SPECIAL INTEREST

Cursive Penmanship

Taught by

Carolyn Forte

Fridays 

3:00 – 3:45 PM

Open to all ages including parents who want to improve their penmanship.

Description:

Cursive handwriting is becoming a lost art, yet studies have shown that those who use cursive to take notes remember the material much better than those who use printing or a keyboard.  Cursive is fast and easy when learned properly.  This class will teach the traditional American cursive beginning with development of muscle memory and hand-eye coordination just as our ancestors learned.  They could write beautifully all day without becoming tired or getting cramps in their fingers because of the method that was once universally taught but was dropped from our schools almost a century ago.  There will be no text/ copybook the first semester.  The second semester, families may choose from a variety of books to accommodate differing age and skill levels.  Parents are encouraged to observe (or take the class –no additional charge) so they will be able to guide their children in practice throughout the week.

COST:

  • $100 per semester
  • Includes materials used in class and practice hand-outs.
  • Ask about family discounts.

 

Semester 1:  September 14 – February 8

Semester 2:  February 15 – May 31

We Spark Learning

by:  Ani Janbazian

CLASS TOWN SHIPWRECK ISLAND 

JOURNAL WRITING

Taught by Ani Janbazian

We Spark Learning

Wednesdays 

8:30am – 9:30am

TARGET: Grades 1-5.
COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 15 week semesters – classes begin Sept 12, 2018)
COST PER SEMESTER  (ALL materials provided):
$250 for homeschool families paying out-of-pocket
$275 for iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain and Excel Academy Charter students. Please contact WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com in advance for the option to use HOMESCHOOL COACHES for Gorman, Golden Valley, CA Enrichment Academy, Valiant Prep and Compass Charter students.

Shipwrecked on a remote island, 1st-5th graders explore their exotic surroundings, scavenge for supplies, tame the wilderness, form a rescue plan, and band together for survival through perilous adventures — all the while journaling their epic story.

Your weekly explorations will serve as the journal prompt or inspiration for your creative writing assignments.
“The eerie howling sound seemed to be coming from…”
“After tirelessly digging in the sand, it was a miracle that I found a…”
“Seeing that spectacular splash, I started to believe the mythical stories about…”

Each student will be assigned special skills to contribute to the group’s success, and keep an inventory of valuable items they have salvaged or scrounged for in the search for more island resources.

Some drawing, crafts, prize games, and other creative expressions will also be incorporated throughout the year to fit our Island theme. Mini lessons on writing techniques, literary devices, and poetry will be explored, while maintaining the goal of this class: to motivate students to put pen to paper with enthusiasm!  Journal writing is done during class time, and writing expectations can be varied to adapt to different learning levels and abilities.

Tuition includes all materials necessary for class, including a folder/binder, writing implements, school supplies, craft projects, art materials, incentive prizes and goodies for classroom rewards or celebrations.

How will you survive this harrowing story? Will your party ever be rescued? Join the adventure!

TO REGISTER: Opening May 1, 2018, simply download and complete the registration form that will be available on WeSparkLearning.com.  Send it in with payment to reserve your spot. In addition to sending us your registration form, Charter School students must arrange for payment by P.O./Enrichment Certificate request, to be issued before classes begin.

Questions? Call (626)482-8963         or email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

SECRET SOLVERS SOCIETY

In Sherlock’s Study

Taught by Ani Janbazian

We Spark Learning

Wednesdays

9:45 – 10:45

OR 3:30 – 4:30

TARGET: Grades 2-6

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 15 week semesters – classes begin Sept 12, 2018)

COST PER SEMESTER (ALL materials provided):

$250 for homeschool families paying out-of-pocket

$275 for iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain and Excel Academy Charter students. Please contact WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com in advance for the option to use HOMESCHOOL COACHES for Gorman, Golden Valley, CA Enrichment Academy, Valiant Prep and Compass Charter students.

You are invited to become a savvy problem solver tackling Sherlock Holmes inspired challenges, with thoughtful exploration, hands-on testing, logic and deductive reasoning. As a member of our distinguished society where we treasure out-of-the-box ideas, your S.S.S. membership entitles you to solve weekly challenges that will stretch your brainpower, flex your reasoning, boost your creativity, and harness the power of teamwork!

