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Excellent news: Russian NEWL will go forward in 2020!

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All Staten Island SchoolPlus branches closed their onsite classes. We are moving from onsite to online live virtual classes.

All Staten Island SchoolPlus branches closed their onsite classes. We are moving from onsite to online live virtual classes.
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North Brunswick location Schedule

 

Classes will be held on: 01/05, 01/12, 01/19, 01/26, 02/02, 02/09, 02/16, 02/23, 03/01, 03/08, 03/15, 03/22, 03/29, 04/05, 04/12, 04/19, 04/26, 05/03, 05/10, 05/17, 05/24, 05/31, 06/07, 06/14, 06/21,


Our classes in North Brunswick, NJ


Filter by subject: Art, Chess, Math, Russian,

  class   grade   time   teacher   description
   Art 1      k-2    Su 10:30-11:30    Dr. Larisa Tsvetkova      I am positive that each 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 use the Ipod as well to teach how to draw step-by-step.
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 you child likes to express his feelings he/she can enjoy taking Art class and have fun in a very educational and interesting process! 
   Art 1A          Su 9:25-10:25    Dr. Larisa Tsvetkova      I am positive that each 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 use the Ipod as well to teach how to draw step-by-step.
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 you child likes to express his feelings he/she can enjoy taking Art class and have fun in a very educational and interesting process! 
   Art 2NB      k    Su 11:45-12:45    Dr. Larisa Tsvetkova      I am positive that each 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 use the Ipod as well to teach how to draw step-by-step.
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 you child likes to express his feelings he/she can enjoy taking Art class and have fun in a very educational and interesting process! 
   Chess Beginners          Su 12:50-1:35    N. M. Karakashyan      Chess Beginners, 12:50-1:35 (Level 1)

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

Description of program for this semester:
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 
   Chess Level 2          Su 10:25-11:10    N. M. Karakashyan      Prerequisites:
- at least 1-2 semesters of studying chess in School Plus or any other similar chess program

Description of program for this semester:
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 
   Chess Level 3      4/5    Su 11:40-12:25    N. M. Karakashyan      Prerequisites:
- at least 3-4 semesters of studying chess in School Plus or any other similar chess program

Description of program for this semester:
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 student 
   Math 1      1    11:30-12:30 Su    David Ovetsky      In 1st grade class, children with reinforce their knowledge of arithmetic operations (addition and subtraction) over small numbers (within 20), and later move on to larger numbers up to 100, learning place value concept. They will learn number bonds and do a lot of mental math exercises, compare and order numbers, recognize and describe shapes, group similar objects. We supplement each topic with word problems - one-step and later two-step. We also continue to work with patterns and supplement the curriculum with logic questions and word problems. 
   Math 2 A/B      2-3    Su 11:40-12:40    Mikhail Chernobilsky      Math-2 A/B
Math 2 will cover all material covered by the 2nd grade class in a regular school. The focus will be on understanding the concepts and ability to apply them to solve a variety of problems. Students will receive numerous examples of application of learned concepts and have a chance to practice their knowledge while completing homework assignments. Students will also learn to perform many tasks mentally and employ numerous strategies to make those calculations easier.



Major concepts to be covered are Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, using numbers up to 1,000. Students will get familiarity with units of Length and Weight in both, Metric and English systems. They will also be introduced to concepts of Money, Time, Capacity and Fractions.



Class prerequisite: Please complete the following steps:

Print the following assessment test: Singapore Math 2A
Remove the last page of the assessment (it contains answers key)
Have your child complete the assessment (no time restriction and no assistance)
Send us the results of the assessment 
   Math 3          Su 12:50-2:05    Mikhail Chernobilsky      Math-3 A/B

Math 3 will cover all material covered by the 3rd grade class in a regular school. The focus will be on understanding the concepts and ability to apply them to solve a variety of problems. Students will receive numerous examples of application of learned concepts and have a chance to practice their knowledge while completing homework assignments. Students will also learn to perform many tasks mentally and employ numerous strategies to make those calculations easier.



Students will review their knowledge of the Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division concepts, using numbers up to 10,000. Students will gain more comfort using units of Length, Weight and Capacity in both, Metric and English systems. They will solve various problems, which involve concepts of Money, Time, Graphs and Fractions. The unit closes with introduction to Geometry – Area and Perimeter.



