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Posted Monday, Apr 8, 2019 2:00:00 PM
Many 8th and a few 7th grade students attended a new Gemara-based competition from Talmud Israeli. Like Torah Bowl, the students competed as teams against other area schools, this time at Westchester Day School. Our students prepared several dapim of Masechet Bava Batra as presented by Talmud Israeli, and also studied several decades of Israeli history. Our students enjoyed a beach-side barbecue lunch and received sweatshirts and other SWAG. Yashar kochachem to Shoshana S. and Alex M., who represented Ramaz in the lightning round.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 5:23:00 PM
Three Middle School students have submitted their approximately 2500 word carefully researched and annotated historical papers to be judged against peers throughout the city at New York City History Day, an educational project held at the Museum of the City of New York in affiliation with National History Day.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 5:00:00 PM
Fourth Grade students are very excited to be engaged in their new recorder unit! Students are reviewing basic rhythmic patterns by rote and reading. They've learned their first three notes which will soon lead to the performance of simple songs. They are excited to be able to apply their reading skills and play on a brand new instrument which features fun (and sometimes squeaky) sounds. Fourth graders are looking forward to their May trip to Carnegie Hall where they will sing and play with children from across the city in the Link Up program.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 4:32:00 PM
Juniors were honored to welcome musicians Sae Hashimoto and Brandon Ilaw who were wonderful. They explored various aspects of percussion ensemble and solo playing with a fascinated audience of Ramaz students. For some, this was the first up-close introduction to many of the instruments used. The music was beautiful and the musicianship at a very high level...
Posted Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 1:07:00 PM
Grade 6 students in Morah Rinat's Hebrew class had a special book report project! Each student wrote a summary and recommendation for the book on the back of his or her t-shirt. The characters, story plot, favorite part, and quote from the story were drawn and illustrated on other parts of the t-shirt. The t-shirts are hanging in the Middle School lobby. Please check them out. To view photos...
Posted Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 12:42:00 PM
All of the ECC classes visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art with Lauren from Mummies and Masterpieces. There they saw the Egyptian Art exhibit. It was fascinating to see what we have been learning about first-hand. We learned more about the way people lived in Mitzrayim. We saw a huge statue of a Pharaoh as well as many smaller ones. We also saw a statue of a Jewish slave. There were drawings on papyrus paper depicting daily life in Egypt and the Temple of Dendur, which had hieroglyphics on the walls. Lauren showed us pictures of the excavation of the Temple from the Nile River. We enjoyed looking at the way the Egyptians lived, and learned a lot about their life in ancient Egypt. Our learning came to life and invoked many thoughtful questions. It was exciting, informative and elevated our classroom learning.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 2:18:00 PM
6th grade students were mesmerized by the story of Mary Poppins turned into Mary Poppera, an original opera written and performed by graduate students from the Manhattan School of Music. Students were impressed by the incredible musicianship of the performers, and learned many terms that had to do with this art form. Mary Poppera included a few original songs and songs from other famous operas and musicals and bolstered our students' music class as they learned many terms that had to do with this art form. This program was made possible to our students thanks to a generous donation from the Spiro family in honor of the Vorchheimer grandchildren.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 1:12:00 PM
The Women's History Month celebration continued with lessons in Judaic and General Studies classes, technology, and PE with focus on an author, entrepreneur, biblical scholar, Olympian...For photos...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 1:54:00 PM
As previously reported in Zmail, The Lower School opened Women's History Month with an assembly for grades 1-4. Following are highlights of activities that have taken place in the classrooms this month.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 1:50:00 PM
The first graders read a book about Raye Montague, the female engineer who created the first computer-generated rough draft of a naval ship, and participated in an activity where they were able to design and build their own structures. After discussing the attributes of some flat (2D) and solid (3D) shapes, the students put their building skills to work as they designed and built their own 2D and 3D structures using chickpeas and toothpicks. It was amazing to see how well they worked together and how proud they were of their creations.
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