Your challenges will include:
        Perplexing Puzzles
Detective Mysteries
S.T.E.M. Challenges (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Brain Games
Treasure Hunts
Escape Room Adventures
And more!

Use critical and creative thinking for success, just like Sherlock – and it could even grant you a place in the Secret Solvers Society “Brain Hall of Fame”.

Who is Sherlock Holmes?
Sherlock is a fictional private detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  This famous character is known for his amazing powers of observation and superior logical reasoning that helps him solve the most difficult and unusual cases.

Tuition includes all materials necessary for class, including a folder/binder, writing implements, school supplies, building projects, challenge materials, incentive prizes and goodies for classroom rewards or celebrations.

TO REGISTER: Opening May 1, 2018, simply download and complete the registration form that will be available on WeSparkLearning.com. Send it in with payment to reserve your spot. In addition to sending us your registration form, Charter School students must arrange for payment by P.O./Enrichment Certificate request, to be issued before classes begin.

Questions? Call (626)482-8963     or email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

KID’S VID’S N’

REVOLUTION 

TAUGHT BY:

Ani Janbazian

We Spark Learning

Wednesdays

11:00am – 12:15pm (1 hr. 15 min)

TARGET: Grades 2-6

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 15 week semesters – classes begin Sept 12, 2018)

COST PER SEMESTER (ALL materials provided):

$250 for homeschool families paying out-of-pocket

$275 for iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain and Excel Academy Charter students. Please contact WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com in advance for the option to use HOMESCHOOL COACHES for Gorman, Golden Valley, CA Enrichment Academy, Valiant Prep and Compass Charter students.

Journey through the life and times of the American Revolution through the on-screen adventures of LIBERTY’S KIDS, James and Sarah –two of Benjamin Franklin’s young reporters.  Featuring the award-winning educational cartoon series, we use episode-inspired explorations and creations to immerse students in learning about our nation’s journey to freedom.

Inspired by the 22-minute episodes, classes will include:

video comprehension guides

weekly hands-on creative activities

timeline of events

introduction to important people, ideas, icons, and inventions

Who are Liberty’s Kids?

James, a street-smart 14 year-old, takes the perspective of a Colonist. Sarah, a spirited 15 year-old offers the British point of view. As rookie reporters for Benjamin Franklin’s Print Shop, they compete for front page stories about events taking place in America prior to and during The Revolution. Their investigations land them, and their ambitious young friend, Henri, in many dangerous and thrilling situations.

Please note, this class is 1 hour and 15 minutes in length, to accommodate the viewing of a 22 minute episode of Liberty’s Kids, each week.  Tuition includes all materials necessary for class, including a folder/binder, writing implements, school supplies, craft projects, art materials, incentive prizes and goodies for classroom rewards or celebrations.

TO REGISTER: Opening May 1, 2018, simply download and complete the registration form that will be available on WeSparkLearning.com. Send it in with payment to reserve your spot. In addition to sending us your registration form, Charter School students must arrange for payment by P.O./Enrichment Certificate request, to be issued before classes begin.

Questions? Call (626)482-8963        or email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

WHERE IN THE WORLD

IS NINA PASADENA?

TAUGHT BY:

Ani Janbazian

We Spark Learning

Wednesdays

12:45 – 1:45 PM

OR 4:45 – 5:45 PM

TARGET: Grades 2-6

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 15 week semesters – classes begin Sept 12, 2018)

COST PER SEMESTER (ALL materials provided):

$225 for homeschool families paying out-of-pocket

$250 for iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain and Excel Academy Charter students. Please contact WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com in advance for the option to use HOMESCHOOL COACHES for Gorman, Golden Valley, CA Enrichment Academy, Valiant Prep and Compass Charter students.

Join the Acme Detective Agency on the hunt for super spy criminal mastermind, Nina Pasadena.  She and her henchmen are stealing treasures, and monuments from around the world.  You and the other Acme Agents will follow the clues leading you through countries of the world, exploring exotic cultures and locations — all to deduce and track down the identity of the criminals and return the stolen goods.

