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Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018
On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, Manhattan Country School’s two 5-6s classes celebrated the 100th Day of School. This annual observance showcases 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 poster with 100 images of black women, a flag made out of 100 condiment packets, a hanging display of 100 paperclips, a...
Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018
Sixth-Graders Learn the Science Behind Making Maple Syrup
Sugaring, syruping or, as most say in the Catskills, sapping are terms used to describe the process of making authentic maple syrup. I say authentic as most grocery stores are flooded with “maple syrup” brands filled with high fructose corn syrup and flavoring. The Manhattan Country School sixth-grade class arrived at the MCS Farm at the perfect time to start the sapping process. The students started by hiking to the sap bush, an area deep in the Farm’s forest. They learned to look for maple...
Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018
On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, Manhattan Country School’s two 5-6s classes celebrated the 100th Day of School. This annual observance showcases 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 poster with 100 images of black women, a flag made out of 100 condiment packets, a hanging display of 100 paperclips, a...
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018
Del Rose Farm
Due to the unique nature of the Manhattan Country School Farm, it’s sometimes difficult to provide a contemporary experience of modern farming for our students. Even though we operate a farm with very diverse agricultural practices and products, everything we create is self-consumed by the MCS school community. As our founder Gus Trowbridge was often heard saying, “the only things we ship down the road are kids.” MCS fifth-graders at Del Rose Farm. Some of our fifth grade students had the...
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018
The 6-7s have been doing a neighborhood study, learning about the Upper West Side and more broadly, the different aspects of a neighborhood and what allows it to function. This is an extension of our earlier investigation into the school, specifically the different workers within it and how they help it operate on a day-to-day basis. In looking at our neighborhood, we are asking ‘What does a community need in order to function, and how do the people in that community help to support it?’ To...

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