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Global Journeys: Hawaii
Avenues Communications

Students from Avenues New York and São Paulo met in Hawaii to study connections between the island’s ecosystem, its indigenous community and the cosmos above.

Warm-up exercises
  • Learning
Elisabeth Salegumba, Early Learning Center Teacher

Our dance and movement teacher, Dina Gray, created a movement game to evoke child-created, collaborative choreography for our pre-K class.

  • Early Learning Center
  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • Wellness and Movement
Avenues Mastery Academy in Shenzhen
  • Learning
Jennette Mullaney

This spring, upper grades students from Avenues’ New York and São Paulo campuses traveled to Shenzhen, China, to participate in a 25-day Avenues Mastery Academy.

  • Avenues Mastery Academy
  • Chinese
  • Coding
  • Immersion
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • STEM
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
Students interview one another
  • Learning
Ting Wang, Middle Grades Chinese Teacher

The 7th grade Wu Ji Xian class completed another project in their target language—a financial literacy project named “ru guo wo you yi bai wan,” or, “if I had one million dollars.”

  • 7th Grade
  • Language
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Upper Division
Show and Tell in Mandarin Chinese
  • Immersion
  • Learning
LiMei Ye, 1st Grade Teacher

We discovered an even better way to encourage students to speak more in Chinese—by holding a "show and tell" in the target language. 

  • 1st Grade
  • Immersion
  • Language
  • Lower Division
  • Mandarin Chinese
Enjoying Central American food
  • Learning
Meagan Gutierrez, Kindergarten Teacher

This past spring, the kindergarten’s Owls and Toucans learned about their teachers' different cultures in the target language. We took time to talk about the mountainous terrain which yields various types of exotic fruit in Honduras and also touched on the volcanos surrounded by lakes in Nicaragua.

  • Early Learning Center
  • Immersion
  • Kindergarten
  • Spanish
Dancing a Poem with the Avenues Dance Club
  • Learning
Dina Gray, Dance and Movement Teacher

This year I had the opportunity to work with my 6th grade dance club to create a piece for the Avenues spring dance concert. We decided to use the Maya Angelou’s poem “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me at All” as a jumping-off point.

  • 6th Grade
  • Arts
  • Dance
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Music
  • Upper Division
Feeding a baby
  • Learning
Mayra Julian, Kindergarten Teacher

As an extension of our study of self, the baby unit serves as a way for kindergarteners to research and reflect on the growth and change that has occurred since they were infants.