As Nina and her gang escape to different parts of the globe, you will give chase by solving clues using travel guides, atlases, encyclopedias, books on nature, cultures, art, architecture, landmarks, and more. Each case will take you to three continents, three countries, and three cities on your hunt for suspects.

You will be given one Agent Special Assignment during the year (aka- a short research paper, and drawing task to work on at home) about a specific country that is a henchman hide-out. You will present your Special Assignment in front of the Acme team (oral presentation).  You will also take turns to role play as witness and lead detective, as you learn about geography from around the world.

Will we catch Nina Pasadena in the end?  Join us to find out!  This crime-solving class is sure to be full of mystery and intrigue!

Tuition includes all materials necessary for class, including a folder/binder, writing implements, books, school supplies, incentive prizes and goodies for classroom rewards or celebrations.

PLEASE NOTE: If you took the USA version of this class last year, this class uses the same theme, but features new criminals, and is structured differently so that the cases unfold in a fresh new way for our world-wide adventures!

TO REGISTER: Opening May 1, 2018, simply download and complete the registration form that will be available on WeSparkLearning.com. Send it in with payment to reserve your spot. In addition to sending us your registration form, Charter School students must arrange for payment by P.O./Enrichment Certificate request, to be issued before classes begin.

Questions? Call  (626)482-8963        or email  WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

BUILD-A-BIZ:

Pizza Edition

TAUGHT BY:

Ani Janbazian

We Spark Learning

Wednesdays

2:00 – 3:00 PM

TARGET: Grades 3-7

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 15 week semesters beginning Sept 12, 2018)

COST PER SEMESTER (ALL materials provided):

$250 for homeschool families paying out-of-pocket

$275 for iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain and Excel Academy Charter students. Please contact WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com in advance for the option to use HOMESCHOOL COACHES for Gorman, Golden Valley, CA Enrichment Academy, Valiant Prep and Compass Charter students.

As a classroom entrepreneur you will plan and create your own pizzeria and take care of it’s daily operations, learning dozens of practical concepts related to your new venture along the way.

What will the week’s assignment be: Designing and naming your restaurant? Planning the Grand Opening? Calculating profit? Scripting a commercial? Making a brochure? Conducting an employee job interview?

In the exciting world of business, there is so much you can learn:

Writing a Simple Business Plan

Basic Economics

Money Matters

Math

Problem Solving

Marketing

Customer Service

Management

Nutrition

and Design.

You will dream up weekly pizza specials to test the market as you look for successful dishes to grow your permanent menu. Will your new recipe be a hit? Find out the following week, through a Consumer Report showing customer sales and reviews.  We will track the collective profits of all class Pizzerias to earn real prizes throughout the year.

In Semester #2, you will have one special project to complete at home,  followed by a chance to present it in front of your fellow “business owners”.  We will finish our year with a real-life Pizza Party to celebrate how well you Build-a-Biz!

Tuition includes all materials necessary for class, including a folder/binder, writing implements, school supplies, design materials, incentive prizes and goodies for classroom rewards or celebrations.

TO REGISTER: Opening May 1, 2018, simply download and complete the registration form that will be available on WeSparkLearning.com. Send it in with payment to reserve your spot. In addition to sending us your registration form, Charter School students must arrange for payment by P.O./Enrichment Certificate request, to be issued before classes begin.

Questions? Call  (626)482-8963         or email  WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

Click below to watch a Build-A-Biz student commercial:

Inspired by this class, one Build-A-Biz graduate has started her own business selling beautiful handmade paper gifts.  Check out Chillin’ Quillin’s wonderful website!

Robotics

Taught by Barnabas

CONTACT:  

Edward Li  
(626) 578-5390
info@barnabasrobotics.com
www.barnabasrobotics.com

WHY STEM?

As parents and educators, why should we care about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.)?   Science explores the physical world around us.  Math explores the world through numbers and equations.  Engineering uses math and science to solve real-world problems.  Technology is the use of engineering to generate a good or service for the purpose of serving others.  By combining S.T.E.M. education with the proper worldview, we are preparing our youth to develop products and services that can change the world.

