Tag Archives: fun

Robert’s Summer Math Suggestions

By Robert Berkman Math Coordinator  Break out the Tablet Unfortunately, there are a lot of bad math apps out there which are little more than electronic flash cards. At gottasolveit.blogspot.com you’ll find in-depth reviews of tablet based puzzles that will … Continue reading

Posted in Around NYC, Fun, In the classroom, MCS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Highlights: Social Justice Data Fair 2012

On May 31, fifth floor students participated in the second annual Social Justice Data Fair at Manhattan Country School. Each student chooses a social justice issue to research and uses mathematics to compose a compelling argument for the need for … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Class Notes, Events, Fun, In the classroom, MCS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Highlights: 8-9s fishing trip

The 8-9s joined the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy with a catch and release fishing day! Students caught a variety of fish including striped bass and blackfish. They discovered the living estuary of the Hudson river, mussels and all. We … Continue reading

Posted in Around NYC, Fun, MCS | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Highlights: 9-10s class trip to MCS Farm

During the 9-10s class trip to the MCS Farm, students were exploring nature on the MCS Farm, feeding cows and chickens, finding snakes, and jumping in the hay loft, cooking food, and so much more.

Posted in Fun, Garden, MCS, MCS Farm, sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Highlights: Teach-In honors MCS’ 45th anniversary

By Flannery Denny 7th/8th Grade Math Specialist MCS celebrated its 45th anniversary on April 4th with our first-ever Teach-In. We started the day with a whole school assembly during which we sang and laughed, heard stories from founder Gus Trowbridge about the … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Art, Events, Fun, Garden, In the classroom, MCS, sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TODAY: Join us for the 8th grade play!

The eighth graders are putting on a play, “Into the Woods,” as a gift back to the school. It’s an annual tradition at Manhattan Country School. The students have been working on it for two months in a special drama … Continue reading

Posted in Fun, MCS, Music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

View Robert Berkman’s math exhibits on Governors Island

 This summer, enjoy math on Governors Island with MCS’ Math Coordinator Robert Berkman! The Mobile Unit to Promote Mathematical Thinking (Mü-Math, for short), is now in residence in Building 315 on Governors Island every weekend from now until September 30th from 11:30 … Continue reading

Posted in Around NYC, Fun, MCS, Staff | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

You’re invited: Learning in Urban Outdoor Spaces

Dear Friends, Parents and Colleagues, On Friday, June 1st from 1-3 p.m., I hope you can join me for a talking and walking tour of my Master’s Project research, “Learning in Urban Outdoor Spaces.” We will meet in the Living … Continue reading

Posted in Around NYC, Fun, In the classroom, MCS, sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Space is available! Apply now to MCS Farm Camp

Manhattan Country School’s Farm Camp Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 27 Daily activities are divided between sustainability and recreation at the MCS Farm in Roxbury, N.Y. MCS Farm Camp is open to students in the 9-10s class through the 8th grade. Enrollment … Continue reading

Posted in Fun, Garden, MCS, MCS Farm, sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Manhattan Country School students participate in Packer Model Congress: Fourth Year, 8 Bills, 3 Golden Gavels!

On Saturday, 17 students from Manhattan Country School participated in a regional Model Congress at Packer Collegiate in Brooklyn. They competed against several independent schools to support bills they’ve been working on with the guidance of 5th grade teacher Pinki … Continue reading

Posted in Around NYC, Fun, In the classroom, MCS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

8-9s plant broccoli, watch sheep shearing at MCS Farm

By Debbie Weiss 8-9s Head Teacher Here are some highlights from our trip so far: First, it didn’t rain at all today.  Even this morning the weather said that it would thunderstorm.  It was sunny and in the 60s for … Continue reading

Posted in Fun, Garden, MCS, MCS Farm, sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Highlights: Celebrating MCS’ 45th anniversary!

Dear MCS Community, Big Night Out! is a thrilling evening any year, but MCS’ 45th anniversary celebration this past Saturday, May 5, was a historic gathering “thrilling” only partially describes. Some highlights from this year’s celebration include: • Eloquent remarks … Continue reading

Posted in Around NYC, Events, Fun, MCS, Support MCS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

7th graders tour greenhouse at Blenheim Hill Farm

By John McDaniel MCS Farm Program Director  On their spring Farm trip a few 7the grade students took a field trip to Blenheim Hill Farm located near Roxbury, NY. Blenheim Hill was created to supply fresh produce, beef, pork and … Continue reading

Posted in Fun, Garden, MCS, MCS Farm, sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Highlights: Fifth grade trip to MCS Farm

MCS fifth graders and teachers Pinki Shah and Chris Guajardo visited our 180-acre working farm in the Catskills during the week of March 19th. View a slideshow to see students learning, growing, and playing at the MCS Farm. Photos by … Continue reading

Posted in Fun, Garden, MCS, MCS Farm, sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Highlights: Pi Day Celebration

Students and teachers celebrated Pi Day on March 14th. The day was filled with activities, including the study of circular objects, creating art inspired by Kandinsky’s oil pastel circles, a reading of Sir Cumference: And the First Round Table, eating lots … Continue reading

Posted in Class Notes, Events, Fun, In the classroom, MCS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Apply now to MCS Farm Camp!

Manhattan Country School’s 2011 Farm Camp Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 27 Daily activities are divided between sustainability and recreation at the MCS Farm in Roxbury, N.Y. MCS Farm Camp is open to students in the 9-10s class through the 8th grade. Enrollment … Continue reading

Posted in Fun, Garden, MCS, MCS Farm, sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

8th graders explore career paths on Mentor Day

On March 14th, eighth graders did what many adults do every morning — they headed off to work. Some students took the subway or walked, while others experienced a commute by car to New Jersey. Once they arrived at their … Continue reading

Posted in Around NYC, Fun, In the classroom, MCS | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

You’re invited: Cultural Festival to Support Fifth Floor Activism Project

By Kyle 8th Grade This year, the 7th and 8th grade activism project is focusing on the DREAM Act. The DREAM Act is a bill that says that if you came to the U.S. before the age of fifteen and … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Events, Fun, In the classroom, MCS | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

You’re invited: Cultural Festival to Support Fifth Floor Activism Project

By Kyle 8th Grade This year, the 7th and 8th grade activism project is focusing on the DREAM Act. The DREAM Act is a bill that says that if you came to the U.S. before the age of fifteen and … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Fun, In the classroom, MCS | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Highlights: 100th Day of School

Teachers Anna, Kendia and the 5-6s class hosted their 100th day of school celebration with much fan fare for visiting parents, staff and other classes. The classroom was adorned with creative depictions of the number 100. There were 100 homemade cookies, … Continue reading

Posted in Class Notes, Events, Fun, In the classroom, MCS | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Community basketball game a slam dunk!

On February 17th, Manhattan Country School hosted a community basketball game at the 92nd Street Y. It had the feeling of a long-anticipated high school game. There were many MCS families, alumni, students and friends filling the bleachers, sidelines and … Continue reading

Posted in Around NYC, Events, Fun, MCS, Staff | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Celebrate the 100th day of school this Wednesday

By Anna Sobel 5-6s Head Teacher The 5-6s could not be more excited about our upcoming 100th Day of School this Wednesday. We have been counting up to this day since our very first day together, and as we grow … Continue reading

Posted in Fun, In the classroom, MCS | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment