Entries by Chet Gunhus

USCF Ratings for {YEL!} Students

Below is a table of all {YEL!} students and their current (as of 3/16.19).  It is searchable by your child’s name.   NOTE: It is not “live”, meaning it isn’t connected to the USCF database.  To view “live” ratings, visit the USCF Player Search page at: http://www.uschess.org/datapage/player-search.php   USCF {YEL!} Students Ratings Table

Yes! Your Child Can Play (and enjoy) Chess.

There are many misconceptions surrounding the ability to play chess. Only smart kids play chess. – At {YEL!}, we believe that every child has certain gifts they are given.  We see enrichment as an opportunity to channel those gifts.  ALL kids are smart kids. While there have been numerous studies claiming that chess may improve […]

Four components of {YEL!} STEM classes using LEGO® bricks

A LEGO Story There I am teaching the same YEL LEGO STEM pulleys class I’ve taught dozens of times before.  You know, the one with the rotating clown face.  The kids are doing great.  The projects are getting finished and this genius of a first grade girl comes up to me and shows me some […]

Five Components of every {YEL!} chess class

• “What did you learn in chess class today?” • “You got chess dollars?!!?  Awesome.  How did you earn them?” • “Did you play a chess game in class today?” If you have a child in a YEL chess class, perhaps you’ve asked your child any, if not all of these questions at some point.   […]