Barnabas Tinker Series

(Elementary School)

1st Semester

  • FALL DATES:   Thursdays – 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6   [No Class 11/22]

  • TIME: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

 

AGES: 5-8

TUITION:  $275 (12-weeks, materials included).  $300 for charter students. (California Enrichment Academy, Compass Charter Schools, Excel Academy, Golden Valley, Gorman, iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit Academy, Valiant Academy)

PREREQUISITES: None

ABOUT US: https://www.barnabasrobotics.com/about-us/our-team

SIGN UP: https://www.barnabasrobotics.com/enroll

The Barnabas Tinker Series takes young inventors on a series of 60-minute robotics adventures over the course of 8 weeks.  In each session, students will learn key engineering principles as they build little robots of their own. This class mixes robotics, electronics, mechanical design/assembly with arts and craft components and teaches young students how to be inventors.

Sample Tinker Series projects include:  Critter-Bot, FAN-tastic Robot, Scribble-Bot, Arcade-Bot, S.S. Tugboat, Robot Operation, Aquarium-Bot, Miniature Mini Golf Robot, Robot Operation, Rolling Racer, & more!

Introduction To Robotics

(Elementary School)

  • FALL DATES:   Thursdays – 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6  [No Class 11/22]

  • TIME: 10:00 – 10:55 AM

 

 

AGES: 8-11
TUITION:  $300  (12-weeks, materials included).  $325 for charter students. (California Enrichment Academy, Compass Charter Schools, Excel Academy, Golden Valley, Gorman, iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit Academy, Valiant Academy)

PREREQUISITES: None

ABOUT US: https://www.barnabasrobotics.com/about-us/our-team

SIGN UP: https://www.barnabasrobotics.com/enroll

This Introduction to Robotics class provides an opportunity for young students to learn Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in a fun and engaging manner.  Students will be introduced to circuit building, micro-controller programming, and 3D-printing as they build a fully-functioning robot of their own. Every robot will be different, as your child designs his/her own robot’s appearance and behavior.  Best of all, everyone gets to keep their completed robot at the end of the class. Our class concludes with a robot showcase where parents are invited to see their kids present their completed projects. Students will also practice writing and communication skills through daily journaling and interactive group activities throughout the course.  Class sizes are limited to 8 total students to ensure individualized, hands-on instruction.

Introduction To Robotics

(Junior High and High School)

1st Semester

  • FALL DATES: Thursdays – 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6

  • [No Class 11/22]

    TIME11:00 AM – 11:55 AM

AGES: 12+
TUITION:  $275.00  (12-weeks, materials included).  $300.00 for charter students. (California Enrichment Academy, Compass Charter Schools, Excel Academy, Golden Valley, Gorman, iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit Academy, Valiant Academy)

PREREQUISITES: None

ABOUT US: https://www.barnabasrobotics.com/about-us/our-team

SIGN UP: https://www.barnabasrobotics.com/enroll

DESCRIPTION:  Our Level 1 – Introduction to Robotics class, tailored for junior high and high school students, is a survey course that introduces students to mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer programming.  In this class, students will learn computer-aided design, circuit building, micro-controller programming, and 3D-printing as they build a fully-functioning robot from the ground up. Everyone gets to keep their completed robot at the end of the class.  Additionally. students will practice writing and communication skills through daily journaling and interactive group activities throughout the course. Class sizes are limited to 8 total students to ensure individualized, hands-on instruction.

Diving Into Hardware

(Elementary/Junior High School)

FALL DATES: Thursdays – 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6 [No Class 11/22]

TIME: 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM

AGES: 12+ (or Completion of Level 1 “Introduction To Robotics”)
TUITION:  $275 (12-weeks, materials included).  $300 for charter students. (California Enrichment Academy, Compass Charter Schools, Excel Academy, Golden Valley, Gorman, iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit Academy, Valiant Academy)

PREREQUISITES: Completion of Level 1 “Introduction To Robotics”

ABOUT US: https://www.barnabasrobotics.com/about-us/our-team

SIGN UP: https://www.barnabasrobotics.com/enroll

Barnabas Robotics’ “Diving Into Hardware” course focuses on how everyday electronics work.  In this class, young inventors will take a deeper dive into hardware engineering by experimenting with buttons, displays, switches, and more!  They will also learn software programming on the Arduino coding platform to bring their electronic creations to life. Class sizes are limited to 8 total students to ensure individualized, hands-on instruction. Students will be able to take their inventions home at the end of the course.

