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Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:09:00 AM
Israel's 71st birthday celebration was sababa! All of the children in the ECC learned about Israel, its topography, food, attractions, art, and so much more. They visited a kibbutz, Tel Aviv, Tzfat, Eilat, the Kotel where they milked a cow, created candles and mosaics, tasted olives, enjoyed mud baths and the beach, hiked, went through an obstacle course and had fun. The learning throughout this process was amazing! The math, science and literacy opportunities were part of each and every stop. For details and great pictures...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 3:23:00 PM
The children in kindergarten have been counting the days of school since day one. In celebration of the much anticipated 100th day that arrived this week, all four kindergarten classes started their day together...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 2:41:00 PM
With an interest in transportation, K-Tcheylet chose to learn about trains. First, they visited the subway on 86th street, where they saw the ticket booth, signs, tracks, and the trains....
Posted Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 9:13:00 PM
Mishe Nichnas Adar Marbim B'Simcha! The Middle School students took it upon themselves to spread the Adar cheer! On Tuesday, some fifth graders returned to the Lower School and sang and danced with the third grade and ECC students....
Posted Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 9:04:00 PM
"Which winter sport would you like to try?" That was the question of the day - for Pre-K Lavan - on a frigid cold morning! The ECC children put their names in the column for the sport that they were interested in trying including: skiing, sledding, ice hockey, and snowboarding. This led to fun conversations about different winter sports...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 2:23:00 PM
Mummies and Masterpieces visited Pre-K classes for Tu B'Shevat! Students learned how trees and fruit may be incorporated into art and about artists who used nature in their artwork. For example, Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night contains pieces of a cypress tree. Students also viewed various works of art by Giuseppe Arcimboldo who used fruit to create parts of people's faces...
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!
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