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  class   grade   time   teacher   description
   Chess B      mixed    10:40 -- 11:25    Scott Chaiet      Spring\'20

In the intermediate class we will learn more advanced combinations and strategies. The four basic checkmates will be studied. Opening theory will be discussed with examples from the games of Paul Morphy, Jose Capablanca , Alexander Alekhine and more. 
   Chess C      mixed    11:30 -12:15    Scott Chaiet      Spring\'20

This​ class will learn all the principles of classical chess. Hypermodern chess ideas will be looked at. The interaction of strategy and tactics will be considered as this will take the student to the next level. The student will have to bring in their games, and they will be reviewed. This area is most important to analyze their own games critically. 
   Chess D      mixed    12:20 -1:05    Scott Chaiet      Spring\'20

In the intermediate class we will learn more advanced combinations and strategies. The four basic checkmates will be studied. Opening theory will be discussed with examples from the games of Paul Morphy, Jose Capablanca , Alexander Alekhine and more. 
   English 4      4-5    9:00 - 9:45    Aidan O Connor      Spring\'20

The goal of this 4th grade ELA class is to not only improve students’ ELA skills in the short term, but also introduce strong reading strategies and habits that will help students’ skills improve for years to come. The goal is also to ensure students perform to the best of their abilities on the State Exam.

Each student will finish the course with a reliable and well-developed foundation to build off in the ELA subject area. The course will tackle fiction reading, non-fiction reading, figurative language, active reading, a few ELA test-taking strategies, basic grammar, analyzing text and more. The class will also provide test prep for the 4th grade NY State Exams. Scores on these exams can be very important for students looking to gain acceptance to new Middle Schools.

Much of class and homework will involve reading and responding to text (age and grade appropriate material). Digesting complex text is an invaluable skill in both high school and college. Building strong focus and mental stamina at this age will benefit your child immensely in the years to come.

The course will focus mostly on reading comprehension and writing with a very small amount of grammar.

Students can expect 30 minutes to 1 hour of homework each week. 
   Math 4A Std      4    10:40 -12:10    Valentina Bardakov      Spring\'20

Please click on the link below to review the content of the textbook:

Primary Math Textbook 4A STD 
   Math 4B Std-1      4    10:40 - 12:10    Edward Moubarak      Spring\'20

Please click the link below to review the content of the textbook:

Praimary Mathematics Textbook 4B STD 
   Math 5A Std      5    10:40 -- 12:10    Liudmila Bakunets      Spring\'20

Please click on the link below to review the content of the textbook:

Primary Math Textbook 5A STD 
   Math 5A-1 Std      5    12:20 -- 1:50    Svetlana Fadeeva      Spring\'20

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Primary Math Textbook 5A Std 
   Russian 3/4      4-5    9:50 - 10:35    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Spring\'20

This course is designed to improve reading and writing skills.
Students will practice writing dictations, as well as their own short
sentences in a cohesive and rhythmic manner.. Exercises are tailored to
achieve the proper use of vocabulary, such as identifying and explaining
the meaning of objects, attributes, and actions. Students will gain
knowledge of interrogative, exclamatory and affirmative sentences and
strengthen reading comprehension and memory skills.

In terms of speaking skills, interactive exercises will focus on
coherent expression and formulating answers to questions. Students will
recite short stories, and enhance their speech with various details.

Reading will familiarize students with various literary genres,
including poetry and prose from classical and contemporary Russian
authors, such as Sasha Chorny, “ Kashtanka”, by A. Chekhov, \"Rainbow-Flower by Valentin Kataev to name a few. 
   Russian 4/5      4-6    10:40 -- 11:25    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Spring\'20

This course is designed for third-grade students with a solid
foundation of Russian. The course aims to increase students\' reading and
speaking proficiency to the level of (at least) an advanced beginner.

Our children will do a detailed, selective, and concise
paraphrasing of a text, à reading report.
A reading report that is logically consistent and accurate with respect
to the original text.

This semester we will continue to develop independent writing skills
through dictation exercises. Individual and team work will be a key to
advancing students\' oral communication skills.

Reading includes pieces:
“A Naughty Boy”, ”Oysters” by A. Chekhov , “Ìystery of the Third Planet\" by Kir Bulychev and others. 
   Russian_as_Second_Language 1      3-4    9:50 -- 10:35    Marina Izrailova      Spring\'20

This course designed for 9-10 years old 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 2      2-4    12:20 - 1:05    Valentina Bardakov      Spring\'20

This course is designed to inspire students’ interest and investigation in science.
It encourages students to ask more questions, think more critically, and generate innovative ideas. Students will explore and experience a variety of areas within the field of science through the use of reading, research, discussion, participation in group and individual projects.

Young scientists will have great opportunity to participate in the United States Crystal Growing Competition. With the support of Macmillan/McGraw-Hill resources; Interactive Textbook, Reading and Writing in Science, and Activity Lab Book students will develop content and conceptual knowledge across a number of scientific topics.

Course Content:

Electricity and Magnetism
Structure of Living Things
Plant Structure and Functions
Human Body Systems
Earth’s Water and Earth’s Weather
The Solar System
Types of Matter and Changes in Matter 
   Tests_preparation Hunter new      5    12:50 : 2:20    Aidan O Connor      Spring\'20

The course should only be taken by students who are planning on taking the exam in January 2021 and who want to get a head start on building the foundations necessary to succeed on the Hunter Entrance Exam. We will cover the three sections of the exam: Reading, Writing, and Math.

The Reading portion will include reading comprehension of high-level (~8th grade) fiction. It will mainly feature works from the turn of the 20th century. The writing will focus on writing a strong 5-paragraph personal essay within time constraints. The Math will focus on creative problem solving and cover a range of topics from basic algebra and geometry to probability and pattern recognition. The math will feature problems similar to those seen on statewide Math contests.

Since this course is for 5th graders, it will focus first on introducing all of these concepts before moving on to mastering them, which will take a significant amount of time and work. The course will be focused and serious with homework assigned each week that must be completed. Parents should make sure students enter the course with a serious commitment to it. Students should expect an hour of homework per week.