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Avenues: The World School added 3 new photos.By incorporating creative computing into the Lower Division curriculum, Avenues students will learn to “speak” code and understand why it is an important skill: bit.ly/2oNgXPz ... See MoreSee Less
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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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Art historian Meredith Mowder kicked off the 9th grade students’ return from spring break with the first of a series of four mini art history lectures on modern art.
'Tags: '9th Grade, Art, artist-in-residence, Arts, Humanities, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Our middle grades Chinese-speaking students celebrated Lunar New Year and the Lantern Festival in February. In Chinese class, students not only learned about the do’s and dont’s for the Lunar New Year, but also about how those who celebrate start to prepare for this holiday seven days before the Chinese New Year’s Eve, and continue to celebrate the holiday until the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first lunar month.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Art, Arts, Language, Mandarin Chinese, Middle Grades Program
This February, 15 Upper Division Avenues artists were recognized for their “superior talent and achievement” in visual art and awarded Scholastic Art Awards. The Scholastic Art Awards represent the most comprehensive national assessment of the creative spirit among American teens.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Art, Arts, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
We wanted to give students an opportunity to represent their emotions artistically. We decided to do a clay portrait project, in which the children formed their own faces out of clay. This activity fostered language development, fine motor skill development, collaboration, eye-hand coordination and cultural and body awareness.
'Tags: 'Art, Arts, Early Learning Center, Nursery, World Course
On a sunny day in late October, the pre-K Goldfish class headed out hand-in-hand from Avenues to view some art.
'Tags: 'Art, Arts, Early Learning Center, Pre-kindergarten
In a kindergarten art class, the students and I talked about how to mix brown from red, yellow, blue and white. Then I gave them a cup and challenged them to mix their own skin color.
'Tags: 'Art, Arts, Early Learning Center, Immersion, Kindergarten, Mandarin Chinese
For more than a month, the eighth graders worked in their World Course, English, science and art classes to form political parties and research and develop party platforms on issues of their choosing.
'Tags: '5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Art, English, Middle Grades Program, Science, Upper Division, World Course
In addition to our new faculty joining us in the fall, a number of our returning teachers are taking on new responsibilities.
'Tags: 'Art, Early Learning Center, English, Faculty, Lower Division, Mandarin Chinese, Math, Middle Grades Program, New Faculty 2016 Spanish, Science, Spanish, Teacher Bio, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Over the course of this entire school year, the Silver Cats and Rabbits pre-kindergarten classes took a journey into the world of art, in which they practiced looking at (and making) sculptures, paintings, collages and assemblages. By learning about some of the different ways visual artists express themselves, the children were able to experiment meaningfully with self-expression themselves and take their own creativity more seriously.
'Tags: 'Art, artist-in-residence, Arts, Early Learning Center, Pre-kindergarten, World Course
Rosalyn McCaine is a dedicated artist who has served as an art teacher in the Lower Division Spanish immersion classes since she first joined Avenues in 2012. She brings a warmth and a wide range of experience to the students she teaches in kindergarten through grade five.
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'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Art, Faculty, Immersion, Lower Division, Spanish, Teacher Bio, Teacher Video
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