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!

Growing a Growth Mindset (Online) – Grade 5-7

Does your child ever have negative or unhelpful thoughts? Struggles with resilience or perseverance to...

Growing a Growth Mindset (Online) – Grade 5-7

Does your child ever have negative or unhelpful thoughts? Struggles with resilience or perseverance to finish tasks? Start the year learning all about a growth mindset and how to deal with these thoughts and listen to much more empowering thoughts instead, fostering a growth mindset all year long!

In this class, students will learn all about a growth mindset, how to deal with challenges and build their self-confidence through self-discovery. In this fun and interactive class, your child will discover how to face challenges, handle mistakes, build resiliency, deal with adversity and thrive with whatever is thrown their way!

Teacher

Mrs. Ozaki

Session Dates and Times

11am - 12pm// For 5 Wednesdays : September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20

Age Range

Grades 5 - 7

Location

Online

Tuition

$25

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Growth Mindset Through Literature & Art (Online) – Grade 2-4

“I can’t do this!” “This is too hard!” “I’m not good at math!” “I will...

Growth Mindset Through Literature & Art (Online) – Grade 2-4

“I can’t do this!” “This is too hard!” “I’m not good at math!” “I will never get this!” “It’s not good enough!” Are these phrases all too familiar in your home? Then this class might be a good fit for your child.

Using literature, The Beautiful Oops (by Barney Saltsberg), Sky Colour, Ish and The Dot (by Peter H. Reynolds) we will explore what makes your child unique, how their brains can grow and learn, how making mistakes is all a part of learning, positive thinking, being kind to ourselves and more. Together we will read literature, complete some art activities, share our achievements, discuss famous people who have found success through failure and look at some healthy habits for a growth mindset!

Each week I will send an email with activities to follow up with your child about growth mindset if you would like to explore the topics in more detail. You will also know in advance of materials that your child will need for the class (basic materials that you will likely already have around the house:)

Teacher

Mrs. Ozaki

Session Dates and Times

9:30 - 10:30am // For 5 Wednesdays : September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20

Age Range

Grades 2 - 4

Location

Online

Tuition

$25

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Biology Series: The Cell (Online) – Grade 7-9

We will be studying the main parts of the Animal and Plant cells, including what...

Biology Series: The Cell (Online) – Grade 7-9

We will be studying the main parts of the Animal and Plant cells, including what the different organelles are and their functions in the cell.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Age Range

Grades 7 - 9

Location

Friday September 24 // 9am - 10:30am OR 11am - 12:30pm

Tuition

$10

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Strong Stories: Coast Salish Unit 1 (Online) – Grade 2-4

Strong Stories: Engaging with Canada’s Indigenous Cultures Through Literature (Unit 1) Each week we will...

Strong Stories: Coast Salish Unit 1 (Online) – Grade 2-4

Strong Stories: Engaging with Canada’s Indigenous Cultures Through Literature (Unit 1)

Each week we will focus on a different story written, published and illustrated by Indigenous people from across Canada. During our live-online sessions, we will read stories, listen to music, use mapping skills, reflect and share our ideas. Families will receive follow up activities for each story as well as ideas to create a portfolio of their learning.

This sign-up form is for UNIT ONE : Coast Salish Stories

Sign up for the other units here:
Unit 2: Dakelh Stories
Unit 3: Kanyen’keha:ka Stories
Unit 4: Kwakwaka’wakw Stories
Unit 5: Métis Stories
Unit 6: Tlingit Stories

Students can journey through all 6 units, or choose to focus on one region; this class will cover learning goals in social studies, language arts and fine arts and science.

Teacher

Mrs. Ang

Session Dates and Times

Starts at 10am and runs for approx 30 - 45min depending on the books read/discussion. 4 Tuesdays : October 5, 12, 19, 26

Age Range

Grades 2 - 4

Location

Online

Tuition

$15

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Introduction to Screenwriting (Online) – Grade 9-12

“Audiences are harder to please if you’re just giving them effects, but they’re easy to...

