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   Art H          1:15-2:00    Larisa Tsvetkova       
   Math 6      5    8:45-10:15    Mary Marvin      Math 5A will cover all material of a 5th grade class in a child’s regular school, including things he must know for the PARCC Test at the end of 5th 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.

Students will deepen their understanding of fractions and decimals, and do many hard numerical and word problems with them. We will move into percentages, ratios and some introductory pre-algebra. Geometry will continue, with harder area and perimeter problems, and now area of a triangle and composite figures.

Along with the rigorous arithmetic program, there will be a heavy component of challenging and exciting Olympiad and contest type problems on topics like probability, sets, counting principles and combinatorics. 
   Math 7 VC      6        Mary Marvin      Math 6 will cover all material of a 6th grade class in a child’s regular school, including things he must know for the PARCC Test at the end of 6th 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.


Students will move into topics of Pre-Algebra, including negative numbers, and the concept of a variable and simple equations and how they are useful. The topics of arithmetic – fractions, decimals, rate, ratio, percentages, will now be deepened with hard word problems on each. Geometry will continue, with more complex area, perimeter and volume problems, and now quadrilaterals and angles in polygons.

Along with the rigorous arithmetic program, there will be a heavy component of challenging and exciting Olympiad and contest type problems on topics like probability, sets, counting principles and combinatorics. 
   Math A1, Geom      7    1:00-2:30    Mary Marvin       
   Math Alg 2 VC      8        Mary Marvin      Students will continue learning how to deal with fractions, including finding common denominators for more than two fractions, multiplication of mixed numbers and more difficult fraction word problems. Decimals, to the ten-thousandths place and their equivalent fractions will be covered. Other topics will include finding the average of a group of numbers, ratio, percent, graphs and geometry such as area of a triangle and other geometric shapes besides squares and rectangles. Along with these topics some special and interesting topics like sets and probability will be introduced, we’ll look at Pascal’s triangle also. Logic problems and puzzles will be part of each lesson, as well as practice for the Common Core tests next spring so kids will be thoroughly prepared and ready. 
   Second_Language_Russian Bil 2          8:35:9:20    Liliya Brammer       
   Math 7      7    11:10-12:40    Dr. Orlov      Fall 2019 
   Math 8      8    12:45-2:15    Dr. Orlov      Fall 2019 
   Architecture4Kids 2      6-8    10:40 -- 11:25    Greg Gurevich      Fall 19

For 12-14 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. 
   English 6      5-6    9:50 - 10:35    Aidan O Connor      Fall 19

ELA 6 will be a reading and writing enhancement course based on the sixth-grade level. The class may also be feasible for advanced 5th-grade students.

The Reading aspect of the course will be roughly 1/3 non-fiction material and 2/3 fiction material. It will focus on building advanced comprehension skills such as identifying motifs, arguments, theses, and the author\'s inspirations and goals. The class will also prepare students for the 6th grade State ELA Exam with test strategies, explanation of the exam, and practice. The writing aspect of the course will split its focus between persuasive, fact-based writing and creative, personal-based writing. The class will also feature a small amount of grammar.

Assignments will include persuasive essays, personal essays, literary-response essays, and poetry. The first half of the course will lean towards persuasive, fact-based writing (research papers, persuasive writing), the class will then send some time prepping for the State Exam in April and then will move to more creative processes in the tail end of the course.

Expect ~1 hour of homework per week, mostly writing based. Feel free to contact me with any questions about the course. 
   Geography/History 1      5-7    11:30 - 12:30    Antonina Lifshits      Fall 19

This class will continue for the most part looking at the history of the world
chronologically, starting from the period of the late 18 th century onwards. We will start
with the subjects of American and French revolutions and continue onto the history of
the 19 th century.

We shall, however, also re-trace our steps and go back to the history
of China, India, Japan and other non-European countries in 16-18 th century and some
other parts of the world.

