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    Saturday, 10:45-11:45am

    Dates: 09/12, 09/19, 09/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14, 11/21, 12/05, 12/12, 12/19.

    Cost for the Fall semester: $378.00


    Saturday, 9:20-10:35am

    Sunday, 1:15-2:30pm
    Dates:start on Sep13th
    Cost for the Fall semester: $476.00

    Math 4 Curriculum

    To join the class students should have mastery of arithmetic through 3rd grade topics.

        Place value to the hundred thousands and rounding large numbers will be developed.  The terms “factor” and “multiple,” and how they relate to multiplication and division, and multiplication of 2-digit by 2-digit numbers, and division of larger numbers are studied now.  We move further into the topic of fractions, including adding and subtracting of mixed numbers, with different denominators.  Fraction multiplication will be introduced, and a fraction as a part of the whole.  Second semester will see the four arithmetic operations with decimals, and how decimals relate to fractions. There will be many word problems requiring understanding of these fraction and decimal concepts.  Mental calculation techniques will be studied all year.  Geometry will be developed further, with more complex problems on area and perimeter, and now volume of cubes and cuboids.  Along with the heavy arithmetic program, students will study exciting topics to prepare them for Math Olympiads, which they’ll start taking this year for the first time.



    Saturday, 10:20-11:35am

    Dates: 09/12, 09/19, 09/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14, 11/21, 12/05, 12/12, 12/19.

    Cost for the  Fall semester: $476.00

    Program:

    Grade 4

    Title: Number Theory and the Art of problem Solving
    Description of class: This course is designed for advanced study of math. It is
    based on the Beast academy series of books for grade 4 and Challenging Word
    Problems book 4. Homework is required. Assessment is required.
    The main concepts are listed below:
    Number theory: Order of operations with rational numbers including rules for
    operations with exponents. Decoding cryptarithms and creating logic charts.
    Describing sequences and patterns.
    Art of problem solving methods: students continue to apply the methods they
    learned in previous years such as systematic listing, models, replace and restate
    with variables in order to solve complex word problems involved with multiples,
    factors and remainders, fractions, and decimals.
    Geometry: Symmetry, angles, polygons, area of polygons, and volume of cuboids.




    Sunday, 10:20-11:50
    Dates:start on Sep13th;
    Cost for the fall semester:$560

    Math 5 Curriculum
    То join this class students should have mastery of arithmetic through 4th grade topics,

    Place value to the millions place is now introduced, with thorough understanding of how the number is built up. Multiplication and division of larger numbers will be studied. Order of operations and properties of the number system (distributing) are included. The topic of fractions is deepened this year, with addition and subtraction of a group of fractions with different denominators, fraction divisions, fraction as part of the whole, and using fractions in conversion of units of measurement and other situations, such as area and perimeter. Mental calculation techniques will be developed all year. Angles in a triangle and quadrilateral, and composite areas now appear in the curriculum. Decimals, with multiplication and division, including by 10, 100 and 1000 are studied. The topics of percentage, averages, ratio and rate are now taught. Along with the heavy arithmetic program, students will study exciting topics to prepare them for Math Olympiads and other contests.

    Saturday, 12:45-2:15pm

    Dates: 09/12, 09/19, 09/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14, 11/21, 12/05, 12/12, 12/19.

    Cost for the Fall semester: $560.00


    5th Grade

    This is a class for students who have a deep understanding of the foundations of our number system and can work comfortably with whole numbers, thoroughly mastered the basics of fractions and decimals, and learned simple geometric figures and measurements.

    We will continue with the four operations on integers, fractions, and mixed numbers, the order of operation, writing and simplifying expression, and formulating an algebraic equation to represent problem situations. 

    Students will be solving more challenging word problems involving fractions and percents, ratio, and speed, as well as the volume of the solid figures, triangle, and quadrilateral geometry.

    Finally, we will be solving many non-routine word problems and puzzles from different areas of mathematics. In addition, every month, starting from November to March, students will participate in math competitions - MOEMS.



    Saturday, 1:00-2:15 pm

    Dates: 09/12, 09/19, 09/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14, 11/21, 12/05, 12/12, 12/19.

    Cost for the Fall semester: $476.00


    Grade 5

     Number Theory and the Art of problem Solving 

    Description of class: This course is designed for advanced study of math. It is based on the Beast academy series of books for grade 5 and Challenging Word Problems book 5. Homework is required. Assessment is required.

