Farm Stay Group1 ~Day1

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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.

★FARM STAY STARTED★

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~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

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ここNYでは既に夏休みが始まり、マティソンへも元気な子供たちが英語を学びながら色んなアクティビティを体験しに来てくれています。
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。

120分レッスンの開始は、先ずはロケット制作から。
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。

そしていよいよロケットが完成し、公園へ移動~。
自分の作ったロケットがどのように発射するのか早く打ち上げたくて仕方ない様子のみんな。
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!
想像以上の迫力に子供達も大興奮!

お酢が服に飛び散るハプニングもありましたが、今回のアクティビティで英語や理科がますます好きになってくれたと思います。

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!

Email: chris@mattisonenglish.com

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

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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!

今週末、メモリアルデーという米国の祝日を利用してマティソンのファミリー牧場へ足を運び、ファームステイの打ち合わせをしてきました。

実際にプログラムに関わる家族、親戚に会えると

今年もこの時期がやってきたなぁ!!

と、気合いが入ります。

打ち合わせではプログラムのコンセプト、アクティビティ内容、食材、安全対策について話合いました。今後はもっと細い内容を少しずつ具体的に決めていきます。
毎年私達の目指すプログラムの方向性を理解し協力してくれる家族皆に本当に感謝です。

満員御礼☆Farm Stay2019

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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!

2019年のファームステイの参加者10名が決定しました。
昨年に引き続き日程A(7月)と日程B(8月)各日程がお陰様で両日程満席となりました事をご報告します。今年も日本から新たに数名参加してくれることになりどんな出会いとなるか今から楽しみにしています。

*経済学-持続可能なアメリカ農業と現代社会との関係

*社会学/環境学-アメリカ文化とマナーそして自然環境

*英語-発信する力、コミュニケーション能力を鍛える英会話


マティソンのファームステイでは上にある3つのコンセプトを柱に学びます。多くの新しい事を発見し、参加者それぞれがそれを将来に繋げていってほしいと願っています。ファームステイ2019、大草原の中で培ってきた古き良きNYの家族、マティソン一族が誠心誠意をこめてお届けます。今後のアップデートをお楽しみに…

🐥Easter Week 2019

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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.
今年の感謝祭はとても遅く4/21です。マティソンでは毎年好例のエッグカラーリング週😉まったりとした自然な雰囲気があるからこそ話したい伝えたい…と思える。片言の英語で必死に伝えようとする生徒さんがとても愛おしく、癒され、教える側が逆にパワーをもらっています💖

週末まで続くこのアクティビティ。楽しませていただきます🤗

“机だけににかじりついて勉強してるのだ〜れ”

<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.
ここマティソンではどんなアクティビティでも英語習得につながっていきます。

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.
この週末はベジタブルベットを作りました💖未来を考える若者のための自然環境、地球温暖化、サステイナブルライフを考えるレッスンに活用しようと思っています🐝🌱🍅🍒

Spring

🌱Spring🌱
Look, what we found in our front yard today 🙄
Moved to this house last May, we are finding what comes out in spring. Hope we find good surprises like this one.

昨年5月に引越してきたこの家の庭先で、初めての春の訪れを発見。ガックリのサプライズも多々ある築90年の古家、今日の様なサプライズは歓迎…👌