The students will be offered to do their own presentations on historical figures or
events. However, 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 then just interesting facts. 
   Math 6A US      6-7    10:40 -- 12:10    Svetlana Fadeeva      Fall 19

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Primary Math Textbook 6A US 
   Math 6B US      6-7    9:00 -- 10:30    Svetlana Fadeeva      Fall 19

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Primary Math Textbook 6B US 
   Math 7      7    9:00 - 10:30    Liudmila Bakunets      Fall 19

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New Elementary Textbook 1 
   Math 8      8    9:00 -- 10:30    Edward Moubarak      Fall 19

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New Elementary Mathematics. Syllabus D2

   Math 9      8    12:15- 1:45    Liudmila Bakunets      Fall 19


Algebraic Expressions and Equations
Rate, Ratio and Percentage
Negative Numbers
Square and Cube Roots
Rational and Irrational Numbers
Financial Transaction (Profit and Loss,
Simple and Compound Interest, Hire Purchase, Taxation and Money Exchange)
Line and Rotational Symmetry. Symmetry of Solid Figures
Angle Properties of a Polygon
Volume, Surface Area and Density
Similarity and Congruence. Scale Drawing 
   Russian 5/6      5-6    1:10 -- 1:55    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Fall 19

The curriculum of this class is best fitted for emerging readers.
We will continue reading, retelling and discussing simple (but meaningful) stories, learn poems by heart and get acquainted with rich possibilities of Russian idioms.

The focus of the class, however, will be on writing and basic grammar.
This class will reinforce reading skills, enrich vocabulary, as well as encourage our students to express their thoughts and observations correctly and coherently. 
   Russian 6/7      6-7    2:00 - 2:45    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Fall 19

This course is designed for sixth/seventh grades bilingual students with a
strong foundation in Russian. It aims to increase students\' reading and
speaking proficiency to an advanced level.

Students will continue studying Russian orthography. During this
semester, they will practice writing paragraphs and short stories.

Exercises will develop the child\'s active and passive vocabulary. 
Regular homework will include reading short stories, composing and
answering questions, performing simple grammar exercises and
memorizing pieces of poetry to complement language proficiency.

The exposure to and study of contemporary and classical literature will
continue complementing the technical aspects of the course, thereby
developing students\' knowledge and understanding of Russian culture. 
   Russian 6/7-1      6-7    8::25 -- 8:55    Nadezhda Zhavoronkina      Fall 19

This course is designed for sixth/seventh grades bilingual students with a
strong foundation in Russian. It aims to increase students\' reading and
speaking proficiency to an advanced level.

Students will continue studying Russian orthography. During this
semester, they will practice writing paragraphs and short stories.

Exercises will develop the child\'s active and passive vocabulary.
Regular homework will include reading short stories, composing and
answering questions, performing simple grammar exercises and
memorizing pieces of poetry to complement language proficiency.

The exposure to and study of contemporary and classical literature will
continue complementing the technical aspects of the course, thereby
developing students\' knowledge and understanding of Russian culture. 
   Russian 8/9      7-9    1:00 -- 2:00    Antonina Lifshits      Fall 19

This year we would like to offer a new format for our Russian class. This class for older
students will be focusing on reading and analyzing plays and poetry as well as on
writing plays and/or movie scripts based on various books and stories of students\'
choice.

Although we will certainly still pay attention to grammar and spelling, we will
mainly focus on active reading and composition. Working individually and in groups the
students will create their own texts, which may be eventually turned into our School\'s
theatre production or individual short movies.

The additional segment of this class will be dedicated to studying up for a Russian AP
test. Succeeding in this test will allow our older students to add an extra class to their
list of achievements for college. 
   SHSAT_Practice_Tests 19      7    10:40 -- 12:40    Aidan O Connor      Fall 19

The curriculum includes complete topics coverage as well as systematic SHSAT preparation. The primary goal of the course is to make sure that students have an academic knowledge of Math and ELA and the skills needed to succeed on the exam.

Students will both study the curriculum knowledge necessary to succeed on the exam but will also study and practice key test taking strategies that have been proven to increase children\'s scores. The course also provides (abbreviated) practice exams periodically (5 in total) in order to assess your child\'s performance and growth. The course also provides a brief introduction to the schools that are available to get into as well as educates students on how the SHSAT scoring works and personally customized ideas on what are the best ways to improve your overall score.

The course includes:

-Vital practice questions that cover all tested material
-Proven score-raising strategies with an emphasis on improving math and verbal skills
-25 important math subjects/concepts covered on the exam
-Practice Reading Comprehension passages (non-fiction, literary, and poetry).
-Full-length practice tests and the most up-to-date information about the test 
   SHSAT_Practice_Tests 20 New      7    10:40 - 12:40    Aidan O Connor      Fall 19

The curriculum includes complete topics coverage as well as systematic SHSAT preparation. The primary goal of the course is to make sure that students have an academic knowledge of Math and ELA and the skills needed to succeed on the exam. Students will both study the curriculum knowledge necessary to succeed on the exam but will also study and practice key test taking strategies that have been proven to increase children\'s scores.

