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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
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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
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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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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
  • STEM
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