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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 ... See MoreSee Less
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Avenues: The World School added 3 new photos.How can teachers prevent a student from thinking he or she is “just not a math person”? One math teacher discusses her efforts to reduce math anxiety in the classroom: bit.ly/2twKPSb ... See MoreSee Less
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Each week, the Tigers and Butterflies engage in a phonics game known as What’s in the Bag? In this game, children are tasked with brainstorming a list of items that begin with a “clue” sound given to them by the teacher. The rules are simple; you must raise your hand, and your guesses must be appropriate for school.
'Tags: 'Early Learning Center, Literacy, Pre-kindergarten
Should George Milton have shot Lennie Small? The 8th graders hotly debated this question in their English classrooms as part of a mock trial, the culminating event of their study of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.
'Tags: '8th Grade, Humanities, Literacy, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
The 5th grade Palms class embraced the idea of interconnectedness when they put their anecdotal writing unit into action. Students weaved their best anecdotal pieces into pen pal letters that were sent around the world.
'Tags: '5th Grade, Global, Literacy, Lower Division, School Culture
Because first graders had been studying friendship as part of their World Course curriculum, we thought a wonderful way of combining this study with the writing skills they were working to learn would be to engage in a “Book on Friendship” project, in which students could become authors of their very own books.
'Tags: '1st Grade, Immersion, Literacy, Lower Division, Mandarin Chinese, World Course
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.”
'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Early Learning Center, Immersion, Kindergarten, Literacy, Lower Division, Mandarin Chinese, Nursery, Pre-kindergarten
The Kids A-Z app allows interactive access to the Raz-Kids Reading A-Z literacy platform.
'Tags: 'App of the Week, Literacy, Technology
Attention all Alvin Ho and Ruby Lu fans—award-winning author Lenore Look recently visited the Lower Division! Lenore Look hosted multiple sessions for grades one through four, presenting to the Spanish immersion track in English, and the Chinese immersion track in English with a Chinese Q&A.
'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Immersion, Literacy, Lower Division, Mandarin Chinese
On Wednesday, February 24, award-winning author and illustrator Angela Dominguez came to Avenues to visit with nursery, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students.
'Tags: 'Early Learning Center, Immersion, Kindergarten, Literacy, Nursery, Pre-kindergarten, Spanish
From October 19 to October 23, the Early Learning Center and Lower School students took part in a week of literacy awareness events hosted by two non-profit organizations, Points of Light and Jumpstart.
'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Early Learning Center, Kindergarten, Literacy, Lower Division, Nursery, Pre-kindergarten
As a fourth-year student at Avenues: The World School, I’ve seen all that the Avenues Community Engagement (ACE) program has to offer. The Uni Project, this year’s newest addition to the ACE team, is that rare volume, that special flavor, of community engagement that is too often overlooked: simple storytelling.
'Tags: '11th Grade, 12th Grade, Community Engagement, Literacy, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
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