CRAFT OF AK
Center of Russian-American Friendship & Trade of Alaska

April 29, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Learned about Labor Day celebrated in Europe on May 1 by watching parades in St. Petersburg
  • Repeated body parts and their functions
  • Practiced "Teremok" by role-playing
  • HOMEWORK:
  • Practice your role in "Teremok"

April 22, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Learned about Alaska animals, focusing on wolves
  • Read "Vokchok" by Boris Zakhoder
  • Learned the difference between the word "wolf" and "whirligig", which sound the same in Russian
  • Learned motor skills and balance by practicing the operation of the whirligig, a traditional Russian toy
  • Watched the animated movie Wolf and 7 little goats

March 18, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Continued to learned about the signs of spring
  • ​Learned about spring break
  • Read "Kanikuly" by Suteyev
  • Continued to Learn numbers: Happy Counting

Homework:

  • Practice counting

February 4, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Read the poem about Trezor and other poems
  • ​Watched animated moving picture about Snowmen and Snowgrannies
  • Put together a puzzle and searched for 10 snowmen in the assembled puzzle.

Homework:

  • Finish the putting together the puzzle and see if you can find the 10 snowmen in the puzzle

April 8, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Learned about various Birds, their parts, and their seasonal patterns
  • Learned about spring's rebirth and spring's Easter holiday
  • Read about rabbits and made paper rabbits
  • Played with and constructed Easter baskets from kits donated by the Home Depot

May 6, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Learned about May 9th, the Victory Day
  • Made paper hats, "pilotkas" and attached the ribbon of St. George the Victorious to them
  • Learned how to march and beat the drums
  • Watched animated movie about the war
  • HOMEWORK:
  • Practice your role in "Teremok"; color May 9th page

February 18, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Learned how to make an applique by creating colorful roosters 
  • ​Learned about upcoming spring and International Women's Day
  • Read various poems, counting

Homework:

  • Finish the putting together the rooster
  • Memorize a poem about Mom to read in class


January 28, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Learned days of the week
  • ​Learned which is the right side and which is left
  • ​Practiced sounds of "Ш" and "Щ" and learned the difference between them

Homework:

  • Practice the days of the week
  • Practice the sounds of "Ш" and "Щ", paying close attention to the difference 

January 21, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Learned to count through the children's poem
  • ​Repeated children's poems about winter
  • Learned of the uniquely Russian character associated with the New Year celebration: Snegurochka, through reading a fairy tale and watched an animated moving picture about her (click to view).
  • ​Danced "horovod" and played the game "ring"
  • ​Colored Snegurochka

Homework:

  • Finish coloring Snegurochka

March 4, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Children read poems about mom that they memorized beforehand
  • ​MIni-theater: "Teremok" - roles assigned in the play
  • Practiced fine motor skills by creating an applique - snowdrop for mom

Homework:

  • Learn the lines of the role assigned in play "Teremok".

April 1, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Learned about April 1st and jokes and pranks associated with it
  • Learned body parts and what they do
  • Learned about birds and read "Gusi Lebedy" and other stories
  • Learned directions (right, left, round about)

Homework:

  • Practice directions and body parts

February 11, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Practiced various sounds by repeating tongue-twisters from Yegorka
  • ​Read the fairy tale "Kolobok" and colored the images from the fairy tale
  • Learned what Kolobok is by tasting home-made koloboks graciously prepared by the incredible club teacher Natalia Sears. 

Homework:

  • Finish coloring the fairy tale booklet

March 11, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Children learned about various seasons of the year, using a sectioned wheel  
  • Focused on learning the signs of spring
  • ​MIni-theater: "Teremok" - roles assigned in the play
  • Learned numbers: Happy Counting

Homework:

  • Learn the lines of the role assigned in play "Teremok"
  • Practice counting

March 25, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Spring officially began
  • Continued to learned about the signs of spring​
  • Continued to Learn numbers: Happy Counting
  • ​Read and then watched "Gadkiy Utyonok"

Homework:

  • Practice counting

January 7, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Learned more about winter holidays
  • The new year is the year of the blazing rooster under the Chinese Calendar
  • Reinforced colors through coloring of the rooster
  • Learned motor skills with scissors by cutting out snow-flake decorations
  • Practiced various sounds

Homework:

  • Finish coloring the rooster
  • ​Practice sounds at home

January 14, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Learned about Old New Year celebration
  • To commemorate the year of the blazing rooster under the Chinese Calendar, read tales and poems about the rooster
  • Played traditional Russian game "the ring"
  • ​Colored the rooster and sang the song "v lesu rodilas yelochka"
  • Practiced various sounds

Homework:

  • Finish coloring the rooster with samovar to be placed on the poster from our club and presented at Bridge Builders' Meet the World event.

May 27, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Both club sessions joined together for the end of the year festivities
  • Presented "Teremok" to the parents
  • Children read poems about summer
  • Watched animated film about summer and friendship after snacks

May 13, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Learned about Mother's Day
  • Learned and read poems about moms
  • Made cards for moms
  • HOMEWORK:
  • Practice your role in "Teremok"

May 20, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Learned about approaching summer
  • Learned by looking at pictures about various insects that come out during the spring and summer
  • Made paper dolls and summer clothing for them
  • HOMEWORK:
  • Practice your role in "Teremok"