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   Algorithmica k/1          11:30-12:15    n/a    

An algorithm is a step-by-step procedure or directions for doing something. Most often, an algorithm is created for a computer or a robot, but a cake recipe is an algorithm, too!
In this class, the learning is based on real-life activities (e.g. animation with zoetropes, games on coordinate plane, quest stories, tasks from CS Unplugged). We combine these activities with math /logic problems and with programming exercises (Rover/Bigtrak in class, computer games as homework).

Children learn about computers and robots, but most importantly, they develop their thinking and creativity. While solving logical problems, playing memory games or acting out the algorithms, the students gain important cognitive skills and construct mathematical and programming concepts.

Students do not need to bring laptops to this class (although some homework tasks may require use of computer). Parents are strongly encouraged to stay in class, observe and (if need be) help the students, for example: transitioning between activities, understanding the tasks, handling manipulatives and robots.

Bigtrak is a programmable electric vehicle that can remember up to 16 commands and execute them in sequence. The commants are entered through the keypad on top of the vehicle. Read more at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Trak

ReCon 6.0 is a programmable rover with accessories. It can remember nine algorithms (trips) with up to fifty commands. See the review at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ma5OqHo564I and read more: http://www.timberdoodle.com/ReCon_6_Programmable_Rover_p/322-455.htm

CS Unplugged is a collection of free learning activities that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around. Read more at http://csunplugged.org/ 

   Algorithmica Robotic 1      5    10:05-11:35    n/a     
   Math 4a          10:20-11:35    Mary Marvin       
   Math 5      4    11:40 -12:55    Mary Marvin      Math 4A will cover all material of a 4th grade class in a child’s regular school, including things he must know for the PARCC Test at the end of 4th Grade.

However, the focus is on problem solving with topics studied throughout the school year, all done at a deep level. Many multi-step problems will be done in class and assigned for homework.

Included are long multiplication and division with 2 and 3-digit numbers, continuation of fractions, with addition and subtraction with different denominators, and many word problems, introduction to decimals and how they relate to fractions, and further development of geometry, area and perimeter, volume.

Along with the rigorous arithmetic program, challenging and exciting Olympiad and contest type problems will be included each week as part of the lesson. 
   Russian 4      2    1:15-2:30    Julia Gordeeva       
   Russian 5/6A      4/5    10:05-11:35    Julia Gordeeva       
   Russian 5/6B      4/5    11:40--1:10    Julia Gordeeva       
   Russian BL4      3        n/a     
   English VC-1      5    7:00-8:00    n/a     
   Math 5_New 6      6    9:30-11:00    Dr. Orlov      Fall 2019

Fall 2018
Grade 5
This is a class for students who have thoroughly mastered addition and subtraction of numbers to 1000 using vertical algorithm as well as using mental calculation strategies; have deep knowledge of place value; know multiplication table up to 12 and related division facts, can solve multi-step word problems and have developed clear understanding of equivalent fractions.
We will continue with addition, subtraction and multiplication of fractions and decimals. Geometry moves from finding perimeters and areas of rectangles and squares to finding perimeters and areas of composite shapes, defining - points, rays, lines and line segments including parallel and perpendicular lines and types of angles and types triangles based on their angles and lengths of their sides.
Every month students will practice and take MOEM Olympiad test.
In addition, starting February we will include a series of NJ PARCC test-prep sessions. 
   Architecture4Kids 2      4-6    12:20 - 1:05    Greg Gurevich      Fall 19

The class offers students a chance to get to know some of the significant buildings and architects in the world, become familiar with some architectural styles, understand how architecture incorporates art, math, science, nature and critical thinking, and have a chance to work on their own projects and create their own designs.

We will also look into the subject from age appropriate mathematical point of view: how to calculate some basic structures, area, and volume, how architects calculate how many people are allowed in a building, how stairs are calculated, and how to calculate the life-cycle cost of construction from an energy point o view. 
   Chess B      mixed    10:40 -- 11:25    Scott Chaiet      Fall 19

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      Fall 19

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    12:15 -1:00    Scott Chaiet      Fall 19

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      Fall 19


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      3-4    10:40 -12:10    Valentina Bardakov      Fall 19

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

Primary Math Textbook 4A STD 
   Math 4A Std-1      3-4    10:40 - 12:10    Edward Moubarak      Fall 2019

Please copy/paste the link below to review the content of the textbook:

Primary Math Textbook 4A STD 
   Math 5A Std      5    10:40 -- 12:10    Liudmila Bakunets      Fall 19

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

Primary Math Textbook 5A STD 
   Math 5B Std      5-6    1:10 - 2:40    Edward Moubarak      Fall 19

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

Primary Math Texbook 5B STD 
   Music Chorus 3      3-5    11:30- 12:15    Ricardo Bustamante      Fall 19

Music, Choral Practice III - Parents and older students

This class is dedicated to parents and older students who want to sing in group or individually, improve their technique and expand their musical knowledge. Classes will be tailored to the needs and expectations of registered students. 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      4-5    10:40 -- 11:25    Sergey Binder      Fall 19

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.

