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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
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.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Coding, Early Learning Center, Engineering, Kindergarten, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, Nursery, Pre-kindergarten, STEAM, STEM, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
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
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
To help children better understand the origins of their food, the Yellow nursery classroom has been engaging in a food study curriculum.
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
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
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
When planning an “exploration” for their students, Line Kristensen, head teacher of an English section of nursery, and her fellow educators find inspiration everywhere.
'Tags: 'Early Learning Center, Nursery, Teacher Video, Video
Edras Santana joined Avenues in 2012 as one of the ELC founding faculty members. In 2013, she got married (so she is now Edras De Jesus) and became the co-head teacher of a Spanish section of the nursery class. She is a passionate and dedicated educator with New York State teaching certification and a broad range of international experience.
'Tags: '2s Program, Early Learning Center, Faculty, Immersion, Language, Nursery, Spanish, Teacher Bio
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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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