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Democracy in the ELC
  • Learning
Alexandra Gerba, Pre-kindergarten Teacher

The pre-K Penguins and Seals learned the power of the word "vote." We started our lesson with an open conversation. Had anyone heard the word before? What does it mean?

  • Early Learning Center
  • Pre-Kindergarten
Interview
  • Learning
Natalie Gootkin, Kindergarten Teacher

Interviewing is a skill we implement in our curriculum throughout the entire school year – from Self to Babies to our last World Course unit, called Self Expression.

  • 3rd Grade
  • Early Learning Center
  • Kindergarten
  • São Paulo
  • World Course
Jessica Berkeley and Evan Glazer with Eva Schloss
  • Learning
Jessica Berkeley, Upper Division Humanities Teacher

This fall, Eva Schloss, Holocaust survivor and stepsister of Anne Frank, told her story of survival and perseverance to a riveted audience at NYU’s Skirball Center, at an event sponsored by Avenues and hosted by New York Hebrew.

  • Middle Grades Program
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
Phone Book
  • Learning
Daisy Vivar, Pre-kindergarten Teacher

In the Silver classroom, we posed the following question to the Cats and Rabbits, “What do you know about community?” Some thoughts about community were that “we go together,” “the Cats and Rabbits are in the community,” “teachers too.”

  • Community
  • Early Learning Center
  • mathematics
  • Pre-Kindergarten
The winning team with a drawing and 3D mode of their mascot
  • Learning
Ting Wang, Upper Division Chinese Teacher

At the beginning of this school year, the teachers of the middle grades Mandarin Chinese immersion classes (Wu Ji Xian) announced that a mascot competition would take place to choose our classes’ official mascot of classes for the 2018–19 school year. There would be a fair judging process whereby all the Wu Ji Xian students and teachers would select the winning design from all the submissions

  • 7th Grade
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Project-based Learning
  • Upper Division
Monsterpiece and monster face
  • Learning
Gillian Larson, Early Learning Center Teacher

The unique immersion program at Avenues features partner classrooms and teaching teams, who work closely together to develop complementary curricula in English and Mandarin Chinese or Spanish. The monster-themed curriculum in the Blue and LanSe nursery partner classrooms illustrates this effective educational practice.

  • Early Learning Center
  • Immersion
  • Nursery
  • Project-based Learning
  • STEAM
A digital superhero
  • Learning
Jacob Goren, Technology Integrator

Teaching digital citizenship is arguably one of the most important jobs of a 21st-century teacher. As our students learn to navigate the technology-filled landscape of social media, screen time, digital information, misinformation and more, we need to ensure they know how to discern fact from fiction, appropriate from inappropriate and kind from unkind.

  • 3rd Grade
  • Coding
  • creative computing
  • Lower Division
  • STEM
  • Technology
Painting a harvest celebration decoration
  • Learning
Evelyn Vivar, Spanish Fellow in the Early Learning Center

The Early Learning Center spent the month of October preparing for our Harvest Celebration! Nursery, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students discussed the fall season changes, leaves and pumpkins.

  • Early Learning Center
  • Kindergarten
  • Nursery
  • Pre-Kindergarten
Two of our Avenues Aviators in training!
  • Learning
Annika Gostomski, Lower Division Science Teacher

This fall, eight members of the Avenues Lego Robotics League and their families had the opportunity to attend Space Day – an all-day event hosted by the NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics.

  • Lower Division
  • STEM
Making the green monster
Dorine Yang, Nursery Teacher

The teachers decided to harness the students' interest in spooky decorations to reinforce the children’s Chinese-language knowledge of colors and help teach about the different facial features.