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    Friday  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Teacher: Zoya Koza

    Preparation for AP Russian Exam 2020

    Classes will be held on Tuesday from 7:45-9:15

    Dates: Jan 28d-April 28th. The course is #14 lessons

    “The National Examinations in World Languages (NEWL) is an online proficiency exam for language learners of Russian seeking college placement and/or credit” American Councils.

    Application for the exam could be submitted only through an organization. SchoolPlus plans to host the Exam and we will have a Test Center on April 29th, 2020. The exam fee is $94 payable via SchoolPlus to American Councils.
    All info about the Exam could be found on https://www.americancouncils.org/NEWL.

    Saturday, 9:30-10:30am

    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

    This is a class for students who have thoroughly mastered addition and subtraction of numbers to 40 using vertical algorithms, as well as using mental calculation strategies. Students must know the multiplication table up to 5 and related division facts, have basic understanding of fractions and be able to solve simple word problems including problems which involve multiplication and division.


    We will continue on with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, paying special attention to mental calculation as well as we develop a deeper understanding of the place values. We will also learn how to find a number given a sum and a difference of two numbers and how to make a whole with fractions (with like denominators). We will learn how to solve problems with money, time and time intervals and other units of time. For further enrichment, students will be exposed to a number of puzzles, riddles and interactive activities to enhance their cognitive abilities.These enrichment lessons will help students develop deep feeling and understanding of numbers and include the following concepts and ideas: square and square numbers, random maze, experiments with triangles and quadrilaterals, magic wheel and secret codes, Pascal’s triangle and many more fun activities.


    Saturday, 11:45-12:45 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: $378.00

    This is a class for students who have thoroughly mastered addition and subtraction of numbers to 40 using vertical algorithms, as well as using mental calculation strategies. Students must know the multiplication table up to 5 and related division facts, have basic understanding of fractions and be able to solve simple word problems including problems which involve multiplication and division.


    We will continue on with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, paying special attention to mental calculation as well as we develop a deeper understanding of the place values. We will also learn how to find a number given a sum and a difference of two numbers and how to make a whole with fractions (with like denominators). We will learn how to solve problems with money, time and time intervals and other units of time. For further enrichment, students will be exposed to a number of puzzles, riddles and interactive activities to enhance their cognitive abilities.These enrichment lessons will help students develop deep feeling and understanding of numbers and include the following concepts and ideas: square and square numbers, random maze, experiments with triangles and quadrilaterals, magic wheel and secret codes, Pascal’s triangle and many more fun activities.


    Registration is closed

    Saturday, 11:45am-1:00pm
    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.
    Teacher: Mary Marvin
    Cost for the fall semester: $476

      

    Sunday, 1:15-2:30pm
    Dates: 09/13, 09/20, 09/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/08, 11/15, 11/22, 12/06, 12/13, 12/20.
    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.



    Registration is closed

    Saturday, 10:30-11:45 am

    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 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.

    Registration is closed for this class

    Monday 6:30.

    Start date Sep 14; 

    Sep 21st; No class on Sep 28;  Oct 5th; Oct 12th,; Oct 19t; Oct 26th

    Nov 2d, Nov 9th, Nov 16, Nov 23; 

    Total #10 classes

    Cost $340

    Teacher: Zoya Koza

    Sunday, 10:20-11:50
    Dates: 09/13, 09/20, 09/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/08, 11/15, 11/22, 12/06, 12/13, 12/20.
    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, 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


    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.



    Sunday, 11:55- 1:10
    Dates: 09/13, 09/20, 09/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/08, 11/15, 11/22, 12/06, 12/13, 12/20.
    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.

    The placement test is required for this class

    Saturday

    10:15-11:30

    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


       The class will continue the development of PreAlgebra topics, moving forward into some topics from Algebra I (lines, factoring, word problems, inequalities, absolute value, variation, etc.)  Deepening of the topics of ratio, percentage, areas of composite figures including circles, volume (including Archimedes Principle), angles and side relationships in quadrilaterals (proving a figure is a parallelogram, etc.) will be done all year.  As time permits, some interesting topics from combinatorics, probability, etc. will be introduced.

    Registration is closed for this class

    Sunday, 8:45-10:15
    Dates: 09/13, 09/20, 09/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/08, 11/15, 11/22, 12/06, 12/13, 12/20.
    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, 11:10-12:40pm

    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

    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.



    Saturday, 12:50-2:20pm

    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

    SAT preparation.

