Shop, save & support LRC during the Belk Charity Sale 2020

Shop, save and support!

Belk Fall Charity Sale 2020
 
The Belk Charity Sale is back for 2020! This is a fun opportunity to support the Learning Resource Center AND receive exclusive discounts on Belk’s top designer brands. The Sale will take place on Friday, October 9-Sunday, October 11 in store at any Belk location and online at Belk.com. Participants will now receive $10 off with their $5 Belk Charity ticket purchase from LRC.
 

5 reasons to participate in the Belk Charity Sale with LRC:


1. Even more savings this year with your ticket! You’ll now receive $10 off your Belk purchase + an additional 20-60% discount and can stack these savings with coupons.
2. It’s easier than ever. Purchase tickets online, then use them online at Belk.com or at any Belk location in the nation during Oct. 9-11.
3. $5 ticket proceeds go directly to LRC and help support local students.
4. This is a fun way to give back — an opportunity to give AND save while you shop. It’s a win-win!
5. The charity with the most online ticket sales will receive a $5,000 donation from Belk, which would extend the impact of your $5 further in benefitting LRC students in need of academic assistance!
 
To participate, please click “LRC Belk Charity Tickets”. From there, a webpage will open. Select Florida, Lakeland, and Learning Resource Center in the three drop-down menus. Then, click “Continue to Payment” and proceed with your payment information. Your ticket will immediately be emailed to you. This is what you’ll use online or in person to shop and save big on top brands!
 
Remember, anyone can purchase a ticket from LRC to use online or at their nearest Belk store. Because of this, we aren’t limited to just spreading the word locally, but to our friends and family nationally!
 
 

Learning & Loving It: Math Card Games Part 2

Learning & Loving It is a series featuring simple, yet fun educational activities for home learning and virtual, interactive tutoring.

LRC Learning and Loving It
 

Try these two games in our “Math Cards” series!

 
LRC LLI Math Cards What is the value
 

What’s the Value?

About:

  • For grades kindergarten through second
  • 1-2 players
  • Students will recognize numbers and practice counting as well as addition or subtraction if older.
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    Supplies:

    One deck of playing cards (with face cards removed); manipulatives (ex. beads, pennies, skittles, etc.)
     

    Activity Overview

    1. Have the first student turn over a card.
    2. The student will then count out the number of manipulatives represented by the number on the card.
    3. If there are two players, the second player takes their turn.
     
    Variation: Each player can also state the difference (subtraction), sum (addition) or product (multiplication), adding or removing tokens to reflect the amount, on their turn.
     
     
    LRC LLI Math Cards Card Countdown
     

    Card Countdown

    About:

  • For second grade and older
  • 2 players
  • Students will build automaticity with subtraction.
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    Supplies:

    Two decks of playing cards (without face cards); pencil; Card Countdown Sheet
     

    Activity Overview

    1. Each player takes a deck of cards. Players stack their cards face down.
    2. At the same time, players draw the top card from their piles.
    3. Players record their own number in the subtract column on the countdown sheet.
    4. They then subtract the value from 100 and record the difference at the top of the “=” column.
    5. Players continue to draw cards, subtract and record answers, working as quickly and accurately as possible at their own pace.
    6. Continue until either both reach zero or a negative number or, if racing, until the first player reaches zero or a negative number.
     
     
    Check to see the video demonstration.
     
    Click for additional Learning & Loving It activities!
     
     

    Vote LRC as Central Florida’s Best Learning Center 2020

    We need your help one more time to be names Central Florida’s Best!

    We’re in the final stretch of The Ledger’s 2020 Best of Central Florida contest and asking you to continue voting the Learning Resource Center as Polk’s Best Learning Center/Tutor daily through Sunday, September 20!
     
    Vote LRC Best Learning Center
     
    With your help, LRC won the 2017 title and was named runner-up in 2018 and 2019. Will 2020 be our year to reclaim our title?
     

    To vote, please CLICK HERE.

    Then, scroll to find the “Learning Center/Tutor” category, which is where you’ll find us listed. 
     
    We are grateful for your many votes leading us closer to the “2020 Best of Central Florida” title, which helps make us more visible to others in the community and further our effort to assist more students in academic need.
     
    Want to go a step beyond? Please spread the news by telling others, forwarding this email, sharing on Facebook, tweeting on Twitter and posting on your other social networks.
     
     

    Learning & Loving It: Math Card Games Part 1

    Learning & Loving It is a series featuring simple, yet fun educational activities for home learning and virtual, interactive tutoring.

    LRC Learning and Loving It
     

    Try these first two games in our “Math Cards” series!

     

     

    More or Less

    About:

  • For grades kindergarten through second
  • 1-2 players
  • Students will recognize numbers and practice greatest and least value.
  •  

    Supplies:

    One deck of playing cards (with face cards removed)
     

    Activity Overview

    Using one deck of cards, players take turns turning over one card. The other player decides which card has the greatest or smallest value.
     