Introduction to Screenwriting (Online) – Grade 9-12

“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

Ms. Mackenzie

Session Dates and Times

10 - 11:30am // For 6 Wednesdays : October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10

Age Range

Grades 9 - 12

Location

Online

Tuition

$45

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Entering the Dystopia Book Club: Hunger Games (Online) – Grade 7+

Dystopian novels are well-liked around the world and frequently turned into major motion pictures. Entering...

Entering the Dystopia Book Club: Hunger Games (Online) – Grade 7+

Dystopian novels are well-liked around the world and frequently turned into major motion pictures. Entering the Dystopian Book Club Series 1 will study Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games.” Students should read two chapters of the novel per week and be prepared to discuss and debate questions and opinions pulled from the reading.

This class will better prepare students for their participation in literary circles, an activity used frequently in upper-level English classes. Books available through the TLA library.

Teacher

Ms. Mackenzie

Session Dates and Times

10 - 11:30am // For 6 Wednesdays : October 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10

Age Range

Grades 7+

Location

Online

Tuition

$45

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Biology Series: Mitosis (Online) – Grade 7-9

Taught online by Joyce Westereng Learn about the biological processes of cell reproduction in terms...

Biology Series: Mitosis (Online) – Grade 7-9

Taught online by Joyce Westereng

Learn about the biological processes of cell reproduction in terms of MITOSIS. Last year, our class about Meiosis and Mitosis took much longer than one class period so this year, we are breaking them up into two classes! Highly recommended that you also sign up for the Mitosis class listed on the TLA website.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday October 8 // 9am - 10:30am OR 11am - 12:30pm

Age Range

Grades 7 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

$10

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Canadian History is Awesome (Online) – Grade 9+

Two part series // Are you tired of hearing about how exciting American history is,...

Canadian History is Awesome (Online) – Grade 9+

Two part series // 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…

Teacher

Mrs. Uher

Session Dates and Times

10 - 11:30am // For 2 Mondays : October 13 & 20

Age Range

Grades 9+

Location

Online

Tuition

$15

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Biology Series: Meiosis (Online) – Grade 7-9

Taught online by Joyce Froese Learn about the biological processes of cell reproduction in terms...

Biology Series: Meiosis (Online) – Grade 7-9

Taught online by Joyce Froese

Learn about the biological processes of cell reproduction in terms of MEIOSIS. Last year, our class about Meiosis and Mitosis took much longer than one class period so this year, we are breaking them up into two classes! Highly recommended that you also sign up for the Mitosis class listed on the TLA website.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday October 15 // 9am - 10:30am OR 11am - 12:30pm

Age Range

Grades 7 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

$10

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Guided Painting: Acrylic on Canvas (Online) – Grade 4-9

In this class, students will follow a live step-by-step guided lesson with Mrs. Packham to...

Guided Painting: Acrylic on Canvas (Online) – Grade 4-9

In this class, students will follow a live step-by-step guided lesson with Mrs. Packham to create a different painting each week. Students will need to purchase supplies for the class ahead of time. Supplies needed will include 8 canvases, acrylic paints, brushes, air dry clay, palette, hair dryer, etc. The exact supply list will be emailed before the end of June so you have lots of time to purchase either on your own (with your Michaels coupons!) or using your DL budget.

Teacher

Mrs. Packham

Session Dates and Times

3:30 - 5pm // For 8 Mondays : October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6

Age Range

Grades 4 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

$100

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Simple Machines (Online) – Grade 4-6 (+younger welcome)

During this series of online classes, students will explore properties of simple machines and their...

Simple Machines (Online) – Grade 4-6 (+younger welcome)

During this series of online classes, students will explore properties of simple machines and their force and effects. During the weekly online class, Ms. Stolz will engage students, share videos, and lead through hands-on engineering tasks. Students will build their own collection of simple and complex machines, and learn how simple machines are found in nature. Materials required (and those recommended) for this class will be announced two weeks before the series start, and will include household items, basic craft supplies and recyclables.

Activities and learning outcomes are based on grade 4 – 6 students, however, additional siblings are welcome to attend with the gr.4-6 student with a parent helper.

