Virtual Community Activities

MFS is continuing to collect virtual programming for our community. Please fill out this form to volunteer to create a virtual session (live or recorded) related to a personal area of expertise, skill, and/or passion!

Please also join in and enjoy the MFS community activities below:

Community Challenges

#ForeverFoxes

Create your own fox!

 

 

Picture Nature

Submit a photo/video of nature (sponsored by the Environmental Stewardship Committee).

 

Color Wheel Challenge

Lower School and Grade 5 Art Teacher Tara Wosiski demonstrates a fun and colorful activity using items from around your home.

Arts & Crafts

Meditation Mandala

MS/US Art Teacher Nicole Edmund provides simple instruction for a creative, calming, colorful activity.

Mini-Tassel Charm DIY

MS/US Art Teacher Nicole Edmund leads this do-it-yourself activity.

 

Pencil-Topper Friends

MS/US Art Teacher Nicole Edmund provides a quick way to dress up your pencils and bring a smile to your day with a few simple supplies.

 

Sewing Knot-Top Hats

Assistant Director of College Counseling Ashlynne Thomson leads this activity, which is also used annually during the “Let’s Sew for Babies” Intensive Learning unit.

 

Sewing Baby Blankets

Assistant Director of College Counseling Ashlynne Thomson leads this activity, which is also used annually during the “Let’s Sew for Babies” Intensive Learning unit.

Sewing Cat Toys

Junior Francesca Mazzotta explains how to make homemade cat toys.

Food & Cooking 

Pisto Manchego

MS/US Spanish Teacher Jennifer Branscom and her daughter Alexandra make a Spanish dish, along with tapas and dessert, illustrated with cultural references.

Bread Making 101

Enjoy a demonstration of a simple bread recipe with touches of humor from History Department Chair Clark Thomson.

 

Baking Honey Oat Bread

US History Teacher Eliza McFeely provides a recipe and demonstration.

 

Homemade Hot Sauce

Enjoy a demonstration of a simple hot sauce recipe from History Department Chair Clark Thomson.

 

SAGE at Home

MFS Dining Service partner SAGE presents a selection of recipes you can easily make at home with limited ingredients.

Virtual Story Time & Book Reviews

Conejito with Ms. Coleman

Prekindergarten Teacher Nikki Coleman uses items from her home to tell an original story that includes some basic Spanish language and cultural instruction for young children.

 

Stone Soup

US History Teacher Eliza McFeely tells the story that formed the basis of Marcia Brown’s 1947 book.

 

Stick and Stone

Written by Beth Ferry and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld (read by Prekindergarten Teacher Samantha Serrano)

 

Peanut Butter and Jellyfishes

Written by Brian Cleary and illustrated by Betsy Snyder (read by Prekindergarten Teacher Samantha Serrano)

 

Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes

Written by Kimberly and James Dean (read by Prekindergarten Teacher Samantha Serrano)

 

Harold and the Purple Crayon

By Crockett Johnson (read by Prekindergarten Teacher Samantha Serrano)

 

 

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (with sound effects!)

By Mo Willems (read by Lower School Librarian Ruth Malwitz)

 

I am a Bunny

By Richard Scarry (read by Lower School Librarian Ruth Malwitz)

 

The Word Collector

Enjoy a special video from Rebecca Benjamin ’21 for the Lower School community – The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds.

The Splendid and the Vile

History Department Chair and nonfiction aficionado Clark Thomson reads excerpts and provides context for this Erik Larson book (“A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz”).

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Written by Bill Martin Jr. & Eric Carle (read by Prekindergarten Teacher Samantha Serrano)

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain

Written by Verna Aardema (read by Prekindergarten Teacher Nikki Coleman)

Reflections

A Writer’s Sense of Community

Preschool Assistant and author Pauline Knaeble Williams reflects on the role of community in writing.

Travel to France (Virtually!)

In 2018, the French program hosted their inaugural French Fun Day where students showcased what they had learned about Francophone cultures. This year, the students transformed their projects into a “Tour de France” virtual care package.
Note: Many of the projects will require you to download the Metaverse app to scan QR codes.

Exercise

At-Home Workout

Third Grade Teacher Ted Quinn leads a creative indoor workout with some assistance from his family.