Class prerequisite: Please complete the following steps:

Print the following assessment test: Singapore Math 3A
Remove the last page of the assessment (it contains answers key)
https://www.singaporemath.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/pl_PM3A.pdf
Have your child complete the assessment (no time restriction and no assistance)
Send us the results of the assessment 
   Math 4a      4/5    10:20-11:35 Su    Mary Marvin      Who may join Math 4 class at this time? The class will be helpful for a student currently in a 4th-grade math class in his regular school and whose parents want extra support in his or her math studies at this difficult time. Math 4 covers all material of a 4th grade class in a child’s regular school, including things he must know for the NJSLA test at the end of 4th Grade. At this point in the school year, kids should know about factors and multiples, place value to the hundred thousand and be pro&cient with long multiplication and division with 2 and 3-digit numbers, and with the basic operations of fractions, including addition and subtraction with different denominator; they should know the basics of decimals, including addition and subtraction, and how they relate to fractions, and know how to solve simple area and perimeter problems. Children should also have seen numerous word problems on these topics over the school year. All of the above will be reviewed throughout the rest of the semester, along with any new topics in the 4th grade math curriculum. At SchoolPlus, we believe that children are happiest and perform better on tests when they have a real understanding of the topic at hand, and not just superficial knowledge that comes from rote practice. We’ll use this period we now have, to make sure kids do understand these topics so that they can complete the math part of their school year successfully. 
   Math 5      5    Sun 11:40 -12:55    Mary Marvin      Who may join Math 5 class at this time?

The class will be helpful for a student currently in a 5th grade math class in his/her regular school, and whose parents want extra support in his or her math studies at this difficult time.

Math 5 covers all material of a 5th grade class in a child’s regular school, including things he must know for the NJSLA test at the end of 5th Grade.

At this point in the school year, students should have an understanding of fractions and decimals to the stage of multiplication of both; they should have knowledge of the basics of percentage, ratio, more complex area and perimeter of rectangles, area of a triangle; simple volume problems, and reading line and bar graphs.

All of the above will be reviewed throughout the rest of the semester, along with any new topics in the 5th grade math curriculum.

At SchoolPlus we believe children perform better on tests when they have real understanding of the topic, not just superficial knowledge that comes from rote practice.

We’ll use this period of time we now have, to make sure kids really do understand these topics, so that they can complete the math part of their school year successfully. 
   Math 6 b      6    8:45-10:15 Su    Mary Marvin      Who may join Math 6 class at this time?
The class will be helpful for a student currently in a 6th grade math class in his/her regular school, and whose parents want extra support in his or her math studies at this difficult time.

Math 6 covers all material of a 6th grade class in a child’s regular school, including things he must know for the NJSLA test at the end of 6th Grade.

At this point in the school year, students should be able to work with the topics of ratio, percentage, distance-rate-time problems at a deeper level, and should have knowledge of fractions and decimals up to division – working with several different denominators and 2 or 3 step problems involving these topics. They should also be familiar with volumes of rectangular solids, more intricate area/perimeter problems, and angles of a triangle and in quadrilaterals. Simple use of variables and equations and beginning work on integers (+/-) is helpful. Children should also have seen numerous word problems on these topics over the school year.

All of the above will be reviewed throughout the rest of the semester, along with any new topics in the 6th grade math curriculum.

At SchoolPlus, we believe that children are happiest and perform better on tests when they have a real understanding of the topic at hand, and not just superficial knowledge that comes from rote practice.

We’ll use this period we now have, to make sure kids do understand these topics, so that they can complete the math part of their school year successfully.




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   Math 9      9    1:00-2:15 Su    Mary Marvin      Who may join Math 9 class at this time?

The class will be helpful for a student who is currently taking Algebra 1 in school, and whose parents want extra support in his or her math studies at this difficult time.

Algebra 1 follows the standard course sequence, and to date, the topics of equation of a line, systems of linear equations, absolute value and linear inequalities, solving fractional equations, and several others have been covered; the class is now doing quadratic equations/parabolas.

