In addition to our structured ELA and Mathematics program,
we give our students additional opportunities to flourish through enrichments included as part of our program:
Critical Thinking & Debate
Critical Thinking and Debate is a class offered at NY Edupia to challenge students to publicly speak in front of audiences and high authorities about social issues and world affairs. The class focuses on taking what your student learns from ELA and their knowledge of history to debate with peers and teachers. It is important to learn how to speak your mind just as it is to study. Critical thinking and debate will be a benefit to your child's English and language arts. We focus on enhancing your child's leadership and teamwork abilities. Classes will be held twice a week and will include researching techniques, writing comprehension, and speech.
Abacus math method of calculations is considered to be one of the fastest ways of calculations. The fact is that even if the advancements are made in the technology making it possible for human beings to perform complex calculations and to explore new dimensions in the field of knowledge, the mind of the child is completely empty and it is to be written on. Child’s mind could grab things with difficulty and has the tendency of forgetting learnt topics after some time.
It is needed to teach children how to use abacus. Abacus has proved out to be an ideal tool for those people as it allows them to calculate easily and quickly while being reliable. Abacus is easy to understand for the new beginners and it also helps in developing the mind of the children.
The use of abacus as a teaching tool has decreased in the world in the past few years. NY Edupia value traditional methods in helping our students advance.
Newspaper is almost the first thing that greets you in the morning.
If a student wants to be a great writer, students must read articles on daily bases.
Here are some reasons why reading the newspaper is important:
- Newspaper reading is a good habit. People who read newspapers are most likely to read other things in their life than nonreaders.
- It helps students move outside the narrow zone of your personal affairs. It helps you keep you adjust yourself according to the changing times and move with changing times easily.
- Reading the newspaper keeps a student updated and can provide a great sense of educational value. It gives information about economy. Polity, trade, business, world affairs. International issues, sports, entertainment, but it also enhances readers vocabulary and English language skills.
- Students are given the opportunity to be updated with current events of your own nation but also that of the world.
- Reading widens the scope of your knowledge and thus widens your outlook.
- Reading the newspaper can relate to other people’s views, understand their perspective.
- Most importantly, in today’s world, where Democracy is considered to be the ideal form of government, it is in the interest of each and every individual of the nation and the world to be aware of their own governments plans, programs and policies. How will these plans, programs and policies affect us? In all ways reading the newspaper and keeping up with current events is beneficial.
Creative writing is program offered at NY Edupia that guarantees your child’s advancement in writing. Every student is required to complete two books a week and write an opinionated essay based on the text.
- Essays will be posted on the “Creative Essay Blog.” Over time, both parents and teachers will able to see the gradual improvement in the students writing.
5 Step Process
Step 1: Students will complete the essay.
Step 2: Students will have a brief discussion based on the text. The discussion will be based on what the individual liked or disliked about the book using characters and settings.
Step 3: Essays will be swapped between classmates which gives them the opportunity to analyze and make corrections.
Step 4: Once corrections are made, teachers will collect the essays and make final corrections.
Step 5: Essays will be returned to the students to upload on the creative writing student blog.