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Posted Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
Looking at well-known poems, students decided when the line breaks would make the most sense in each poem!
Posted Monday, Mar 20, 2017 
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 
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 
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 
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!
Posted Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 
At the Brooklyn Robot Foundry students participated in a workshop where they made their own glow pets! Students began the workshop, by learning about robots and building circuits.
Posted Monday, Mar 6, 2017 
Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2 -- Dr. Seuss's birthday! This year the Lower School marked the day by kicking off our Book Day season!
Posted Monday, Mar 6, 2017 
To culminate their biography genre study, 3rd grade students created character mobiles using the app, Live Caption.
Posted Monday, Mar 6, 2017 
First graders had an exciting time investigating butterflies at the American Museum of Natural History to wrap up their insect unit in Science class.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 
In order to be successful in the PE "island hop" challenge, students must cooperate, communicate, and exude positivity.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 
LS students had an opportunity to learn firsthand about the life of an accomplished person in a wheelchair!
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