All of these will be reviewed throughout the rest of the school year, with the required new material also covered. 
   Math Early K-A      Pre-K    9:45-10:30 Su    David Ovetsky      In our Kindergarten class, children will be working with numbers from 0 to 10 and later to 20 - counting, \"what comes before and after\", learning basic operation such as addition (\'putting together\") and subtraction (\"taking away\"), and comparison of small numbers/groups of objects. They will learn shapes and spacial relationships of objects, compare and contrast objects and pictures, work on patterns, and solve logic problems. We will introduce young students to simple one-step word problems. Many activities are done in game form, and as competitive or cooperative tasks 
   Math Early K-B      k    10:35-11:20 Su    David Ovetsky      In our Kindergarten class, children will be working with numbers from 0 to 10 and later to 20 - counting, \"what comes before and after\", learning basic operation such as addition (\'putting together\") and subtraction (\"taking away\"), and comparison of small numbers/groups of objects. They will learn shapes and spacial relationships of objects, compare and contrast objects and pictures, work on patterns, and solve logic problems. We will introduce young students to simple one-step word problems. Many activities are done in game form, and as competitive or cooperative tasks 
   Russian 4      2-4    1:15-2:30 Su    Julia Gordeeva      Для детей 2-4 класса, говорящих по-русски и умеющих читать. Основные направления учебной программы: расширение словарного запаса (антонимы, синонимы, ребусы) и связной устной речи, 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 1 часть», развитие навыков письма. 
   Russian 5/6A      5/6    10:05-11:35 Su    Julia Gordeeva      Для детей 5-6 класса, говорящих по-русски и умеющих читать.

Основные направления учебной программы: расширение словарного запаса (антонимы, синонимы, омонимы, ребусы) и связной устной речи, знакомство с произведениями современных авторов и классиков русской литературы, разучивание стихов, знакомство с основными правилами грамматики русского языка по учебнику «Русский без границ» (часть 1), развитие умения писать и печатать. 
   Russian 5/6B      5/6    11:40--1:10 Su    Julia Gordeeva      Для детей 5-6 класса, говорящих по-русски и умеющих читать.

Основные направления учебной программы: расширение словарного запаса (антонимы, синонимы, омонимы, ребусы) и связной устной речи, знакомство с произведениями современных авторов и классиков русской литературы, разучивание стихов, знакомство с основными правилами грамматики русского языка по учебнику «Русский без границ» (часть 2) развитие умения писать и печатать. 
   Russian A      Pre-K-1    Su 10:30-11:30    Liliya Brammer      Who may join the class?
Children from Russian-speaking or bilingual families with different levels of understanding and speaking Russian. The students just started learning the Russian alphabet.
Program. The teacher conducts the class both in Russian and in English.
The priority of the course is to enhance the students’ abilities to understand Russian and use Russian in simple life situations. The teacher uses various textbooks and learning materials, including videos,
audios and pictures. 
   Russian AP      8    8:45-10:00 Su    Julia Gordeeva      Russian AP для детей 8-9 класса, хорошо говорящих по-русски, умеющих бегло читать, планирующие сдавать экзамен АР.

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). 
   Russian B      k-1    Su 9:25-10:25    Liliya Brammer      Who may join the class? Children from Russian-speaking or bilingual families who completely understand Russian and can
speak Russian with different levels of fluency. The students know the Russian alphabet and can read and write short words and simple sentences.
PROGRAM
The teacher conducts the class in Russian. In rare situations, the English language can be used
to clarify the meanings of rarely used words.
The priority of the course is to enhance the students’ abilities to use Russian in simple life situations
and to access Russian cultural heritage, such as books, cartoons, movies, etc.
Lesson plans include all major components of the language instruction, such as speech development,
vocabulary extension, storytelling, learning short poems by heart, reading, and writing, listening to the audio, watching videos, discussing famous cartoons and books, and so on.
The teacher uses various textbooks and learning materials, such as “Ломоносовская школа”,
«Читаем слова и предложения», « Развиваем речь», etc. 
   Russian C      1-2    Su 11:40-12:40    Liliya Brammer      Who may join the class?
Children from Russian-speaking or bilingual families who completely understand Russian and can
speak Russian with different levels of fluency. The students know the Russian alphabet and can read and write words and short sentences.
Program. The teacher conducts the class in Russian. In rare situations, the English language can be used to clarify the meanings of rarely used words.
The priority of the course is to enhance the students’ abilities to use Russian in simple life situations
and to access Russian cultural heritage, such as books, cartoons, movies, etc.
Lesson plans include all major components of the language instruction, such as speech development,
vocabulary extension, storytelling, learning short poems by heart, reading, and writing, listening to the audio, watching videos, discussing famous cartoons and books, and so on.
The teacher uses various textbooks and learning materials, such as “Ломоносовская школа”,
“Cоставляем рассказ по картинкам», etc.