     The main concepts are listed below: Geometry: Angles Relations, angles relations in triangles and quadrilaterals, area of the triangle, area, and perimeter of composite shapes, the volume of cuboids. Number theory: Order of operations with rational numbers including rules for operations with exponents. Writing variable expressions to describe patterns and sequences. Art of problem solving methods: Students continue to apply the methods they learned in previous years such as systematic listing, models, replace and restate with variables in order to solve complex word problems involved with involved with fractions, ratio and percent, average and rate.


    Sunday, 11:55- 1:10
    Dates: start date Sep 13th
    Cost for the fall semester $476

    Math 6 Curriculum

    To join this class, students must be proficient in all basic arithmetic operations of whole numbers, fractions and decimals, and have command of word problems of all topics studied to date (see description right below.)

    6th grade is the last year of elementary school arithmetic, and the year in which all topics studied up to now, and some new topics, are developed at a very deep level. The curriculum will include challenging word problems from topics of fractions and decimals, number work, percentage, ratio, distance-rate-time, averages, geometry, with complex area and perimeter and angle problems. Mental calculation techniques will be studied all year, including those involving fractions, decimals and percentages. Geometry continues, with more complex area and perimeter, and angles, parallel line relationships. This year also sees the beginning of PreAlgebra, with integers, exponents, distributing, forming and solving simple algebraic equations, and other topics. Along with the heavy arithmetic program, students will study exciting topics to prepare them for Math Olympiads, and other contests.

    Sunday, 8:45-10:15
    Dates: start day Sep 13th
    Cost for the fall semester $560

    Algebra I Course Requirements

    The class will cover all topics of a serious Algebra I course. Students must have thorough understanding of the basics of PreAlgebra, including integers (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division); laws of exponents, distributing with a variable, opening parentheses and combining like terms, forming an equation or expression from a verbal description, and solving simple algebraic equations. Mastery of the topics of percentage, ratio, fraction/decimal and rate problems is required in order to be able to set up algebraic word problems. Along with Algebra, students will continue to do contest problems such as MOEMS and Kangaroo.



    Saturday, 9:30-11:00am

    Dates: 09/12, 09/19, 09/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14, 11/21, 12/05, 12/12, 12/19.

    Cost for the Fall semester: $560.00


    7th Grade


    This is a class for students who have a deep understanding of the foundations of our number system and can work comfortably with negative numbers, thoroughly mastered the basics of algebraic manipulations and the foundations of the plane and 3D Geometry.


    Students will improve their problem-solving abilities by tackling challenges that involve creative thinking in the following topics:


    • Simple Equations and Inequalities

    • Number Patterns

    • Coordinates and Linear Graphs

    • Perimeters and Areas of Plane Figures

    • Volumes and Surface Areas of 3D Figures

    • Intro to Probability and Data Handling


    Finally, we will be solving many non-routine word problems and puzzles from different areas of mathematics. In addition, every month, starting from November to March, students will participate in math competitions - MOEMS.




    Saturday, 11:10-12:40pm

    Start date: Sep 12th

    Cost for the fall semester $560

    8th Grade

    This is a class for students who have a deep understanding of the foundations of the Real Number system and can work comfortably with negative numbers and absolute values, thoroughly mastered the basics of algebraic manipulations and writing algebraic expressions to represent real-world situations as well as the foundations of the plane and 3D Geometry.


    Students will improve their problem-solving abilities by tackling challenges that involve creative thinking in the following topics:


    • Exponents and Scientific Notation

    • Linear Equations in Two Variables

    • Quadratic Factorization and Equations

    • Graphs of Linear and Quadratic Functions

    • Mensuration of Pyramids,

    • Cylinders, Cones, and Spheres

    • Pythagorean Theorem

    • Data Analysis


    Finally, we will be solving many non-routine word problems and puzzles from different areas of mathematics. In addition, every month, starting from November to March, students will participate in math competitions - MOEMS.



     9:00-10:00 Sat

    Start date: Sep 12th

    Cost for the Fall semester: $560.00

     

    Calculus I Course Requirements and Description

     

        This class will present all topics in a university level Calculus I class, at a rigorous and deep level, to prepare students to take the AP BC Calculus Exam in spring.

     

        A strong command of all math classes to date, up to and especially PreCalculus is required to take this class.


    9:00-10:00am Sat

    Star date: Sep 1th

     


     

     

     


    Класс для школьников  9-11 класса,  планирующих сдавать экзамен АР.

    Кто студенты этого класса?

