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Job Interviews in First, Second, and Third Grade? Why Yes, Of Course.

​Hi, I’m Addie. I’m a third year in IA, and I’m going to tell you about something very important that we do in the beginning of the year. In IA, we take care of our environment, meaning we clean up after ourselves, and we take care of the animals—and how do we do all that? […]

Posted on September 26, 2019 in

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Students Interview Their New Teachers, UE’s Ms. Tonetti and LE’s Ms. Braun

MMS is a tight-knit community, but we’re always excited to welcome new people. This year, the Elementary division includes two new teachers, Ms. Braun in Lower Elementary’s IC and Ms. Tonetti, an Upper Elementary Social Studies teacher. Students in both divisions volunteered to interview their teachers to help introduce them to the broader community! Meet Ms. […]

Posted on September 26, 2019 in

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Combining Efforts to Learn About Exponents

By Dr. Ingrid Ko, Upper Elementary Math and Science Teacher  Students in fifth grade math are learning about exponents, a topic with many real-life applications such as cell divisions in biology and binary codes in computer science. To that end, they investigated the Sierpiński triangle, which has a “self-similar growth pattern,” which means that it […]

Posted on September 25, 2019 in

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The Lower Elementary Deep Dive: What’s the Famous “Creation Story” Lesson?

On Wednesday, Lower Elementary students learned about “The Creation Story,” which explains how the universe and the Earth came to be through a simple narrative and impressionistic demonstrations that illustrate each concept. These demonstrations aren’t exactly scientific, but they do create an image that sticks in the minds of Lower Elementary children because they ignite […]

Posted on September 25, 2019 in

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Ms. Cruz and Ms. Gamarra: How This Dynamic Duo Leads the Early Childhood Division

With the kickoff of another school year, we want to reintroduce Karina Cruz and Magaly Gamarra, co-directors of Early Childhood Education (ECE) at MMS. They possess roughly 20 years combined at our school, mostly as classroom teachers. Ms. Gamarra is still one of Room D’s teachers, and Ms. Cruz formed part of the Room C […]

Posted on September 24, 2019 in

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All About Black Rock Forest—An Eagerly Anticipated Kindergarten Experience

One of the major highlights of kindergarten is boarding the yellow school bus to visit Black Rock Forest (BRF), a nature preserve in Cornwall, NY that students have been hearing about from older peers throughout their previous years at MMS. BRF is run by a consortium of schools, universities, and scientific and cultural institutions. The […]

Posted on September 23, 2019 in

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Upper Elementary Field Day Photos

On May 31, Upper Elementary students gathered in Riverside Park for a morning of races, games, and teamwork. Want to download a photo? Hover your mouse above the slideshow; then click on the arrow on the bottom ride side of the slideshow to sign into Vidigami.

Posted on May 31, 2019 in

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Tales of the Black Snake Woman

 Want to download a photo? Hover your mouse above the slideshow; then click on the arrow on the bottom ride side of the slideshow to sign into Vidigami. The “Black Snake Woman trip,” a two-night excursion for third graders, is a highly anticipated experience in Lower Elementary, and a beloved school memory for many older students and […]

Posted on May 30, 2019 in

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Welcome to Upper Elementary: Advice for Rising Third Graders

Gather round! Our sage fourth graders recently shared some pearls of wisdom for their third grade peers, who will soon be ascending to Upper Elementary. Class of ’22 parents, safeguard these practical tips for next September. You may even want to read them to your new fourth grader the night before school starts: One suggestion encourages […]

Posted on May 30, 2019 in

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An Earth Week Challenge in Lower Elementary

In honor of Earth Day, Lower Elementary students dedicated a week in late April to an “upcycling” challenge, introduced by IA’s teacher Ms. Lindsay. Here, she explains what that upcycling means and how it inspired students to contemplate new uses for items they once considered pure waste.  Recycling used to feel like doing our bit […]

Posted on May 23, 2019 in

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