Classes (K-8)

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  • January 9, 2018

    Middle School Math (Winter)

    With Elise Mandel. For Grades 6-8. In this class, we will review and practice fundamental concepts that lay the foundation for middle school math success through games, discussion, worksheets, and more. Register now for Middle School Math.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, January 9 - February 27
    • Time:
      5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 9, 2018

    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.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, January 9 - February 27
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 16, 2018

    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!  Erica House has lived in various regions of France and has been teaching French to children and adults for almost 20 years. Register NOW for French for Kids: Grades 1-5 (Winter)...

  • January 17, 2018

    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!  Erica House has lived in various regions of France and has been teaching French to children and adults for almost 20 years.  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 17 - March 21
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register NOW for French for Kids: Grades 6-8 (Winter).

  • January 17, 2018

    ESL for Kids (Winter)

    With Debbie Kirk. 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!]  Debbie has invested in the lives of women and countless children in the community, and she desires to equip the next generation with practical skill and wisdom. Register now for ESL for Kids (Winter).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 17 - March 14
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 27, 2018

    Spanish for Kids (Winter)

    With Guipsy Lopez. 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! Guipsy Lopez was born in Margarita, Venezuela, and she has led multiple science and Spanish programs for kids over the years. Register now for Spanish for Kids.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturdays, January 27 - March 21
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 22, 2018

    Lower Elementary Reading (Winter)

    With Martha Crumbie. For Grades K-2. This is a fun, hands-on, and interactive class. Students will play games and learn strategies that will help with their reading skills including vocabulary development, alphabet knowledge, letter-sound correlation, concepts of print, listening comprehension, and comprehension skills that make for good reading. Led by Martha Crumbie, who has her masters degree in K-12 special education and has over 24 years of teaching experience. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation.  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 22 - March 26
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for Lower Elementary Reading.

  • January 22, 2018

    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.    

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 22 - March 26
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 22, 2018

    Bee Smart: Spelling Bee Prep

    With Elise Mandel. For ages 8-14. Can you spell marionette? Pepperoni? Ukulele? We’ll learn lots of fun words, play crosswords and other games, and learn about word roots in French, Hawaiian, and other languages as we prepare for your school’s spelling bee. Elise Mandel holds a Masters in Education from UMass Amherst, and she teaches classes and works with private students in many subjects. Register now for Bee Smart: Spelling Bee Prep.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 22 - February 5
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 23, 2018

    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.  Led by poet Carole Johnston, former school library media specialist for grades K-8 and former creative writing instructor for the SCAPA program at Lafayette High School    

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, January 23 - March 13
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, , 40507
      KY
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for Word Wizards.

  • January 24, 2018

    Upper Elementary Reading (Winter)

    With Martha Crumbie. 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. Led by Martha Crumbie, who has her masters degree in K-12 special education and has over 24 years of teaching experience. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Upper Elementary Readin...

  • January 24, 2018

    Outstanding Writers League (OWL)–Winter

    With Carole Johnston. For Grades 3-5. In the Outstanding Writers League (OWL), 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 (OWL).    

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 24 - March 14
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 25, 2018

    Playing and Writing Stories (PAWS)–Winter

    With Carole Johnston. For Grades K-2. What if your toys could talk to you? What if your dog or cat could talk to you? What would they say? What stories would they tell? In this class, kids can bring their toys and photos of their pets. We will use them for inspiration as we write poems and act out scripts. We will read children’s books as prompts for stories and poetry. Led by poet Carole Johnston, former school library media specialist for grades K-8 and former creative writing instructor for the SCAPA program at Lafayette High School Register now for

  • January 24, 2018

    Middle School Book Club: Reading for Fun (Winter)

    With Martha Crumbie. 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 Book Club: Reading for Fun.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 24 - March 28
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 9, 2018

    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 9 - May 21
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 9, 2018

    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 9 - May 21
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 10, 2018

    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:
          Tuesdays, April 10 - May 15
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 10, 2018

    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!]  Erica House has lived in various regions of France and has been teaching French to children and adults for almost 20 years. Register now for French for Kids: Grade...

  • April 11, 2018

    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! Erica House has lived in various regions of France and has been teaching French to children and adults for almost 20 years.  

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

      Register now for French for Kids: Grades 6-8 (Spring).

  • April 11, 2018

    Spanish for Kids (Spring)

    With Guipsy Lopez. 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! Guipsy Lopez was born in Margarita, Venezuela, and she has led multiple science and Spanish programs for kids over the years. Register now for Spanish for Kids.

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 11 - May 23
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 11, 2018

    Upper Elementary Reading (Spring)

    With Martha Crumbie. 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. Led by Martha Crumbie, who has her masters degree in K-12 special education and has over 24 years of teaching experience. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Upper Elementary Readin...

  • April 11, 2018

    Middle School Book Club: Reading for Fun (Spring)

    With Martha Crumbue. 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 Book Club: Reading for Fun (Spring).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 11 - May 23
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 11, 2018

    Outstanding Writers League (O.W.L.)–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 11 - May 23
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 12, 2018

    Playing and Writing Stories (PAWS)–Spring

    With Carole Johnston. For Grades K-2. What if your toys could talk to you? What if your dog or cat could talk to you? What would they say? What stories would they tell? In this class, kids can bring their toys and photos of their pets. We will use them for inspiration as we write poems and act out scripts. We will read children’s books as prompts for stories and poetry. Led by poet Carole Johnston, former school library media specialist for grades K-8 and former creative writing instructor for the SCAPA program at Lafayette High School. Register now for

  • April 18, 2018

    ESL for Kids (Spring)

    With Debbie Kirk. 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.  Debbie has invested in the lives of women and countless children in the community, and she desires to equip the next generation with practical skill and wisdom. Register now for ESL for Kids (Spring).  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 18 - May 23
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE