Classes (K-8)

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  • January 9, 2019

    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:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 9 - March 27
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 9, 2019

    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 (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 9 - March 27
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 12, 2019

    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, January 12 & 26, February 9 & 23, March 9 & 23, and April 13 & 27, 10:30 am-noon.

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

  • January 28, 2019

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

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 28 - March 25
    • Time:
      3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 28, 2019

    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:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 28 - March 25
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 28, 2019

    Handwriting (Printing) (Winter)

    With Martha Crumbie. For grades K-2. Children who master handwriting are better, more creative writers. The earlier they master handwriting, the more likely they are to succeed in school and to write with speed and ease. We will use fun, engaging, and hands-on instructional methods to improve handwriting. [NEW!] Register now for Handwriting (Printing) (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 28 - March 25
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 29, 2019

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

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, January 29 - March 26
    • Time:
      3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 31, 2019

    Math through Dungeons & Dragons (Winter)

    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, January 31 - March 21
    • Time:
      5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • March 4, 2019

    Flow & Grow Story Time Yoga (Spring)

    With Lisa King. For 2-4 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. Register now for Flow & Grow Story Time (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, March 4 - March 25
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 11:15 am
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $5 per child
  • March 5, 2019

    Embracing Black History

    With Martha Crumbie. For grades K-5. This class will connect kids with black history by engaging them in activities such as reading books, listening to music, watching videos, playing games, and exploring history. There will be plenty of fun ways for kids to learn about the African-American experience. [NEW!] Register now for Embracing Black History.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, March 5 - March 26
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 8, 2019

    Lower Elementary Reading (Spring)

    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 (Spring).  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 8 - May 20
    • Time:
      3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 8, 2019

    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:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 8 - May 20
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 8, 2019

    Handwriting (Printing) (Spring)

    With Martha Crumbie. For grades K-2. Children who master handwriting are better, more creative writers. The earlier they master handwriting, the more likely they are to succeed in school and to write with speed and ease. We will use fun, engaging, and hands-on instructional methods to improve handwriting. [NEW!] Register now for Handwriting (Printing) (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 8 - May 20
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 9, 2019

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

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, April 9 - May 21
    • Time:
      3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 9, 2019

    French for Kids (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! Register now for French for Kids (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, April 9 - May 21
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 9, 2019

    Middle School Heroes

    With Carole Johnston. For grades 6-8. This class will find adventure everywhere; in school as well as fantasy worlds. Like Percy Jackson in The Lightning Thief, we will discover that we are heroes through reading and writing realistic fiction, fantasy, and poetry. We will learn how to turn everyday events into exciting stories and poems. We will discover the treasure and magic of words. [NEW!] Register now for Middle School Heroes.  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, April 9 - May 21
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 9, 2019

    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, April 9 - May 21
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 10, 2019

    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:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 10 - May 22
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 10, 2019

    Outstanding Writers League (OWL) (Spring)

    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) (Spring).    

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 10 - May 22
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 10, 2019

    Middle School Math (Spring)

    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 (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 10 - May 22
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 10, 2019

    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 (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 10 - May 22
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 11, 2019

    Playing and Writing Stories (PAWS) (Spring)

    With Cristina Crocker-Escribano. 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) (Spring).  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, April 11 - May 23
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 11, 2019

    Dragon Girls (Spring)

    With Carole Johnston. For grades 4-6. Dragons can be symbolic of amazing strength, deep magic, and creativity. This club for girls will encourage self-confidence and self-expression through reading, writing, and poetry. We will read and discuss various books of fiction and poetry that feature strong girls who can take care of themselves. Our protagonists will actually tame dragons, some real and some metaphorical. Girls will write poems and stories to express their own unique and fantastic selves.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, April 11 - May 23
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for Dragon Girls (Spring).

  • April 11, 2019

    Math through Dungeons & Dragons (Spring)

    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, April 11 - May 23
    • Time:
      5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE