PLC is proud to announce that on June 3, 2013, our Reading Room program will begin! This program will allow your child to become more comfortable with reading to themselves and aloud. Registration begins on Monday at 9:00 am. For this registration, a parent-student agreement form and emergency contact form must be completed.
Following registration, at 9:15-9:45, we well begin self-paced quite reading. During this thirty minute time period, students can read their assigned summer readings. Also, for those who do not have assigned readings, they will be able to choose a book from the PLC library. In addition to the PLC library, students can also select a book from the recommended reading list on CMH. There will be an iPad available for the students to download these books but, they must have a valid library card on hand. A minimum of three books should be selected for the student to download because it is possible one of the books will not be available.
After self-paced quite reading, the students will be given a ten minute break (9:46-9:56 am). This will allow them use the restroom, stretch their legs and grad a light snack. Next will follow the rotation of reading aloud to a Reading Coordinator from 10:00-10:30 am. Students will read silently to themselves until called upon to read aloud for two to three minutes. During these few minutes, the Reading Coordinator will have one on one time with a student and will assist them with pronunciation and comprehension of their reading materials.
After all students have participated in the reading rotation, they will then complete a summary page for the days reading (10:31-10:46 am). This will also be a time that will allow them to complete a spelling test. We will then conclude the day, around 11 am, with a few fun games including chess, checkers and pentago.
If you and your student(s) are interested in PLC’s Reading Room, please do not hesitate to call! All of our information is on the page titled “contact us” which is located above. We are glad to answer all of your questions about PLC’s programs. Also, do not forgot to look at our “upcoming events” for our future Reading Room dates as well as other fun events.
Tonight, May 31, 2013, was our scheduled movie and game night! This was a night for us to just unwind and enjoy the company of great people. Quite a few students, along with their parents, came to partake in the snacks, music, games and family friendly movie.
The night began at 6pm when a couple of students came through our doors ready to have fun. So, the decision was made that they best way to begin our night was to dance* to a few old school, Jackson 5, songs. After dancing, it was game time! The students chose to play Boggle**, a game that forced everyone to use their minds and spell as many words as they could within the alloted time. Finally, after many rounds of Boggle, it was time to grab our snacks and wrap up the night with a movie, The Wiz.
All in all, it was a great night. Our only hope is that more people come to enjoy the fun that PLC has to offer during our next movie and game night! If you are wondering when our next night of fun is, please refer to the tab above titled “upcoming events.” Also feel free to “contact us” with any other questions and concerns.
*One of our students enjoying the music.
**An intense, yet fun, game of Boggle.
This past weekend we held our First Lego League event at Prudence Learning Center and, the students did an amazing job! The kids came up with a model of a telephone that would better assist our Seniors when they are making phone calls. The presentation of their hypothesis and conclusion went over well and in the end, we celebrated with a delicious, and very special cake!
Thank you to all who came to support these future engineers and scientist! Please enjoy the pictures posted below.
First Lego League is an upcoming event that Prudence Learning Center will be partaking in on May 18, 2013. (Please check “upcoming events” for future FLL events )
FFL allows young people, ages 9-16 (grades 4-8) to have fun while learning about science and technology. This program helps students build confidence, gain knowledge, and learn valuable life skills by urging them to think like scientists and engineers. While working with mentors, First Lego League teams will solve problems by using helpful engineering concepts and robots. Allowing students to experience this event will help them learn how to engage in teamwork, and apply core values to everyday life. During this event, FLL teams will apply math and science concepts to design and build robots, use LEGO MINDSTORMS technologies, gain hands-on experience that will aid in their learning process, learn from mentors and work as one to meet challenges.
Interested in this event? Here are the requirements for each team!
- Teams can consist of students from schools, home schools, churches, civic organizations, community groups and neighborhoods.
- There is a limit of 10 students per teams who can be between the ages of 9-16 or grades 4-8
- There must be at least one adult coach per team
- Register on-line at www.firstlegoleague.org. (May through September)
- Costs range from $450 for returning teams and $850 for new teams
Also, for adults, there is an opportunity to volunteer and be of great assistance to the students’ learning experience. For more information on volunteering and all you have read, please visit First Lego League’s website at USFIRST.org. You can also contact Prudence Learning Center for more information about the event and how you can enroll your students in PLC and FLL!
Prudence Learning Center tutors ages 6 and up. All subjects are tutored with an emphasis on Math and Science, including college courses.
Because this program is available to students of all ages, they are able to study during open PLC hours, to catch up on projects, papers or to prepare themselves for their next level of success.
Tim Jessberger designed the Prudence Learning Center website. Tim is a junior at The Ohio State University.