Your 2020 Impact on LRC

Thank you for your impact in 2020!

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You have been the light of our 2020, and we want to continue to share the impact of your unwavering support.
 
Because of you, we were able to share triumphs such as these two together:
 
Together, we were able to raise more than $4,600, reaching 93% of our $5,000 goal, to aid adult students working to earn their GEDs. You did more than donate to a scholarship fund on Giving Tuesday. You gave money and hope directly to students working hard, balancing their jobs and families while earning their GED.
 
Because of you, LRC was named the Best Learning Center in Central Florida! For the first time since 2017, LRC was voted number one within The Ledger’s annual “Best of Central Florida” people’s choice awards. With more than 238,000 total votes in 170+ categories, we consider it no small feat and know this wouldn’t be possible without our group of loyal supporters.
 
We appreciate your sincere acts and trust even in the hardest of times. We wish you and your loved ones a safe, joyful holiday season!
 
The LRC office will close for the holidays on Thursday, December 24-Friday, December 25 and Friday, January 1. Weekdays during December 21-31, the office will be open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
 
 
Related Posts: LRC Director’s Heartfelt Thoughts – December 2020 edition
 
 

Director’s Thoughts – December 2020

My Heartfelt Christmas Thank You is for… 


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Your friendship—joining the Learning Resource Center in its mission to continue as a provider of quality instruction and programs; 
 
Your Loyalty and Commitment—enhancing the work of this small not-for-profit by cultivating and extending the message that LRC can HELP; and 
 
Your Generous Support—sharing your time, talents, as well as financial resources to meet the needs of children, adults, and families in our communities: 
 
– Although we were just short of our goal, Giving Tuesday is affording adults eager to earn their GED the opportunity to participate in critical preparation classes.
 
– LRC’s sorely depleted scholarship funds have seen donations in the past few days. These funds help those students whose families cannot pay for tutoring help even with the sliding fee scale amount underwritten by United Way funding. 
 
My favorite Christmas sentiment is… 
 
“Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” 
 
My Sincere Christmas Wish (especially this year) is… 
 
That each of you and your families experience the Hope of Christmas and the Joy of the New Year. 
 
May you and your family enjoy a lovely and blessed Thankful Season!
 
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Read past editions of “Director’s Thoughts”:
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
 
 

Learning & Loving It: Give Me Ten Math Card Game

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

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Give me ten math card game
 

Give Me Ten

About:

  • First grade and older
  • 2 or more players
  • Students will recognize numbers and practice basic addition
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    Supplies:

    One deck of playing cards

    Activity Overview

    Remove all face cards before playing. Aces are worth one.
     
    Objective: Players will take turns finding and removing combinations of cards that add to 10.
     
    1. Deal 10 cards face up.
    2. From the 10 cards, Player 1 will try to find as many card combinations (using two cards) that will add to 10.
    3. When there are no more combinations left, Player 1 will keep all of the cards used for their equations.
    4. If there is a 10 card, the player will take that card as well.
    5. Replace the cards that were removed so that there are ten cards face up again.
    6. Player 2 will take their turn.
    7. Alternate turns until a player reaches the decided score (1 card=1 point).
     
    The player with the most cards/points wins.
     
    Variation: Find three cards that add up to a target number (such as 20).
     
     
    Check to see the video demonstration.
     
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    Learning & Loving It: Hit the Target Math Card Game

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

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    Hit the Target Math Card Game
     

    Hit the Target

    About:

  • Second grade and up
  • 2 or more players
  • Students will recognize numbers and practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and/or division
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    Supplies:

    One deck of playing cards
     

    Activity Overview

    In this game, face cards will equal 10. Aces will either be worth one or 11; decide this before you begin play.
     
    Goal: To use as many of the five cards to equal the target number each round–at least two must be used or the player will lose their turn.
     
    1. Lay out five cards face up.
    2. Flip the next card, which will be the target number card for that round.
    3. Player 1 may add, subtract, multiply or divide using cards from the five to hit the target number.
    4. Player 1 will take all of the cards from their equations plus the target number card.
    5. Replace cards by flipping over five new ones and a new target number card for Player 2.
    6. Player 2 takes their turn.
    7. Players take turns until fewer than six cards remain.
     
    The player with the most cards wins.
     
     
    Check to see the video demonstration.
     
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    LRC Raises Giving Tuesday 2020 Funds for GED Prep

    THANK YOU for making Giving Tuesday a success!


    Thank you for supporting LRC's GED Students on Giving Tuesday
     
    Thank you for your donations, support, and interactions on Giving Tuesday! Our community rallied to raise more than $4,000 to support students who are working hard to earn their GEDs. Wendell Powell, who started the GED program, said, “Each student in this program has a drive within them. They just need a chance to light that fire.” You gave them that chance!
     
    You did more than donate to a scholarship fund. You gave money directly to students who are working hard to balance their jobs and families while they earn their GED.
     
    There are few things as beautiful as watching our community rally around students who are working hard to advance their education. Thank you for supporting them.
     
    Keep an eye out for another update about what you helped achieve on Giving Tuesday. In the meantime, the Learning Resource Center staff will be busy celebrating you and your generosity.
     
    Happy holidays from the LRC team!
     
    If you didn’t have a chance to donate to our GED program, it’s not too late—you can still make a gift! For the rest of December, we’re focused on supporting adult students who are working toward a degree that will open new doors and allow new opportunities.

    Give the gift of education this holiday season; click to donate!

     
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    Support GED Students with LRC on Giving Tuesday 2020