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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: 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: 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
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
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: Monday, April 8, 2019
Le Printemps des Poètes is an annual celebration of poetry in France during the month of March. In school, students learn poems and march around campus to deliver them to others in what is called Brigade D’Intervention Poétique (also known as “BIP”, or Poetic Response Brigade). For a couple of... read more
Topic: Lower School
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Third graders went on a field trip to The Exploratorium in January to see the Curious Contraptions Exhibit. Besides visiting the science museum, many students also participated in workshop creating moving lego block automatons. This was a nice way to connect what students had done in art class on... read more
Topic: Lower School
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
For the past 30 years, a French association is fostering a love of reading among children. The participating institutions - located all over the world - receive a carefully curated selection of children’s books in French that are adapted to each age level. This year, all classes from Kindergarten... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Three vital concepts in a bilingual school are collaboration, harmonization and co-teaching. This article is the second part of a three-part series examining those three ideas. Read the first part about co-teaching here, which refers to sessions with students when both the French and English... read more
Topic: Diversity, Lower School
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Black History Month has been a big part of the English curriculum this February for both 1st and 2nd graders. Students began by learning about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. In first grade, students wrote and drew about their own dreams for their families,... read more
Topic: Lower School
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Our school has created a new council called “le Conseil Ecole-College” (Lower School-Middle School Council). The mission of the Conseil Ecole-Collège is pedagogical and is requested by the French Ministry of Education. The idea is to foster communication between the lower and middle schools,... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School
Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018
This year, French Middle School teacher Emmanuel Labadie has built bridges between the Lower and the Middle School. Some 7th and 8th graders go visit some Kindergarten and 5th grade classrooms to encourage the love of reading (in French!). “This experience is very good for the Middle School... read more

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