Classes (K-8)

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  • January 9, 2017

    Lower Elementary Reading (Winter)

    With Martha Crumbie. For Grades K-2. This class is designed to teach your child the foundational skills, concepts and strategies that are essential components of decoding, fluency and comprehension — all of which make for good reading. A participatory and interactive approach is the basis for instruction in this hands-on class. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Lower Elementary Reading (Winter).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 9 - March 13
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      *No class on Jan. 16

  • January 9, 2017

    Lower Elementary Math (Winter)

    With Martha Crumbie. For Grades K-2. The class is structured to provide your child with strategies, skills, and concepts that are the building blocks for higher level and more complex math, through a hands-on, active, and engaging approach. Register now for Lower Elementary Math (Winter).  

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 9 - March 13
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      *No class on Jan. 16

  • January 19, 2017

    Lower Elementary Writing (Winter)

    With Lametta Isaacs. For Grades K-2. This hands-on class will help you develop writing skills through activities designed to make writing more colorful and engaging. Writing types include narratives, poetry, letters, and more. Funded by Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Lower Elementary Writing (Winter).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, January 19 - February 23
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 9, 2017

    Upper Elementary Reading (Winter)

      With Lametta Isaacs. For Grades 3-5. In this fun and hands-on class, we'll work on reading strategies and comprehension techniques. Students will play games that help to boost their reading skills and engage in activities that demonstrate their reading comprehension. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Upper Elementary Reading (Winter).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 9 - March 13
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      *No class on Jan. 16

  • January 10, 2017

    Upper Elementary Math (Winter)

    With Elise Mandel. For Grades 3-5. Work and play together! This class uses games and cooperative activities to introduce and reinforce math skills such as addition, subtraction, logic, multiplication, division, fractions, and more. Handouts provided and some homework help will be available. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend! Register now for Upper Elementary Math (Winter).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, January 10 - February 28
    • Time:
      4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 17, 2017

    Middle School Reading & Book Club (Winter)

    With Maddy Hamilton. For Grades 6-8. Is your middle schooler struggling with reading? In this fun and hands-on class, we'll work on reading fluency and comprehension techniques with the help of engaging, approachable books and text. This class will help your student gain and maintain momentum and improve their reading skills throughout the school year! Register now for Middle School Reading & Book Club (Winter).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, January 17 - March 7
    • Time:
      4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 18, 2017

    Outstanding Writers League (Winter)

    With Carole Johnston. For Grades 3-5. In the Outstanding Writers League (O.W.L.), you'll hone your writing skills in a creative, hands-on environment! Together, we'll explore how fun writing can be as we write stories, poems, blogs, comic strips, and more. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Outstanding Writers League (Winter).  

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 18 - March 8
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 23, 2017

    Word Wizards (Winter)

    With Carole Johnston. For Grades 6-8. This class will entertain and enthrall you when you discover that words are your magic power. We will have fun playing word games, writing stories and poems, and creating picture poems and graphic novels. We will write to your favorite music and write about (and eat) your favorite foods. [NEW!] Register now for Word Wizards (Winter).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 23 - February 27
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, , 40507
      KY
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 19, 2017

    Spanish for Kids (Winter)

    With Jackie Arakaki. For Grades 1-5. ¡Hola! Join us for this fun, hands-on workshop for kids. You'll learn the basics of the Spanish language from a native Spanish speaker through fun games, crafts, songs, activities, and more! Register now for Spanish for Kids (Winter).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, January 19 - March 9
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 18, 2017

    French for Kids: Grades 1-5 (Winter)

    With Erica House. For Grades 1-5. Give your child the advantage of learning French at an early age. Besides enhancing memory and developing better problem-solving and critical thinking skills, learning a foreign language can be FUN! We will learn French through songs, games, stories, and more. À bientôt! [NEW!] Register now for French for Kids: Grades 1-5 (Winter).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 18 - February 22
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $10
  • January 18, 2017

    French for Kids: Grades 6-8 (Winter)

    With Erica House. For Grades 6-8. Give your child the advantage of learning French at an early age. Besides enhancing memory and developing better problem-solving and critical thinking skills, learning a foreign language can be FUN! We will create a fun environment for learning the language, culture, and francophone geography through different mediums. À bientôt! [NEW!] Register now for French for Kids: Grades 6-8 (Winter).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 18 - February 22
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $10
  • February 9, 2017

    ESL for Kids (Winter)

    With Alyssa Molden. For Grades K-3. This weekly class will help English Language Learners develop necessary speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of hands-on, collaborative activities. [NEW!] Register now for ESL for Kids (Winter).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, February 9 - March 16
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • February 9, 2017

    Explore Your World: Social Studies (Winter)

    With Alyssa Molden. For Grades K-3. This weekly class is an invaluable opportunity to introduce students to social studies. We will use engaging books to explore topics such as cultural diversity, economics, and more in a FUN, kid-friendly format! [NEW!] Register now for Explore Your World: Social Studies (Winter).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, February 9 - March 16
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 10, 2017

    Lower Elementary Reading (Spring)

    With Martha Crumbie. For Grades K-2. This class is designed to teach your child the foundational skills, concepts and strategies that are essential components of decoding, fluency and comprehension — all of which make for good reading. A participatory and interactive approach is the basis for instruction in this hands-on class. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Lower Elementary Reading (Spring).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 10 - May 22
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 10, 2017

    Lower Elementary Math (Spring)

    With Martha Crumbie. For Grades K-2. The class is structured to provide your child with strategies, skills, and concepts that are the building blocks for higher level and more complex math, through a hands-on, active, and engaging approach. Register now for Lower Elementary Math (Spring).  