Teacher

Mrs. Stolz

Session Dates and Times

10 - 11am for 6 Wednesdays : Oct 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24

Age Range

Grades 4 - 6 (+ younger welcome)

Location

Online

Tuition

$60

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Biology Series: DNA & Mutations (In person) – Grade 7-9

Taught in person by Joyce Froese. Students will be extracting DNA and doing a mutations...

Biology Series: DNA & Mutations (In person) – Grade 7-9

Taught in person by Joyce Froese. Students will be extracting DNA and doing a mutations activity in the science classroom at TLA Hawthorne: 5741 176 St. in Surrey.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday, Oct. 29 // 9:30am - 11am

Age Range

Grades 7 - 9

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$15

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Author Study: Oliver Jeffers (In person) – Grade K-2

Taught face to face at TLA Hawthorne by Rebecca Shulba Each class, we will read...

Author Study: Oliver Jeffers (In person) – Grade K-2

Taught face to face at TLA Hawthorne by Rebecca Shulba

Each class, we will read an Oliver Jeffers book or two and do a variety of activities to go with that week’s book. In addition to learning about Mr. Jeffers and creating an author study booklet, activities include drawing tutorials, making and flying a kite, writing our own version of one of Oliver Jeffers’ books, making paper airplanes, learning about constellations, and many more!

Teacher

Mrs. Shulba

Session Dates and Times

3 Mondays : Nov 1, 8, 15 // 10am - 11:30am

Age Range

Grades K - 2

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$35

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Biology Series: The Immune System (Online) – Grade 7-9

The main parts of the immune system will be covered and how they work together...

Biology Series: The Immune System (Online) – Grade 7-9

The main parts of the immune system will be covered and how they work together to keep us healthy! We will discuss some types of immune cells and their functions along with the three lines of defense.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday November 5 // 9am - 10:30am OR 11am - 12:30pm

Age Range

Grades 7 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

$10

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Strong Stories: Dakelh Unit 2 (Online) – Grades 2-4

Each week we will focus on a different story written, published and illustrated by Indigenous...

Strong Stories: Dakelh Unit 2 (Online) – Grades 2-4

Each week we will focus on a different story written, published and illustrated by Indigenous people from across Canada. During our live-online sessions, we will read stories, listen to music, use mapping skills, reflect and share our ideas. Activities and learning outcomes will be aimed at grades 2 – 4 students but siblings of other ages are welcome as well.

Families will receive follow up activities for each story as well as ideas to create a portfolio of their learning.

This sign-up form is for UNIT TWO : Dakelh Stories

Sign up for the other units on the TLA website:
Unit 1: Coast Salish Stories – October
Unit 3: Kanyen’keha:ka Stories – January
Unit 4: Kwakwaka’wakw Stories – February
Unit 5: Métis Stories – April
Unit 6: Tlingit Stories – May

Students can journey through all 6 units, or choose to focus on one region; this class will cover learning goals in social studies, language arts and fine arts and science.

Teacher

Mrs. Ang

Session Dates and Times

Starts at 10am and runs for approx 30 - 45min depending on the books read/discussion. 4 Tuesdays : November 9, 16, 23, 30

Age Range

Grades 2 - 4

Location

Online

Tuition

$15

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The Van Gogh Cafe by Cynthis Rylant (Online) – Grade 5-7

Bring your favourite drink and cafe treat and join the magic of friendship, kindness, resilience...

The Van Gogh Cafe by Cynthis Rylant (Online) – Grade 5-7

Bring your favourite drink and cafe treat and join the magic of friendship, kindness, resilience and human interactions in this fun read aloud novel by Cynthia Rylant.

Students will spend the first two weeks making predictions, looking at themes and enjoying the “magic” of the story while listening to the Van Gogh Cafe. The last three weeks will be a look at VIncent Van Gogh, the artist, and completing two pieces of art mimicking the artist’s style.

Teacher

Mrs. Ozaki

Session Dates and Times

11am - 12pm// For 5 Wednesdays : November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8

Age Range

Grades 5 - 7

Location

Online

Tuition

$25

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Christmas Around the World (In person) – Grade K-2

Taught face to face by Rebecca Shulba Come to the TLA library to learn about...

