Classes (K-8)

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  • September 8, 2018

    Story Time with Devine & Cierra

    With Devine Carama & Cierra Pickens. For 6-8 year-olds & their grown-ups. This is an interactive and engaging story time where participants will listen to a book about overcoming life’s obstacles and succeeding! Along with hearing a new story each session, students will enjoy a snack, engage in an activity based off the story, and receive a free copy* of the book each week! Led by Devine Carama, hip hop artist, para-educator at LTMS, educator at UK, community youth activist, and director of the youth nonprofit, Believing In Forever Inc.; and Cierra Pickens, found...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      10:30 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE*
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class meets Saturdays, September 8, September 22, October 13, October 27, & November 10, 10:30 am-noon.

      *The first 15 pre-registered families in attendance each month will bring home a free copy of the book.

  • September 10, 2018

    Lower Elementary Reading

    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. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Lower Elementary Reading.  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, September 10 - November 12
    • Time:
      3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 10, 2018

    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 10 - November 12
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 11, 2018

    Upper Elementary Reading

    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. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Upper Elementary Reading.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, September 11 - November 13
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 19, 2018

    Upper Elementary Math

    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:
          Wednesdays, September 19 - November 14
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class October 31

  • September 11, 2018

    Middle School Book Club: Reading for Fun

    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:
          Tuesdays, September 11 - November 13
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 19, 2018

    Middle School Math

    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:
          Wednesdays, September 19 - November 14
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class October 31

  • September 18, 2018

    French for Kids

    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.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, September 18 - November 6
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 26, 2018

    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! 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:
          Wednesdays, September 26 - November 14
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class October 31

  • September 27, 2018

    Math through Dungeons & Dragons

    With Elaphe Crubb. For grades 6-9. Join us for an adventure in learning! This class uses the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons to show kids how fun critical thinking, teamwork, and math can be. Through co-operative storytelling, kids learn to work together to solve problems with the tools provided. Math topics covered range from addition and multiplication to algebra and probability, depending on the individual student’s needs. Elaphe Crabb holds multiple degrees in math and engineering from UK, and works with private students in multiple subjects and educ...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, September 27 - November 15
    • Time:
      5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • October 2, 2018

    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 2 - November 20
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • October 3, 2018

    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 3 - November 28
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class October 31 or November 21