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Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Sixth Grade Civil Rights Museum
On Thursday, April 20, the sixth-graders presented a Civil Rights Museum to showcase their months-long study of the Long Freedom Struggle and civil rights. Since November, students have been learning the complicated and sometimes difficult history of the fight for civil rights in America. In addition to the MLK Play that sixth- graders produce in January, the Civil Rights Museum is an opportunity for students to more deeply investigate stories and episodes in the curriculum. Students...
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017
Upper School Assembly
Caring for the environment and living sustainably are inherent in life and learning at Manhattan Country School. However, in the days leading up to Earth Day (April 22), several classes engaged in additional activities in recognition of the annual observance. Lower School Letter Writing   The 6-7s' Wings Postal Service organized a postcard and letter writing campaign for the children in the school. The 4-5s, 5-6s, 6-7s, 8-9s and 9-10s wrote cards and letters to the president explaining...
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...
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...