Christmas Around the World (In person) – Grade K-2

Taught face to face by Rebecca Shulba

Come to the TLA library to learn about Christmas around the world through stories! Each week, we will add more countries to our passports as we read stories about those countries’ Christmas traditions, complete some geography activities, and make Christmas crafts/baking.

Teacher

Mrs. Shulba

Session Dates and Times

3 Mondays: Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13 // 10am - 11:30am

Age Range

Grades K - 2

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$35

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Strong Stories: Kanyen’keha:ka Unit 3 (Online) – Grade 2-4

Each week we will focus on a different story written, published and illustrated by Indigenous...

Strong Stories: Kanyen’keha:ka Unit 3 (Online) – Grade 2-4

Each week we will focus on a different story written, published and illustrated by Indigenous people from across Canada. During our live-online sessions, we will read stories, listen to music, use mapping skills, reflect and share our ideas. Activities and learning outcomes will be aimed at grades 2 – 4 students but siblings of other ages are welcome as well.

Families will receive follow up activities for each story as well as ideas to create a portfolio of their learning.

This sign-up form is for UNIT THREE : Kanyen’keha:ka Stories

Sign up for the other units on the TLA website:
Unit 1: Coast Salish Stories – October
Unit 2: Dakelh Stories – November
Unit 4: Kwakwaka’wakw Stories – February
Unit 5: Métis Stories – April
Unit 6: Tlingit Stories – May

Students can journey through all 6 units, or choose to focus on one region; this class will cover learning goals in social studies, language arts and fine arts and science.

Teacher

Mrs. Ang

Session Dates and Times

Starts at 10am and runs for approx 30 - 45min depending on the books read/discussion. 4 Tuesdays : January 4, 11, 18, 25

Age Range

Grades 2 - 4

Location

Online

Tuition

$15

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Strong Stories: Kwakwaka’wakw Unit 4 (Online) – Grade 2-4

Each week we will focus on a different story written, published and illustrated by Indigenous...

Strong Stories: Kwakwaka’wakw Unit 4 (Online) – Grade 2-4

Each week we will focus on a different story written, published and illustrated by Indigenous people from across Canada. During our live-online sessions, we will read stories, listen to music, use mapping skills, reflect and share our ideas. Activities and learning outcomes will be aimed at grades 2 – 4 students but siblings of other ages are welcome as well.

Families will receive follow up activities for each story as well as ideas to create a portfolio of their learning.

This sign-up form is for UNIT FOUR : Kwakwaka’wakw Stories

Sign up for the other units on the TLA website:
Unit 1: Coast Salish Stories – October
Unit 2: Dakelh Stories – November
Unit 3: Kanyen’keha:ka Stories – January
Unit 5: Métis Stories – April
Unit 6: Tlingit Stories – May

Students can journey through all 6 units, or choose to focus on one region; this class will cover learning goals in social studies, language arts and fine arts and science.

Teacher

Mrs. Ang

Session Dates and Times

Starts at 10am and runs for approx 30 - 45min depending on the books read/discussion. 4 Tuesdays : January 4, 11, 18, 25

Age Range

Grades 2 - 4

Location

Online

Tuition

$15

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Multiplication Facts-Memorize Them Once & for All (Online) – Grade 3-5

Do you have a child who struggles with memorizing their math facts? Or a child...

Multiplication Facts-Memorize Them Once & for All (Online) – Grade 3-5

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.

TWO SESSIONS AVAILABLE : Please choose the winter session or spring session below in the form.

Winter : 1:30 – 2pm Mondays and Wednesdays : Jan 10/12, Jan 17/19, Breaks for 2 weeks, Feb 7/9, Feb 14/16

Spring : 1:30 – 2pm Mondays and Wednesdays : Apr 20/22, Apr 27/29 Breaks for 2 weeks, May 18/20, May 25/27

Teacher

Mrs. Ozaki

Session Dates and Times

Please see description for both options

Age Range

Grades 3 - 5

Location

Online

Tuition

$25

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Outstanding Canadian Leaders (Online) – Grade 9+

Two-part series // Kennedy, Thatcher, Putin – ‘blah, blah, blah.’ We have heard their names...