     Closed for registration

    on Sundays

    Time: 10:30 am to 11:45 pm 

    Dates: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6, 13.

     Cost: $500.

    Teacher Mrs. Zoya Koza

     9:00-10:00 Sat

    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

     

    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, 10:20-11:50
    Dates: 09/13, 09/20, 09/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/08, 11/15, 11/22, 12/06, 12/13, 12/20.
    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, 8:45-10:15
    Dates: 09/13, 09/20, 09/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/08, 11/15, 11/22, 12/06, 12/13, 12/20.
    Cost for the fall semester $476

    Кто ученики этого класса?
    Дети, 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, 10:35-11:35 am

    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


    STUDENTS  5-7 y.o.

    Speech and communication are priorities of the course.

    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/WORKBOOK
    M. Avery, Soroka  "Russian for kids"


    Saturday, 11:45-12:45 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: $378

    STUDENTS  8-10 y.o.

    Speech and communication are priorities of the course.

    For children with a beginning level of reading.

    PROGRAM
    1. Speech
    2. Communication, dialog, monologue, 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/WORKBOOK
    M. Avery, Soroka  "Russian for kids"

     Wednesday, 5:00-6:00pm

    Dates: 09/09, 09/16, 09/23, 09/30, 10/07, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/04, 11/11, 11/18, 12/02, 12/09, 12/16.

    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




    Class closed for registration

    on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (EST),

    Start day Sep 15th _Dec 22d

    Cost $560




     

     Wednesday, 3:45-4:45 pm

    Dates: 09/09, 09/16, 09/23, 09/30, 10/07, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/04, 11/11, 11/18, 12/02, 12/09, 12/16.

    Cost for the Fall semester $378.00

    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".



    Tuesday, 4:00-5:00 pm

    Dates: 09/17, 09/22, 09/29, 10/06, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/03, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/01, 12/08, 12/15.

    Cost for the Fall semester: $378.00


    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.




    Sunday, 10:30-12:00am

    Cost for the Fall semester: $480.00

    Total 12 sessions


    During this course students will learn basic data structures (arrays, arraylists, multi-dimensional arrays, hash tables, etc.) and basic object oriented programming.  We will also do some simple algorithms such as Alphabetical order sorting. The plan is to have several projects where the students would code games such as tic tac toe, dot to dot, etc.

    Saturday, 10:35-11:35pm

    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:
    - basic understanding of piece movements is 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

    Saturday, 12:50-1:35 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 Fall semester: $280.00

    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, 1:40-2:25 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 Fall semester: $280.00

    Prerequisites:
    - No previous Chess experience is 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

    Grades 9-12

    Saturday, 9:30-10:30 am

    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.
    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! 



    Tuesday, 4:00-5:00pm

    Start Day: Sep 8th

    Cost for the Fall semester: $378.00


    Every child has a passion...every child likes to talk...in our class, we go around the room and give students that opportunity. Students will be asked to research a topic of THEIR choice and present it to the class, generating an intriguing discussion. Whether it is technology, travel, art, science, world news, sports, nature or food, there is something new, interesting and worth learning about that is happening around the world. Students will be asked to find an interesting (to them) article, read/summarize it and present it to class (optional). The course will also focus on teaching students to properly research, fact check, reading and writing skills, form a thesis, organize supporting details, debate/discuss and public speaking. 




    Tuesday

    6:00-7:30

    Dates Sep 15th- Oct 15

    Cost for 5 lessons $200


    Curriculum For Debate Class.

    This class is a hybrid, an accommodation due to Covid-19, which is not like other debate classes, but it will be just as intense and just as comprehensive. Students should expect to be polite in their argument, always respectful, and not to be surprised if their argument is disputed. That is the heart of the debate. The debate is an art, so verbal sophistication will be developed along the way.

    Students should learn to keep their points of argument organized, and be prepared to name their source Articles or citations should always be available.

    For every class, the student should know both sides of any argument, because if you ignore your weak points, you are only half prepared. Every debate team can expect to be shifted from one side to the other, proponent to defense, and the art develops with your quick flexibility and skill in verbal dexterity. This comes from pacing, knowledge, and comfort in expression.

    We will discuss how the debate is structured: opening, initial argument by proponent, response by defense,  rebuttal by proponent, rebuttal by defense, {break}, closing by proponent, closing by defense.

    The class will conclude with an assignment of topic. Students will be assigned a side in the argument.