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Avenues: The People Speak
  • Learning
By Ron Widelec, Yongling Lu, and Ryan Misler

This year, student were tasked with created their own version of Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People’s History project, in which Dr. Zinn planned events with famous actors performing primary documents written by the kinds of ordinary people that have acted throughout history to organize movements for greater liberty, equality and democracy. 

  • History
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
A Minimester Focused on Mahjong
  • Learning
Ting Wang, Upper Division Chinese Teacher

In the workshop course Mahjong Master, my students had the opportunity to learn Chinese Mahjong, a game deeply ingrained in Asian culture and popular around the world.

  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Middle Grades
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Minimester
  • Upper Division
Developing Pre-literacy Skills in Pre-K
  • Learning
Daisy Vivar, Pre-K Teacher

Throughout the year, the pre-K Cats and Rabbits learned about caring for books. We practiced skills like turning one page at a time. We also worked on increasing our self-awareness of who we are as readers.

  • Early Learning Center
  • Literacy
  • Pre-K
  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • Reading
Why It’s Important to Read Books Not Everyone Likes
  • Learning
Cherie Yanek, Upper Division Librarian

The American Library Association recently released their list of the top 10 books that were challenged in 2017 – and I must admit, a lot of those that made the list are some books I really enjoyed. More importantly, many of the books that made those lists are incredibly popular with our students.

  • Library
  • Literacy
  • Lower Division
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Social Justice
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
Learning to Describe People in Chinese
  • Learning
Spencer Baron, Upper Division Chinese Teacher

Detailed description is one of the paramount skills in foundational Chinese. The more advanced a student becomes in their language facility, the more accurate and nuanced the description becomes.

  • 10th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
Congratulations to the Class of 2018!
  • Upper Grades Program
Jennette Mullaney

On Tuesday, June 5, the class of 2018 graduated from Avenues New York. They're moving on to great things, and we couldn't be happier for them. 
 

  • 12th Grade
Student-Designed Carpets Being Sold for a Good Cause
  • Learning
Jennette Mullaney

As part of a yearlong interdisciplinary project, Avenues 2nd graders have been working with Jan Kath gallery to design carpets. The students created designs based on radial symmetry, and the gallery’s artisans wove them—by hand—into gorgeous carpets.

  • 2nd Grade
  • Art
  • Arts
  • Global
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Lower Division
  • Project-based Learning
5th Graders Create Their Own Supermarket
  • Learning
Rosalyn McCaine, Lower Division Art Teacher

This spring, the 5th graders have been creating paper mache food objects in art class. The goal was was to feature these food objects in a “community supermarket." And last week, the students installed their store, called Billy’s Art Mart, on the fifth floor of our school.  

  • 5th Grade
  • Art
  • Arts
  • Immersion
  • Lower Division
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish
Learning Beyond Boundaries: Teaching through Projects at Avenues
  • Learning
Jennette Mullaney

“The teachers help us learn, but we also help ourselves learn,” explains Ava, a 6th grader who is working with her team to combat pollution in the Hudson River.

  • 6th Grade
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Project-based Learning
  • science
  • STEAM
  • Upper Division
  • World Course