Classes (K-8)

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  • June 8, 2019

    Story Time with Cierra

    With Cierra Spaulding. 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 on the story, and receive a free copy of the featured book! Led by Cierra Spaulding, founder of Masterpiece Creative Group and an educator who has served children across the state in various capacities for over 10 years.

    • 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, June 8, June 22, July 13, & July 27, 10:30am–noon.

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

      Choose your dates and register now for Story Time with Cierra.

  • June 10, 2019

    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 10 - July 29
    • Time:
      3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • June 10, 2019

    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 10 - July 29
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • June 11, 2019

    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, June 11 - July 30
    • Time:
      3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • June 11, 2019

    Exploring Kentucky’s Black Heritage

    With Martha Crumbie. For grades K-5. The roles of African Americans have often been underplayed in Kentucky's history books. Did you know that African Americans were among the earliest settlers of Kentucky dating back to the 1700s? We will learn about famous Africans Americans from Kentucky by reading books, watching videos, and even taking short walks around Lexington. You might be surprised by what you learn!

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, June 11 - July 30
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for Exploring Kentucky’s Black Heritage.

  • June 11, 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, June 11 - July 30
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • June 12, 2019

    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, June 12 - August 7
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class July 3

  • June 12, 2019

    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 12 - July 31
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class July 3

  • June 13, 2019

    Playing and Writing Stories (PAWS)

    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).  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, June 13 - July 25
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • June 13, 2019

    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, June 13 - August 8
    • Time:
      5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class July 3

  • July 1, 2019

    Middle School Math

    With Quiyana Murphy, Carnegie Center Math Specialist. 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:
          Mondays, July 1 - July 29
    • Time:
      2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • July 1, 2019

    Handwriting (Cursive)

    With Martha Crumbie. For grades 2-5. Research suggests that writing in cursive activates different parts of the brain than printing. Learning cursive is good for children's fine motor skills and can help students retain more information and generate more ideas. Join me as we explore cursive handwriting without tears! Register now for Handwriting (Cursive).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, July 1 - July 29
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • July 2, 2019

    Upper Elementary Math

    With Quiyana Murphy, Carnegie Center Math Specialist. 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, July 2 - July 30
    • Time:
      2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • July 9, 2019

    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, July 9 - July 30
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE