Chemistry Experiments Viva la Smoothie!

In the Chemistry Lab class, we began the year by instilling some basic skills around lab reports and lab work etiquette. Now that these procedures are solidified, the students are being given the opportunity to take part of their education into their own hands. Students are bringing their own chemistry labs ideas to class to share with the group. Each… Read More

Learning French Écrivent

What is in a word? A phrase? We take advantage of our language skills every day to communicate everything from our basic needs to our emotions. Imagine being in a situation where every word is foreign. Perhaps you’ve learned a language before and remember that moment when you heard words you didn’t understand. Not just one or two words, but… Read More

97 Orchard Street High School Perspective

On November 11th the High School class visited the Tenement Museum, 97 Orchard Street, on the lower East side of Manhattan. The Tenement Museum provides opportunities for visitors to experience a taste of old New York. The museum is housed in a tenement property that was erected in 1863, where 7,000 working class immigrants have previously lived prior to it… Read More

Independent Reading

At Voyagers’ Community School, we encourage students to have an independent reading time. Snuggled in corners, sitting in chairs, or laying on the floor, the students settle into their own space with 5 books of their choosing from the school library. They read the books to themselves, and every once in a while share something exciting from their book with… Read More

National Novel Writing Month

Here at Voyagers’, November brings a focus on gratitude… and NaNoWriMo! NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is a month long endeavor in which all ages take on the challenge (teachers included) to write a novel in a month. With word count goals that vary by age, all students can feel both challenged and inspired. In the past, students have expressed… Read More

A Path Appears…

  In early October our high school students were invited to a book lecture/signing of the recently published book, A Path Appears; Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, by the best selling authors of Half The Sky, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, at Brookdale Community College. They are the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism, which they… Read More

Testing the Water Quality

  Today, we look at testing water quality. How can we really find out what is in the water? How can we test for the things we cannot see. We know we have some dirt in the water, but does that mean it is polluted? We know that we have fish living in our stream. That must mean it’s suitable… Read More

Identifying the Fish

After exploring the stream and collecting data, students were curious about the fish they caught. What kind of fish is it? On top of that, teachers realized that the students were still unsure if the water in our stream is completely fresh or if it might have some salt water in it. Some students felt they were sure it was… Read More

Collecting Stream Data

  After studying the trees and the land, students have begun focusing on the water. We have begun collecting data, studying and exploring the stream. The question was asked, “How do the plants and trees on the land relate to the water in the stream?” After studying both the land and the water, we will look at how they are… Read More

Protest in the Woods

As students have been reading the World War I Chapter in Howard Zinn’s, A Young People’s History of the United States​, they had the chance to study a few anti-war protestors. Back in the classroom, students discussed the Espionage Act and how it changed the perception of freedom of speech in America. In this activity, the three pictures you see above… Read More