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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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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.  ...

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Student Voice: Shahada Abdul-Ghaffar reflects on college & career workshop at Deloitte

By Shahada Abdul-Ghaffar On August 12, 2016 a group of about 25 young adults, including myself, went to Deloitte in Market Square for a college/ career workshop. The Deloitte staff ...

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