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Classes will be held on: 09/08, 09/15, 09/22, 09/29, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/03, 11/10, 11/17, 12/01, 12/08, 12/15,

Our classes in Manhattan, NY

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  class   grade   time   teacher   description
   Architecture4Kids 2      4-5    11:30 - 12:15    Greg Gurevich      Fall 18

Besides getting to know significant buildings and architects in the world, as well as styles, we will also do sketching, some photography outdoors, and walking tours to see nearby buildings. Kids will learn how architecture integrates art, math, science, nature and critical thinking. We will do fun projects, like building a miniature tree house, house for bird or pet, or for an imaginary creature of alien. 
   Chess C      mixed    11:30 -12:15    Scott Chaiet      Fall 18

This​ ​intermediate class will review 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    12:40 -1:25    Scott Chaiet      Fall 18

In this advanced class, more sophisticated tactics will be studied. We will discuss chess imbalances which are the heart of tournament praxis today. All aspects of chess from opening preparation, endgame techniques, and middle game imbalances will be considered. 
   Chess E      mixed    1:30 - 2:15    Scott Chaiet      Fall 18

In this advanced class, more sophisticated tactics will be studied. We will discuss chess imbalances which are the heart of tournament praxis today. All aspects of chess from opening preparation, endgame techniques, and middle game imbalances will be considered. 
   English 4      4    9:00 - 9:45    Aidan O Connor      Fall 18

The goal of this 4th grade ELA class is to not only improve studentsí ELA skills in the short term, but also introduce strong reading strategies and habits that will help studentsí skills improve for years to come.

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.

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 with a small amount of writing and grammar.

Students can expect 30 minutes to 1 hour of homework each week. 
   Geography/History in English      4-6    11:45 - 12:30    Antonina Lifshits      Fall\'18

This class will continue for the most part looking at the history of the world chronologically, starting from the period of the 16th century onwards. We will, however, have re-trace our steps and go back to the post-Mongol-invasion Russia and China, and also learn about Japan and the golden age of Mughal Empire in India, and some other parts of the world.

The students will be offered to do their own presentations on historical figures and events. Also, this year I would also like to incorporate in our classes a light version of the book club/debate units and have some more candid discussions of issues, rather than just presenting exciting facts. 
   Math 5A US      5    10:40 -- 12:10    Svetlana Fadeeva      Fall 18

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

Primary Math 5A US 
   Math 5B US      5    9:00 -- 10:30    Svetlana Fadeeva      Fall 18

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

Primary Math 5B US 
   Programming_And_Imagination Scratch-2      5-7    10:40 -- 11:25    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.

The course is built mainly on practical training, which focuses on the independent development of algorithms and analysis of algorithms. The designing of algorithms is the most creative step in the creation of computer programs including programming for robots.

The course is designed for students who own technique of working with the computer, at least with the game software, and have basic knowledge of geometry. On the first lessons, students refresh this knowledge, including concepts of the coordinate system, point, line, geometric shapes. Course and students performed software projects must interest in programming, bring an understanding of the beauty of fine algorithms, the desire to continue learning in this direction.

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   Russian 3-1      3-4    9:00 -- 9:45    Alina Obeeva      Fall 18

As it happens, having started school our Russian-speaking children have much more opportunities to hear, speak, and read English, than they do Russian. Therefore, my Russian 3-1 class this year will focus on several important issues. First and foremost among them is reading. We will read more pages, longer sentences, richer vocabulary, greater variations in sentence patterns, more descriptive type of texts.

Learning about parts of words and speech, we\'ll spend a lot of time working on such difficult topics of Russian Language as declension and spelling. The class as a whole will be built around grammatical themes presented in the readings. In the same way, we will utilize all readings resources to develop oral speech proficiency at least to the low-intermediate level. 
   Russian 3-2      3-4    9:50 - 10:35    Alina Obeeva      Fall 18

In this class​ we will do a lot of reading mainly assigned as homework. In the class, we will discuss what was read at home and work on vocabulary, cultural awareness, and communication strategies.

We continue to study​ ​word-formation​, parts of speech, spelling, and​ ​noun declension. A lot of attention will be paid to grammatical and lexical skills, building up a feel for the language and increasing motivation to use it. Writing skills will be developed through various types of dictations.

Reading includes fragments of I. Krylov, S. Marshak, V. Garshin, A. Usachev, V. Oseeva, A. Kuprin, Charles Perrot,​ ​Grimms Brothers, H. Ch. Andersen. 
   Russian 4/5      4-6    10:40 -- 11:40    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Fall 18

This class is appropriate for fourth to fifth-grade bilingual children with a strong foundation in Russian. It aims to increase studentsí reading and speaking proficiency to an advanced level. We continue studying the parts of speech: declension cases of the nouns, pronouns, and adjectives, and conjugation of the verbs.

The course starts with the basics types of sentences, punctuations, and structures of sentences and paragraphs. Students will practice in rephrasing of sentences, practice in grammar and vocabulary usage.

Students will read and analyze descriptive and informative texts and will develop independent writing skills through dictation exercises. Individual and team work will be a key to advancing students\' oral communication skills.

Reading includes pieces by Ivan Krylov, Lidia Charskaya, Vladimir Zheleznikov, Daniil Kharms, Karel Chapek. 
   Science 2      3-4    9:50 - 10:35    Valentina Bardakov      Fall 18

This course is designed to encourage students to develop an interest in science and help them to pursue STEM careers in the future.

In this class, we will have Biology, Chemistry, Physics as well as Math components. 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. No previous knowledge of the subjects mentioned above is required except for some basic level of Mathematics.
The class will have lectures, practical experimental components, as well as videos, quizzes and field trips. I hope this course will help in creating future Researchers, Medical Doctors, Engineers as well as Science Teachers. I look forward to this class and hope that it will be an inspiration for my students. 
   Tests_preparation Hunter      5    12:50 - 2:20    Aidan O Connor      Fall 18

​The course should only be taken by students who are planning on taking the exam in January 2020 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 Math contests.

Since this course is for 5th graders, it will focus on introducing all of these concepts rather than mastering a few, 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.