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Topic: Preschool
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
During English time in Kindergarten, students read Jenny and the Cat Club, a simple yet powerful story by author and illustrator Esther Averill. It is set in New York’s Greenwich Village, where an orphaned black cat lives happily with her master, a sea captain. Still, the gentle Jenny Linsky would... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Does your child tend to be cranky, especially in the morning? Everyone gets irritable from time to time, and that’s OK. Still, it isn’t always easy to be around a cranky kid. Recently a major parenting forum included a post by a parent who wants to know how to deal with her 10-year-old son’s “... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
By now, you must have heard about Roule Galette! It’s the story of an old peasant couple who decide to bake a cake, the “galette.” However, as it cools down by the window, the sneaky pastry decides to take off and rolls through the forest. It encounters several animals that want to eat it but... read more
Topic: Arts, Preschool
Date: Friday, December 21, 2018
One of the highlights in Kindergarten at EB is music class with teacher (and EB parent) Mike Roberts. For the last few years, this accomplished guitarist and composer has been spending time regularly with all three K classes to help students discover that “music is fun, music makes us feel good,... read more
Topic: Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Friday, December 21, 2018
Social and Emotional Learning is a main focus in our Preschool and Kindergarten at EB. During their time in Maternelle, children are learning to identify their own and others’ emotions, as well as to empathize. SEL supports children in learning to express, name, recognize and talk about all the... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018
At EB, the vegetable garden plays an important role in the curriculum of the school. Every day, a dedicated garden teacher introduces students from toute petite section all the way up to 4th grade to the world of nature, earth science, nutrition and biology. Teacher Jean-Marie Letellier is well... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Preschool
Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Three vital concepts in a bilingual school are collaboration, harmonization and co-teaching. This three part blog post series will give you a glimpse into how all three of those concepts work together at EB. Collaboration refers to the time teachers spend together to plan instruction --this is... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
The Preschool is crawling with creatures big and small!  Recently French Teacher, Virginie Falquerho's PS-A classroom was visited by a docent from the Oakland Zoo, who brought along an assortment of critters for the children to discover - among them, a tortoise and a frisky ferret. The opportunity... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
One time I heard a parent say that she was surprised that her child could communicate without whining: “I didn’t know that my younger child could regulate his voice! I thought that whining was just ‘his voice’!” As I explained to this mother, whining – or any tone of voice – is a learned habit... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: 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
Topic: Preschool
Date: 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
Topic: Preschool
Date: 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
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