Classes (K-8)

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  • September 11, 2017

    Lower Elementary Reading

    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.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, September 11 - November 13
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 11, 2017

    Lower Elementary Math

    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, September 11 - November 13
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 11, 2017

    Upper Elementary Reading

    With Sonja Mehnert. 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.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, September 11 - November 13
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 12, 2017

    Upper Elementary Math

    With Allie Hoskins. 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, September 12 - November 14
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 12, 2017

    Middle School Reading & Book Club

    With Sonja Mehnert. 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.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, September 12 - November 14
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 14, 2017

    Middle School Math

    With Sonja Mehnert. 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:
          Thursdays, September 14 - November 16
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 19, 2017

    French for Kids: Grades 1-5

    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! Register now for French for Kids: Grades 1-5.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, September 19 - November 14
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class on October 31.

  • September 20, 2017

    French for Kids: Grades 6-8

    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! Register now for French for Kids: Grades 6-8.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, September 20 - November 8
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 20, 2017

    Spanish for Kids

    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! Register now for Spanish for Kids.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, September 20 - November 8
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 21, 2017

    ESL for Kids

    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. Register now for ESL for Kids.  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, September 21 - November 9
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • October 3, 2017

    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. Register now for Bee Smart: Spelling Bee Prep.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, October 3 - October 10
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class meets on Tuesdays, October 3 & 10.

  • October 17, 2017

    Word Wizards

    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. Register now for Word Wizards.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, October 17 - November 21
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, , 40507
      KY
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • October 18, 2017

    Outstanding Writers League (OWL)

    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, October 18 - November 29
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class on November 22.

  • October 19, 2017

    Playing and Writing Stories (PAWS)

    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. Register now for Playing and Writing Stories (PAWS).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, October 19 - November 30
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class on November 23.