Tag Archives: In the classroom

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

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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

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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

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Thanks for supporting the rooftop garden

By Lindsay Velazco Lower School Science Teacher This school year has brought many changes, some have been years in the making. When I became Lower School science teacher, the 5-6s food study did not include homegrown food. Little by little … Continue reading

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Highlights: Shop Show 2012

Leo Reynoso’s annual Shop Show was on display in the MCS lobby during parent-teacher conferences in May. Parents, teachers, students and school visitors were able to view the work created by students in their woodworking classes. In case you missed it, … Continue reading

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Afterschool ‘All About Dogs’ class visits the vet

By Susan Harris Afterschool Director Students in the “All About Dogs” afterschool class are crazy about canines, and last month they visited a local veterinarian’s office.  It was a high point for these children who had spent semester learning about … Continue reading

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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

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Join us for the Social Justice Data Fair on May 31st

By Flannery Denny 7th/8th Grade Math Specialist Parents are invited to attend the second annual MCS Social Justice Data Fair on Thursday, May 31st following the spring concert. We will kick off the event in the Music Room at around … Continue reading

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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

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8th graders participate in NYC History Day

By Kristen Lee Berger 7th/8th Grade History Teacher  This year, 8th graders, as part of their Computer/History Seminar class participated in New York City History Day. NYC History Day is a subsidiary of National History Day, a history competition whereby: … Continue reading

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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

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7-8s garden, read with preschoolers at Union Settlement

By Aimee Arandia Østensen 7-8s Head Teacher Our book drive for the Union Settlement pre-school was a huge success.  Thank you for all of your donations. We have had a relationship with Union Settlement since the fall through our use of … Continue reading

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Eighth graders explore their immigrant roots

This project is an exploration of our immigrant roots and their connection to our activism project this year. How is it that a country built by immigrants has such a negative sentiment towards immigrants today? Is it not the same? … Continue reading

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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

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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

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MCS to celebrate National Pi Day on March 14

By Flannery Denny Math Specialist Pi Day is Wednesday, March 14 (a date which coincides with Albert Einstein’s birthday and the first 3 digits of pi)!  Manhattan Country School students and teachers will commemorate the day by celebrating all things … Continue reading

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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

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Join us! U.S. Science Fair this Tuesday

Nick Patel Upper School Science Teacher This is a very exciting time of year because it’s time for the Upper School Science Fair! Join us this Tuesday, March 6, from 12:30-2 p.m. on the fifth floor. There will be live demos, … Continue reading

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6-7s class attend first-day-of-issue stamp ceremony at Schomburg

By Laura Swindler 6-7s Head Teacher On Feb. 29th, the 6-7s were invited by Deirdre Hollman, mom of Myles (8-9s), to attend a first-day-of-issue ceremony as part of their post office studies. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture … Continue reading

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4-5s study babies and toddlers

By Sarah Leibowits 4-5s Head Teacher The 4-5s have recently completed our study of babies and toddlers.  Through this study, the 4-5s take their first look at history and think about their own development as they have grown from babies … Continue reading

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Grand Opening! The 6-7s Post Office

I’m gonna wrap myself in paper I’m gonna dab myself with glue Stick some stamps on top of my head I’m gonna mail myself to you I’m gonna tie me up in red string I’m gonna tie blue ribbons, too … Continue reading

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Pinki to visit HOPE Foundation Nursery & Primary School in India

Fifth grade teacher Pinki Shah will spend the February break (“I’m only going for eight days”) in India! She will spend her time visiting and teaching at HOPE Foundation Nursery & Primary School in Bhuj, Gujarat. She will also be … Continue reading

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7th graders explore block building in child development class

By Cynthia Rogers  H.S. Placement Director As part of their Child Development class, the 7th graders look at the blocks and how they help young children see their world. The 7th graders observe in the 4-5s classroom, watching how children … Continue reading

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Students learn about music, culture of Native Americans

By Debbie Weiss and Hilary Davis 8-9’s Head Teacher and Student Teacher  Students from the 8-9s, 7th and 8th grade had the opportunity to meet with Tiokasin Ghosthorse on Tuesday, January 25th.  He is a Lakota flute maker/player, speaker, and … Continue reading

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Parents Invited to Upper School Assembly on Youth Immigration

On Wednesday, February 8, from 9-10 a.m. in the Music Room, the Upper School will hold an assembly on Youth Immigration as one of the kick-off events for the 7th and 8th grade activism project. MCS alumnus Daniel Altschuler ’96, … Continue reading

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5-6s donate proceeds from farmers’ market to charity

By Anna Sobel 5-6s Head Teacher In December, the 5-6s welcomed a large crowd into our very own farmers’ market! The excitement was palpable. Visitors were ushered in by our “welcomers,” Jack and Daisy, and were handed a special ticket. … Continue reading

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Fifth grade hosts sustainable book publishing party

By Leilani, 5th grader Last week, the fifth grade had our sustainable book publishing party. So many parents came and calmed our nerves by giving us great compliments on our books. Everyone read each other’s stories. Staff and parents heard … Continue reading

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MCS 7th, 8th graders to support youth immigration

By Altana and Emma 8th graders  The Manhattan Country School Activism Project is an annual and year-long initiative that is based around student inquiry and leadership on issues of crucial impact in the local and global communities.  The MCS seventh … Continue reading

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La Tienda starts this Friday!

From January through May, the 8-9s’ store, La Tienda, will be open every Friday from 8:30-9 a.m. Students will work every third week for the entire 30 minutes. Through La Tienda, the 8-9s are able to apply their addition and … Continue reading

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MCS celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January brings many ways to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parents are invited to attend the following events: Friday, January 13 – MLK Assemblies in the Music Room 9:15 a.m. – Lower School, 4-5s … Continue reading

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