Click the link below to explore class\'s project:


http://a1.itbind.com/presentation.html 
   Russian 4/5      4-6    10:40 -- 11:40    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Fall 19

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      4-5    9:50 -- 10:35    Marina Izrailova      Fall 19

This course designed for 9-11 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 3      4-5    12:20 - 1:05    Valentina Bardakov      Fall 19

This science course is designed to encourage students’ natural curiosity, foster their critical thinking skills, and inspire investigation. Students will be introduced to the nature of science. The course includes an introduction to the physics, astronomy and earth science. Students will be encouraged to explore the
relationship between science and everyday life.

Course Content:

Environments
Rocks and Minerals
Our Solar System
Matter
Energy
Light

The course will have exciting hands-on activities, experiments, and field trip. 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.
Students will have great opportunity to participate in the United States Crystal Growing Competition. 
   Tests_preparation Hunter      5    12:50 - 2:20    Aidan O Connor      Fall 19

​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. 
   MetMuseum II Sat      3-7    4:00-5:10    Antonina Lifshits       
   MetMuseum Sat II A      3 - 7    5:30 - 6:45pm    Antonina Lifshits       
   MetMuseum Sunday IV      3-8    2:30pm    Antonina Lifshits       
   English 2      2    Mon 6:10-6:55    Dianela Firpo       
   Math 5A      5    Wed 4:35 - 5:35    Eugene Skrypkin      Primary Math Textbook
Primary Math Workbook
Primary Math Intensive Practice


Flow of the Math Class

Review of homework (10 minutes)
Teach new content (30 minutes). This includes:

A. Teach Content (Textbook)
B. Modeling (Workbook)
C. Guided Practice (Workbook)
D. Independent Practice (Workbook)
E. Application of skills in a higher
level (Intensive Practice 10 min.)
Copy homework - 10 minutes 
   Math math - 4      4 grade    TBD    Dr. Grigory Portnov       
   Math Math 5      5    9:00 - 10:00    Dr. Grigory Portnov      In this class we provide student to understand main concepts of using math in real life. We continue using Singapore Primary Mathematics Package for 4 and 5 grades. Topics that are additionally presented for this age level, such as : Set, Logic and Reasoning, and Probability, Express Methods of Computing, Different Numerical System, etc.

Topics included for 4th grade in Fall semester:
Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Tables and Graphs
Perpendicular and Parallel Lines
Area and Perimeter
Topics included for 4th grade in Spring semester:
Decimals
The Four Operations with Decimals


In this class we provide student to understand main concepts of using math in real life. The main topics for
5th grade :
Wholes numbers with 3 or 4 digits. Order of Operations
Common Fractions. Comparing Fractions
Decimals, it properties, and operations. Conversion of Measurements.
Percentage and all types of percentage problems
Average and Rates Problems
Graphs. Reading, drawing and understanding
Triangles and 4-sided Figures
Introduction into 2D and 3D space. Measurement of area, volume


A variety of Word Problem

Still we use Fun and Games formats and computers 
   Math by Topics      4    5:50--7:05    Mikhail Chernobilsky      “Math by Topics” course description (Math 4/5 @ Marlboro)

This is a class for students who have good understanding of number system, can work comfortably with whole numbers, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division by a one-digit number, and have basic understanding of fractions.

In this class, students will continue with multiplication and division of whole numbers, order of operations and the four operations on decimals. Topics will cover fractions as part of a whole, mixed numbers and addition and subtraction of fractions will be covered more in depth, emphasizing visual fraction models. Geometry will move to the different parts of geometric objects, such as angles, providing special focus to properties of a triangle, perpendicular and parallel lines and solid figures. Throughout the year, students will be solving more complex word problems involving fractions, mixed numbers, area and perimeter of a composite figure and volume of a rectangular prism.

Furthermore, from November to March, students will be exposed to many non-traditional word problems and puzzles, which will better prepare them for participation in the well-known International Math Olympiad - MOEMS.