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Avenues: The World School added 4 new photos.These middle grades students learned the ins and outs of the theater world and got to know some of the people behind the scenes of Broadway productions: bit.ly/2tplOJe ... See MoreSee Less
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Avenues: The World School added 3 new photos.How can teachers prevent a student from thinking he or she is “just not a math person”? One math teacher discusses her efforts to reduce math anxiety in the classroom: bit.ly/2twKPSb ... See MoreSee Less
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Negative feelings about math can actually change a person’s math performance. Teachers and parents can help students be successful in math by changing students’ attitudes toward math.
'Tags: '5th Grade, Lower Division, Math, Middle Grades Program, STEM
it has always been a source of curiosity that children of very young ages walk in with such preconceived notions of gender; they are clearly inundated with images and ideas nearly from birth. On the other hand, while narrative pictures often seem highly gendered, there is often quite a debate in the art classroom about whether pink is a “girl color” or whether there is no such thing.
'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Art, Arts, Lower Division
During the third week of April, 5th graders from Avenues traveled about two hours out of the city to Black Rock Forest for an overnight educational and recreational trip.
'Tags: '5th Grade, Lower Division, School Culture, Science
In the the 2016–2017 academic year, the Lower Division curriculum formally introduced coding and programming as a “fourth” language, in addition to English and Spanish or Mandarin in the dual-immersion program. The goal of this new initiative is for Avenues students to be able to “speak” code and understand why coding is an important 21st-century skill.
'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Coding, Lower Division, STEAM, STEM, Technology
Kendra Wilson joins Avenues this fall as a physical education teacher in the Lower School. She will already be familiar to many students and parents in Middle and Upper Schools, as she has spent the last two years as a coach at Avenues for the Middle School girls’ volleyball and the JV girls’ basketball teams, and an assistant coach of both the Middle School and varsity co-ed track and field teams.
'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Athletics, Lower Division, Physical Education, Teacher Bio, Wellness and Movement
The 5th grade Palms class embraced the idea of interconnectedness when they put their anecdotal writing unit into action. Students weaved their best anecdotal pieces into pen pal letters that were sent around the world.
'Tags: '5th Grade, Global, Literacy, Lower Division, School Culture
On Sunday, February 26, Avenues held its first Ruckus Constructus, a school-wide family STEAM event created by Avenues faculty, parents and students. The turnout was overwhelming, with more than 1,200 people from the community in attendance and the building came to life with almost 50 hands-on sessions.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Coding, Early Learning Center, Engineering, Kindergarten, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, Nursery, Pre-kindergarten, STEAM, STEM, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
This winter, inspired by our mission statement’s pledge to graduate students who are “confident because they excel in a particular passion,” the teachers in the Lower Division tested out a new approach to homework called SPARK. For one month, instead of math worksheets, mandatory reading minutes and writing assignments, students were asked to use their homework time to explore and study a personal passion.
'Tags: '5th Grade, Lower Division
Imagine if your typically peaceful day at Avenues was suddenly interrupted by the discovery that a horrible crime had been committed. Much to your surprise, the chief of the newly formed Avenues Department of Investigation then tells you that it would be up to you and your team of forensic scientists to collect the proper evidence and make sure the correct suspect could be brought to justice. This is exactly the scenario that the Avenues 5th graders encountered in science class this fall.
'Tags: '5th Grade, Lower Division, Science, STEM
The World Peace Game is a hands-on, week-long political simulation that gives players the opportunity to explore the connectedness of the global community while thinking about over 50 economic, social and environmental crises and the imminent threat of war.
'Tags: '5th Grade, Lower Division, World Course
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