    Variation: The player can also state the difference (subtraction), sum (addition) or product (multiplication) of the values.
     
     
    LRC Learning & Loving It Math Battle Game
     

    Math Battle

    About:

  • For first grade and older
  • 2 players
  • Students will recognize numbers and practice basic addition and subtraction facts.
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    Supplies:

    One deck of playing cards (with or without face cards)
     

    Activity Overview

    1. If you’re using face cards, assign values to each (ex. Jack=11, Queen=12, King=13, Ace=1).
    2. One player deals the whole deck evenly with cards face down. Students do not look at cards.
    3. Each player flips two cards and adds (or subtracts or multiplies) the two numbers. Each student states his or her answer.
    4. The player with the highest sum (difference or product) wins the cards.
    Play for a set time, and the player with the most cards wins, or play until one player possess all the cards.
     
     
    Check to see the video demonstration.
     
    Click for additional Learning & Loving It activities!
     
     

    Fall for Learning with LRC

    Fall for Learning with LRC
     
    With your support, we have successfully navigated summer together concluding six fruitful enrichment camps and now transitioning to a fall lineup of opportunities. Some of which include:
     
    1. Three SAT Prep courses (start dates: Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 3)
    2. Two ACT Prep sessions (start dates: Sept. 21, Nov. 2)
    3. One middle school Study Habits program (start date: Oct. 14)
    4. GED Prep (varies by subject)
     
    In addition, LRC will continue tutoring students of all grade levels, expanding services to not only provide supplemental learning to campus students but coaching for eCampus and Polk Virtual attendees with options to choose one-to-one or small group instruction (learning hub) and in-person or virtual learning.
     
    Working with parents to determine the best location and catering to families’ scheduling needs enables us to offer an unmatched, customized approach best suited for parents and students.
     
    Due to financial hardships faced by many, we’re extending our reduced rates through the fall semester. If you have a student who needs homework help, remediation, virtual coaching or wants to get ahead, please call us at 863-688-9477 or visit us online to get started.
     

    We can help!

     
     

    Director’s Thoughts – September 2020

    Summer 2020 was not the summer of LRC Past!

    LRC Director's Throughts graphic
     
    With your input, much deliberation and intentional vigilance to comply with health/safety requirements, we proceeded cautiously, which led to a successful summer of student learning gains.
     
    Due to COVID-19, we adjusted procedures specific to each summer program to include smaller group sizes, lower enrollment occupancy, social distancing regulations, temperature checks, increased sanitizing efforts, masks and gloves for counselors/instructors and designated individual supplies or entirely remote course offerings.
     
    As this fall semester begins, we promise that your student’s safety remains our top concern. We are offering many programs virtually and implementing learning hubs for subject tutoring, homework support and academic coaching. While we may not have all the answers during this challenging time, we guarantee that we’ll keep monitoring, adapting and utilizing the best practices to keep our students, tutors, staff, and community safe. Your student’s health is important to us–his or her physical, mental, emotional and ACADEMIC health.
     
    LRC Executive Director Pamela Craven signature

    We can help with your elearning & campus learning needs!

    WE CAN HELP—With both your supplemental learning & elearning needs
     
    Everyone can agree that school looks different this 2020-2021 year. For some, it means increased safety measures, procedural changes and fewer peers to share their brick and mortar campus with. For others, the setting has changed entirely and consists of interacting and learning all from a home computer.
     
    Whether attending school on campus or remotely, LRC is here to assist with all academic needs. Students attending on campus may benefit from afterschool supplemental tutoring for homework support or remediation. eCampus or Polk Virtual students may find our expanded elearning support and coaching options best suited for them.
     
    Our eCampus and Virtual support offers students personalized coaching options of 1-to-1 or small group guidance at flexible locations. Working with parents to determine the best location for the “learning hub” and catering to families’ scheduling needs enables LRC to offer an unmatched, adaptable, customized approach best suited for parents and students.
     

    Breakdown

    Supplemental Tutoring:

    – 1-to-1 or small group
    – Face to face or virtual
    – Parents & tutors determine location, day and time
    – Throughout Polk County
    – Homework help, remediation and/or review
    – All grade levels & subjects

    eLearning Coaching:

    – 1-to-1 or small group
    – Face to face or virtual
    – Parents & LRC/tutors determine location, day and time
    – Support & assistance with online courses (could be as course is taking place or following)
    – Can set up small group “learning hubs” for multiple students
    – Polk County
    – All grade levels & subjects

     

    Reduced Rates Extendend

     
    Due to hardships faced by many, we are extending our reduced rates, based on a Sliding Fee Scale, through the fall semester. If you have a student who needs homework help, remediation or virtual coaching please do not hesitate to contact us at 863-688-9477.
     
     
    LRC can help with learning and elearning needs