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Topic: STEM, Lower School
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
  In our STEM projects, we begin with the exploration of living things and their characteristics, then we focus on our environment and the ways in which human activities impact it. The goal of STEM is to help students understand the world around them through observations and experiments, to... read more
Topic: Arts, Middle School
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
  Art 8 spent the fall months studying photography and composition. We began with a study of documentary photography of the Black Panther Movement (from the SF MOMA collection) by asking the questions: What stories do photographs tell? How do various ways of looking at photographs tell us stories... read more
Topic: Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
  Christopher, SEL Coach, works to incorporate lessons that reflect the world in which we live in: the theme for this year is black joy. The idea around focusing on Black Lives Matter during January and not February, is that lessons are not necessarily about history but more about black voices,... read more
Topic: Arts, Bilingualism, STEM, Middle School, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
  Science Both the 6th and 7th Graders are concluding their units on Cell Biology with a timely study of Viruses. They have investigated viruses as occupying a kind of middle ground between living cells and non-living molecules, and (surprisingly!) as an essential part of the vast, complex... read more
Topic: Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
  The development of critical thinking is at the center of the mission assigned to the French education system. Present in many teaching programs, the work of training students to decipher reality and to progressively build an enlightened, autonomous, and critical mind is a major ambition of the... read more
Topic: Arts, Middle School
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
  Although all of our art classes so far have been virtual, the work the students have created is tactile, rich and physical. Grade 6: Ancient Greeks, Current Sports Coordinated with the study of Ancient Greece in the History program.  A study of the human figure in motion, paying special... read more
Topic: Community Service, Middle School
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
  After finding our feet during the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year, the Middle School is now taking on Service Learning projects for the second semester and we couldn’t be more excited!  What is Service Learning and why is it important?  Service learning is a way of teaching and... read more
Topic: Lower School
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
  In each classroom from PS to K, there are boxes set up on some shelves. In some classes, the boxes are small and in some classes they are big. In some classes the boxes are white and in some others they are light green.  Those boxes go along with the pedagogical programming the teachers have... read more
Topic: Lower School, Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
  We all want our kids to do certain things. Like take their breakfast dishes to the sink, or take out the trash, or make their bed. Do you have trouble getting your kids to do the things they're supposed to do? You tell your child to do the thing. They don't do it. You remind them to do it. They... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, much has changed across the globe. An entire generation of students has had their education disrupted with schools looking and feeling different than they have in years past. However, through it all, at Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley some things have remained the... read more
Topic: STEM, Lower School
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
During the 1st semester the STEM program was structured as hands-on project-based learning.  True to the acronym “Science / Technology / Engineering / Math”, our inquires were developed in series and crossed disciplines.  G1 flight is explored through butterfly observation drawings,the... read more
Topic: STEM, Preschool
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
  During this period, students in Kindergarten went on a virtual field trip to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Over a span of three weeks, the students joined the Lindsay Wildlife Experience for a live virtual program featuring their animal ambassadors! Lindsay offered innovative school programs... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
The kids had fun with spirit week!
  Message from Mr. Lyon None of us could have known last year around this time what this year around this time would look like. It’s incredible what our students have been through and what they have ultimately achieved since last March. With a vaccine on way, we have hope for the future that we... read more
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Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
  Greetings from the garden! Well, this has been quite a challenging year for most of us—parents, teachers, and especially students. The garden was, of course, no exception when the era of learning with all our senses came to an abrupt end back in March. Teaching gardening—a necessarily very hands... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
  TEDxYouth@EB 2020 This year at the Middle School, for the first time ever, TEDx was held as a virtual event. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED Talk-like experience. Our event is called TEDxYouth@EB, where x = independently organized TED... read more

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