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    Avenues: The World School added 4 new photos.

    Although a little belated, please enjoy the eighth issue of The Highliner – an ambitious, student-led publication created by upper graders: bit.ly/2sA7mzH
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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
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Archive for ‘engineering’

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.  More...

Dozens of colorful kites rose into the clear, sunny skies over Liberty State Park on April 15 as the fifth grade spring STEAM project took wing. As 75 students watched their kites soar—and sometimes crash to the ground—they worked together in pairs to assess the direction of the wind and put their new knowledge of aerodynamics to work through experimentation and trial and error.   More...

This winter, the installation of a work of art at Avenues became a source of inspiration for our teachers and students. In response to the addition of Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing 528B to the school’s art collection, our 11th and 12th grade STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) teaching team designed an interdisciplinary project for their students.  More...

Inspired by the vertical garden of Lincoln Center and other places, Upper School science teacher Steven Carpenter decided to offer a fifth-term elective in which students created such a wall at Avenues.   More...

Teaching engineering can be hard. Teaching creativity can also be hard. When we embarked on teaching both engineering and creativity to our first graders, we knew we had our work cut out for us. The biggest question was how to foster and promote our students’ imaginations while also giving them the concrete skills to build something.  More...

In the pre-kindergarten Gold Room (our classroom name) as a part of our unit on city study, we focused on bridges, specifically the Brooklyn Bridge. We discussed how many bridges lead in and out of Manhattan and what areas the bridges connect. Together we looked at maps of Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs. After researching what bridges allow people to do, the children began creating their own bridges.  More...