Introduction to Raspberry Pi + Python Programming

(Junior High and High School)

FALL DATES: Thursdays – 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6 [No Class 11/22]

TIME: 2:00 – 2:55 PM

AGES: 12+ (or Completion of “Intermediate Robotics”)

TUITION:  $315 (12-weeks, materials included).  $340 for charter student (California Enrichment Academy, Compass Charter Schools, Excel Academy, Golden Valley, Gorman, iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit Academy, Valiant Academy)

PREREQUISITES: Completion of “Intermediate Robotics”

ABOUT US: https://www.barnabasrobotics.com/about-us/our-team

SIGN UP: https://www.barnabasrobotics.com/enroll

In this class, students will begin to explore text-based programming (Python) and continue to dive into the world of sensors.  As with all of our classes, students will be able to take their robot home at the end of the course.  Class sizes are limited to 8 total students to ensure individualized, hands-on instruction.  Students should be comfortable typing on a standard computer keyboard prior to enrolling, as this class involves text-based coding.  (Students ages 13+ may sign up for this course without having first taken Level 2).  

Robot Creations

[New Class]

SPRING DATES 

Thursday

10:00 AM – 10:55 AM

SPRING DATES:

  • Thursdays – 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25
    [No Class 2/21 (President’s Week), 3/21, 3/28 (Easter)]

AGES: 8+

TUITION:

  • $250.00 Personal Funds
  •  $275.00 Charter Funds
  • 12 weeks, materials included.
  • Accepted Charters:
    • Aveson Charter School, California Enrichment Academy, Compass Charter Schools, Epic Charter School, Excel Academy, Golden Valley, Gorman, iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, National University Academy, Sky Mountain, Summit
      Academy, Valiant Academy

PREREQUISITES: None

DESCRIPTION: Explore the world of engineering, innovation, and art by creating your own robot projects that not only look great–but also light up, move, and make sounds! In this class, students will design their own robot creations while developing innovation skills and learning about product design, coding, and hardware engineering. This class is appropriate for beginner and advanced robotics students. All students will get to take home their robot creations upon completion. We offer small class sizes to ensure individualized, hands-on instruction.

ABOUT US:      https://www.barnabasrobotics.com
TO ENROLL:    https://www.barnabasrobotics.com/enroll

Intermediate Robotics

Junior High and High School

SPRING DATES 

Thursdays 

11:00 AM – 11:55 AM

SPRING DATES:

  • Thursdays – 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25
    [No Class 2/21 (President’s Week), 3/21, 3/28 (Easter)]

AGES: 12+ (or upon completion of Level 1 – Introduction to Robotics)

TUITION:

  • $265.00  Out of Pocket
  • $290.00 Charters
    (Accepted Charters: Aveson Charter School, California Enrichment Academy, Compass
    Charter Schools, Epic Charter School, Excel Academy, Golden Valley, Gorman, iLead,
    Inspire, Sage Oak, National University Academy, Sky Mountain, Summit Academy,
    Valiant Academy)
  • 12 weeks, materials included.

PREREQUISITES: Level 1 – Introduction to Robotics

DESCRIPTION: Intermediate Robotics (Level 2) is a continuation of the Level 1 – Introduction to Robotics course. In this intermediate class, students will be introduced to the world of sensors and continuous servo motors. These new tools will allow them to create a robot that moves and thinks on its own. Students will be able to take their robot home at the end of the course. We offer small class sizes to
ensure individualized, hands-on instruction.

