Farm Stay Group1 ~Day1


2019 Mattison Farm Stay has successfully finished.
Now, we would like to share some pics from the group1.

~The most difficult thing to us was to let them figure out things by themselves without us guiding through everything~

Because we believe failing or making mistakes is an okay thing, so then, how you fix it or come up with a solution is the learning.



~Not a moment of life is wasted on a farm~

Mattison Farm Stay 2019 has started.
A little update between our sessions while we are back to Harrison, NY for a few days.

Our first group was from all different ages and backgrounds. It’s great to see them work hard together and get along so well.
Our focus on this program is to let them experience wonderful North-eastern American farms while we teach practical English,agriculture economy, environmental issues and American culture.

As each day went by, we saw changes in them.

They were able to see what was happening to take responsibilities independently, but still work together.
There are so many things we would like to tell you.
Since we’ll start another session on 7/31, we are focusing on preparation now.

We’ll be on the farm without internet for a while again, so we apologize if we can’t get in touch with you quickly.
The whole new 2019 farm stay experience will be updated in August!
Have a great summer everyone!

Water Rocket Science


今回はBaking SodaとVinegarを使ったロケットサイエンスに挑戦です。

TPR(Total Physical response) ;英語を耳で聞き、手を動かし作業を進める。わからない時は質問。羽の付ける位置やデザインなど皆説明を聞き逃さないように真剣に取り組んでいました。

このロケットはBaking SodaとVinegarが反応しCO2が発生しその気体の圧力で勢いよくロケットが発射します。講師の説明をしっかり聞き、危険のないように注意を払いいざ発射!


Look at their smiles!
It’s hard not to be excited about launching rockets into the air.
This activity was a success. Everyone built their own rocket from scratch and each of them left the launch pad and flew high up into the air! Each of the participants were so into building their rocket they lost track of time.

We studied about the 2 processes used in launching the rockets. The chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar took a bit longer than using the air pump but it was great to hear the screams of surprise when the rocket blasted off.

These TPR activities are perfect for getting everyone involved, speaking and learning new vocabulary and natural expressions!


Farm Stay ⭐Orientation⭐

Such a beautiful day for our Farm Stay Orientation 2019.

Everyone attending from NY got to know each other and probably felt our passion. Looks like we have two GREAT groups for both sessions this year.

Farm Stay is 4 weeks away. We can’t wait to meet two more participants from Japan!

We are excited to give them all new experiences.

Farmstay Preparation🌻ファームステイ準備


Farmstay Preparation🌻ファームステイ準備

We visited our family farm over Memorial Day weekend. Although it was a short stay, it was productive as we could talk face to face to most people involved. Topics: Activities, educational content, safety and food😊
Seeing their faces and talking about it gave us a great vibe. The time has come again.

We turned on our switch‼

We appreciate everyone who cares about this growing program and supports us!






満員御礼☆Farm Stay2019


Farm Stay 2019 is SOLD OUT, THANK YOU!
Again, we get to introduce a whole new world to 10 of our great friends.
We are so excited for both A and B Mattison Farm Stay sessions. During our farm stay, participants will learn and experience about;

☆sustainable farm living in modern society(economy)

☆American culture and manners(sociology)

☆building strong English communication skills(English Language)

We can hardly wait to see them! Please keep your eye on our upcoming program. Thank you for your support!






🐥Easter Week 2019


Happy Easter to everyone!

We are enjoying our annual Easter egg coloring throughout the week. We love to pull out each student’s interest to make it into a deep conversation while we color eggs. Seems like they are more comfortable talking about their lives when we are just chatting like this.



<Who still studies English only at the desk?🤷 >

Every activity lends itself to English learning😊. We really enjoy seeing how our students grow from hands on learning.

We spent our Saturday and Sunday building and preparing our vegetable beds. We’re excited to use these to add another dimension to our lessons.