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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 admissions@ramaz.org.
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.
Posted Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 5:14:00 PM
Many of the ongoing units of study that the children have been working on, came to fruition in a beautiful way. The children took the skills they learned all year and applied them. They worked collaboratively and through experimentation, trial and error, and discovery, built something wonderful...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 2:57:00 PM
As Rabbi Lookstein so eloquently said, "this was the best Zimriah ever!!!" This year, the Kindergarten Zimriah celebrated Israel @70. The children certainly did justice to recognizing this very important milestone in our history. They sang all of the songs in Hebrew, which came naturally for them -- thanks to their immersion in our bilingual program...
Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:21:00 PM
There's a new, different, and exciting sound that can be heard in the ECC classrooms! In addition to the usual giggling, singing, and learning, there is now -- chirping!! Chicken eggs were delivered to the ECC at the beginning of May – just in time for spring. After the children monitored and turned the eggs for around a week, they began to hatch...
Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:20:00 PM
The children in Nursery Adom have been learning about transportation and decided that they wanted to build their own airport. They learned all about what both an airport and an airplane has in it and off they went! The TSA would appreciate their security. They have an area to walk through which you hope won't beep...
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:23:00 PM
The Mummies and Masterpieces program came to the Nursery and Pre-K. classes last week to speak about an exciting artist! The children learned about Dale Chihuly, an American glass sculptor. His works are considered to possess outstanding artistic merit in the field of blown glass...
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:22:00 PM
Pre-K Yarok is focusing on transportation study and the students have been using the neighborhood to guide their discovery! While investigating, students learned that a wagon is one way to get around. Together they brainstormed on the best way to make a wagon.
Posted Wednesday, May 9, 2018 1:50:00 PM
The Kindergarten classes have been studying their favorite Israeli artists, including Anna Ticho, Menashe Kadishman, Michal Na'aman, and Yaacov Agam. The children were excited to learn about the time period that each artist lived in and to experience making art in that artist's style...
Posted Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018 11:27:00 AM
Pesach preparations were in full swing in the ECC. Students enjoyed baking their own matzah, in exactly 18 minutes, as is the halakhic requirement. Students were encouraged to compare and contrast the differences and similarities between matzah and challah. The activity culminated with an afikomen "hunt," which was a hit among the investigative little ones...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 6:07:00 PM
Every day the Kindergarten children count how many days they have been in school! While doing this, they learn to count by 5's and 10's and their goal is to count to 100. Last week, that goal was met. With great excitement, the Kindergarten celebrated reaching 100 days of school. Every class had a "100-day museum" which displayed 100 items in many different ways....
Posted Monday, Mar 5, 2018 4:47:00 PM
In the Purim spirit, Pre-K classes prepared Mishloach Manot for the KJ Lunch and Learn group! Each class prepared an item and then worked together on assembling the packages. The experience was one of camaraderie and teamwork for the sake of fulfilling a mitzvah...
Posted Monday, Mar 5, 2018 4:38:00 PM
In preparation for Purim, Rabbi Weinstock visited each ECC class and showed the children the megillah scroll and discussed the similarities and differences between a Sefer Torah and a Megillah. A Sofer (scribe) writes both holy texts on parchment, using a bird's feather and ink, but the main difference, the students learned, is that a Megillah has only one scroll whereas a Sefer Torah has two...
Posted Monday, Mar 5, 2018 4:37:00 PM
The month of Adar gives the ECC an opportunity to embrace its silly side. In the spirit of the month, ECC classrooms turned some of their regular routines upside down by occasionally dancing in the hallways and partaking in many other acts that bring the joy of Adar into the air...
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