ABOUT US:     https://www.barnabasrobotics.com
TO ENROLL:   https://www.barnabasrobotics.com/enroll

Barnabas Tinker Series

Elementary School

New Projects

SPRING DATES 

Thursday

2:00 PM – 2:55 PM

DESCRIPTION: The Barnabas Tinker Series takes young inventors on a series of 60-minute robotics adventures. In each session, students will learn key engineering principles as they build little robots of their own. This class mixes robotics, electronics, mechanical design/assembly with arts and craft components and teaches young students how to be inventors.

SPRING DATES:

  • Thursdays – 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25
    [No Class 2/21 (President’s Week), 3/21, 3/28 (Easter)]

AGES: 5-10

TUITION:

  • $250.00 for out-of-pocket payment.
  • $275.00 Charter 
    (Accepted Charters: Aveson Charter School, California Enrichment Academy, Compass
    Charter Schools, Epic Charter School, Excel Academy, Golden Valley, Gorman, iLead,
    Inspire, Sage Oak, National University Academy, Sky Mountain, Summit Academy,
    Valiant Academy)
  • 12 weeks, materials included.

PREREQUISITES: None

ABOUT US:        https://www.barnabasrobotics.com
TO ENROLL:      https://www.barnabasrobotics.com/enroll

Introduction To Robotics

Elementary School

SPRING DATES 

Thursday

1:00 PM – 1:55 PM

SPRING DATES:

  • Thursdays – 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25
    [No Class 2/21 (President’s Week), 3/21, 3/28 (Easter)]

AGES:  8 – 12

TUITION:

  • $250.00 Out of Pocket
  • $275.00 Charters
    (Accepted Charters: Aveson Charter School, California Enrichment Academy,
    Compass Charter Schools, Epic Charter School, Excel Academy, Golden Valley,
    Gorman, iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, National University Academy, Sky Mountain, Summit
    Academy, Valiant Academy)
  • 12 weeks, materials included.

PREREQUISITES: None

DESCRIPTION: Our Level 1 – Introduction to Robotics class, tailored for elementary school students, is a survey course that introduces students to mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer programming. In this class, students will learn computer-aided design, circuit building, micro-controller programming, and 3D-printing as they build a fully-functioning robot from the ground up. Everyone gets to keep their completed robot at the end of the class. Additionally. students will practice writing and communication skills through daily journaling and interactive group activities throughout the course. We offer small class sizes to ensure individualized, hands-on instruction.

ABOUT US:        https://www.barnabasrobotics.com
TO ENROLL:      https://www.barnabasrobotics.com/enroll

THEATER ARTS

Kids and Teens On-Camera Acting Class

Taught by:

Casting Director and Set Coach

Chris Gillmore

Watch the interview with Chris about her class.

Monday

12:00 – 2:30 Introductory Class

3:00 – 5:30

Regular Class

NEW SIGN UPS SHOULD MEET AT 11:45.

EIE Campus in Monrovia

Classes are held on two Mondays

of the month.

2018 SCHEDULE:

  • AUGUST 6, 13
  • SEPTEMBER 10, 17
  • OCTOBER 15, 22
  • NOVEMBER 5,12
  • DECEMBER 3,10

2019 SCHEDULE

  • JANUARY 7, 14
  • FEBRUARY 4,11
  • MARCH 4,11
  • APRIL 1, 8
  • MAY 6,13

VENDOR WITH THE FOLLOWING CHARTERS:

  • Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • California Enrichment Academy
  • Excel Academy
  • Golden Valley
  • Gorman
  • iLead
  • Inspire
  • Sage Oak
  • Sky Mountain

COST: 

  • $125 per month private funds
  • $150 with charter funds made out to Home School Coaches 

So…Whatever you’re thinking an acting class for kids and teens is, you will be happily surprised!  This acting class, taught by professional casting director and set coach of over 15,000 kids and teens, Chris Gilmore.  It is much more than just a class where students learn how to act professionally on camera for movies, television and commercials.

The added benefits of this incredible series of classes are:  It builds the student’s self esteem and self image.  It teaches discipline and focus as well as teaching students to use their creativity and imagination.  It empowers the students to be able to speak in front of a group with great confidence and improves memorization, improvisation and even helps develop a sense of humor.

