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- Upper Grades Program
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.
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.
This fall, the 2nd graders in the Jellyfish and Manta Ray classes are building the classroom of their dreams.
This past spring, nine students, including a visitor from our new campus in São Paulo, Brazil, signed up to spend a month learning about game design. This course was part of Fifth Term, a period of four weeks during which upper grades students complete group and individual projects on subjects that spark their passion.
At Avenues, we have a tendency to think of high-intensity practice as belonging solely to the HIP Thinking program. However, shifting from HIP Thinking to Face Your Fears made it clear to me how essential the methods we’ve developed in the HIP program can be to helping students quickly develop competency in discipline-based skills as well.
As a culminating experience in nursery, the Whales and Peacocks headed down to the Battery Urban Farm to explore the different sights, sounds, textures, tastes and smells.
Here are some tips from an Avenues librarian for next time you aren’t sure what to read next!
Last spring our 7th and 8th grade Chinese classes went on a field trip to Flushing, Queens, which is one of the largest and fastest growing Chinese communities outside of Asia.
Students are always surprised to hear that that I have other passions besides mathematics. I am often involved in art projects outside of school and Minimester provided me with the opportunity to spend a week creating art with middle grades students.