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Sixth grade students examined the mathematical concepts in a book they were reading for English class.
'Tags: '6th Grade, English, Math, Middle Grades Program, STEM, Upper Division
Avenues upper grade students designed and built a “tiny house”—literally a house that cannot exceed 100 square feet—for the science nonprofit Black Rock Forest Consortium.
'Tags: 'Interdisciplinary, Project-Based Learning, Science, STEAM, STEM, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video, Videos
The PBS Kids ScratchJr App allows kids to create their own interactive stories featuring their favorite characters from shows on PBS Kids.
'Tags: 'App of the Week, STEM, Technology
Annika Gostomski—formerly Jones—joined Avenues in fall 2014 as a science teacher in the Middle School*. Recently married, she returns in fall 2016 with a new name and a new position—she will now teach science in the Lower Division, working with students in grades three through five.
'Tags: '3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Faculty, Lower Division, Science, STEM, Teacher Bio
“Build a Rube Goldberg Machine” was one of the new courses for Minimester this year. A Rube Goldberg machine is an overly complex contraption used to solve a simple task.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, STEM, Upper Division
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.
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'Tags: '11th Grade, 12th Grade, Art, Arts, Engineering, Math, Music, Science, STEAM, STEM, Technology, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video
During an April visit to the National Museum of Mathematics—also known as MoMath—fourth graders were able to immerse themselves in the fascinating world of mathematics.
'Tags: '4th Grade, Lower Division, Math, STEM
Two years ago, Code.org organized an Hour of Code event to celebrate CS Ed week with the goal to encourage as many students as possible to participate in at least one hour of a coding activity during the week. At Avenues, every student in pre-K through 10th grade participated in a coding activity from December 7‑18.
'Tags: 'Coding, Curriculum, Early Learning Center, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, STEM, Technology, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Bedtime Math significantly boosts kids' math performance. Developed for parents who want to incorporate math into their daily routine, the app offers a math story of the day and an accompanying word problem based on the story.
'Tags: 'App of the Week, Math, STEM, Technology
The first team challenge of the year asked students to consider how they could use the design thinking process to design and build a structure composed of one-eighth-inch-thick balsa wood sticks and hot glue.
'Tags: '5th Grade, 6th Grade, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, Science, STEM, Upper Division
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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...
Nelsa Cotte will join Avenues as a head teacher in the Spanish immersion program for pre-kindergarten. In the immersion classes, nursery through grade one, children... More...
Rosalyn McCaine is a dedicated artist who has served as an art teacher in the Lower Division Spanish immersion classes since she first joined Avenues in 2012. She brings... More...
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