New on-line classes
level classes on-line
Age: 4-6 y.o.
Teacher: Kate Lynch Grossinger
Kate brings over 30 years teaching experience in mainstream and special education preschool classroom settings. Kate will be working closely with the classroom teachers at Prospect Academy in order to ensure learning continuity for each child.
Kate encourages communication with parents in order to share information that will help their child grow and succeed!
Monday and Wednesday 1:30 pm- 2:15 pm
Due to the small size of the class, the teacher will work individually with each student at his or her level of readiness, and also according to a child's particular learning style. Children's participation and contributions to the class will also be an important part of the class format, as children focus and attend for a longer period of time when their own ideas, responses, and creativity are part of the class material. Classes will incorporate the Montessori philosophy of the joy of discovering reading. This is the beginning of a wonderful journey with words!
Tuesday and Thursday 1:30 pm- 2:15 pm
Everyday Math will use the Singapore Math materials. These will enable children to use number recognition in a variety of applications, which will become more challenging as the year progresses. The class will utilize a hands-on approach in order to fully engage the children's attention throughout the session.
1st grade level classes
Age: 6-8 y.o.
Teacher: Dr. Natalia V. Smirnova
Dr. Natalia V. Smirnova is Economics Professor at the University of Connecticut – Stamford. Her teaching and research interests come from her unique career path. She studied Russian economy for her doctoral dissertation, she worked for the City of New York at the Office of Management and Budget under Mayor Bloomberg, and she led the education arm of the economic think-tank before landing at her Alma Mater, UConn.
In 2017, Natalia started YouCount!, through which she developed several programs for elementary school children. Those programs are focused on application of mathematical, economic, and financial concepts to everyday life. She earned praises of parents and students for her innovative programs such as $avings$pree and Shark Tank. Her favorite age group to teach is grades 1 and 2 because it is the time for building a strong foundation in math.
Monday 4 pm- 4:45 pm
Mathlets: fun mathematics for Grade 1 (in English language)
This program follows the Singapore Math methodology with alignment with the New York State Common Core Mathematics curriculum. In particular, the Dimensions Math program is used.
The program is intended for students ages 6-7 who have successfully completed the Kindergarten Mathematics plan of study.
The series follows the principles outlined in the Singapore mathematics framework, including the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) approach, mental math strategies, and bar modeling.
In the Dimensions Math program, concepts are introduced and explained with vibrant imagery, while the progression and scope that define Singapore math remain intact.