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  class   grade   time   teacher   description
   Architecture4Kids 3      7-8    10:40 -- 11:25    Greg Gurevich      Fall 18

For 12-13 years old it is a chance to learn the basics of architecture, how buildings work, how they are built through drawing and calculations. Students will learn how to assemble their own creations.

Materials to be used:

lego, wood, paper, cardboard, duct tape, straws, tooth pics, leaves and clay. 
   Art 1      2-3    10:40 - 11:25    Alina Obeeva      Fall 18

If your child likes to draw, and you would like to develop his/her creative potential, come to this Art studio. Classes in drawing contribute to the development of excellent motor skills, imagination, perseverance, accuracy, ability to bring work to an end.

We will learn:

1. Figure and Painting: pencil, pastel, colored pencils, charcoal, markers, gouache, watercolor
composition, color
light and shadow, perspective
plot works, sketches
still life
landscapes
drawing plants, animals, people
2. Tie from the chenille wire
3. Molding from polymer clay, plasticine, and salted dough
4. Quilling, application, and collage 
   Chess A      k-1    9:50 - 10:35    Scott Chaiet      Fall 18

In this beginners class, we will explore the fundamentals of Chess. We will learn the rules, piece movement, and basic checkmates. Principles of the opening phase will be discussed. Simple tactics will be presented with the ideas will pave the way for more advanced training later on. 
   Chess B      k-2    10:40 -- 11:25    Scott Chaiet      Fall 18

In this beginners class, we will explore the fundamentals of Chess. We will learn the rules, piece movement, and basic checkmates. Principles of the opening phase will be discussed. Simple tactics will be presented with the ideas will pave the way for more advanced training later on. 
   Geography/History in Russian      2-4    12:35 - 1:20    Antonina Lifshits      Fall 18

History and Geography in Russian

We will continue learning about some prominent historical people, events, and places in the world during the period starting approximately in the 13th century and continuing into the Renaissance era. There will be plenty of interesting people to meet, stories to read and listen to, and art to discover. 
   Math 1A Std      1    11:40- 12:25    Marina Izrailova      Fall 18

This is a comprehensive, activity-based class designed to provide 4-4.5 years old students with a strong foundation in mathematics. It aims to prepare young kids for subsequent stages of mathematical thinking. Hands -on tasks, meaningful activities rich in mathematical content will engage students’ active participation.

Click the link below to review a textbook content:

Primary Mathematics Texbook 1A Std Ed 
   Math 1B Std      1-2    10:40 - 11:25    Marina Izrailova      Fall 18

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Primary Math 1B Std 
   Math 1B US      1-2    9:00 - 9:45    Marina Izrailova      Fall 18


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Primary Math 1B US 
   Math 2A Std      2    9:00 - 9:45    Valentina Bardakov      Fall 18

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Primary Math 2A STD 
   Math 3A Std      3    10:40 -11:25    Valentina Bardakov      Fall 18

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Primary Math 3A STD 
   Math 3A US      3    2:00 - 2:45    Edward Moubarak      Fall 18


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Primary Math 3A US 
   Math 4A Std      3-4    10:40 -- 11:40    Liudmila Bakunets      Spring 18

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Primary Mathematics Texbook 4A US 
   Math 4B STD      4    12:35 - 1:50    Edward Moubarak      Fall 18

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Primary Math Textbook 4B STD 
   Music Chorus 1      k-1    9:50 -- 10:35    Ricardo Bustamante      Fall 18

Little singers

This group is formed by students from ages ​5​ to ​6​ and intended to choral practice. Students will learn the core skills to sing in tune, in the group and individually, through a repertory of children\'s songs, sung \"a capella\" or/and with instrumental accompaniment.

The group will meet once a week for 45 minutes class/rehearsal leading to their active participation in the end-of-semester concert. 
   Programming_And_Imagination Scratch-2      3-4    9:50 - 10:35    Sergey Binder      Fall 18

The goal of the course is to give students the initial concepts and core competencies in areas related to information processing. The course explores the concepts of information, the algorithm, the program, and related concepts: data and data types, variables, structure - content, object, properties, functions, events and programming language.

