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Topic: Lower School
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Usually fine motor skills are associated with hand motricity and finger motricity (manipulating small objects). It is also eye-hand (ocular) motricity, and tongue (articulation) motricity. Fine motor skills are important at school for activities such as cutting, writing, underlining, coloring,... read more
Topic: Lower School
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
The Eco-school program is in full swing. Since September, our 11 eco-delegates have been busy calculating the school waste production, marking litter in the yard and finally deciding and agreeing on a common action plan. Some ideas of the action plans have already been put in motion.  One of the... read more
Topic: STEM, Lower School
Date: Monday, December 16, 2019
FIRST LEGO League, for grades 4-8, focuses on a challenge based on a real-world scientific topic: this year is CITY SHAPER. The CITY SHAPER Challenge has students building, testing, and programming an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology and completing missions with it, all while... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
If you thought that podcasts are only for adults, think twice. There are podcasts for children as young as three years, in English and in French. We’ve tapped the power of our bilingual community of parents and teachers and brought you the best audio stories that you can listen to with your child,... read more
Topic: Lower School, Preschool
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Camille Trou, one of EB's learning specialistsWhat are some activities and games you can do with your child to support their speech and language development? Below are some ideas, by EB Learning Specialist Camille Trou. To begin with, here is a typical chronological speech and language development... read more
Topic: Web Radio, Lower School
Date: Monday, October 28, 2019
Our Lower School students are putting on a webradio show every two months, under the guidance of Lower School Head Sebastien Robert. Listen to all the shows produced over the 2019-2020 school year:   December 16, 2019 Show Two fifth grade students interview EB's head of school Mehdi Lazar on... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
Are you interested in bilingualism for your child? Are you bilingual yourself? Learn more about what it means to speak two or more languages, what happens in the brain, what's the best age to learn another language and other common questions in these three books (two in English, and one in French... read more
Topic: Arts, Lower School, Middle School
Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
From January 20 to 31, French pop artist Ramzi Adek will be coming to Ecole Bilingue to work with students in 5th, 6th, and 7th grades. Adek is an emerging artist in France who likes to combine street culture, pop icons and references to modern and contemporary art. His art has been featured at Art... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Hola! Nǐ hǎo! This year, 5th grade students don’t just learn French and English, but are introduced to two additional languages: Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. For one hour a week, students are exposed one of these two languages for the first half of the year, and to the other language for the... read more
Topic: Community Service, Lower School
Date: Monday, October 14, 2019
Under the aegis of the Lower School Head, Ecole Bilingue is inaugurating a program to make the school greener. The initiative relies on the Eco-Schools model, that was developed 25 years ago in various European countries and that involves not just the facilities’ team in schools, but the entire... read more
Topic: STEM, Lower School
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
At the Lower School, students have a dedicated Science class once a week with a dedicated STEM teacher. In 1st and 2nd grade, it’s 30 minutes a week, and it goes up to one hour a week in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. Students benefit this year from a revised Science curriculum that is unique to EB as it... read more
Topic: Lower School
Date: Monday, October 7, 2019
What is the English curriculum in a bilingual school like Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley? What is taught from 1st to 5th grade? And how can you support your child in his/her learning journey? Find more in this detailed curriculum overview. Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley is a bilingual school where the... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School
Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019
Students in grades 1 to 5 now have access to two websites that they can use at school and at home and help provide differentiation in two core subject areas: reading and math. Matching students to their right book level in English and French Raz Plus is a website and app which allows students to... read more
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


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