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Avenues: The World School added 4 new photos.On May 3, Avenues 11th- and 12th-grade students are hosting a symposium centered around the question, "What factors have prolonged the Syrian conflict?" All are welcome to the event, which features guest speakers from the United Nations, UNICEF and other organizations. Sign up here: bit.ly/2piOrbD ... See MoreSee Less
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Over spring break, 18 middle grades students and four Avenues teachers hopped on a plane to China to live with homestay families in Guilin. The homestay experience encouraged true cross-cultural exchanges in which our students shared stories about their lives in the big American city of New York and their homestay families shared their experiences living in a small Chinese city.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Global, Immersion, Language, Mandarin Chinese, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
A growing interest in Chinese food led teachers to implement Chinese cooking into the Yellow/Huang Se nursery weekly schedule, and children were excited to cook and try these cultural dishes.
'Tags: 'Cooking, Early Learning Center, Food, Immersion, Mandarin Chinese, Nursery
To help children better understand the origins of their food, the Yellow nursery classroom has been engaging in a food study curriculum.
We celebrate opportunities to teach students basic cooking skills and talk with them about making healthy eating choices. Therefore, one of our camp themes this year was “Culinary Adventures,” offering children in the Starfish nursery class an opportunity to explore food through cooking.
'Tags: 'Cooking, Early Learning Center, Food, Health, Nursery, Wellness
Throughout the year, students in the Blue/LanSe nursery classrooms have been exploring growth and change in plant life. To help students learn even more about plants and how they grow and change, we took a field trip to the Battery Urban Farm.
'Tags: 'Early Learning Center, Nursery
This summer, we welcomed our youngest campers to our signature language immersion camp in a new half-day nursery program for three-year-olds. The theme of the first camp session was urban gardening, which students explored by not only planting and maintaining their own urban garden, but also by learning target language vocabulary related to growing and planting and doing crafts that focused on insects and gardening.
'Tags: 'Immersion, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Summer@Avenues
As the Early Learning Center prepared to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we decided to invite our class parents to join us and share a Chinese New Year tradition or craft with the students. We were lucky to have parents from agree to visit and share an age-appropriate, fun activity to help students better understand the significance of Chinese New Year and the traditions associated with it.
'Tags: 'Chinese, Curriculum, Early Learning Center, Nursery
During the past few days, we have been receiving bananas for snack. As much as the students in the Blue Birds and Whales nursery class love eating bananas, there were too many to eat. This led teachers and children to question what they wanted to do with all the extra bananas that were becoming too ripe to eat.
The pre-K “Jellyfish” class of the summer Chinese immersion camp used our rooftop vegetable garden as a hands-on immersion vocabulary and language-learning experience.
'Tags: 'Early Learning Center, Immersion, Kindergarten, Mandarin Chinese, Pre-kindergarten
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For the past five years, Rita Truong has been the head teacher in the Yellow room of the Avenues Early Learning Center. She is a proud member of the Avenues founding... More...
Ivan Cestero has been with Avenues from early days of 2011. He now teaches 11th and 12th grade electives in entrepreneurship and innovation in the World Course while... More...
Angela Ji Xu first joined Avenues in fall 2012 as the head teacher in a Chinese section of kindergarten (in the immersion classes, nursery through grade three, children... More...
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