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Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2017
100th Day of School
On Thursday, March 9, Manhattan Country School’s two 5-6s classes celebrated the 100th Day of School. This annual observance highlighted the students’ creativity and developing math skills. 5-6s Norte In preparation for the big day, students in 5-6s Norte worked on family projects that involved creating something using 100 items. Some examples included a tree made of 100 dental floss sticks, a student's name spelled with 100 guitar picks, a display of 100 balloons, a picture of a shark...
Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2017
MCS Farm Snowstorm
In a week when Manhattan Country School’s seventh-grade students returned to the MCS Farm, there are several projects and activities to be highlighted. A new recipe for Shepard’s Pie stuffed baked potatoes was created and devoured by the class. Students worked on fiber arts projects to fulfill their textiles class graduation requirements. A class discussion on meat production was held to learn about that piece of our food system. In Garth’s woodworking class, students built trellises for...
Posted on Friday, March 3, 2017
Handwashing Experiment
In the first couple months of this year, a significant number of Manhattan Country School students and staff members were out sick. A nasty bug was going around. With so many in the community affected, School Nurse Katie Patterson and Lower School Science Teacher Olivia Kurz decided to team up to educate students about effective handwashing to prevent the spread of illness-inducing germs and bacteria. During her science classes with the 7-8s, 8-9s and 9-10s, Olivia asked students to...
Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017
Upper School Assembly guest speaker
This year, students in Manhattan Country School’s Upper School are exploring various types of systems, such as government and immigration, as part of the Upper School theme. At an Upper School Assembly on Thursday, the students had a guest speaker named Joe who spoke about the system in place in Greece to address refugees. Joe began by establishing a shared understanding of what a system is. At its most basic level, he said a system is a set of things working together. He offered the mind-...
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017
Michele Sola teaches students to how to weave
The students in 6-7s Oeste had a special visitor on Tuesday—MCS Director Michèle Solá. She didn’t come to talk about the school. Instead she shared one of her experiences from her time as the school’s Spanish teacher—a summer trip to the Chiapas mountains of southern Mexico to learn about the Maya tradition of weaving. Michèle explained the weaving process—from carding (stretching out) the wool and spinning the wool into thread to dyeing the thread and then using the thread to create a...