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Posted Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 1:11:00 PM
Second Graders had their Landmarks Celebrations last week! As an interdisciplinary unit, this was a culmination of work they did in reading, writing, art, science, music, and computers! In reading, students researched their landmarks, reading nonfiction texts and taking careful notes to record the information they learned. For details, photos from each class's celebration, and the fun facts videos...
Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019 6:00:00 AM
Seventh graders enjoyed their trip to Allamuchy State Park where they enjoyed nature, hiking, and rock climbing. Some students even overcame their fear of heights and insects as they pushed themselves out of their comfort zone. They learned how to support each other as they guided their peers up the wall and even belayed each other. On the bus, the students sang the new Ramaz alma mater and showed great spirit. For pictures...
Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:29:00 PM
Fourth and fifth graders took part in a wonderful program by the Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute called Link Up. They joined close to 2,000 other students from around the tri-state area in a highly participatory concert, in which they sang with and enjoyed listening to The Orchestra of St. Lutes with different soloists, in one of the most famous concert halls in the world...
Posted Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:25:00 PM
K-Segol has been very interested in animals, which led to learning about the rainforest. In order to conduct good research, the class headed out to the Central Park Zoo. Before they went they discussed and predicted what they would see, hear, and smell. When they were at the Zoo, they noticed the temperature, sounds, mist, and beautiful colors of the trees and the animals. A peacock greeted them and showed off its beautiful feathers. The class learned so much and will apply it to their study of rainforests.
Posted Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:42:00 AM
4th grade students visited the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights, which served as George Washington's headquarters during the 1776 Battle of Harlem Heights. They were fascinated to walk on the original floorboards that several of our very first presidents also stepped upon on over 200 years ago, such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson...
Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019 5:10:00 PM
In the past few weeks, the first graders went on neighborhood walks! The students, accompanied by parents and teachers, walked up and down 85th Street exploring all the different places where people can purchase goods and services. They kept track of their observations using a checklist. The neighborhood walks are part of the students' year-end study of community workers. Students are already hard at work writing their nonfiction community worker magazines, which they will present to their parents in June...
Posted Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:26:00 PM
Four students visited one of the corporate offices of WeWork, a successful startup that is revolutionizing the current office real estate market. Arash Gohari '91, a co-head of WeWork Real Estate in the US, Israel and Canada, met with us. He described in detail WeWork's business plan, the entrepreneurial aspect of the business and the model... Jacob D. '21
Posted Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:51:00 AM
First graders participated in the Polar Expedition program at the Central Park Zoo (CPZ). This trip was the culminating activity for our Adaptations and Habitats Unit. This experience was guided by a CPZ penguin expert who shared with us the fascinating adaptations penguins have which help these amazing birds survive in often inhospitable climates: webfeet, streamlined bodies, wings shaped like flippers, blubber (fat), thick skin and tightly packed overlapping feathers. The live (and very cold!) exhibit displayed four types of penguins at their best. We were delighted to see Chinstrap, Marconi, Gentoo, and King penguins whooshing and racing underwater. The first graders experienced first hand how the penguins' adaptations helped them swim fast to catch food and survive in their habitats.
Posted Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 12:38:00 AM
Ambassador Danny Danon, Israel's Permanent Representative to the United Nations invited us to attend the opening exhibition, Israel's Humanitarian Aid Around the World. Although it was a late evening event, freshman Shira S., sophomores Charles S., and Adam V., juniors Gail H., and Ella R. and senior Ilan S. signed on without ever expecting to have such an eye-opening, informative and impactful experience. All too often, we view Israel only through the lens of military operations as the imperative need for the IDF to keep Israel secure and safe is on-going and essential. Most of us do not know about the humanitarian efforts that the IDF extends to countries around the world when disaster strikes. We listened in awe as we heard about the 2010 delegation to Haiti following the mega earthquake where Israel treated over 1100 patients, the 2013 delegation sent to the Philippines to set up a field hospital following the typhoon strike, and in 2016 as part of "Operation Good Neighbor,"...
Posted Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 1:56:00 PM
In the midst of their New York City Landmarks study, second graders participated in a series of four workshops with a representative from the Friends of The Upper East Side Historic District. Students learned about the many distinguishing architectural features often found on Landmark protected buildings, such as pediments, lintels, bay windows, and cornices. They learned of a real case when an Upper East Side building was being nominated for landmark status and had the chance to design a building with their newly acquired architectural knowledge. This week they walked around our neighborhood. Next time you see a second grader, ask him or her to tell you about The Park Avenue Historic District and the important preservation work accomplished by the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic District!
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