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Archive for ‘kindergarten’

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...

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.  More...

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.  More...

Recently, we welcomed celebrated author Grace Lin to join ELC and Lower Division students in the Black Box to read from her books, talk about what inspires her, how she creates her illustrations and how many of her stories are “true.”  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 spend half their day in a class conducted in English and half in a class conducted in either Spanish or Mandarin Chinese). In fall 2014, she went on to become the immersion coordinator for Chinese teachers in the Early Learning Center (nursery through kindergarten) and Lower Division (first through fifth grade).  More...

Melissa Pagano joined Avenues in fall 2015 as a co-head teacher of an English section of pre‑kindergarten. In fall 2016, she will return to the Early Learning Center as head teacher of an English section of kindergarten.  More...

Kenyie Del Rosario-Swasey joins Avenues in fall 2016 as a support teacher in a Spanish section of kindergarten.  More...

Independent learning is encouraged with even our youngest students, and this spring the kindergarten classes participated in an independent study on self-expression through the arts.  More...

In fall 2016, Avenues welcomes Milena Jimenez as a head teacher in kindergarten, where she will be leading a Spanish section. Milena joins us from Sabin World School, where she was a second grade teacher.  More...

This fall, Wei Zhang leaves the immersion classroom to become a teacher and librarian for the Early Learning Center and Lower Division.  More...