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Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Maple Syrup
I want to share some early spring news from the MCS Farm. The Farm produced 23 gallons of maple syrup this season! It was a fickle winter with warm thaws and bitter colds that made the already challenging production of maple syrup a bit more challenging. Our sheep gave birth to 15 lambs. We’ll keep some to replenish our flock to supply fleece. The remaining will be sold for meat in our local Roxbury community and through an auction at Big Night Out! We raised 25 egg-laying chickens and 25...
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017
Eighth Grade Mentoring Day
On Friday, March 17, Manhattan Country School eighth-graders visited professionals from a wide range of careers for our annual Eighth Grade Mentoring Day. Each year, these trips allow students from the graduating class to learn about careers of interest by visiting people in the MCS community working in those fields. The mentors spend several hours showing their guests around, explaining what a typical day entails, describing how they got where they are professionally, answering questions and...
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017
8-9s Snowshoeing
The calendar indicated the first day of spring as Monday, March 20, however the deep snow on the ground at the MCS Farm painted a different picture. During nature classes, the 8-9s needed to don snowshoes in order to negotiate the two feet of snow left from last week’s winter storm. The students learned the history of the snowshoe and discussed what inspired early peoples to create them. Originating in Central Asia thousands of years ago, the concept spread fairly quickly to other native...
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 the...