Yoga and Movement Enhances Body and Mind

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Summer Term @Ross students taking Yoga and Movement are engaging their minds and bodies during the physical practice.

Each day, three groups of mostly ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students—many with no yoga experience—end their instructional day with a one-hour yoga class with ESOL teacher Kristine Hart. A part-time yoga instructor as well as an academic-year ESOL teacher, Kristine is combining the two fields to maximize the value her students get from their time on the mat. Continue reading

Discovery and Exploration at SOFO

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Today’s guest bloggers are the students in the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) class from the first session of Summer Term @Ross. Read on for a report from their recent field trip to South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center.

On July 14, the Summer Term @Ross ESOL students and teachers visited the local natural history museum to learn about the animals, plants, and environment of the East End of Long Island. Continue reading

Summer Term @Ross Begins Week Two!

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Students taking part in the first session of Summer Term @Ross capped off their first week of classes with a fun-filled weekend. On Friday afternoon, the group visited the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead to learn about and observe a variety of aquatic creatures, then embarked on an exciting boat tour of the bay. Afterward, the students tried various flavors of buffalo wings at a local restaurant. Although all had a fun time, many students fell victim to a craving for hot sauce, and are still recovering! On Saturday, students got a glimpse of New York City’s famed Times Square. They spent the afternoon browsing through retail stores, restaurants, and landmarks in the area. On Sunday, they followed up their adventures by kicking back and relaxing with a trip to the beach. Continue reading