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Rising Grade 3 & 4 Summer Courses

English

Kelly Friedman

Kelly Friedman attended New York University where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a minor in Social and Cultural Analysis. She was awarded tenure in her fourth year of teaching and completed a Master of Arts degree at Stony Brook University.

Persuasive Writing

with Kelly Friedman

 

Class Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM JST
Days: Monday to Friday
Dates: July 12th to July 23rd

 

Our Grade 3 and 4 Summer English Language Arts class solidifies students’ academic English for success across grade levels. Through engaging projects like inventor biographies and issue-based speech writing, students learn to cite evidence, read for meaning, and write critically, all while building their vocabulary. Students can expect 1 hour of homework after each lesson.

 

In Term 3, students grow their persuasive powers as they learn to express their opinions clearly and courteously through persuasive letter and speech writing. Our course focuses on the fundamentals of logical argumentation, building students ability to recognize and write claims and reasoning, and to identify evidence to support their assertions. This course equips students to become more vocal, confident members of their classrooms and communities.

Kelly Friedman

Kelly Friedman attended New York University where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a minor in Social and Cultural Analysis. She was awarded tenure in her fourth year of teaching and completed a Master of Arts degree at Stony Brook University.

Narrative Writing

with Kelly Friedman

 

Class Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM JST
Days: Monday to Friday
Dates: July 26th to August 6th

 

Our Grade 3 and 4 Summer English Language Arts class solidifies students’ academic English for success across grade levels. Through engaging projects like inventor biographies and issue-based speech writing, students learn to cite evidence, read for meaning, and write critically, all while building their vocabulary. Students can expect 1 hour of homework after each lesson.

 

In Term 4, students become narrative masters as they explore the narrative arc and plot devices through mentor texts and students’ own work. While learning about characterization, setting, and images, they practice peer editing and even complete their own picture book. Students in this course learn to engage effectively with their classmates to produce original creative works.

Kelly Friedman

Kelly Friedman attended New York University where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a minor in Social and Cultural Analysis. She was awarded tenure in her fourth year of teaching and completed a Master of Arts degree at Stony Brook University.

Expository Writing

with Kelly Friedman
 

Class Time: 10:00 – 11:00 JST
Days: Monday to Friday
Dates: August 9th to August 20th

 

Our Grade 3 and 4 Summer English Language Arts class solidifies students’ academic English for success across grade levels. Through engaging projects like inventor biographies and issue-based speech writing, students learn to cite evidence, read for meaning, and write critically, all while building their vocabulary. Students can expect 1 hour of homework after each lesson.

 

In Term 5, students focus on expository language as they strengthen their ability to tell fact from fiction by learning key skills like structural analysis, objective summary writing, and text annotation. They showcase these talents through a summative newspaper article project, preparing them for critical reading, writing, and research in school and at home.

Math

Chris Sickinger

Chris Sickinger studied at both Duke University and the University of Florida, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics. He was a National Merit Semifinalist and scored in the top 3% across SAT and SAT II Subject Tests.

Measurement & Data Interpretation

with Chris Sickinger

 

Class Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM JST
Days: Monday to Friday
Dates: June 12th to June 23rd

 

In our Grade 3 and 4 Summer Math class, we focus on not only reinforcing important concepts students have learned in school but also building new foundations so that they can be better prepared for the next school year! Throughout the classes, students engage with projects and assignments that touch on topics such as number operations, multiplication and division, fractions and decimals, introduction to geometry, and data interpretation. Students can expect around 1 hour of homework after each lesson.

 

In Term 3, students learn about data analysis, measurement, and angles. In class, students use graphs and charts to describe real-life data: birthday frequency, student height, and more. For our final project, the class uses measurement and angles to design and play on a putt-putt golf course!

Chris Sickinger

Chris Sickinger studied at both Duke University and the University of Florida, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics. He was a National Merit Semifinalist and scored in the top 3% across SAT and SAT II Subject Tests.

Introduction to Geometry

with Chris Sickinger

 

Class Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM JST
Days: Monday to Friday
Dates: July 26th to August 6th

 

In our Grade 3 and 4 Summer Math class, we focus on not only reinforcing important concepts students have learned in school but also building new foundations so that they can be better prepared for the next school year! Throughout the classes, students engage with projects and assignments that touch on topics such as number operations, multiplication and division, fractions and decimals, introduction to geometry, and data interpretation. Students can expect around 1 hour of homework after each lesson.

 

In Term 4, students focus on introductory Geometric concepts such as lines, symmetry, polygons, and triangles. For our final project, everyone becomes city planners as they design a city around Geometrical specifications!

Multiplication & Division

 

Class Time: 11:30 to 12:30 JST
Days: Monday to Friday
Dates: August 9th to August 20th

In our Grade 3 and 4 Summer Math class, we focus on not only reinforcing important concepts students have learned in school but also building new foundations so that they can be better prepared for the next school year! Throughout the classes, students engage with projects and assignments that touch on topics such as number operations, multiplication and division, fractions and decimals, introduction to geometry, and data interpretation. Students can expect around 1 hour of homework after each lesson.

In Term 5, students solidify understanding of arithmetic operators and their applications. New knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to several projects including constructing and calculating the cost of our dream vacations applies!

Science

Cheryl Smith

Cheryl Smith attended a prestigious liberal arts college, Claremont McKenna, in Southern California on the Interdisciplinary Science Scholarship funded by Bill Gates. She graduated with Honors in Human Biology.

Microscopic World

with Cheryl Smith

Class Time: 13:00 PM – 14:00 PM JST
Days: Monday to Friday
Dates: July 12th to July 23rd

 

Our Grades 3 and 4 Science courses give curious young students a chance to gain a head start on science coursework. Each term is a standalone exploration of a particular field and provides a strong foundation for late elementary and middle school science classes. Students can expect less than 30 minutes of homework per class.

 

In this course, students are introduced to the compound microscope and its many applications. Students examine a wide range of fascinating biological samples and learn how to prepare their own slides for analysis. Students gain confidence in their microscopy abilities and understanding through experiments and activities designed to engage their natural curiosity and critical thinking.

Cheryl Smith

Cheryl Smith attended a prestigious liberal arts college, Claremont McKenna, in Southern California on the Interdisciplinary Science Scholarship funded by Bill Gates. She graduated with Honors in Human Biology.

Electricity and Magnetism

with Cheryl Smith

Class Time: 13:00 PM – 14:00 PM JST
Days: Monday to Friday
Dates: July 26th to August 6th

Our Grades 3 and 4 Science courses give curious young students a chance to gain a head start on science coursework. Each term is a standalone exploration of a particular field and provides a strong foundation for late elementary and middle school science classes. Students can expect less than 30 minutes of homework per class.

In this course, students learn how we generate electricity and magnetism through numerous demonstrations and inquiry-based experiments. Students gain firsthand experience at building circuits, creating electromagnets and assessing alternative forms of energy.

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