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Posted Sunday, Sep 17, 2017 11:24:00 PM
In this year of HINENI and "Better Together," Dr. Schizer's remarks were particularly timely as Ramaz ECC and LS faculty look for more opportunities to make children feel included and appreciated in every part of their day...
Posted Sunday, Sep 17, 2017 9:23:46 PM
The space is meant to teach students the fundamentals of technology, including encouraging familiarity with Google chromebooks, coding, iPads, and robotics...
Posted Friday, Sep 15, 2017 2:23:00 PM
It was with an immense sense of HINENI, of being present in the moment of need, and answering the call to action, that our students, across all three divisions, packed boxes upon boxes of donated items to ship over to Houston last week...
Posted Friday, Sep 15, 2017 1:28:00 PM
Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead! Students are being encouraged to solve problems using multiple disciplines such as art and technology, making for deeper solutions...
Posted Sunday, Sep 10, 2017 1:52:00 PM
Dear Parents: Please note that the LS Parent Orientation will take place tomorrow, September 12, at 7PM in the LS Auditorium. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Posted Friday, Sep 8, 2017 3:06:00 PM
Time to brainstorm and collaborate! Grades 2-4 worked in small groups during this week's first science class, practicing elements of engineering...
Posted Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 12:47:00 PM
Second graders have ended the year in style! While completing an author study of Patricia Polacco, a prolific writer and illustrator of children's books, students published their own multi-page picture books.
Posted Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 3:03:30 PM
Third graders are concluding an extensive Science unit during which they have studied every biome -- from the dry desert to the frozen tundra. They have discovered how various plants adapt to survive in drastically different environments.
Posted Monday, Jun 12, 2017 2:33:34 PM
First graders worked hard studying the roles of community workers in various non-fiction books, and presented their detailed and informative magazines mirroring what they've learned!
Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:01:45 PM
Last week, fourth grade students visited the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights, which served as George Washington's headquarters during the 1776 Battle of Harlem Heights.
Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:59:29 PM
Second graders were fortunate to extend their New York City landmarks project with a special guest visit from Mr. Tom Costigan. The native New Yorker has worked in construction his entire life!
Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:55:21 PM
Over the past few months, the third graders have become a close-knit writing community, immersing themselves in the world of poetry!
Posted Monday, May 15, 2017 4:17:40 PM
Congrats to our students who have been coming extra early to school regularly throughout the year to study together. MAZAL TOV!
Posted Monday, May 15, 2017 4:11:53 PM
Over the past few months, second graders have been studying New York City landmarks. Prior to selecting a landmark to research, students participated in exciting field trips!
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:39:52 PM
The students completed an author study about Mo Willems, discovering his craft as an author and illustrator. They were able to write and illustrate their own books featuring the famous Pigeon!
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:34:14 PM
Fourth graders have been studying data collection in science this month. Using the recent Internet phenomenon of the water bottle flip challenge, students designed an experiment to optimize success.
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:27:00 PM
Last week the 3rd and 4th grade chorus performed songs for KJ's Lunch and Learn seniors and special guests, many of whom were Holocaust survivors. After singing the children had a chance to meet and interact with the guests. The event was truly special and memorable.
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 3:17:27 PM
From completing a New York City themes "Starry Night" to working on the Japanese art of kirigami, each of our LS grades is immersed in the arts this spring!
Posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 3:09:50 PM
As a prelude to the 2nd grade picture book writing unit, students used critical thinking and personal opinions to evaluate what makes a good book.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 2:19:26 PM
After reading personal narratives in class, our first graders began creating their own personal narratives. The students were very proud of their hard work and teachers were so excited to share their writing at parent-teacher conferences.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 2:10:22 PM
In the midst of their New York City Landmarks study, second graders participated in a mock landmark designation trial! A representative from the Friends of The Upper East Side Historic District organization visited to teach students about protecting buildings and special places all around the Upper East Side.
Posted Monday, Apr 3, 2017 4:51:59 PM
While easy to use, "googling" is not necessarily the ideal method for accurate research. Results may include misinformation, inaccuracies, or bias.
Posted Monday, Apr 3, 2017 4:45:00 PM
This week, the 4th Grade classes took a special trip to the Museum of the City of New York to learn about Dutch New York (1624-1664)!
Posted Monday, Mar 27, 2017 10:41:00 AM
On Tuesday, the 4th and 6th grades watched the WZO & Orna Porat Theater in Israel performance of "Herzl - The Dream that Came True."
Posted Monday, Mar 27, 2017 10:25:00 AM
The Ramaz Lower School Book Day is all about connections where students connect to literature in a multitude of ways. This year's Lower School Book Day featured the book The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau by Dan Yaccarino.
Posted Monday, Mar 27, 2017 10:18:41 AM
Looking at well-known poems, students decided when the line breaks would make the most sense in each poem!
Posted Monday, Mar 20, 2017 3:31:17 PM
As a precursor to their European Team Handball unit, children in grades 1-4 worked on their throwing skills. Each class played, "Not in my Backyard," in which students practiced throwing balls accurately over, under, through, and around designated obstacles.
Posted Monday, Mar 20, 2017 3:26:39 PM
The third graders have been hard at work learning about poetry! They have been learning about different poetic devices, such as similes, metaphors, and personification.
Posted Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 11:21:01 AM
During the month of Adar the LS is making more of an effort to "Go the Extra SMILE." Watch here!
Posted Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 11:01:58 AM
The cultural exchange took place during the third graders' computer classes, when each of our students created a QR code that contained a question for the students in India about their school -- and now we received their video reply!
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