    Студенты, хорошо говорящие по-русски, умеющие бегло читать,
    Подготовка к экзамену: чтение (работа с текстом, ответы на вопросы по тексту), аудирование (восприятие информации на слух), письмо (сочинения, эссе, письма), устная речь (рассказы на определенную тему).


     schedule TBA on a weekday afternoon

    Sunday, 11:40-12:40
    Sunday, 11:40--1:10
    Start date Sep 13th
    Cost for the fall semester $560

    Кто ученики этого класса?
    Дети 6-7 класса, говорящие по-русски и умеющие читать.
    Основные направления учебной программы: расширение словарного запаса (антонимы, синонимы, омонимы, ребусы, шарады) и связной устной речи по книге Волиной "Игры с буквами и словами на уроках в школе и дома", знакомство с произведениями современных авторов и классиков русской литературы по ткниге "Русский без границ" (Литература), разучивание стихов, знакомство с основными правилами грамматики русского языка по учебнику «Русский без границ» ("Грамматика"), развитие умения писать и печатать.
    Sunday, 10:05-11:35
    Start date Sep 13th
    Cost for the fall semester $560

    Кто ученики этого класса?
    Дети 6-7 класса, говорящие по-русски и умеющие читать.
    Основные направления учебной программы: расширение словарного запаса (антонимы, синонимы, омонимы, ребусы, шарады) и связной устной речи по книге Волиной "Игры с буквами и словами на уроках в школе и дома", знакомство с произведениями современных авторов и классиков русской литературы по ткниге "Русский без границ" (Литература), разучивание стихов, знакомство с основными правилами грамматики русского языка по учебнику «Русский без границ» ("Грамматика"), развитие умения писать и печатать.
    Sunday, 1:15-2:30
    Start date Sep 13th
    Cost for the fall semester $476

    Кто ученики этого класса?
    Дети 3-5 класса, говорящие по-русски и умеющие читать. Основные направления учебной программы: расширение словарного запаса (антонимы, синонимы, ребусы) и связной устной речи по книге Колпаковой "Рассказы по серии картинок", знакомство с произведениями детской литературы, дальнейшее развитие навыков чтения переход от чтения по слогам к беглому чтению, разучивание стихов, знакомство с основными правилами грамматики русского языка, связанными с развитием речи, по учебнику Рамзаевой «Русский язык 2 класс 2 часть», развитие навыков письма.

    Saturday 

    11:40-12:40

    Cost for the fall semester $378.00


    Speech and communication are priorities of the course.


    STUDENTS (5-7 y.old)
    For children with different levels of speaking and understanding of the Russian language.

    PROGRAM
    1. Speech development
    2. Communication and creating simple conversations
    3. Russian Alphabet

    MAIN TOPICS
    People, food, family, school, cloth, sport, friends, home, animals, etc.

    TEXTBOOK
    M. Avery Soroka "Russian for kids"" 


     Saterday 
    9:15-10:30

    Start date Sep 12th

    Cost for the fall semester $476


     Speech and communication are priorities of the course.

    STUDENTS (8-10 y.old)
    For children with a beginning level of reading

    PROGRAM
    1. Speech
    2. Communication, dialogs, monologs, and conversations
    3. Reading topics, analyzing and making conclusions
    4. Improving vocabulary
    6. Learning poems

    MAIN TOPICS
    People, family, home, school, friends, cloth, sport, animals, etc.

    TEXTBOOK
    M. Avery Soroka \"Russian for kids\"

    Wed 6:00-7:30


     Wednesday

    6:15 - 7:30pm

    Start day Sep 9th

    Cost for the fall semester  $476



         The art of creative writing gets original and innovative ideas flowing in a child's head and puts those imaginative ideas on paper. It also teaches students how to express themselves and allows them to demonstrate solid vocabulary skills as well as practice their abilities in grammar and sentence structure. Some creative writing assignments can give students the opportunity to create characters, settings and plot while others allow them to write creative nonfiction.

     

    Course Overview:

    In this virtual creative writing class students will explore in-class small group readings from some of the most vibrant voices in contemporary writing in addition to:

    ·       Contemporary forms and technique in free write prompts

    ·       Revising work with an understanding of writing as a process

    ·       Successfully giving and receiving feedback with classmates on a story and one or more poems

    ·       To contribute to a collection of writings by the class to a book anthology at the end of the course and participate in a final group reading.

    ·       To progress into future projects and classes with a sense of inspiration, collegiality, risk-taking, and a sense of what's possible in a truly immersive creative environment

    This Creative Writing Course includes:

    ·        Fiction: Learn the fundamentals of narrative craft in addition to experimental techniques being used by contemporary fiction writers.

