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Intercultural Comedy with Jesse Appell“Intercultural comedian” Jesse Appell of Laughbeijing and the US-China Comedy Center guides Avenues students through an improv class – entirely in Chinese – and discusses why comedy is an act of cultural exchange: bit.ly/2lrYGWC ... See MoreSee Less
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Writing math problems encourages meaningful communication of mathematics, promotes problem-solving skills, allows for differentiation in the classroom and slows down the thinking process. With this in mind, I showed recently the girls in the Girls Who Math club some examples of the type of problems Ms. Scully’s class of fourth graders were solving in math and we decided to write similar problems with a Valentine’s theme.
'Tags: '4th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Math, Middle Grades Program, STEM, Upper Division
“Everything I do in China, whether it’s buying vegetables or telling jokes, is a form of cultural exchange,” Jesse Appell told Avenues students during his visit last November. Based in Beijing for the past four years, Jesse has forged a career as a cultural intermediary between China and America.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Arts, Immersion, Mandarin Chinese, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video, World Course
On Thursday, January 19, at 6:30 p.m., we were delighted to bring the sounds of Hollywood (if not the climate) to New York during a performance in the Black Box Theater.
'Tags: '8th Grade, Arts, Middle Grades Program, Music, Upper Division
From the artwork to the poetry, the photography to the humor, each and every detail present in issue VII contributes to an impeccable display of interdisciplinary teamwork.
'Tags: 'The Highliner, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
What do you get when you have 16 middle grades girls in the same room? If you guessed gossip, meanness or superficial conversations you haven’t been in my classroom during the Girls Who Math after-school club! I established the club out of my concern regarding teenage girls’ attitudes towards math. Many girls in middle grades […]
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Math, Middle Grades Program, STEM, Upper Division
In October, students in the middle grades HIP writing program read about the secret life of Gus the theater cat in T.S. Eliot’s poem of the same name, then imagined their own versions of what kind of secret life their pet would have. The lesson set the scene for an optional field trip to see Cats on Broadway, and on Tuesday, November 1, more than 135 Avenues students, teachers and parents attended the evening show of the musical.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Arts, HIP Writing, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
HIP, or High Intensity Practice, is in its second year at Avenues, and our HIP Stories gathering marked the first time parents joined their children to celebrate the work they’ve been doing in HIP Writing.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, HIP Writing, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
On October 2, a group of 13 visited the Dodge Poetry Festival, a biennial four-day celebration of the art form in Newark, NJ. A smaller group of students attended the festival two years ago, but this year's group had more than doubled in size, proof of Avenues students' ever-growing interest in the written and spoken word.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 9th Grade, Arts, English, Humanities, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
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
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'Tags: 'Arts, Early Learning Center, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, STEAM, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video, World Course
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