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Posted by Magali Noth, Director of the Preschool in Preschool on Thursday, October 25, 2018
How many parents of Preschool-aged children live with a monster hiding under their child’s bed, a witch hiding in the closet or a ghost saying “boooo” at the window? All healthy children have fears, as this is part of their normal development. As we all know, young children have a vivid... read more
Posted by Gabrielle Hedlund, Middle School English Teacher in Middle School, Social and Emotional Learning on Wednesday, October 24, 2018
There is no debating the importance of academics. Having an engaging and rigorous academic program is the cornerstone of every quality school. However, there is a clear understanding that a meaningful social and emotional education is crucial to the development of well-rounded students who know not... read more
Posted by Douglas Gostlin, High school placement counselor in Middle School on Tuesday, October 23, 2018
It is a very busy time of the school year for the 8th graders. The first semester of the 8th grade year is when they begin in full force the high school selection process. Many of the students are going to high school open houses, doing shadow visits, and starting to decide on which high school... read more
Posted by Heather McWhinney, Preschool English Teacher in Preschool on Tuesday, October 23, 2018
On October 11, children in the petite and moyenne section classrooms C, D and 1 went on a field trip to Adventure Playground in Berkeley, one of the top rated play spaces in the country. Adventure Playground is a unique playground where children can play, build, hammer, paint and and climb on forts... read more
Posted by Richard Lyon, Middle School Head in Middle School on Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Anyone visiting the Middle School since the beginning of September has had the chance to see the first fruits of our Middle School expansion project. Our new Middle School Performing Arts room has been a real boon to our program while our expanded classrooms on the second floor have given our... read more
Posted by Rebecah Freeling, Coach and trainer at Wit’s End Parenting in Preschool on Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Everybody’s yelling as they hurry to get it together and get out the door. In the car, it is learned that someone forgot something important, be it a briefcase — or a stuffed panda bear! The drive to school and work is agony. At least one person is crying. Everybody’s late. And then you have to say... read more
Posted by Corinne Pluche and Russ Whismore, Middle School Math Teachers in Middle School on Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Two years ago, the format of the math classes and curriculum has been revised to better reflect the learning needs of our students.  Students now spend two to three weeks in one language and subject area, say Numeracy or Algebra in English, and then switch to the other language and content area... read more
Posted by Anne Kuhry, Music Teacher in Middle School on Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The first few weeks of school were a moment for the new French music teacher to get to know her new students and vice-versa. Students started the year by discovering and studying pieces of classical music such as Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A - Second movement, and the Winter part... read more
Posted by Michelle Mebine, 4th grade teacher in Lower School on Monday, October 22, 2018
For three days, fourth graders went to a camp in the Sierra foothills where gold was first found over 160 years ago. The gold rush is one of the topics that 4th graders study in American history. Going to Coloma allows students to vividly experience what this important part of California history... read more
Posted by Christopher Colebourn, SEL Coach and Extended Day Supervisor in Lower School, Social and Emotional Learning on Monday, October 22, 2018
At EB, social and emotional learning is paramount and taught starting in Preschool. SEL coach Christopher Colebourn describes an essential component of this curriculum: a community building circle. The children gather in a circle and sit down on the carpet to begin a meditation. The tranquil... read more

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