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    Upper grades students attended several plays this year and had the opportunity to speak with cast members of two Broadway productions: bit.ly/2tktYlC
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    These middle grades students received a crash course in wit during the “LOL: Making Comedy Gold” Minimester: bit.ly/2uAhlqI
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Archive for ‘8th-grade’

For the third straight year, our middle grades comedians brought the house down as part of the “LOL: Making Comedy Gold” Minimester course! Every afternoon for the whole Minimester week, a group of a dozen students met to play improv games; watch and analyze famous comedians and classic comedic sketches; and plan and workshop their own original material.  More...

On April 17, middle grades students kicked off Minimester, a week of elective courses in which students explore various areas of interests. The goal of Minimester is to expose students to topics and experiences the ordinary schedule doesn’t allow. These elective courses run for half or full days and offer opportunities to use the city as an extension of the classroom.  More...

Students gave their regards to Broadway during the toe-tapping, song-singing, subway-hopping, intensive Minimester week as they learned the ins and outs of the theater world and got to know some of the people behind the scenes of Broadway productions.   More...

In the weeklong Mahjong Master Minimester course students had the opportunity to learn Chinese Mahjong, a game deeply ingrained in Asian culture and popular around the world.  More...

Should George Milton have shot Lennie Small? The 8th graders hotly debated this question in their English classrooms as part of a mock trial, the culminating event of their study of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.  More...

17 Avenues students in grades 8 through 11 received awards for their “superior talent and achievement” in the written word. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7 through 12.   More...

During Med School 101 Minimester, 7th and 8th grade Avenues students were engaged in learning about the field of medicine, opening up their eyes, brains and hearts to all the possibilities the field has to offer.  More...

Since first joining Avenues in 2013, Bridget Sabala has served as a middle grades math teacher in the Upper Division, in addition to spending one year overseeing the middle grades Minimester program and another as the STEAM cohort leader for grades five and six.  More...

As the culmination of our unit on "The Dream, Identity, and Immigration," 8th graders continued their exploration of the role the “American Dream” and identity play in the lives of immigrants by conducting interviews and producing a podcast outlining the subjects’ experiences as immigrants.  More...

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.  More...