Book Club - Hoot
The Charlestown Lacrosse and Learning Center will be partnering with the Kennedy Center, Turn It Around and Essem Art this November for our first collaborative Book Club! Our first book will be Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. This book club is geared towards scholars ages 9-11. Our vision for this book club is to create an environment where kids are excited to read! This club will not feel like homework! Each week, kids will read together, discuss the novel and participate in activities related to the text. Towards the end of the course, kids will watch the movie Hoot and compare the book to film. On our very last class, kids will work with Sophia Moon and create a final art project!
Who: Ms. Zaire Richardson, head of Turn It Around Junior, will be leading our class each week! All lessons will be co-planned with CLLC Director, Blake Riley and Kennedy Center Director, Corinne Kielbasa.
When: Tuesdays 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17 from 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Where: 14 Green Street, Charlestown, MA
Cost: $159 Book is included in the program fee!
About the Book:
Hoot is a 2002 mystery/suspense novel, recommended for ages 9–12, by Carl Hiaasen. The setting takes place in Florida, where new arrival Roy makes two oddball friends and a bad enemy, and joins an effort to stop construction of a pancake house which would destroy a colony of burrowing owls who live on the site. The book won a Newbery Honor award in 2003.
Everybody loves Mother Paula's pancakes. Everybody, that is, except the colony of cute but endangered owls that live on the building site of the new restaurant. Can the awkward new kid and his feral friend prank the pancake people out of town? Or is the owls' fate cemented in pancake batter?
Welcome to Carl Hiaasen's Florida—where the creatures are wild and the people are wilder!
ISEE Prep Course Session 1 - Monday/Wednesday Zoom
Session 1: September 12th through November 2nd (8 total weeks/15 total classes)
Who: Two certified Secondary Education Teachers from our local Eliot School. One qualified ELA teacher will take on Literacy and another qualified Math and Science teacher will lead the Math sections.
Where: Zoom - Link will be sent out before start date.
When: Monday and Wednesdays 4:30PM = 6:30PM. One hour ELA tutoring followed by one hour of Math tutoring. Space is limited!
How: The CLLC will be requiring an ISEE prep book that parents/guardians are responsible for purchasing before the class begins. You can order it here: https://www.amazon.com/Middle-Level-ISEE-Practice-Questions/dp/153281125X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1FRV1DBHOV7JD&keywords=middle+level+isee&qid=1660325289&sprefix=middle+level+isee%2Caps%2C126&sr=8-1
MAP Prep Course/Test Taking Skills - Tuesdays on Zoom
October 4th through November 8th (6 total weeks/9 Total Hours)
Who/About: Ms. Moran is a certified Secondary Education Teacher from a local Boston Public Charter School. This course will focus on the Boston Public School MAP Test that will run in December. Scholars in grades 6 will now use their MAP results to get into exam schools. Ms. Moran will focus on both ELA and Math throughout the course. Ms. Moran will go over the ins and outs of the MAP test, begin each lesson with a test taking skill that applies to the MAP test, then apply the lesson to specific Math and ELA MAP questions for the remainder of class.
The class will run for 6 total sessions, 90 minutes each. The total price is $399 - if you break this down it comes to $66.50 per class or $44.33 per hour.
Where: Zoom - Link will be sent out before 10/4.
When: Tuesdays from 5:00PM-6:30PM 1.5 hour course. Space is limited!
September 10 - Red Cross Babysitting Course 9:00am-4:30pm
The Red Cross will be running an in-person babysitting training at the Learning Center! This program provides youths who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. This training will help participants develop leadership skills, learn how to develop their own babysitting business and learn about basic child care and basic first aid.
The course runs for seven and a half hours total. Scholars will have lunch and several breaks built in throughout the day. Lunch will not be provided. This training is ideal for scholars ages 11 and up. Upon completion of the program, students are given a babysitting certificate that never expires! The cost is $120 per child.
Chess Wizards Chess Class- Wednesdays 4:30-5:30
09/07, 09/14, 09/21, 09/28, 10/05, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/02, 11/09, 11/16, 11/30, 12/07, 12/14 (14 total classes)
Chess Wizards will be offering a fall in-person after school program at our learning center on Wednesdays from September 7th through December 14th (14 classes).
Chess Wizards has been teaching the game of chess since 2002. Join them this fall for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games, and cool prizes throughout the program! Whether your child is new to chess or has been playing for a while, they will improve their chess skills, meet new friends, and work out their most powerful muscle - their brain! Each Wednesday, the Chess Wizard program will include fun team chess games (like Corner Chess), snacks, tournaments, and puzzles. All chess materials will be provided by Chess Wizards.
This after school program is ideal for scholars in rising 1st through 8th grade. The cost is $345. For more information about Chess Wizards, visit their website at https://chesswizards.com/. For scholarship information or any questions, please contact Blake Riley, Learning Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engineering/Coding with LEGOs Tuesdays 4:00PM -5:15 PM
9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 (8 Total Classes)
Each Tuesday, students will learn about a new science concept then build different motorized LEGO brick creations using axles, gears, battery packs and motors based on the lesson. Students will each be given an iPad provided by Letyourmindgo with powerpoint instructions to guide them along as they create their builds each week. Once their build is complete students will have time to modify their motorized LEGO brick creation any way they would like! Staff will also demonstrate how special LEGO elements can work together to
create various types of LEGO brick builds. Each week students will apply STEM-based principles and build their LEGObot to help them complete different tasks and challenges. This program is 8 weeks long and will run for one hour and 15 minutes per class.
This after school program is ideal for scholars in rising K through 8th grade. The cost is $200. For more information about Engineering/Coding with LEGO after school program, please visit https://letgoyourmind.com/ For scholarship information or any questions, please contact Blake Riley, Learning Director, at email@example.com.
The Etiquette Academy of New England - Manners Matter Thursdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm
9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10,27 (5 total classes)
The Etiquette Academy of New England will be partnering with the Charlestown Lacrosse and Learning Center this fall to run their Manners Matter program! The program will begin on Thursday, September 29th from 5:00pm-6:00pm and will conclude on October 27th (5 total classes).
FEE. The fee per for the five-week program is $250
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY. Our programs help participants strengthen her table manners, communication and social skills to present their best-self. The classes are designed to be dialogue based and are filled with thought-provoking discussions, games and role-play.
Your scholar will be enrolled in Manners Matter, Level I.
Five-week program TOPICS
Introductions. Basic Manners. Introducing, greeting and addressing adults and peers, establishing eye contact, sitting and walking properly, covering yawn, pointing, being respectful, etc.
Table Manners, part 1. The correct way to hold and use utensils, etiquette of eating finger foods, bread & butter, pace of eating, and using utensils. Home vs. restaurant etiquette, table setting, using utensils, napkin etiquette, dealing with allergies, and being excused from the table, etc.
Conversations Skills. How to start, navigate and end a conversation, including some great conversation topics for various situations. How to have a conversation with an adult? Ending a conversation, interrupting, introducing people, etc. Social Graces for Public Places. Manners and positive communication outside of the home, walking on the street, standing in line at the cinema, theatre, grocery store, clothing store, elevator & escalator etiquette, etc.
Guest & Host Etiquette. Be more aware of what is appropriate, helpful and the responsibilities of being a guest vs. being a host. Etiquette of giving and receiving presents. Thank You Notes and Cards for Special Occasion. Writing a thoughtful Thank You Note takes time and skill.
Friendships, Cliques and Social Cues. What does it mean to be a good friend, why are friendships important, boundaries of friendship, how to make friends, how to avoid being a frenemy, etc.