From start to finish all students will learn the art of comedy, drama, two-party scene study, cold-reading, monologue technique, comedy improvisation as applied to on-camera film and television performances as well as commercial techniques.  Every month is a different acting theme.  This course is the Real Thing, and if acting professionally is the goal, students will receive all the skills necessary to pursue a professional acting career while having fun learning them.

INTRODUCTORY ACTING CLASS

This class is highly suggested for kids 10 years old and under

  • The beginning steps of the same acting skills and themes taught in the intermediate/advanced class
  • A slightly slower paced class which encourages the student to ask questions and learn the techniques of acting from the beginning steps on
  • A strong focus on building the student’s confidence in themselves and in letting go of fear of performing in front of others
  • In this class, the teacher also evaluates the student’s learning style, confidence level, emotional needs, and develops a teaching plan for each individual student
  • Great class for a trained actor who has developed bad acting habits and needs to relearn the skills from a new perspective. (such as a theatre-trained actor who needs to learn how to tone-down “theatre acting” and approach acting from a more organic and internal level

 

 INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ACTING CLASS

This class is highly suggested for teens

  • A faster paced class where students are challenged to utilize their acting skills to the max, as they learn new and more advanced skills
  • Many acting challenges are given which builds even more confidence
  • Great class for trained actors who are looking to continue growing in the art of on camera acting and seriously considering a professional acting career

THE ADDED BONUS:  At the end of every month, all parents will receive an on-line video of the students’ performances in class so you can watch their progress. (upon request)

CONTACT:  Chris Gilmore  (661) 600-7372

Basics of Film

Taught by Dan Shippey

Wednesday

11:30 – 12:30

COST:  $125.00 per Semester

Even Spielberg had to start somewhere. The Basics of Film class will teach you the basic terms, techniques and skills needed to tell stories on screen. Whether you think you might want to consider a career in film, shoot videos for YouTube or make your home movies far more interesting this class will introduce you to the world of movie making. Each student will need access to a video camera (phones, iPods and tablets are completely acceptable) and a video editing program (only a basic video editing app or program like iMovie is needed). Each student will be making 4 movies in the semester and will screen their movies for classroom critique. At the end of the semester we will have a movie night where we will screen our final projects for friends and family.

CONTACT:  Dan Shippey

PHONE:  714-421-8448

EMAIL:  dan@breedshill.org

WOOD SHOP

Woodshop

Taught by

Jeff kreiger

Fridays

10:30 – 12:30

TARGET GROUP: 12 and older
COST:   $25.00 per class, $40.00 for Mommy and Me! Plus material fees
CONTACT:  EiE  (626) 821-0025

Learn the real “Tricks of the Trade” with woodworking.  This course is designed for the young person (and parents) to become familiar with the wonderful world of wood.  You will first of all be introduced to all the concepts of safety and how to use hand tools as well as power tools.  The student will understand the differences of various woods and will start out with simple projects and evolve into designing your own projects.  The instructor is a seasoned professional as well as a former teacher teaching woodworking classes to students and adults.  He is very motivated to provide your child a great experience.  The class is held at his cabinet making business just two doors down from EIE.

CHESS

Chess

Taught by:

Jeff Schwartz

Monday

11:00 – 12:00

 

Cost:          $139.00  for each 11-week session per  student.  

First session starts September 10

Recommended   ages:   5  to    13   or   grades   K  to   8.

Open  to  beginners  and  advanced   students

Students  will learn to play the game of Chess and learn winning strategies.  They will become prepared for tournament  play which is organized  by  Coach  Jeff.  Tournament  play  is not required but is an added bonus.

Chess  is  a  wonderful  game that helps children develop mental discipline, analytical  skills, strategic  thinking, and  do  better academically.  Studies  have shown that   students   studying   Chess    demonstrated    a  marked   development   of  their  verbal    and math  aptitudes.  This  class  is  a great way for kids to have fun, improve  in  Chess, and  make  new  friends.

