For children new to Hindi or who have taken one session. Class time will be split between conversation and nursery rhymes; and, reading and writing Hindi letters. Students will learn Hindi Varnamala (letters), how to sign their names, basic vocabulary and common greetings and phrases. 50 minutes.
For students who have at least two session of Hindi, have been exposed to Hindi at home, and/or have a basic knowledge of Hindi greetings. Students will be introduced to listening and conversation. They will learn Hindi phonetics, vocabulary, writing their names and vowels, pronunciation, basic conversation and grammar. 50 minutes.
For children who have taken Advanced Beginner Hindi for at least one year and are ready to begin speaking short sentences. Children will build on their understanding of phoentics and vocabularly 50 minutes.
For children who have taken Intermediate Hindi for a least one year, have taken three years of Hindi, or can understand and speak simple sentences. The emphasis of the class is to build a more detailed understanding of phonetics and vocabulary. Children will learn to increase their ability to read and write two or three letter words. Through conversation and role playing they will gain greater confidence speaking with Hindi-speaking family members and transacting with merchants. 50 minutes.
Over 350 million cubes have challenged millions of kids and adults since the Rubik's Cube was invented 50 years ago. Aarav Yadav, ICC’s Rubik Cube wizard will take a step-by-step approach and teach students the art of solving Rubik's Cube. By the end of the session, students will be able to solve the cube and perform basic tricks and patterns on the cube. Ryan Kovacs, also a cuber, will work with Aarav and break kids into smaller groups. 40 minutes.
NOTE: Kids will need a standard 3x3 cube. They should not play with the cube or attempt to solve the cube before the first class.
No prior classes required. This special STEM curriculum for chilldren in grades 1 and 2 is written and taught by a popular Rye Country Day science teacher. It is designed to maximize inquiry and exploration using materials that are easily attainable from home. Challenged with mini weekly projects, students will work individually and collaboratively to create, test, and problem solve, and they will collect citizen science data in their neighborhoods. 45 minutes.
Back by popular demand, take a journey through one of the biggest Indian epics: Ramayana. Akruti shares the story of Ramayana as a read-a-loud, story-telling enactment and live interactive chat Kids will prepare for a short performance at the end. If parents would like to order Ramayana, Akruti will be reading from A Treasury of Ramayana Stories, an illustrated children's book that can be ordered from Kulture Khazana. (Use Code ICC and ICC will receive 20% of all sales from Kulture Khazana). Note: Ramayana will be treated as a story and not as a religious text. Illustrations are nonviolent. 45 minutes.
Tuesday, 5 PM FIVE WEEK CLASS: Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3
Join Veera Hiranandani in a five-week virtual creative writing class for fourth through eighth graders. Veera's Young Adult book about Partition, "The Night Diary" was awarded a Newbery Honor in 2019 and is written in the form of a young girl's diary who journeys from her home in Pakistan to India during Partition. Through writing prompts, discussion, and sharing our writing in an encouraging and creative atmosphere, students will learn how to mix fact with fiction and get to the heart of the stories they want to tell. 45 minutes.
Building upon grade level skills, students will extend their conceptual understanding of mathematical ideas through hands-on experiences, games, and collaborative inquiries. Students will use their critical and creative thinking skills to solve real-life problems involving mathematics. Concepts covered will include number fluency, pattern investigation, shape and space analysis, estimation, probability, and more! 45 minutes.
Kids have fun building upon the foundational concepts taught in school by learning problem-solving techniques used in competition style math. They will gain confidence and fluency in their understanding of mathematical concepts as they develop logical reasoning and problem-solving skills while working collaboratively in breakout groups. Kids will participate in timed mock Math Olympiad competitions. 60 minutes.