😎Cool Experiment 🧪

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During this snowy season, we are staying warm and cozy and enjoying a cool science experiment with our students while we learn to describe the reactions and express feeling.

まだまだ真冬のNY。マティソンでは暖かい屋内でサイエンスの実験を行いながら、英語レッスンをおこなっています。科学反応や自分の思ったことを説明やレポートにまとめるなど、全て考えさせる興味深い内容です。

Oil とWaterにAlka Seltzer(Citric Acid とBaking Soda)の反応を楽しむ実験です。
どうしてOilとWaterが混ざらないの?
Why don’t the oil and the water get mixed?
どうしてFood ColorはOil にとけないのにWater はとけるの?
Why doesn’t the food color melt into the oil, but melts into the water?
色の泡が浮かび上がってはじけて,でまた下に落ちてくよ。
The color bubbles float up to the top and pop! Then they drop down to the bottom again.
わぁ…すっごーい!
Oh my….it’s so incredible!
信じられない。
So amazing.
あぁ、だからLava Lampっていうのね。
Oh, that why they call it “Lava Lamp”

色んな表現が飛び交います。

実験の締めくくりの、5つの素材のDensityを考える実験も生徒さんの予想を覆します。
Material ⇒plastic, glass, rubber, silver, woodが素材です。
What’s your prediction?
Will it float on the oil?
Will it float in the oil?
Will it sink in the oil?
Will it float in the water?
Will it sink in the water?
どの位置で5つの素材が静止するのでしょう。
自分の予想を書き込み、実際に実験して確認。

生徒さんがThe glass is more dense than the rubber.
The wood is less dense than silver.
とそれぞれのDensityと関係について意見を交わして終了するレッスンはきっとご家庭でも楽しめるアクティビティですね。

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Oil, Food Coloring, Alka-Seltzer


Holiday Activity 2020

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In-Person lesson Holiday Activity

As we approach this holiday season, we decided to do “Holiday Activity” for those who attend in-person lessons.

Many schools in the US have started all remote learning recently. It took us a long time to decide whether we should do this kind of activity or not.
However, we believe our one-to-one teaching environment is safe enough as long as we follow the state guidelines.

As much as we are sorry for those who are quarantined at this moment, we hope to bring cheer and smiles to as many students as possible.

Please provide your child a well fitting mask while he/she attend our in-person lessons to protect others and us.

Let’s get ready!

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After 2 weeks off due to cancelling our summer program, “Mattison Farm Stay”, we are ready to get back to work fully charged!

During our 2 weeks off, we got a lot done and were able to relax some. It was a great time to think about our students and how we want to provide the best way to improve their English skills from kindergartners to college students as well as business clients.

We appreciate our students’ trust and hard work even through this pandemic. As NY opens up, we will continue to welcome students as well as newcomers in a clean sanitized environment and online.

See you all soon.


Happy Holidays everyone!

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What a year we had!
Again, we’ve come to the end of the year. Meeting so many new people brought us so much joy and inspiration to do our best.

Living in NY is so dramatic each day since we live in a place where we encounter people with such diverse needs and goals.

We accept the challenge and appreciate the opportunity to meet each individual student’s demands to help fulfill their lives all over the world.

A little note, we’ve started to accept FARM STAY 2020 applications.
And we are closed 12/22-1/5.

We wish everyone wonderful holidays with loved ones.

Love, Chris & Mio

★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!

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…

Holiday Season Activity!

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Last week, our students asked, ” When do we make ornaments this year?”

Today, we have officially started making ornaments in our classes.

We write our names and the date on the back of each ornament to help remind us later of the struggles and accomplishments we had throughout the year.

Holidays like these are times to remember and make even more special memories. We hope to share our family traditions with all of our students as well.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Ornament