New York Campus - Learning

Watch Us Grow
  • Learning
Elizabeth Boyd, Kindergarten Teacher

The Puma and Jaguar kindergarten students know all about growing! Not only are they growing as readers, writers, mathematicians, community members and friends, they are also growing their very own seeds. Recently, they planted lima bean and pinto bean seeds in the Outdoor Classroom.

  • Early Learning Center
  • Kindergarten
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What Can You Do with Five Chinese Classes?
  • Learning
Haiwen Lu, Upper Division Chinese Teacher

Recently, some upper grades students in the Mandarin Chinese track spent their class period interviewing Chinese-speaking teachers. Each of them interviewed two teachers in the building and asked 15 questions. Remarkably, all these students are taking Chinese level one;  they had only attended five Chinese classes before the interviews! How did they accomplish this? By using Pinyin as the tool for the interviews.

  • Language
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
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Students in Grades 2-5 Create “Laughing Self-Portraits” as Community Building First Project of the Year
  • Learning
Ann Romero de Córdoba, Lower Division Visual Arts Teacher

Self-portraits in art classes are very common, but students in grades 2 through 5 in the Lower Division art have recently completed a fun and “laughable” twist on this age-old assignment.

  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • Art
  • Arts
  • Lower Division
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The Big App: Here Is New York
  • Learning
Yumi Nakanishi, Technology Integrator

Last spring, the entire 8th grade participated in an interdisciplinary project called the Big App: Here is New York. Through this project, each student created and published an app that highlighted communities in New York City.

  • 8th Grade
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Technology
  • Upper Division
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Where Are We and How Do We Get There?
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Spencer Baron, Upper Division Chinese Teacher

Learning to ask and answer directional questions is viewed by some as the most important skill needed to survive abroad. If you lose your way, you need to understand someone when they give you an answer more complex than a finger pointing in a general direction. If applied in context, learning these skills can prove to be quite fun.

  • Language
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
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