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Posted on Friday, March 9, 2018
Making bagels at the MCS Farm.
Bagels! Many of us have a favorite—plain, salted, poppy, sesame, cinnamon raisin, pumpernickel, everything. Our toppings—a schmear of cream cheese, some butter, lox, a slice of onion, just to name a few—are an expression of our personal taste. This dietary staple we may eat on the go or leisurely on a Sunday morning is part of our daily fabric, but how many people have attempted to make their own? During this week’s farm trip, two Manhattan Country School seventh-graders challenged themselves...
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...

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