Outstanding Canadian Leaders (Online) – Grade 9+

Two-part series // Kennedy, Thatcher, Putin – ‘blah, blah, blah.’ We have heard their names over and over again, but does anyone talk about Canadians like that? Well, we need to know that we come from a nation of outstanding men and women who have done amazing things. Canadians can be proud of our leaders, the men and women who have come before us to blaze a trail and light our paths. Diefenbaker, Pearson, Layton, Ambrose, Manning – and SO MANY MORE. Join me…

Teacher

Mrs. Uher

Session Dates and Times

10 - 11:30am // For 2 Mondays : January 10 & 17

Age Range

Grades 9+

Location

Online

Tuition

$15

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Author Study: Mo Willems (In person) – Grade K-2

Taught face to face at TLA Hawthorne by Rebecca Shulba Each class will focus on...

Author Study: Mo Willems (In person) – Grade K-2

Taught face to face at TLA Hawthorne by Rebecca Shulba

Each class will focus on a different group of Mo Willems’ characters. Class 1 – Elephant and Piggie, class 2 – the Pigeon, and class 3 – Knufflebunny & Cat the Cat. We will read lots of Mo Willems books and do a variety of activities to go with that week’s characters. In addition to learning about Mr. Willems and creating an author study booklet, activities include drawing tutorials, writing our own version of one of Mo Willems’ books, fun hands-on activities, making and eating ice cream, and many more!

Teacher

Mrs. Shulba

Session Dates and Times

3 Mondays: January 10, 17, 24 // 10am - 11:30am

Age Range

Grades K - 2

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$35

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Novel Study: The Westing Game (Online) – Grade 5-7

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

Novel Study: The Westing Game (Online) – Grade 5-7

Join me 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 our sessions, I 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 to and share at the next meeting. Books available through the TLA library.

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

Teacher

Mrs. Ozaki

Session Dates and Times

9:30 - 10:30am // For 7 Wednesdays : January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23

Age Range

Grades 5 - 7

Location

Online

Tuition

$35

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The Great Debate: An Introductory Debating Class (Online) – Grade 6-8

Students will learn the basics of debating, including format and positive and negative debating skills...

The Great Debate: An Introductory Debating Class (Online) – Grade 6-8

Students will learn the basics of debating, including format and positive and negative debating skills and styles. They will practice structuring arguments as well as thinking on their feet to gain skills in rebuttal.

Lessons will have an element of discussion and practical activities, including practicing debates during class time. The students will gain knowledge of the “great debate” and come away with skills in critical thinking and argument structure.

Teacher

Mrs. Ozaki

Session Dates and Times

11am - 12pm// For 8 Wednesdays : January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2

Age Range

Grades 6 - 8

Location

Online

Tuition

$40

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Entering the Dystopia Book Club: The Maze Runner (Online) – Grade 7+

Dystopian novels are well-liked around the world and frequently turned into major motion pictures. Entering...

Entering the Dystopia Book Club: The Maze Runner (Online) – Grade 7+

Dystopian novels are well-liked around the world and frequently turned into major motion pictures. Entering the Dystopian Book Club Series 2 will study James Dashner’s “The Maze Runner.” Students should read 50 pages of the novel per week and be prepared to discuss and debate questions and opinions pulled from the reading.

This class will better prepare students for their participation in literary circles, an activity used frequently in upper-level English classes. Books available through the TLA library.

Teacher

Ms. Mackenzie

Session Dates and Times

10 - 11:30am // For 6 Wednesdays : January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16

Age Range

Grades 7+

Location

Online

Tuition

$45

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Crash Course in Acting for the Camera (Online) – Grade 7+

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

Crash Course in Acting for the Camera (Online) – Grade 7+

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

2 - 3:30pm // For 6 Wednesdays : January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16

Age Range

Grades 7+

Location

Online

Tuition

$80

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Weather & Clouds (In person) – Grade 3-5

Taught face to face by Gen Klyne at William of Orange portables, Surrey This class...

