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.
Now in its third year, the 5th grade crime scene investigation project not only brought wrongdoers to justice but also tied into the broader themes of their work in World Course, reading workshop and art.
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.
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.
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.
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.