    ·        Poetry: Students will learn the fundamentals of poetic craft and a variety of traditional forms and contemporary techniques, with intensive attention given to imagery, voice, setting, and narrative.

    ·        Project Creation and Review:  Weekly instructional coaching sessions will be focused on writing projects and fun activities.

    With some inspiration beginning writers gain confidence and eager writers gain the skills to create higher quality writing. Once learned, the activities will serve as tools that students can continue to use and build on as they write in the future.



     Wednesday

    5:00-6:00pm

    Start day Sep 9th

    Cost for the fall semester  $378

    The Art of creative writing encourages original and innovative ideas to flow from a child's imagination and come to life on paper. It also teaches children how to organize their thoughts and express themselves effectively. Some creative writing assignments can give students the opportunity to create characters, settings and plot while others allow them to write freely about their interests or simply about their everyday world.



    In this virtual creative writing class, students will join in small group read alouds from authors such as Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss, explore fun free write prompts, and participate in a collaborative book effort. Opportunities for illustration will also be provided. I look forward to working with budding writers and exploring the world that writing can be




    Monday,

     5:00-6:00pm

    Start day Sep 14th

    Cost for the fall semester $378


    Let’s plant the seeds for a future world traveler

       Geography for 3rd-4th gr: Students will dive into the deeper

    branches of Geography: Economical, Human, and

    Biogeographical. Students will perform higher-level

    thinking, connect key global events and have philosophical discussions.

    Students will be introduced to the National Geographic Bee,

    shows/online games like “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego” and

    “Risk


    Tuesday

     5:00-6:00pm

    Start day Sep15th

    Cost for the fall semester $378


    Let’s plant the seeds for a future world traveler

       Geography for 4th-5th Gr: Students will dive into the deeper

    branches of Geography: Economical, Human, and

    Biogeographical. Students will perform higher-level

    thinking, connect key global events and have philosophical discussions.

    Students will be introduced to the National Geographic Bee,

    shows/online games like “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego” and

    “Risk".



    This course is for 4th-6th graders and will focus on ancient civilizations (Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, Greece, Rome, etc…) and their achievements and contributions to our modern world. 

    We will follow a school curriculum to guide the class in a chronological order and begin developing the students’ perspective and understanding of time and past events.

     Because there is more information than time, the course will focus on big picture ideas that require deeper thinking and understanding of the topics. We will use a variety of details (art, warfare, technology, philosophy, daily life) to address a larger function of those ancient civilizations and how they still impact us today.

    Thursday, 5:00-6:00pm



    Sunday, 10:30-12:00am

    Sunday, 6:00-8:00pm

    Chess Beginners, 12:50-1:35 (Level 1)

    Prerequisites:
    - ability to play chess, knowledge of chess moves for all pieces

    The course is focused on:
    - Understanding the notation
    - Special moves
    - Simple checkmating patterns in 1 and 2 moves (\"battery\", \"last rank\" etc.)
    - Types of draws
    - Methods of defending against an attack
    - The basic principles of opening
    - Simple tactical elements (pin, fork/double attack, discovered check, etc.)
    - The basic principles of endgame (opposition, \"square\" rule)

    - Illustration of all above in short study games.
    - Solving chess problems and combinations on each topic studied during the lesson.
    - Mandatory practical games between students with each other online and with chess programs followed by an analysis of these games during the next lesson
    - Separate homework for each student
    Prerequisites:
    - at least 3-4 semesters of studying chess in School Plus or any other similar chess program
    The course is focused on:
    - A deeper analysis of various openings
    - Best practices of attacks with combined tactical elements
    - Strategical understanding of the middle game, analysis of weakness in positions
    - Importance of in-between moves for the defense
    - Advanced tactical elements (freeing the line for attack / freeing specific field, blockade, etc.)
    - Analysis of endgames including rook ending, queen ending, bishop/knight ending

    - Illustration of all above in the games of world champions and strong chess players.
    - Solving chess problems and combinations on each topic studied during the lesson.
    - Mandatory practical games between students with each other online and with chess programs followed by an analysis of these games during the next lesson
    - Separate homework for each studen
    Prerequisites:
    - at least 1-2 semesters of studying chess in School Plus or any other similar chess program
    The course focuses on:
    - The principles of various openings
    - Best practices of attacks and checkmating patterns
    - Achieving draws when having a disadvantage in material
    - Methods of defending against an attack
    - Advanced tactical elements (breaking communication, deflection, decoy, etc.)
    - Analysis of most common pawn ending positions

    - Illustration of all above in the games of world champions and strong chess players.
    - Solving chess problems and combinations on each topic studied during the lesson.
    - Mandatory practical games between students with each other online and with chess programs followed by an analysis of these games during the next lesson
    - Separate homework for each student

    Saturday, 11:45-12:45pm

    Dates: 09/12, 09/19, 09/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14, 11/21, 12/05, 12/12, 12/19.

