New York Campus - Lower Division

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
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5th Graders Digital Citizenship
  • Learning
Yumi Nakanishi, Technology Integrator

The 5th grade experience is all about preparing for the Upper Division. With that in mind, the 5th grade digital citizenship curriculum focused on students’ digital footprint, online relationships and privacy and security.

  • 5th Grade
  • creative computing
  • digital citizenship
  • Digital Literacy
  • Lower Division
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Lower Division students visit the 8th grade Newtonian Energy Window showcase
  • Learning
Marios Mantzoukis, Middle Grades Science Teacher

This winter, the grade 8 students hosted their Lower Division peers for the culmination of their science project. The project was titled “Newtonian Energy Windows” and focused on the principles of conservation of energy, conservation of momentum and Newton’s laws of motion.

  • 3rd Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • Lower Division
  • Middle Grades Program
  • science
  • STEAM
  • Upper Division
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New York 7th and 8th grade carpet design
  • Learning
Rosalyn McCaine, Lower Division Art Teacher

Our 2nd grade students have been taking part in an amazing global art collaboration for the second year in a row. A program called Crossroads joins Avenues New York, Avenues São Paulo, Jan Kath gallery and Kathmandu’s Kelsang Primary School in a yearlong carpet-design and pen-pal partnership.

  • 12th Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • Art
  • Arts
  • Design
  • Global
  • Lower Division
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
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digital citizenship
  • Learning
Yumi Nakanishi, Technology Integrator

Fourth grade is a big year for Avenues students, in the digital sphere. It’s the first year students start to use Google’s suite of tools, as well as their Avenues email account to communicate with teachers.

  • 4th Grade
  • creative computing
  • digital citizenship
  • Lower Division
  • STEM
  • Technology
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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
  • digital citizenship
  • Lower Division
  • STEM
  • Technology
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2nd graders teach coding to kindergarteners
  • Learning
Jacob Goren, Technology Integrator

Given the fact that students in 2nd grade are being asked to participate in that digital world without the direct oversight of their teachers as they complete their homework, we needed to ensure our 2nd grade digital citizenship curriculum prepared students for that responsibility.

  • 2nd Grade
  • digital citizenship
  • Lower Division
  • Technology
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Digital Citizenship Curriculum
  • Learning
Jacob Goren, Technology Integrator

Digital citizenship is an effort to explicitly teach students how to act responsibly, safely and respectfully in our digital world. This year, we began an effort to both explicitly teach these skills to our Lower Division grades at the start of the year and also weave these concepts throughout all we do for the rest of the school year.

  • 1st Grade
  • digital citizenship
  • Digital Literacy
  • Lower Division
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