Weather & Clouds (In person) – Grade 3-5

Taught face to face by Gen Klyne at William of Orange portables, Surrey

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.

Teacher

Mrs. Klyne

Session Dates and Times

6 Wednesdays 1- 3pm : Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar. 2, 9

Age Range

Grades 3 - 5

Location

William of Orange

Tuition

$70

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Chemistry Series: Lab Techniques (In person) – Grade 7-9

Taught in person by Joyce Froese This is an essential class if you would like...

Chemistry Series: Lab Techniques (In person) – Grade 7-9

Taught in person by Joyce Froese

This is an essential class if you would like to learn the names of the various glassware that is used in the science laboratory as well as how to use them properly. We will be using thermometers, graduated cylinders, triple beam balances, pipettes, and other equipment as time allows! Will take place in the science classroom at TLA Hawthorne : 5741 176 St. in Surrey.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday February 4 // 9:30am - 11am

Age Range

Grades 7 - 9

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$15

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

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

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

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

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday February 18 // 9am - 10:30am OR 11am - 12:30pm

Age Range

Grades 6 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

$10

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Chemistry Series: Chemical Change vs. Physical Change (Online) – Grade 7-9

The title speaks for itself! Learn about chemical and physical change.

Chemistry Series: Chemical Change vs. Physical Change (Online) – Grade 7-9

The title speaks for itself! Learn about chemical and physical change.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday March 4 // 9am - 10:30am OR 11am - 12:30pm

Age Range

Grades 7 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

$10

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The HBC Story: History, Art & Trade (Online) – Grade 9-12

As the great-great-granddaughter of famous Canadian artist, Paul Kane, I have been studying the HBC...

The HBC Story: History, Art & Trade (Online) – Grade 9-12

As the great-great-granddaughter of famous Canadian artist, Paul Kane, I have been studying the HBC from a young age. You see, Paul travelled with the HBC Company across Canada sketching Indigenous peoples in their everyday lives. His sketchbooks are in the ROM, but I grew up with them in my home, along with his oil paintings, brushes, and some artifacts. Canada was basically built up in partnership with the HBC, their histories woven together for eternity. There are many layers to this story, our origin story, and that of colonialism vs Indigenous persons – we will talk about it all, with the help of my gg-grandfather’s art! Join me on this fascinating journey…

Teacher

Mrs. Uher

Session Dates and Times

10am - 12pm // Monday, March 9

Age Range

Grades 9 - 12

Location

Online

Tuition

$10

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Chemistry Series: Understanding the Periodic Table (Online) – Grade 7-9

The title speaks for itself! Learn more about understanding the periodic table.

Chemistry Series: Understanding the Periodic Table (Online) – Grade 7-9

The title speaks for itself! Learn more about understanding the periodic table.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday March 11 // 9am - 10:30am OR 11am - 12:30pm

Age Range

Grades 7 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

$10

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Reader’s Theatre (Online) – Grade 1-2

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

Reader’s Theatre (Online) – Grade 1-2

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 Fun Phonics Plays like Piggy’s Picnic, Blue Jay’s Birthday, Sue’s Loose Tooth, Sir Drake and the Dragon… and more!

(These plays are written at a Grade K-2 reading level. All ages are welcome. Advanced Kindergarten readers are welcome to join in term 2.)

Dates and time : two terms are available – please choose one in the form below (they are the same plays so you would just sign your child up for one term)

Term 1: Fridays 9:00-10:00 Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3 + Sharing class Friday Jan 14 10:00-11:30
Term 2 : Fridays 9:00-10:00 Feb 4, March 4, April 1 + Sharing class Friday May 6 10:00-11:30

Teacher

AmandaEve Slattery

Session Dates and Times

Please see description for 2 term options

Age Range

Grades 1 - 2

Location

Online

Tuition

$20

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Strong Stories: Metis Unit 5 (Online) – Grade 2-4

Each week we will focus on a different story written, published and illustrated by Indigenous...