Added  bonus:   As  Coach  Jeff’s    program    is  in  twenty-one    elementary   schools   in   the  San  Gabriel   Valley,  Coach  Jeff organizes    three   tournaments   per  semester.

About  Coach  Jeff:   Jeff  Schwartz  has  played   tournament  chess    from  the  time  he  was  a  freshman   in  college.   Coach  Jeff  is a  Life  Member    of  the  United  States   Chess  Federation,  and  an  active  member  of  the  Arcadia  Chess   Club. Coach  Jeff  has taught  Chess   since   2007,   helping  hundreds   of   students  mature  in  the  world  of  Chess,  even  while  he   uses  an individualized  approach   for  each  student.

Contact:    chesscoachjeff@live.com or (626) 232-5466

SCALE MODEL MAKING 

Scale Model Making

Taught by:

Robert Stuard

Video Introduction:

Video overview of Scale Model Making Class

Fridays

9:00 – 12:00

CLASSES START SEPTEMBER 14

COST:  $70.00 per month plus one time $50.00 material fee.

OK, we know that your are thinking that this is a class for making model cars, planes or boats from plastic kits.  Well, guess what, you are wrong!  This is a real modeling class that will teach the student how to create (conceptualize) from basic building blocks to fantastic creations of three dimensional items, much like an architect would build to present his ideas to a client.  Through the use of basic mathematics, a ruler, matt board, scale woods, plastics glue and other building materials you will create model buildings or other objects using the blue prints and woriking in 1/4″ scale.  The student will learn how t take a vision (concept) and convert it to a fantastic three dimensional object.  This will be a great class!!  Parents are encouraged to attend at not additional cost to observe and participate in the class.

Class Start Date:  September 7, 2018

Age:  Students must be 10 years old or older.

New students can enroll throughout the year.  First class session in September is a student – parent orientation.  This is a very important meeting that the parents should attend.

CONTACT:  Marty or Carolyn @ EIE (626) 821-0025

PERSONAL FINANCE AND CAREER PLANING

THE CHECKERED GAME OF LIFE

YOU CREATE YOUR STORY

 

Taught by Regina Tula

Impact Leadership Network

Tuesdays

9:00 AM  – 10:00AM

COURSE DURATION: 1 Semester (15 week semesters) 

Classes begin Sept 11, 2018)

COST:  $175.00 for Semester

Target: 6th-12th grade

CLASS MATERIAL:  “Uncle Erik Talks About Personal Career and Financial Security” by Richard Maybury

Plus Workbook “Building Personal Model for Success” by Jane A William

 The definition of “Checkered” as it pertains to life is this; marked by periods of varied fortune or discreditable incidents. Today the journey begins with you. We choose the path our life will take and it is ever changing as we grow as individuals. Here you will learn the concepts of career and finances that will lead you on a path that is simple, yet welcomes changes. Once you understand what your goals are and why they’re important; the process of having a career and how money works, become your winning strategy to your personal game of life. Choose to do this while you’re young. You’ll see it’s the best time to start planning. Mainly, because you have the vision to see your dreams without limits and once you understand how to navigate the path, they will become realities. Here is what we will do to help you take the next step in your journey in the Game of Life. In our class you will:

  • Create your personal dream board
  • Gain understanding of financial concepts for life
  • Be prepared for the choice of college or career
  • Learn about systems in economics
  • Learn what it means to budget and create one
  • Explore entrepreneurial concepts, the investor, business owner, independent contractor, and employee mindsets
  • Have special guest speakers
  • Play the Game of Life and Cash Flow
  • Finish the class prepared to be financially fit for your personal future!
  • And so much more!

The Milton Bradley Game of Life as we know it today was originally created in 1860 by Milton Bradley as The Checkered Game of Life

 TO REGISTER: Opening May 1, 2018, simply download and complete the registration form.

Questions? Call (626)215-9508     or email thetulasource@gmail.com

 

 

Bio Regina Tula

I work in the financial arena of fortune 100 companies, developing customized financial strategies to meet the needs of individuals, families, businesses and corporations. In my past I have worked in law enforcement and health. Today, I enjoy navigating through the goals of my clients to create a healthy and secure financial future.