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

4 November 2017 

What did we do:

  • History of Matreshka's creation
  • Read a story about Matreshka and counted Matreshkas from two sets
  • Will be making hand-crafts on the topic during next club session

October 7, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Read poems about autumn;
  • Artist, Oksana Pugh taught about primary colors and how to mix them to get other colors
  • Painted maple leaves with water color and then made crowns with them

October 21, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Learned about vegetables
  • Sang songs about autumn
  • Watched animated picture "One pea; Two peas"

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


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

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

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

October 14, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Repeated pronouns and poems about autumn
  • Sang a song "Autumn is here"
  • Learned letter "A" and wrote words starting with letter "A".
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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

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".

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

September 23, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Learned about pronouns by memorizing a poem;
  • Made sunflowers
  • Learned to share and count by dividing an orange and then eating the orange
  •  Watched an animated movie "мы делили апельсин"
  • HOMEWORK:
    Practice writing in script

October 29, 2017 

What did we do:

  • Rehearsed "Repka"
  • Read a fairy tale "How Baba Yaga Bursted"
  • Made Leshiy all in preparation for Halloween

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"

 December 9 2017 

What did we do:


  • Continued winter holidays theme
  • Prepared for Utrennik
  • Ticket sales stops on December 14 at 10:00 pm

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 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

3 December 2017 

What did we do:


  • Finished Harvest theme
  • Started winter holliday theme
  • Prepared for Utrennik
  • Please come to the Utrennic December 16

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

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.