Mini-camp in Chelsea

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During this mini-camp, students toured the High Line, each child with his own digital camera, experienced the galleries of Chelsea, played Gaga and ultimately created their own art projects on canvas. Students visited the Viso Dell’Arte, Jim Kempner Fine Art and Taglialatella Galleries and saw paintings by Cosmina, Swoon, Banksy, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol. More...

APP OF THE WEEK – KOMA KOMA

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Koma Koma is a simple and easy stop motion animation app for the iPad. Stop motion animation is a cinematic process used to make static objects appear as if they are moving. It is commonly used in claymation and puppet-based animation. The objects are brought to life by breaking up the figure's motion into increments and filming one frame at a time. Users of Koma Koma can create their own stop motion videos and save them to their camera roll.  More...

A Short Interview with Tiffany Trotter

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Tiffany Trotter joined Avenues in 2012 as an Upper School humanities teacher and head of ninth grade. In the Upper School, the ninth grade head of grade moves up with his or her class until the class has graduated, so Tiffany is now the head of grade 11. In this short interview, she talks about humanities [...] More...

Phase-in for the Early Learning Center

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As parents of the youngest students at Avenues know, the first days of school in the Early Learning Center (ELC) are much shorter than they are the rest of the year. After a day of drop-in visits, school starts with a one-week phase-in for pre-K children (four-year-olds) and a two-week phase-in for nursery (three-year-olds). By design, phase-in can prevent physical and emotional exhaustion in the first months of school. Children can leave the classroom at the end of the day with a positive feeling. More...

APP OF THE WEEK – KIDS MEDIA

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Kids Media is an app from Common Sense Media that helps parents find age-appropriate media for their children. Users can search through thousands of ratings and reviews of movies, DVDs, books, music, TV shows, games, websites, and apps.  More...