    Cost for Fall semester: $378.00

    Prerequisites:
    - at least 1-2 semesters of studying chess in School Plus or any other similar chess program

    The course focuses on:
    - The principles of various openings
    - Best practices of attacks and checkmating patterns
    - Achieving draws when having a disadvantage in material
    - Methods of defending against an attack
    - Advanced tactical elements (breaking communication, deflection, decoy, etc.)
    - Analysis of most common pawn ending positions
    - Illustration of all above in the games of world champions and strong chess players.
    - Solving chess problems and combinations on each topic studied during the lesson.
    - Mandatory practical games between students with each other online and with chess programs followed by an analysis of these games during the next lesson
    - Homework

    Saturday, 12:55-1:55pm

    Dates: 09/12, 09/19, 09/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14, 11/21, 12/05, 12/12, 12/19.

    Cost for Fall semester: $378.00

    Prerequisites:
    - none required

    The course is focused on:
    -Concepts of piece movements, point values and basic tactics
    - Understanding notation
    - Simple checkmating patterns in 1 and 2 moves (\"battery\", \"last rank\" etc.)
    - Types of draws
    - Methods of defending against an attack
    - The basic principles of opening
    - Simple tactical elements (pin, fork/double attack, discovered check, etc.)
    - The basic principles of endgame (opposition, \"square\" rule)
    - Illustration of all above in short study games
    - Solving chess problems and combinations on each topic studied during the lesson
    - Mandatory practical games between students with each other online and with chess programs followed by an analysis of these games during the next lesson
    -Homework

    Sunday, 11:45-12:45

    Grades 9-12

    Saturday, 10:35-11:35am

    Cost for Fall semester: $378.00

    Dates: 09/12, 09/19, 09/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14, 11/21, 12/05, 12/12, 12/19.

    I am positive that every student has creative abilities and can be introduced to the artistic world.
    Like in any discipline it just takes time and patience.
    In our Art class we use pencils and markers, pastel and charcoal, watercolor and acrylic paint.
    We learn the important art definitions and styles, study how to draw animals and plants, transportation and people.
    We create different types of artworks: still life, portrait and landscape.
    If your child likes to express his feelings he/she can enjoy taking Art class and have fun through a very educational and interesting process! 

    Saturday, 12:45-2:00pm

    Cost for Fall semester: $476.00

    Dates: 09/12, 09/19, 09/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14, 11/21, 12/05, 12/12, 12/19.

    I am positive that every student has creative abilities and can be introduced to the artistic world.
    Like in any discipline it just takes time and patience.
    In our Art class we use pencils and markers, pastel and charcoal, watercolor and acrylic paint.
    We learn the important art definitions and styles, study how to draw animals and plants, transportation and people.
    We create different types of artworks: still life, portrait and landscape.
    Art History is a very important part of our Art class. We study World Art History as well as Russian Art History.
    If your child likes to express his feelings he/she can enjoy taking Art class and have fun through a very educational and interesting process! 


    Saturday,

    Be one with your body.
    Be one with your mind,
    And what wonderful things we’ll find.

    Come along on an adventure! Use your imagination and discover what you can do.

    Go Kids is a fitness class for children blending Yoga, Pilates and dance moves through themed, story telling narrative. It is a fun way to keep kids active and moving. The class will improve their coordination, flexibility and balance.

    Go Kids classes will introduce children to breathing techniques from Yoga,  both calming and energizing. Children will be taught basic alignment and movement principles by learning to move through a variety of Yoga and Pilates poses that are appropriate for their age.

    Classes are balanced to combine a full body workout with cardio intervals.

    Your children will be moving along with Violetta Pesenson. Violetta Pesenson is a certified Pilates and Yoga instructor, and an owner of V Pilates and Yoga Studio in Westfield, NJ. Feel free to visit vpilatesandyoga.com for more information.



    Monday and  Friday,  11:30-1:00pm

    Dates in July: 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31. 

    Cost: $280.00

    In this course students will be introduced to a basic Java coding. 

    Ages 12-14 yo

    Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00-3:00 pm

    Dates in July: 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30.

    Cost: $360.00

    In this course students will learn basic Java coding and will be introduced to a different coding tools (variable modifiers, statements, data structures and more).