Classes (K-8)

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  • June 11, 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, June 11 - July 30
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • June 11, 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, June 11 - July 30
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • June 12, 2018

    Upper Elementary Math

    With Brett Barbara. 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, June 12 - July 31
    • Time:
      4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class July 3.

  • June 12, 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, June 12 - July 31
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class July 3.

  • June 12, 2018

    Middle School Math

    With Brett Barbara. 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, June 12 - July 31
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class July 3.

  • June 13, 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:
          Wednesdays, June 13 - August 1
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class July 4 or July 18.

  • June 13, 2018

    ESL for Kids

    With Elena Grider. 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:
          Wednesdays, June 13 - August 1
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • June 13, 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, June 13 - August 1
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class July 4.

  • June 19, 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, June 19 - July 31
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, , 40507
      KY
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class July 3.

  • June 20, 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, June 20 - August 1
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • June 21, 2018

    Playing and Writing Stories (PAWS)

    With Carole Johnston. For grades 1-2. 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, June 21 - July 26
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • June 23, 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
    • Meets On:
          Saturdays, June 23 - July 28
    • Time:
      10:30 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE*
    • Addl Info:
         

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

  • July 5, 2018

    Flow & Grow Story Time Yoga

    With Lisa King. For 4-7 year-olds & their grown-ups. Story time comes alive with music, movement and yoga poses. During each session, we will read a story and retell it using yoga poses to stretch our bodies and our imaginations. We will explore our breath, mindful movement, purposeful play, creative expression and connect to ourselves, our friends and our world. [NEW!] Register now for Flow & Grow Story Time.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, July 5 - July 26
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 11:15 am
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $5 per family
  • July 5, 2018

    Imagine, Create, & Move

    With Lisa King. For 8-12 year-olds. This class is all about adventure and exploration of everything from yogabased movement, mindfulness and relaxation activities to storytelling, art and journaling. Through engaging activities, we will explore concepts such as respect, gratitude, confidence and healthy living, allowing the children to experience a sense of accomplishment and progression as they explore these ideas related to a positive and healthy lifestyle. Lisa is a retired teacher and special education literacy consultant, and she teaches adult and kid yoga classes i...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, July 5 - July 26
    • Time:
      Noon - 2:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $5
  • July 16, 2018

    Reading to Dogs

    For grades K-2. Come read to the dogs from 4 Paws for Ability from UK! This fun opportunity offered just before the Lower Elementary Reading class (see above) provides practice reading to someone who doesn’t care about mistakes. We will have two dogs, and the kids can take turns reading! Register now for Reading to Dogs.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, July 16 - July 30
    • Time:
      3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      The amount of time each child gets to read will be determined by how many students register. Bring your own book, or choose one from our shelves! The dogs are in training to be service dogs and their handlers (UK students) will be with them the entire time.

  • June 13, 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:
          Wednesdays, June 13 - August 1
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class July 4 or July 18.

  • August 11, 2018

    Back to School Brain Power

    With Elise Mandel. For grades 1-5. A new school year is around the corner! Warm up your brain and get in gear before school starts! We will play language games, work with partners to solve puzzles, and review basic math skills through fun activities. [ONE-TIME CLASS] Register now for Back to School Brain Power.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE