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Topic: Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2019
As our academic year draws to a close we have much to celebrate and many happy memories to look back on. My heart and mind are still buzzing with the excitement of the many graduations and end-of-the-year ceremonies. I am so proud of our students! Their performances on stage, their graduation... read more
Topic: Web Radio, Lower School
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Listen to the last students' radio show, recorded early June. Animateur: Bodie Techniciens: Nicolas et Savannah Aoife et Theodore sur le voyage en France Satine et Angèle sur la production de films Les plantes de Marin Headlands, par Sage et Chloé Extrait du spectacle de théâtre des CP (1)... read more
Topic: Middle School, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
On Monday, May 20, the Middle School thanks to funds raised during the Run-A-Thon, was able to participate in a full day of social-emotional learning called Challenge Day. The day began with a number of ice-breakers to get everyone moving and to make sure everyone was comfortable. Part of the... read more
Topic: Alumni, Middle School
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
Graduating EB students are headed to 18 different high schools and 20% of them are continuing with a French or bilingual education. Congratulations to the 8th grade Class of 2019 on their highly successful completion of the high school process! They have been a wonderful group of students, who... read more
Topic: Arts, Lower School, Middle School
Date: Monday, June 10, 2019
EB’s Musical Theater Enrichment Class presented their second production of the year, Mille et Une Nuits, known in English as 1001 Nights or Arabian Nights. On June 10th and June 11th, forty-one third, fourth and fifth graders made up the ensemble cast as they presented tales such as Scheherazade,... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
  Three years ago, EB embarked on a mission to examine and renew our math curriculum from Kindergarten to 8th grade. We have decided to implement a Singapore-inspired approach with specific curricular tools that align to the French and American math programs. We have also strengthened the... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Preschool
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
"Un Livre," translated as “Press Here,” is by Hervé Tullet, a French artist, performer, illustrator and children's literature author who has written over 80 books. His 2010 book Press Here has been translated into twenty-seven languages and remained on the The New York Times Best Seller list in the... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
All 6th grade students went on an immersive day trip to explore Asian culture and art in San Francisco in March. Mandarin, history and art teachers all worked together to prepare this multidisciplinary field trip. In the morning, students explored the galleries of the Asian Art Museum and they... read more
Topic: Lower School, Middle School, Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Between after school clubs, organized play-dates and other extracurricular programs, children are engaged in more activities today than ever. This is a result of a popular trend among parents; in order to fully support your child and their development, your child must be engaged in a multitude of... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Three vital concepts in a bilingual school are collaboration, harmonization and co-teaching. This article is the third part of a three-part series examining those three ideas. The first part is about co-teaching, which refers to sessions with students when both the French and English teacher are... read more
Topic: Arts, Lower School
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Watching a play is one thing, but writing and performing one in front of an audience is another thing entirely. That was the challenge that our third graders were tasked. With their French teachers, Luc and Elodie, as their guides, the third graders embarked on a journey through theater, role play... read more
Topic: Community Service, Middle School
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
EB Middle School students visited and volunteered at the Alameda Food Bank last week as part of our annual effort to support the county’s nonprofit. The Food Bank through food and dollar donations feeds over 300,000 people a year. It was founded to help Alameda residents in need by providing... read more
Topic: STEM, Lower School
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Being creative will no doubt be one of the most highly-valued skills in the future. Creativity, as well as thinking out of the box, is not only a talent, it’s a skill that can be taught. Our first STEAM event on April 9 at the Lower School embraced this concept. Throughout the different... read more
Topic: Arts, Lower School
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Author Claire Clément explains her approach when writing a children's book.  All Lower School students enjoyed the week-long presence of two artists from France: author Claire Clément and illustrator Matthieu Maudet. In 4th and 5th grades, the two French artists guided students to write and... read more
Topic: Arts, Lower School
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Students from grades 2 to 5 performed a wide array of songs from France, the US and Africa during their annual Spring Concert on April 5. The repertoire included Christophe Maé, Bob Dylan, Pierre Perret as well as traditional songs from Ivory Coast and Togo. Many of the songs included a group dance... read more

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