Strong Stories: Metis Unit 5 (Online) – Grade 2-4

Each week we will focus on a different story written, published and illustrated by Indigenous people from across Canada. During our live-online sessions, we will read stories, listen to music, use mapping skills, reflect and share our ideas. Activities and learning outcomes will be aimed at grades 2 – 4 students but siblings of other ages are welcome as well.

Families will receive follow up activities for each story as well as ideas to create a portfolio of their learning.

This sign-up form is for UNIT FIVE : Metis Stories

Sign up for the other units on the TLA website:
Unit 1: Coast Salish Stories – October
Unit 2: Dakelh Stories – November
Unit 3: Kanyen’keha:ka Stories – January
Unit 4: Kwakwaka’wakw Stories – February
Unit 6: Tlingit Stories – May

Students can journey through all 6 units, or choose to focus on one region; this class will cover learning goals in social studies, language arts and fine arts and science.

Teacher

Mrs. Ang

Session Dates and Times

Starts at 10am and runs for approx 30 - 45min depending on the books read/discussion. 4 Tuesdays : April 5, 12, 19, 26

Age Range

Grades 2 - 4

Location

Online

Tuition

$15

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Strong Stories: Tlingt Unit 6 (Online) – Grade 2-4

Each week we will focus on a different story written, published and illustrated by Indigenous...

Strong Stories: Tlingt Unit 6 (Online) – Grade 2-4

Each week we will focus on a different story written, published and illustrated by Indigenous people from across Canada. During our live-online sessions, we will read stories, listen to music, use mapping skills, reflect and share our ideas. Activities and learning outcomes will be aimed at grades 2 – 4 students but siblings of other ages are welcome as well.

Families will receive follow up activities for each story as well as ideas to create a portfolio of their learning.

This sign-up form is for UNIT SIX : Tlingt Stories

Sign up for the other units on the TLA website:
Unit 1: Coast Salish Stories – October
Unit 2: Dakelh Stories – November
Unit 3: Kanyen’keha:ka Stories – January
Unit 4: Kwakwaka’wakw Stories – February
Unit 5: Metis Stories – April

Students can journey through all 6 units, or choose to focus on one region; this class will cover learning goals in social studies, language arts and fine arts and science.

Teacher

Mrs. Ang

Session Dates and Times

Starts at 10am and runs for approx 30 - 45min depending on the books read/discussion. 4 Tuesdays : April 5, 12, 19, 26

Age Range

Grades 2 - 4

Location

Online

Tuition

$15

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

Students will learn the craft of public speaking through lessons, games and impromptu fun! This...

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

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

9:30 - 10:30am// For 7 Wednesdays : April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 18, 25

Age Range

Grades 5 - 7

Location

Online

Tuition

$35

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Reader’s Theatre (Online) – Grade 6-9

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

Reader’s Theatre (Online) – Grade 6-9

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 finish reading 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… and more! For Grades 6 – 9 (Reading level Gr 5 +)

Dates and time: two terms are available – please choose one in the form below (they are the same plays so you would just sign your child up for one term)

Term 1 : Fridays 10:30-11:30 Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10 + Sharing class Jan 14 10:00-11:30
Term 2 : Fridays 10:30-11:30 Feb 11, March 11, April 8 + Sharing class May 6 10:00-11:30

Teacher

AmandaEve Slattery

Session Dates and Times

Please see description for 2 term options

Age Range

Grades 6 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

$20

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Reader’s Theatre (Online) – Grade 4+

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

Reader’s Theatre (Online) – Grade 4+

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 like The Girls of the Round Table, The Chance of a Lifetime, The Boy who Drew Cats… and more! For grades 4+

Dates and time: two terms are available – please choose one in the form below (they are the same plays so you would just sign your child up for one term)

Term 1 : Fridays 9:00-10:00 Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10 + Sharing class Jan 14 10:00-11:30
Term 2 : Fridays 9:00-10:00 Feb 11, March 11, April 8 + Sharing class May 6 10:00-11:30

Teacher

AmandaEve Slattery

Session Dates and Times

Please see description for 2 term options

Age Range

Grade 4+

Location

Online

Tuition

$20

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Reader’s Theatre (Online) – Grade 2+

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

Reader’s Theatre (Online) – Grade 2+

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 2-4 reading level. All ages are welcome.)

