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Posted Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 9:32:00 PM
In conjunction with learning about transportation, Pre-K Tzahov had the privilege of seeing a real Hatzolah ambulance! Mr. Leo Esses (Elias' father) gave the class a tour of the ambulance. Students learned about the blood pressure machine, checked out the walkie talkies, tried on helmets, saw the stretcher, and were fascinated by the Band Aids -- the most used material on the ambulance...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 9:26:00 PM
Pre-K Yarok has been studying their favorite animals. In order to see them first hand, students went on a field trip to the Central Park Zoo! What a fun trip it was! First, the children followed the maps (that they made themselves!) to see the sea lions -- which were swimming around and around...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 11:43:00 PM
Nursery Varod has been immersed in a unit on different artists and their famous works of art. In order to help the children connect to this topic, the teachers read the book The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle. This book explains that a person can paint or draw an object in any color...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019 11:32:00 AM
Before winter break several Middle School classes had the opportunity to visit the ECC. They enjoyed reading and playing with the younger students and collaborating while building and playing! This was a wonderful chance to foster inter-divisional connections between Ramaz students!
Posted Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 8:35:00 PM
Students in K-Zahav love to read books! After examining their choices and taking a class vote, the children chose to study author Frank Asch. They read some of his books while learning about space, and when the question was posed as to which author to study, Frank Asch was the clear winner...
Posted Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 3:23:00 PM
Each grade participated in a "Chanukah Round Robin" this week! Activities included: edible chanukiot (made from bananas and pretzel sticks), edible dreidels, resist art with Chanukah candles and water color paint, playing Chanukah Headbanz, beeswax candle making, Chanukah digs and oil experiments. Festive music was playing and a great time was had by all...
Posted Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 10:59:00 PM
The highlight of Thanksgiving for many families is a scrumptious feast! Each grade gathered together for their own pre-Thanksgiving feast in advance of the holiday. In Nursery and Pre-K the children prepared snacks and ate pumpkin muffins, corn bread, and cranberry-sauce popsicles together. They took a "mindfulness moment" and sang and danced together while Moreh Ben played on the guitar...
Posted Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 10:28:00 PM
Several of the Kindergarten classes spent weeks studying the sun, moon and stars. As a culminating activity, Cosmic I.Q a traveling planetarium came to Ramaz. Many of the children have never seen a planetarium and seeing a large dome in the middle of the auditorium raised many questions....
Posted Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 11:47:00 AM
Early Childhood children are working on threading and knotting their needle during Sewing Club! Students practiced their over-under stitch on these fruit patterns pictured and then decorated them with sticker faces.
Posted Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 3:54:00 PM
In honor of Election Day, Nursery classes held their own class elections! Teachers set up a private voting booth and children placed their votes for the book they wished to read before the school-day ended. Students chose between "Elephants Can't Dance," and " Pigeon Needs a Bath."...
Posted Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 9:03:00 PM
The ECC children are continuing to learn about the creation of the world! Through our program's integrated approach to learning, teachers helped students experience the vastness of the world by encouraging building projects! Students chose whatever interested them most about our world, including building Hubble telescopes, rocket ships, aquariums, fitness gyms, and even the entire solar system...
Posted Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 10:07:00 AM
Eighth graders and ECC students have been working together to spread chesed on the Upper East Side. For the past two weeks, the Nursery and Pre-K students have baked challah for elders in the community. The 8th graders then delivered the challah in a pre-Shabbat visit to members of our community. Tizku L'Mitzvot!
Posted Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 4:24:00 PM
Our ECC children love "Block Share." After students have worked very hard on building, they come together and describe what their structures are! This experience is fun and exciting for both the children who are discussing what they've made – using "expressive language" - and for the children who are listening – who respond with "receptive language."...
Posted Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 11:14:00 PM
Over 80 prospective parents attended our ECC Open House yesterday, some of whom were Ramaz alumni or children of alumni, former faculty members, and current staff!
Posted Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 10:58:00 PM
The children in the ECC are continuing to learn about creation. This week the ECC had a very special visit from The Nature Company. This experience tied in beautifully to the theme of Creation, because Hashem created all types of animals!
Posted Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 11:48:41 PM
Prospective Parents for fall 2019 are invited to the EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday, October 17, at 8:30AM at The Ramaz Early Childhood Center in the Englander Education Center, 125 East 85th Street, NYC. Meet our nurturing educators and experience our inquiry-based, dual-language curriculum. Discover how our children build friendships, collaborate, take risks, and become curious learners in a Torah environment. Please invite your friends, too. Please RSVP at 212-774-8025 or to
Posted Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 3:57:00 PM
Students have begun their study of the Torah! To get the children excited and to help them understand what they are about to learn, all of the children in the ECC went to the main sanctuary in KJ to view a real Torah scroll. Rabbi Weinstock met students in the shul and opened the Aron Kodesh for them. Students learned that there are eleven Sifrei Torah in the Aron at KJ...
Posted Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 3:42:00 PM
When studying the creation of the world, Pre-K Tzahov applied an original and different approach! First, children looked at an image of a Mondrian painting. Teachers asked students what they saw in the paintings. They noticed lines, shapes (squares and rectangles that we were different sizes!), as well as colors red, blue, and yellow. Some children shared that these were primary colors. Teachers explained that all the colors we see can be replicated by mixing at least two primary colors together...
Posted Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 3:48:00 PM
How can we make a Sukkah? What does it need to make it kosher? How can we make it sturdy? Can we build a Sukkah that we can fit into? Can Bentzi fit into a Sukkah that we build? The children's inquiries led to experimentation and discovery!
Posted Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 2:45:00 PM
It was wonderful to welcome your children back to school. All of our classes are getting to know one another and are learning the routines of the day. Last week, Rabbi Weinstock visited the Pre-K and Kindergarten classes with his Shofar in tow. He showed the children a few different kinds of Shofarot – large, small, shiny, and dull. Rabbi Weinstock explained where a Shofar comes from, which prompted many questions from the children.
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