This week Laura and Callie's 6-7's math unit entails multiple ways to collect and analyze data. To gain an initial data pool, the 6-7's had a homework assignment to count all of the windows, doors, pillows and stuffed animals in their homes.
6-7's could show their numerical findings with numbers, pictures or tally marks. Through this "stuffie-counting project" the 6-7's are learning to use raw data to draw larger, objective conclusions that can ultimately be supported by numbers.
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Manhattan Country School Coupon Book: Farm Festival Edition
The MCS Coupon Book began with 2018's Farm Festival. Enjoy a 10% discount on cocktails, taverns, cafes and other swanky eateries in and around Upper Manhattan when you print out or show the digital copy of the advertisement. Support the small businesses that have supported MCS with their placement! Click here to download.
Winter CSA "Sampler Boxes' from Sweet Land Farm starting soon!
The 2018- 2019 Winter Shares. Sign-upare now... Read More
Our Upper School Assembly on Thursday, October 25 2018, began with an afternoon of bilingual singing and continued with an ode to the art of student creativity. Hosted by the Student Council, highlights include:
The 6th grade took a trip to Philadelphia, PA and presented on their experiences. The class, taught by Tiffani, briefly discussed the historic sites of freedom, liberty and governance in the City of Brotherly Love.
7th and 8th grade students relayed... Read More
During our Staff Workshop Day MCS staff and faculty attended the seminar, "The Golden Rule is Not Enough: Teaching Critical Civic Empathy in Troubled Times," hosted by Nicole Mirra. Ms. Mirra is an assistant professor of urban teacher education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Graduate School of Education. She shared her most recent work, Educating for Empathy: Literacy Learning and Civic Engagement with staff. Educating for Empathy “presents a compelling framework for thinking... Read More
For the past two year the MCS administration has supported parents and the PA by holding space for a series of Parent-Led Forms, or PLFs. We began two years ago with two forums, including a screening and discussion of Thirteenth; last year, we were able to provide three forums: How to Raise Feminist Boys, Supporting Diverse Learners, and Food Justice: It’s Socio-Political, Environmental, and Cultural Impact. These forums were conceived of and developed by parents, and included workshops, panels... Read More
Manhattan Country School Parents' Association Meeting
Thursday Nov 8th - (6:30-8:30pm), MCS Gym
Children's Books in Difficult Times: An Evening with Jay Fung, the MCS Librarian & Community Share
Our incredible librarian and in-house musician Jay Fung will talk about reading with our children - and children reading on their own - during difficult times. He will share some of his favorite books.
After Jay presents, we'll have our MCS Community Share. What is something you'd like to make... Read More
Dear MCS Community,
I spent most of last week with 23 education leaders from across the country in the Pahara-Aspen program. All of us share a fervent belief that transforming education system is the foundation for building a better democratic society. Whether from New York, Chicago or Los Angeles, or Memphis, Indianapolis or New Orleans, we shared lots of experiences with values tensions but that didn’t mean we couldn’t find plenty to argue about too. We came away more determined to turn... Read More
MCS has succeeded in our first attempt to redesign the Farm Festival into a “Zero Waste” street fair. The annual Farm Festival benefits the school’s sliding scale-tuition program, which helps all MCS families to educate their children as equal members of an economically, racially and culturally diverse community. This year the all parent-volunteer planning committee of the 2018 Farm Festival took a stand with “Zero Waste.” “The ‘Zero Waste’ program is a key component of ‘One New York: The Plan... Read More
The National SEED Project was founded in 1987 by Dr. Peggy MacIntosh, who is best known for authoring “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” According to SEED’s mission statement, MacIntosh “founded the National SEED Project to confirm her belief that teachers could be leaders of their own professional development.” Those who take part in SEED training then take that training to their own schools and communities. In the summer of 2017 I was trained to be a SEED leader. This ten-... Read More
I have the great pleasure of working with children on Thursday afternoons, I teach knitting to the 6-7’s and up. This fall while learning the basics of knitting the students make stuffed animals. So far, we have a great variety under construction: a chick, several cats, a tiger, bunny, and unicorns. The younger children are helped by the older. It is quite a wonderful moment when a project is finished and transforms into an animal. As new skills are learned each student will be able to do more... Read More