​Topics to be covered:​

Information, code, carrier. Properties of information
Algorithm
Using Scratch to program
Information objects
Simple algorithms
Coordinates. Drawing with Scratch commands
Loops
RGB Color Model
Sorting and search. Bubble sorting algorithm
Using memory to save data
Math functions in Scratch. Drawing with using functions
Blocks, events, clones
Using sprites with costumes
Recursion
Using webcam. The computer counts my morning exercises
Audio objects. The computer says given number by words
Game programming.
Modeling. Research with the information model
The beetle-robot searches the exit in maze


Click the link to explore one of the class\'s projects:

http://a1.itbind.com/presentation.html 
   Russian 1      k    9:00 - 9:45    Antonina Lifshits      Fall 18
Russian 1

This class requires the knowledge of the alphabet. It will focus on further developing reading techniques and oral speech enrichment. We\'ll begin by reading syllables and short words continuing to reading and constructing short sentences, learning poems, songs, playing games, and \"staging\" mini-theatrical plays. 
   Russian 2      1-2    9:00 - 9:45    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Fall 18

This course is designed for 6-7 year-old children who are able to communicate in Russian on their age-appropriate level.

They should have familiarity with most of or all the letters of Russian alphabet, as well as the ability to read syllables and simple words with confidence.The goals of this class are to develop oral communication skills, to increase the size of students’ active vocabulary, and to improve reading and writing skills.

Students will learn to recognize and identify of nouns, verbs and adjectives, and will be acquainted with the concepts of synonyms and antonyms. Weekly homework will consist of reading and writing exercises, as well as vocabulary-enriching activities. 
   Russian 3      2-4    9:50 - 10:35    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Fall 18

This course is designed for second-, third- and fourth-grade students who have an intermediate to a strong understanding of the Russian language. Students will be studying the parts of speech, the singular and plural form of nouns, and the gender of nouns and adjectives. Students will be introduced to descriptive and informative texts, and they will learn to read and analyze short texts. The reading program uses guided reading to expose children to a variety of age-appropriate literature. Interactive stories will build fluency, sequencing skills and the ability to determine the setting of a passage.

Dictation exercises will aim to strengthen students’ ability to write words and short sentences independently. Also, dictations will aid students in the development of attention, memory, and thinking processes necessary for eventual language proficiency.

The course works to develop students’ reading proficiency to at least the level of an advanced beginner and allow them to write short sentences with accuracy. A reading portion of the course will familiarize students with various literary genres. These including poetry and prose from classical and contemporary Russian authors, such as “Diary of Fox Mickey” by Sasha Cherny, “ Boys” by A. Chekhov, “Rainbow-Flower” by Valentin Kataev to name a few. 
   Russian_as_Second_Language 1      2-4    9:50 -- 10:35    Marina Izrailova      Fall 18

This course designed for 7-10 yr. children, who were exposed to the Russian Language in their families, but do not speak Russian fluently. It includes reviewing Russian pronunciation and intonation, a systematic review of grammar, increasing vocabulary, and developing fluency in different conversational situations, which will further develop the four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking with an emphasis on communicative competence.


We will concentrate on developing cursory reading skills and building interest in reading.
Students will be assigned appropriate homework, which includes reading short stories, writing, answering questions, learning basic rules, doing simple grammar exercises, listening recorded fairy tales and memorizing pieces of poetry. We also, use of various types of authentic and culturally significant materials, such as proverbs, sayings, tongue-twisters, riddles, and poems. 
   Science 1      2-4    11:45 - 12:30    Valentina Bardakov      Fall 18

This course is for beginners in Science. It opens the door to the challenging world of scientific discovery and introduces young learners to scientific concepts. The course will have exciting activities, experiments, and field trips. Students will have an opportunity to participate in the United States Crystal Growing Competition. Attendance, homework, being in class on time, as well as proper behavior, are expected. I look forward to this class and hope that it will be an inspiration for my students.