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Kindergarteners at Avenues São Paulo work on their cards.
  • Learning
Ann Romero de Córdoba, Lower Division Visual Arts Teacher

The kindergarten Dragons and Eagles classes in New York and all three kindergarten classes in São Paulo – the Macaws, Hummingirds, and Toucans – have embarked upon an exciting artistic collaboration over the past few months

  • Art
  • Arts
  • Early Learning Center
  • Global
  • Kindergarten
Read More about Kindergarten Greeting Card Exchange: A Collaborative Project Between NYC and São Paulo
Practical math winter seminar
  • Learning
Abigail Simpson, Middle Grades Math Teacher

Middle grades students could be found studying bank statements, comparing credit cards and deciphering paycheck stubs in a Winter Seminar class that was all about taking a deep dive into the very real, everyday world of math: financial literacy.

  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • Math
  • mathematics
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Upper Division
  • Winter Seminar
Read More about The Mathematics Behind Life Decisions
Empathy interviews in Chinese class
  • Learning
Spencer Baron, Upper Division Chinese Teacher

As we moved forward in our Passions unit, having finished our short films documenting our own individual passions in life as a solo project, students broke into small groups and crafted empathy interviews.

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Project-based Learning
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
Read More about What is Your Passion? Part Two
Discussing passions in Chinese class
  • Learning
Spencer Baron, Upper Division Chinese Teacher

In Chinese 4, we began our year with a brief review unit before diving into a topic with a mission for students to explore themselves. We began our Passions unit with class discussion each day, acquiring a little more relevant grammar and vocabulary to articulate what drives our students’ free time in deeper and deeper ways.

  • Chinese
  • Language
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
Read More about What is Your Passion? Part One
Pulsera Project
  • Learning
Diana Arboleda and Olga Valeria, Middle Grades Spanish Teachers

Students from the elective middle grades course Spanish: Hispanic Culture, Community and Friendship, the Spanish Club and their teachers spent part of the winter working with the Pulsera Project, a fair trade nonprofit organization that seeks to empower, inspire and educate people in Central America and the U.S.

  • Middle Grades Program
  • Service Learning
  • Spanish
  • Upper Division
Read More about Students Raise Money for Central American Artists
At The Jungle
  • Learning
Karin Shim, Upper Division English Teacher

Our 12th grade English students visited St. Ann’s Warehouse in Dumbo, Brooklyn, to view a production titled The Jungle.  Students took a seat inside the bustling Afghan Café to experience how, with minimal resources in a cold, inhospitable environment, refugees, and volunteers built a warm, self-governing society out of nothing.

  • 12th Grade
  • Arts
  • English
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
Read More about Immersive Theater Helps Students Explore Migration Stories
Building and coding in "EV3 Robotic Coding and Construction"
  • Learning
Fanny Sosenke, Middle Grades Math Teacher

For a single week, students chose two electives – one morning and one afternoon course – from a menu of more than 40 offerings. These electives are connected in every way to larger Avenues learning aims, but they focus on topics not explicitly taught in any single course.

  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Upper Division
  • Winter Seminar
Read More about The First Winter Seminar

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