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 10 - May 22
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 13, 2017

    Lower Elementary Writing (Spring)

    With Lametta Isaacs. For Grades K-2. This hands-on class will help you develop writing skills through activities designed to make writing more colorful and engaging. Writing types include narratives, poetry, letters, and more. Funded by Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Lower Elementary Writing (Spring).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, April 13 - May 18
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 10, 2017

    Upper Elementary Reading (Spring)

    With Lametta Isaacs. For Grades 3-5. In this fun and hands-on class, we'll work on reading strategies and comprehension techniques. Students will play games that help to boost their reading skills and engage in activities that demonstrate their reading comprehension. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Upper Elementary Reading (Spring).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 10 - May 22
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 10, 2017

    Upper Elementary Math (Spring)

    With Elise Mandel. For Grades 3-5. Work and play together! This class uses games and cooperative activities to introduce and reinforce math skills such as addition, subtraction, logic, multiplication, division, fractions, and more. Handouts provided and some homework help will be available. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend! Register now for Upper Elementary Math (Spring).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 10 - May 23
    • Time:
      4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 11, 2017

    Middle School Reading & Book Club (Spring)

    With Maddy Hamilton. For Grades 6-8. Is your middle schooler struggling with reading? In this fun and hands-on class, we'll work on reading fluency and comprehension techniques with the help of engaging, approachable books and text. This class will help your student gain and maintain momentum and improve their reading skills throughout the school year! Register now for Middle School Reading & Book Club (Spring).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, April 11 - May 16
    • Time:
      4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 12, 2017

    Outstanding Writers League (Spring)

    With Carole Johnston. For Grades 3-5. In the Outstanding Writers League (O.W.L.), you'll hone your writing skills in a creative, hands-on environment! Together, we'll explore how fun writing can be as we write stories, poems, blogs, comic strips, and more. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Outstanding Writers League (Spring).  

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 12 - May 24
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 10, 2017

    Word Wizards (Spring)

    With Carole Johnston. For Grades 6-8. This class will entertain and enthrall you when you discover that words are your magic power. We will have fun playing word games, writing stories and poems, and creating picture poems and graphic novels. We will write to your favorite music and write about (and eat) your favorite foods. [NEW!] Register now for Word Wizards (Spring).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 10 - May 15
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, , 40507
      KY
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 13, 2017

    Spanish for Kids (Spring)

    With Jackie Arakaki. For Grades 1-5. ¡Hola! Join us for this fun, hands-on workshop for kids. You'll learn the basics of the Spanish language from a native Spanish speaker through fun games, crafts, songs, activities, and more! Register now for Spanish for Kids (Spring).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, April 13 - May 18
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 12, 2017

    French for Kids: Grades 1-5 (Spring)

    With Erica House. For Grades 1-5. Give your child the advantage of learning French at an early age. Besides enhancing memory and developing better problem-solving and critical thinking skills, learning a foreign language can be FUN! We will learn French through songs, games, stories, and more. À bientôt! [NEW!] Register now for French for Kids: Grades 1-5 (Spring).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 12 - May 17
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $10
  • April 12, 2017

    French for Kids: Grades 6-8 (Spring)

    With Erica House. For Grades 6-8. Give your child the advantage of learning French at an early age. Besides enhancing memory and developing better problem-solving and critical thinking skills, learning a foreign language can be FUN! We will create a fun environment for learning the language, culture, and francophone geography through different mediums. À bientôt! [NEW!] Register now for French for Kids: Grades 6-8 (Spring).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 12 - May 17
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $10
  • April 13, 2017

    ESL for Kids (Spring)

    With Alyssa Molden. For Grades K-3. This weekly class will help English Language Learners develop necessary speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of hands-on, collaborative activities. [NEW!] Register now for ESL for Kids (Spring).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, April 13 - May 18
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • May 13, 2017

    Explore Your World: Social Studies (Spring)

    With Alyssa Molden. For Grades K-3. This weekly class is an invaluable opportunity to introduce students to social studies. We will use engaging books to explore topics such as cultural diversity, economics, and more in a FUN, kid-friendly format! [NEW!] Register now for Explore Your World: Social Studies (Spring).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturdays, May 13 - May 18
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE