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A growing interest in Chinese food led teachers to implement Chinese cooking into the Yellow/Huang Se nursery weekly schedule, and children were excited to cook and try these cultural dishes.
'Tags: 'Cooking, Early Learning Center, Food, Immersion, Mandarin Chinese, Nursery
To help children better understand the origins of their food, the Yellow nursery classroom has been engaging in a food study curriculum.
We celebrate opportunities to teach students basic cooking skills and talk with them about making healthy eating choices. Therefore, one of our camp themes this year was “Culinary Adventures,” offering children in the Starfish nursery class an opportunity to explore food through cooking.
'Tags: 'Cooking, Early Learning Center, Food, Health, Nursery, Wellness
As part of the health and wellness unit last winter, the Cheng Se pre-K class embarked on a vegetable study that was brought to life through Jon J. Muth’s version of the popular fable Stone Soup.
'Tags: 'Cooking, Early Learning Center, Food, Pre-kindergarten, Wellness
In the Iron Chef Avenues Minimester course, students had the opportunity to not only hone their cooking skills but also to think outside of the box, grocery shop on a budget, learn about different cultures, prepare food properly (and clean up!), practice public speaking, work collaboratively and engage in friendly competition.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Cooking, Food, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Upper Division
In this minimester course, 12 Avenues students under the supervision of Maggie Wollner, the head of eighth grade, worked with the Dinner Lab team to design and host a dinner event at Avenues that transformed our third floor into a full functioning restaurant.
'Tags: 'Food, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Upper Division, Video
The readers, eaters and writers in this course spent their mornings during the Minimester week delving into the world of culinary journalism. Their objective was to notice how food writers use the senses of sight, smell, taste and touch to bring a culinary experience alive for their readers.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Food, Humanities, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Upper Division
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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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