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Gerry Moffatt speaks to the Avenues Community
  • Learning
Jennette Mullaney

What can adventure teach us about living? This winter, Gerry Moffatt spoke to the Avenues community about the lessons he’s learned during 35 years as an expedition guide, explorer and filmmaker

  • Global
7th Graders Present Algebraic Expressions Projects
  • Learning
Abigail Simpson, Middle Grades Math Teacher

Earlier this year, the 7th floor commons was abuzz with groups of math students presenting their videos, puzzles, posters, problems, and more at the Algebraic Expressions Project Exhibition.

 
  • mathematics
  • Middle Grades Program
  • STEM
  • Upper Division
Students preparing food for a cooking show assignment
  • Learning
Spencer Baron, Upper Division Chinese Teacher

We began our food unit, as most language classes must when entering the world of food for the first time, with the acquisition of a large body of vocabulary. As a student, food is often an easily accessible unit; everyone eats food, and it can be fun to talk about one’s favorite food and its flavors.

  • 10th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
Illustrating short stories
  • Learning
Daisy Vivar, Pre-K Teacher

The pre-K students in the Cats and Rabbits classes experienced what it’s like to be authors and illustrators.

  • Early Learning Center
  • Literacy
  • Pre-K
Upper Grades Students Participate in Awareness Day
  • Learning
Jessica Berkeley, Upper Division English Teacher

This winter, the Avenues upper grades students took part in the fourth annual Awareness Day, a day when students and faculty engage in conversations and learn about issues related to social justice.

  • 10th Grade
  • 11th Grade
  • 12th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • Social Justice
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
Enjoying yuan xiao, glutinous rice dumplings, for Lantern Festival
  • Learning
Ting Wang, Middle Grades Chinese Teacher

The Lunar New Year holiday reaches its climax with Yuan Xiao (元宵节—yuán xiāo jié), or the Lantern Festival. Our middle grades Chinese classes wrapped up our Lunar New Year festivities by celebrating this holiday.

  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • Lunar New Year
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Upper Division
Ruta Sepetys speaking to Avenues students
  • Learning
Cherie Yanek, Upper Division Librarian

Award-winning author Ruta Sepetys visited Avenues New York (and presented via webcast to our São Paolo campus) this winter to share her stories and life’s work for grades 5–8. Students learned about her writing and research processes, as well as the somewhat unconventional methods she sometimes undertakes for these processes.

  • Library
  • Literacy
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Upper Division
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Jennette Mullaney

Upper Division students performed in both Spanish and Mandarin Chinese for this year’s Cabaret! Although previous years had featured songs in Spanish, this was the first year our Cabaret included Chinese as well.

Design Thinking in 1st Grade
  • Learning
Anna Stevens, Lower Division Science Teacher

Using the design thinking process—a series of steps to solve a problem—our 1st graders built structures to satisfy the needs of Madagascar hissing cockroaches kept at the school.

  • 1st Grade
  • Design Thinking
  • Lower Division
  • science
  • STEAM
  • STEM