9 Queens and Mexicayotl Academy
Thank you Mexicayotl Academy, students and families for supporting academic success and Empowerment Through Chess!
9 Queens and Mexicayotl Academy had an amazing year with our after school program. Our classes, held 4 times a week, introduced the game of chess to grades K-2. Our classes provided basic chess instruction in both English and Spanish with the use of curriculum designed by 9 Queens!
Each student was provided their own 9 Queens chess bag and passport book which they were able to take home at the end of the year. And class just wouldn’t be complete without our giant lawn chess set which we used to help our young kinesthetic learners understand annotation, strategy and strengthen spatial reasoning.
With a maximum of 15 students, each class was taught by two instructors allowing children to receive the attention they needed to excel. With one on one games, group instruction, review with our demo board and activities on the lawn chess set we were able to provide instruction that reached our visual, auditory, tactile learners.
We watched our students grow tremendously as they developed patience and chess etiquette as they learned the history of chess and the benefits it provides.