TALC generally runs from the first week of February through the first week of May in the Spring. Hours are Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We take holiday breaks according to the Chatham School District calendar.

Date(s): 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Current Class List

Class
Fairy Tale Plays

The students will act out well known stories with puppets and figurines.

  • Little Kids (4 to 6)
Gym for Littles and Middles Session 1

We'll play classic gym games from Mr. Fox to Kickball for 1/2 hour, then free play for 1/2 hour. You can sign up for both sessions 1 and 2.

  • Little Kids (4 to 6)
  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
Debate

Lighthearted debates on fun topics such as "What's better, cats or dogs?" to learn and practice debating skills. For the first debates we will debate from our sincerely held positions, but later we will stretch our abilities by debating from a position we don't actually hold.

  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
  • Big Kids (10 and up)
Tea Party
  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
Mad Libs Grammar

Learn about nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs through mad libs games.

  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
American Girl - Felicity

Read any of the Felicity books at your leisure. We will do a craft, cook, and play games from Felicity's time (colonial America).

  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
Nibbles and Scribbles

Each week we will work on an art project while having gluten free snacks.

  • Big Kids (10 and up)
  • Teens
US History

This class is the first part of a three-year curriculum that will span the history of the United States. In these first ten ten weeks we will focus on colonization (pre-Columbus) through the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The primary texts that we will be using will be Howard Zinn'... Read more

  • Big Kids (10 and up)
Spanish

In each of these classes we will watch a 15 minute video (produced by Salsa by Georgia Public Broadcasting) and do a series of activities based on the vocabulary that we have learned. From the Salsa website "Salsa is Georgia Public Broadcasting's award-winning Spanish language series for young... Read more

  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
Biology for the Grammar Stage

This is an elementary (grades 1-4) level class following the Biology for the Grammar Stage curriculum. Students must have a copy of the Student Workbook. This can be purchased for $19.50 from link below. I have also attached a link to the sample pages so you can see what will be covered in the... Read more

  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
Biology for the Logic Stage

Biology for the Logic Stage is for students in grades 5-8. This class is 2 hours. This is a lab class. Each week we will do a lab and a lab report. Each student is required to have a Student Workbook, this can be purchased at the link below for $26. I have also included a link to the sample... Read more

  • Big Kids (10 and up)
Newspaper/Magazine Writing Class

We'll use a newspaper & magazine format to practice different writing styles, and work on "publishing" an issue of a talc newsletter/magazine, which can include writing and art from any talc students or families, not just kids in this class. During class, we will work on informative writing/... Read more

  • Big Kids (10 and up)
  • Teens
Kids in the Kitchen - Desserts Session 1

This Beginner Level Class will focus on simple desserts that kids can re-create at home. Each week we will focus on a different dessert and learn about basic baking techniques.
Kids will be able to take home the desserts to share with their families and be provided with a shopping list and... Read more

  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
Rocks for Littles

We will dig around for rocks and talk about where they come from and what we can find out about them.

  • Little Kids (4 to 6)
Self Denfense

Basic self-defense techniques and tips for dealing with bullies or anyone wishing to do the student physical harm. I am not certified in anything, so this will be from my knowledge of Tae Kwon do and some defense I learned specifically to not harm an attacker, but to deflect. A lot of the focus... Read more

  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
  • Big Kids (10 and up)
Role Playing Games

Ages 7 and up. Students will participate in games including but not limited to Dungeons and Dragons, Magic the Gathering, and Spycraft. The focus will be on story telling, creative narratives, and imaginative adventures. Students will have the opportunity to select, design, and paint their own... Read more

  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
  • Big Kids (10 and up)
  • Teens
Painting

Acrylic painting. Includes still life, landscapes, plein air and will touch upon technique, approach, and composition.

  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
  • Big Kids (10 and up)
  • Teens
Ceramics for Little Kids

In this class little ones will experiment with different clay construction techniques and decorating ideas. They will hand build functional and/or sculptural items which will be fired in my kiln then brought back to TALC for glazing and a second firing.

  • Minis
  • Little Kids (4 to 6)
Ceramics for Bigger Kids

This class will give kids 8 and up an chance to experiment with ceramics. The class will learn a new project/building technique each week. And then experiment with glazing. The pieces will be bisque fired and glaze fired in my kiln.

If the children choose to make functional pieces they... Read more

  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
  • Big Kids (10 and up)
  • Teens
Chorus

We will sing together, folk songs, seasonal songs, and rounds, and have FUN. I'll try to incorporate movement in songs whenever possible, and we will practice matching pitch and singing simple harmonies. I will gear the songs toward the age of kids who sign up, so this class could be for any age... Read more

  • Little Kids (4 to 6)
  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
  • Big Kids (10 and up)
American Sign Language

This class is geared toward beginners, but those who have taken the class are welcomed back to practice and improve their skills. We will learn the alphabet, conversational signs, signs for food, colors, animals, our likes and dislikes. We will practice learning to fingerspell.

  • Little Kids (4 to 6)
  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
  • Big Kids (10 and up)
  • Teens
Handwork

Felting
Cross stitch
Embroidery
Handsewing
Weaving

  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
  • Big Kids (10 and up)
Cooking Art

We will connect art, food, and literature! After listening to a different book each week, children will create edible masterpieces that relate to the story. There will be gluten-, dairy-, corn-, soy-, and potato-free as well as vegan options each week. The class may not fill an entire hour,... Read more

  • Little Kids (4 to 6)
What's Bugging You?

This class will teach students about some common insects. Our activities will include stories, games, crafts, and bug snacks. Any snacks will include gluten-, corn-, soy-, dairy-. and potato-free as well as vegan options. The class may not fill an entire hour, so kids might be dismissed to... Read more

  • Little Kids (4 to 6)
Kids in the Kitchen - Desserts Session 2

This Beginner Level Class will focus on simple desserts that kids can re-create at home. Each week we will focus on a different dessert and learn about basic baking techniques.
Kids will be able to take home the desserts to share with their families and be provided with a shopping list and... Read more

  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
Gym for Littles and Middles Session 2

We'll play classic gym games from Mr. Fox to Kickball for 1/2 hour, then free play for 1/2 hour. You can sign up for both sessions 1 and 2.

  • Little Kids (4 to 6)
  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
Story of the World

SOTW 3 Early Modern Times. Each week we will go over a chapter, read a book, do a project.

  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
Story Time and Activity

1/2 hour of stories and an activity to follow. The activity may be messy. I will need at least one parent to stay for each class to help with kids who need to leave my care for whatever reason (bathroom, meltdowns, tired of me) and find their parent.

  • Little Kids (4 to 6)
Circle Time
  • Little Kids (4 to 6)
Arabic

Intro to Arabic : the alphabets, body parts, names of objects, etc. Ages 5-10

  • Little Kids (4 to 6)
  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
Holiday Crafts

Bring a craft activity to share.

  • Little Kids (4 to 6)
  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
  • Big Kids (10 and up)
Doggy Day

Bring a picture of your favorite dog - real or imaginary and tell us all about it.

  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
Treasure Hunt

Follow the clues to find a treasure.

  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
Dino Time

Learn about dinosaurs big and small through songs, games, stories and crafts.

  • Little Kids (4 to 6)
Music Lessons with Mike

Set up a music lesson with Mike personally.

  • Little Kids (4 to 6)
  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
  • Big Kids (10 and up)
  • Teens
Test Class
  • Little Kids (4 to 6)
  • Middle Kids (7 to 9)
  • Big Kids (10 and up)
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