Dia de los Muertos en Avenues

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The study of languages entails more than just its grammar. In order to create a real immersion experience, students must be in contact with the culture and history of the language. The Day of the Dead (“el día de los muertos”) presented a perfect opportunity for the students to have not only a better sense of community but also a better understanding of the Hispanic culture. More...

Real-life application of Chinese lessons

Student work

Our year at the Avenues Middle School started off with a bit of bad news: Ms. Kim’s Vespa had been stolen. While we were all thankful that “Stella” (the Vespa) was found within the next 48 hours, it gave me a great idea for a project-based, real-world scenario for this year’s Middle School Chinese level three classes to tackle. More...

APP OF THE WEEK – TYNKER

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Tynker is an app that introduces computer programming to kids. By building their own games and solving puzzles, users learn to recognize patterns; engage in programming concepts like sequencing, loops and conditional logic; and develop computer drawing and algorithmic thinking skills. More...

Connecting the dots in Middle School Visual Arts A First Impression: Fifth Grade

Student work

In the studio, students started with reading descriptions of mythological creatures, without any visual input. Working off of gestural drawings with ink, shapes were now added to complete the monster. This was similar to two earlier assignments, where students connected with each other through making lines or writing their names in a new way, connecting predetermined marks in order to create a pattern of connecting names. Finally poems or short descriptive texts were written to give a personal meaning to the students’ own creations: their own mythological monster drawings—a great start of a new curriculum.  More...

CATEGORY: School 2.0

ONLINE LEARNING AT AVENUES: SUMMER WRITING WORKSHOP

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Learn more about Avenues online learning, as well as the many other programs we offer for both current and non-Avenues students, by visiting avenues.org/extendedlearning and stay tuned in the coming weeks for information on how to apply for summer 2015. More...