Author Archives: NLA

08 Dec
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Marshmallow Tower Challenge

Tech Warriors lead the Little Learning Warriors in a challenge this week to build the tallest tower out of toothpicks and marshmallows. In groups of three, the Warriors were given 20 toothpicks, 10 small marshmallows, and 1 large marshmallow (which ...

06 Dec
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Paper Engineering Challenges

For a STEM lesson, students took on a few “Paper Engineering” challenges.  Students were given a set amount of materials and time to make the tallest or strongest paper structure.  These are just two of a series of engineering challenges ...

21 Nov
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Afterschool Family Night

NLA’s program at Arsenal elementary school recently opened its doors to families for an Afterschool Family Night! Parents and siblings of the Little Learning Warriors came to the program to watch and cheer as the students received awards for their ...

09 Nov
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Vocab Building with the Warriors

The Reading Warriors lead the Little Learning Warriors in some reading time, doing what they do best!  The Warriors and their students read their books in small groups, and then created Frayer Models on large poster paper. The Frayer Model ...

28 Oct
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Staff Spotlight: Emma Tobias

Meet Emma Tobias, NLA’s Middle Warriors Coordinator for the afterschool programs at Arsenal, Westinghouse, Arlington, and Morrow. Who are you?  Where are you from?  How did you get here? My name is Emma Tobias.  I grew up in a suburb ...

18 Oct
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Learning about Empathy and Kindness

For one of their “Theme Thursdays” the Little Learning Warriors learned about empathy and kindness.  In Theme Thursdays the students learn all about character-building traits.  This particular week the theme coordinated with the middle school theme “building empathy”, and so ...

17 Oct
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Math Geniuses

This school year, Neighborhood Learning Alliance has continued the Math Geniuses program it began this summer, providing great support for students to succeed in algebra.  7th and 8th graders receive a jump start in algebra readiness while 9th graders get ...

16 Oct
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Scientific Process with Mystery Substances

  Keeping up with the lessons on chemical reactions, the Little Learning Warriors were led in another experiment by the Tech Warriors.  This experiment focused on systematically asking questions and reporting the results to draw conclusions about three “mystery substances” ...

13 Oct
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All about chemical reactions

Last week, the Tech Warriors led the Little Learning Warriors through a couple of chemical reaction experiments.  The students used these exciting reactions to learn about the basics of chemical reaction, the idea of decomposition and exothermic reactions, what a ...

26 Aug
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ScribbleUp App helps students learn Reading Skills

By Brittany McLaughlin www.scribbleuplearning.com This summer, a small group of our Little Reading Warriors used ScribbleUp’s iPad apps to support their reading learning, with the help of our Reading Warrior tutors.  Over 8 weeks, they practiced short and long vowels, the ...

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