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Posted Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 11:57:00 AM
The Kindergarten celebrated Tu B'Shevat by joining the 5th graders in the MS for a holiday themed round robin. The 5th graders prepared a very meaningful morning for the younger students. The ECC children painted planters, played Tu B'Shevat Bingo, and decorated a large tree...
Posted Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 3:33:00 PM
Kindergarteners have been getting dirty with worms in science. Through feeding--and even touching--the worms themselves and creating their own edible "compost," the students are discovering how worms can help reduce the size of our landfills and make the earth a more beautiful place.
Posted Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 1:23:00 PM
The ECC came together to celebrate Bentzi's birthday on Rosh Chodesh Shevat. Bentzi's family even flew in from Israel for the festivities. Students watched a montage of Bentzi's life and decorated "Bentzi" cakes, sang birthday songs, and even wrote birthday books in Hebrew!
Posted Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 1:21:00 PM
Pre-K Yarok and Pre-K Lavan have been learning about animals this month! They built a zoo in their class and then decided that they wanted to visit a real zoo. Luckily, there is a zoo right here in Central Park! In preparation for their trip to the Central Park Zoo, the children were given real maps of the zoo to examine. They pored over the maps with fascination, as they followed the paths with their fingers and looked at the pictures of where specific animals can be found...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 4:08:00 PM
The Kindergarten children learned why they had the day off from school on Monday -- to remember and commemorate a special man named Martin Luther King Jr. Teachers spoke about how there were rules in America that were unfair and not kind, and some people followed the rules but MLK stood up to them and fought for equality and fairness...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 4:04:00 PM
Nursery Varod is immersed in learning about animals. This prompted the children to change their Imagination Station into something different -- a zoo! Students made a list of the items necessary for a zoo, such as cages, animals, food, tickets, a gift shop, hay for horses, and even a place to play...
Posted Friday, Jan 5, 2018 11:06:00 AM
The children in the ECC happily arrived back in school and shared adventures from their time off. Before the break, the children expressed what they wanted to study when they returned...
Posted Friday, Jan 5, 2018 11:04:00 AM
Just before the winter break the physical education department created an obstacle course for the nursery students. Each station was meant to explore a variety of traveling skills, in order to help children understand the concept of moving over, under, around, and through objects. The children had a wonderful time moving around through each obstacle!
Posted Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 6:36:00 PM
Each ECC grade participated in a special holiday-themed "Chanukah Round Robin." The children were divided into groups and were able to play and celebrate with students from other classes. When the classes came into their new groups, the fun began! Activities in the "round robin" included: creating edible chanukiot (made from bananas and pretzel sticks)...
Posted Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 11:00:00 PM
With great anticipation for Chanukah, the children of Pre-K Yarok have learned all about the characters and events of the stirring Chanukah story. They learned about brave Yehuda HaMacabee with his small band of Jewish soldiers, as well as Antiochus and his big army...
Posted Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 2:25:00 PM
The children in the ECC were looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving last week! Each class spent time learning the history of the exciting holiday. The children spent the week making natural dyes from vegetables and spices including beets, cabbage, and turmeric. They enjoyed experimenting with the dyes by placing them on different kinds of materials...
Posted Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 4:57:00 PM
Most 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 Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 4:40:00 PM
Last Tuesday morning, Nursery parents experienced a taste of Nursery class in Ramaz! Nursery teachers modeled lessons for parents to help them better understand our exciting program. One of the takeaways from the breakfast was displaying the ways in which the Nursery program is integrated and connected...
Posted Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 8:24:00 PM
Last week, K-Tcheylet was busy learning all about the human body. With Torah stories guiding their learning, K-Tcheylet voted to learn more about day 6 of creation, when Hashem created people and animals. Once they began to study the human body, they decided to take it to the next level and start an extended project of building a doctor's office...
Posted Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 4:50:00 PM
The children in the ECC are continuing to learn about creation; to bring their studies to life they had a special visit from The Nature Company who brought different kinds of animals into our classrooms. The experience tied in beautifully to the theme of Creation because Hashem created all types of animals, as the student learned from Parashat Bereishit and Noach...
Posted Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 9:47:00 PM
Torah study is in full force at the ECC. After Simchat Torah, students began learning the Torah all over again, and the children were immediately inspired by the story of creation. Pre-K Tzahov took a bit of a unique approach towards the story, by looking at paintings by Mondrian, and later taking a trip to Central Park...
Posted Sunday, Oct 8, 2017 9:53:00 PM
Last week, all ECC classes were immersed in learning about the festival of Sukkot! In preparation for the holiday, students also focused on Simchat Torah with the help of CKJ's Rabbi Weinstock, who brought students to the sanctuary to show them the impressive Torah scrolls and who spoke to them about the significance of our holy and celebrated text...
Posted Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 6:13:00 PM
How many creative ways can one build a Sukkah? The children in the ECC experimented, worked together, and discovered new and exciting ways to build a Sukkah in anticipation of the upcoming holiday.
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 11:19:00 PM
Do you remember the first time you heard the Shofar blasts? Sometimes the smaller one is, the more unforgettable the sound becomes. Last week, our youngest students were fascinated by the ancient sounds of Tekiyah, Shevarim, and Teruah ...
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