The course also provides (abbreviated) practice exams periodically (5 in total) in order to assess your child\'s performance and growth. The course also provides a brief introduction to the schools that are available to get into as well as educates students on how the SHSAT scoring works and personally customized ideas on what are the best ways to improve your overall score.

The course includes:

-Vital practice questions that cover all tested material
-Proven score-raising strategies with an emphasis on improving math and verbal skills
-25 important math subjects/concepts covered on the exam
-Practice Reading Comprehension passages (non-fiction, literary, and poetry).
-Full-length practice tests and the most up-to-date information about the test 
   Tests_preparation Hunter      6    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 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 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. 
   Math Math - 6      6    12:30 - 13:30    Dr. Grigory Portnov      At this level, math students need to know and really understand basic laws and rules of algebra. This program teaches the algebraic rules from the simplest to more advanced, formulas and applications. The program includes many types of word problems and shows how they can be solved. Besides Algebra, the program includes several enrichment topics such as Mathematical Induction, Combinatorics, Logic games, Fibonacci sequence.. Students learn to use logical reasoning, systematic approaches to problem solving, calculations and algebraic transformations. This class also prepares students for the admission tests into the selective High Schools.

This program is targeted to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students and is aligned with Focal points of Standards suggested by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
This class also prepares students for the admission tests to the selective High Schools. 
   Math Math-7      7    18:00 - 19:00    Dr. Grigory Portnov      The main goal of our classes for the Middle School grades is to make sure that at this level, math students know and really understand basic laws and rules of Algebra. Besides Algebra, the program includes several advanced topics, such as Mathematical Induction, Combinatorics, Logical games, Fibonacci sequence. Students are expected to use basics of Algebra and Geometry effectively in different situations, starting with taking multiple-choice tests, where everything should be done quickly, and ending with solving complicated problems from Math Olympiads, that require a non-routine approach and creative thinking.

SchoolPlus test preparation classes differ from other test preparation programs. Students not only master test-taking techniques, but also study Mathematics as a subject. Without good understanding of math concepts and how they are interconnected, improvement of their score beyond a certain point becomes impossible. In our opinion, the serious and systematic studying of Mathematics is the only way to achieve a high score.

This program for upper middle school is targeted to 7th and 8th grade students and is aligned with Focal points of Standards suggested by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). This class also prepares students for the admission tests to the selective High Schools. 
   Afterschool_Chess Test HS          11:15-12:45    n/a     
   Math 6      6    4:30-5:45    Mikhail Chernobilsky      This is a class for students who have deep understanding of our number system, and can work comfortably with whole numbers as well as thoroughly mastered the basics of fractions and decimals.
The class will start the year with the intensive review of percentage and the connection of percent-fraction-decimals, ratio, and rate. We will continue with the four operations on fractions and mixed numbers. Students will be solving more challenging word problems involving fractions and percentage, ratio and rate. They will learn circumference and area of a circle as well as triangle and quadrilateral geometry, more complex area, perimeter and volume problems.
Furthermore, we will be solving many non-routine word problems and puzzles from different areas of mathematics. Finally, starting from November to March, students will have the opportunity to participate in the Math Olympiad, well known internationally as MOEMS. 
   Math Algebra by      7/8    7:10 - 8:25    Mikhail Chernobilsky      The class will start with the intensive review of Pre-Algebra topics including algebraic manipulations, equations and inequalities, solving word problems involving percentage, ratios and rate using algebra as well as area and volume.
We will continue with Algebra1, moving into more difficult topics. We will study quadratic equations and their graphs extensively, including transformations of quadratics (shifting, etc.) Many word problems, showing the usefulness of a quadratic equation will be looked at. Fractional expressions and equations as well as the laws of exponents, radicals, system of equations and functions will be studied in this class. Geometry will extend to covering special angles formed by parallel lines and transversals and properties of polygons.
In addition, we’ll be solving MOEMS problems and some challenging problems from other math contests like CML and MathKangaroo.