Dates and time : two terms are available – please choose one in the form below (they are the same plays so you would just sign your child up for one term)

Term 1 : Fridays 10:30-11:30 Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3 + Sharing class Jan 14 10:00-11:30
Term 2 : Fridays 10:30-11:30 Feb 4, March 4, April 1 + Sharing class May 6 10:00-11:30

Teacher

AmandaEve Slattery

Session Dates and Times

Please see description for 2 term options

Age Range

Grades 2+

Location

Online

Tuition

$20

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Author Study: Kevin Henkes (In person) – Grade K-2

Taught face to face at TLA Hawthorne by Rebecca Shulba Taught face to face at...

Author Study: Kevin Henkes (In person) – Grade K-2

Taught face to face at TLA Hawthorne by Rebecca Shulba

Taught face to face at TLA by Rebecca Shulba // 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.

Teacher

Mrs. Shulba

Session Dates and Times

3 Mondays: April 11, 18, 25 // 10am - 11:30am

Age Range

Grades K - 2

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$35

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Introduction to Playwrighting

On Broadway, Off-Broadway, one-man shows or ensemble masterpieces … the art of theatre entertains audiences...

Introduction to Playwrighting

On Broadway, Off-Broadway, one-man shows or ensemble masterpieces … the art of theatre entertains audiences around the world, and at the heart of this entertainment lies a well-developed script. In this six-week intensive students will develop the basic techniques for successful playwrighting, culminating in the first ten pages of a self-written one-act production.

Teacher

Ms. Mackenzie

Session Dates and Times

10 - 11:30am // For 6 Wednesdays : April 20, 27, May 4, 18, 25, Jun 1

Age Range

Grades 9+

Location

Online

Tuition

$80

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Acting for the Camera Intermediate Intensive (Online) – Grade 7+

Lights, Camera, Action! Students will hone their already present on-camera acting skills with in-depth scene...

Acting for the Camera Intermediate Intensive (Online) – Grade 7+

Lights, Camera, Action! Students will hone their already present on-camera acting skills with in-depth scene and audition study from their favourite television series and films. Two mock auditions will bookend the course, providing students with an opportunity to witness their own growth and development.

** Prerequisite : student has taken Crash Course in Acting for the Camera in the 20/21 school year or is signed up for it in January 2022

Teacher

Ms. Mackenzie

Session Dates and Times

2 - 4pm // For 6 Wednesdays : April 20, 27, May 4, 18, 25, Jun 1

Age Range

Grade 7+

Location

Online

Tuition

$85

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Chemistry Series: Naming Ionic Compounds (Online) – Grade 7-12

Learn how to name ionic compounds.

Chemistry Series: Naming Ionic Compounds (Online) – Grade 7-12

Learn how to name ionic compounds.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday April 22 // 9am - 10:30am OR 11am - 12:30pm

Age Range

Grades 7 - 12

Location

Online

Tuition

$10

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Sheep Eye Dissection (In person) – Grade 9-12

Taught in person by Joyce Froese Come and dissect a sheep eye at the science...

Sheep Eye Dissection (In person) – Grade 9-12

Taught in person by Joyce Froese

Come and dissect a sheep eye at the science classroom at TLA Hawthorne : 5741 176 St. in Surrey.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday May 13 // 9:30am - 11am

Age Range

Grades 9 - 12

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$20

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Heart Dissection (In person) – Grade 9+

Taught in person by Joyce Froese Come and dissect a heart at the science classroom...

Heart Dissection (In person) – Grade 9+

Taught in person by Joyce Froese

Come and dissect a heart at the science classroom at TLA Hawthorne : 5741 176 St. in Surrey.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday May 27 // 9:30am - 11am

Age Range

Grades 9 - 12

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$20

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