter months! Join Ms. Hammermeister online for an introductory taekwondo class. This fun class will involve cardio exercise, basic kicking and hand techniques, and an introduction to fundamental self defense concepts. No prior martial arts experience is necessary.

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 third degree black belt and a head instructor in Olympic-style taekwondo.

Teacher

Ms. Hammermeister

Session Dates and Times

4 Fridays from 1 - 2 pm: February 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Age Range

Grades 2 - 8

Location

Online

Tuition

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

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Kinetic Molecular Theory & Phase Changes (Grade 6-9) – Online

Learn about the Kinetic Molecular Theory and how that causes changes in states of matter...

Kinetic Molecular Theory & Phase Changes (Grade 6-9) – Online

Learn about the Kinetic Molecular Theory and how that causes changes in states of matter and changes in reaction rates.  (This class may include some hands-on activities)

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday Feb 5 // 9:00 - 10:30AM

Age Range

Grades 6 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

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

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

Whether you are new to dance or experienced, come and enjoy Intro to dance! Intro...

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

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

4 Fridays from 1 - 2 pm: February 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Age Range

Grades K - 3

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

Free for TLA students // Tuition for non-TLA student: $10

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Readers’ Theatre (Grade 4+) – Online

A dramatic reading of a script is when people read their parts around a table...

Readers’ Theatre (Grade 4+) – Online

A dramatic reading of a script is when people read their parts around a table without costumes, staging, choreography, or an audience. Join other students to read through Funny Fairy Tales like Spiderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bullfrogs, Little Late Riding Hood, Rafunzel and more! (These plays are written at a Grade 4 reading level. All ages are welcome.)

Teacher

Mrs. Slattery

Session Dates and Times

Feb 9, March 9, April 13, May 18 @ 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Age Range

Grades 4+

Location

Online

Tuition

Free for TLA students // Tuition for non-TLA student: $20

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Readers’ Theatre (Grades 2+) – Online

A dramatic reading of a script is when people read their parts around a table...

Readers’ Theatre (Grades 2+) – Online

A dramatic reading of a script is when people read their parts around a table without costumes, staging, choreography, or an audience. Join other students to read through plays about Johnny Appleseed, The Foolish Little Hare, How Beetle Got Her Jeweled Coat, The Statue of Liberty, and more. (These plays are written at a Grade 2 reading level. All ages are welcome.)

Teacher

Mrs. AmandaEve Slattery

Session Dates and Times

Feb 11, March 11, April 8, May 20 from 10:00-11:00AM

Age Range

Grades 2+

Location

Online

Tuition

free for TLA students // tuition for non-TLA student: $20

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*FULL* Dissecting a Sheep Eye (Grades 7-12) – Hawthorne

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

*FULL* Dissecting a Sheep Eye (Grades 7-12) – 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 - 12

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

TLA students: $5 for materials // tuition for non-TLA student: $25

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Chess Club (All ages) – Hawthorne

Taught in person at TLA Hawthorne by Fabian Milat. Do you like to play chess?...

Chess Club (All ages) – Hawthorne

Taught in person at TLA Hawthorne by Fabian Milat. Do you like to play chess? Or are you interesting in learning how? Join others to play and learn. Beginners will receive instruction on how to play, intermediate players will have a short lesson each week, and all students will play in mini-tournament style games every week.

*If student has a chess set and timer, please bring them. Otherwise, these will be provided.

Please use this form to sign up for community classes for your child. Please use one form per child to help us with tracking to the budget.

Teacher

Mr. Milat

Session Dates and Times

Tuesdays from 3-4pm starting February 23 and running weekly until June 15

Age Range

All ages

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

Free for TLA students // $70 for non-TLA students

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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

free for TLA students // tuition for non-TLA student: $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, 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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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 @ 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Age Range

Grade 1 - 3

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

TLA students: $5 for materials // tuition for non-TLA student: $30

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

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

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

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 // tuition for non-TLA student: $25

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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 class may...

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

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

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

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 // Tuition for non-TLA student: $25

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

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

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

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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