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"We took a 6th grade project from New York (building a weather station), and the 6th grade students in Uganda showed us they could do it, too—no problem. That’s when I thought, heck, this might really work,” says Julia Higdon, research scientist at Avenues: The World School. So Project Hello World teamed up with Avenues to learn from children in remote places, and how to bring high-quality education to children who have no or only limited access to traditional schooling. Want to find out more? We are talking about it at SXSWedu on March 9: bit.ly/2dqSrx9 ... See MoreSee Less
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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
It all started with a simple conversation about kindness back in September. With a new configuration of students, and some students brand new to Avenues, it was important to establish a classroom community of inclusivity and respect. We first created a list of classroom rules – child-generated ideas that everyone agreed on to help keep our bodies, our classroom and our school safe and happy.
'Tags: 'Early Learning Center, Pre-kindergarten, School Culture
Friends. What an exciting word! Friends and feelings go together hand in hand, and our preschoolers are constantly learning how to recognize their feelings and navigate social situations with their peers. To help students identify and develop appropriate responses to their feelings, we recently engaged in a study of emotions, where we learned how certain […]
'Tags: 'Early Learning Center, Immersion, Mandarin Chinese, Pre-kindergarten
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 faculty.
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'Tags: '2s Program, Early Learning Center, Faculty, Nursery, Small World, Teacher Bio, Teacher Video
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
Enjoy some of our favorite blog posts and videos from 2016.
'Tags: 'Arts, Early Learning Center, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, STEAM, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video, World Course
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
To help children better understand the origins of their food, the Yellow nursery classroom has been engaging in a food study curriculum.
'Tags: 'Early Learning Center, Immersion, Mandarin Chinese, Nursery
AnaMaria is responsible for supporting the practice, protocol and intentionality in community engagement as well as facilitating and informing practices and awareness around access, equity, race and diversity.
'Tags: 'Community Engagement, Early Learning Center, Lower Division, Teacher Bio, Upper Division
Students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month in their Spanish-immersion classes. It is a time to celebrate the histories and cultures of Americans whose families came from Spanish-speaking countries and it is also a time to remember the many ways that Hispanic Americans help shape the United States.
'Tags: '1st Grade, 3rd Grade, 5th Grade, Early Learning Center, Immersion, Kindergarten, Lower Division, Nursery, Pre-kindergarten, Spanish
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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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