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Posted Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 2:15:00 PM
Also inspired by their learning during Yom Ha'atzmaut, Pre-K Yarok decided to open their own museum. While transforming their room to Tel Aviv for Yom Ha'atzmaut, the children looked at architecture and art from Tel Aviv. They learned about Marc Chagall and his art. They were then inspired to focus on art, which led to their opening of their art museum...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM
The ECC children watched as caterpillars metamorphasized into butterflies. After watching and journaling this experience, the children let the butterflies go! Some classes used the roof, the outdoor classroom, 85th street and even Central Park! NYC is even more beautiful after the release of the butterflies!
Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:53:00 PM
Children in the ECC had a fantastic Lag Ba'Omer celebration including soccer and sundaes. They reflected on "V'ahvta L'raicha Komocha." Kindergarteners got ready for first grade by eating in the lunchroom. For photos...
Posted Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:28:00 PM
K-Tcheylet learned all about Eilat, which included doing research, writing a brochure, and recreating the city in their classroom. After learning about Eilat, the children had many questions about sea life. Their questions helped to propel the class to learn more about it. They learned that there are different levels of the sea and made three areas of the class to represent each layer. They figured out how to make fish to scale and then compared them both to each other and to themselves. They decided they wanted to figure out how to make their own aquarium. Luckily, Audrey's grandparents have an amazing fish tank in their apartment. The children gleefully went over to see this firsthand. They had questions for Audrey's grandparents and they were able to see a real eel, gorgeous fish, and beautiful coral. Thank you to the family for opening their home and extending our learning! K-Tcheylet is ready to take on the challenge of building an aquarium and transforming their room into an ocean!
Posted Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:27:00 PM
The children of Nursery Adom are learning about transportation. In conjunction with this unit, the class went to visit the fire station on 85th Street. The children wanted to thank the firefighters for all of their hard work, so they baked them a cinnamon bun cake. The firefighters taught the children so much about what their job entails and gave them safety tips on what to do in the event of a fire and to discuss it with their parents. Here are the safety tips: call 911, don't worry about your pets, when leaving, close the door, check your smoke detectors twice a year, and have a meeting spot arranged prior so that everyone knows where to go. Everyone had a wonderful time!
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 Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:37:00 AM
Mummies and Masterpieces focused on Israel this month highlighting Yoram Gal who used watercolors for a fun take on cities in Israel and portraits of people and Dale Chihuly who made a special installment of his work in Jerusalem in 2000. A special project that Chihuly made for this exhibit included tons of ice shipped from Alaska that he colored and made into a wall, similar to the Kotel. For our project, we took big ice cubes and used water droppers with liquid water color...
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, May 8, 2019 6:14:00 PM
When you enter the ECC, it's hard to know if you are in NYC or Israel! The excitement of celebrating Israel's 71st birthday is palpable.The children have been working on building and creating different cities in Israel, researching each city along the way....
Posted Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 1:46:00 PM
Throughout the year, the children in the ECC collect tzedakah. We work on making it meaningful and concrete for the children, for example, the children have used their tzedakah money to buy food and toys for those who are less fortunate. Before Pesach, it is a great treat to do the mitzvah of Maot Chitim with Rabbi Lookstein. All of the ECC classes brought their tzedakah to Rabbi Lookstein who will distribute it to help others enjoy Pesach. The students and the Rabbi sang the songs they learned in school; it was a beautiful and memorable moment for all involved.One class even taught Rabbi Lookstein an English addition to the Seder song Kadesh, orchatz... He said he was going to add it to his Seder! In addition to learning the importance of tzedakah, we also use it as a teachable moment. The children sort and count the tzedakah before they give it away. It is also exciting to see how our coins can add up!
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