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Topic: Diversity, Lower School, Middle School, Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
On June 10, 2020, several EB staff and a member of the Parents’ Association came together for a webinar on the topic of “Talking with Children about Racial (In)Justice,” part of a special series EB has been offering to families during this period of sheltering-in-place. Our panel of experts... read more
Topic: Lower School, Middle School, Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
On May 20th, several EB staff members came together for “Parenting in a Pandemic: Tips to Keep the Calm at Home,” the latest in a special webinar series EB is offering to families during this period of distance learning and sheltering-in-place. Our panel of experts included Christopher Colebourn,... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
As summer approaches and families are looking for ways to keep their child exposed to French, what better ways than books? Besides fostering a second language, reading has many benefits such as supporting language and literacy skills in young children all the way through adolescence. We’ve... read more
Topic: Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Because of the transition to distance learning, EB teachers have turned to a variety of educational technology tools to facilitate learning while students are at home. Some of these tools were already in use and some of them are new. The faculty are aware of the drawbacks of too much time on... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020
In each classroom from PS to K, there are boxes set up on some shelves. In some classes, the boxes are small and in some classes they are big. In some classes the boxes are white and in some others they are light green.  Those boxes go along with the pedagogical programming the teachers have put... read more
Topic: Arts, Preschool
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
One of the highlights of Kindergarten at EB is music class with teacher (and EB parent) Mike Roberts. From January until April, this accomplished guitarist and composer will spend 14 sessions of 30 minutes with each Kindergarten class. In a recent session, you could hear the teacher's directions,... read more
Topic: STEM, Preschool
Date: Friday, December 20, 2019
In Kindergarten, one of the ways students learn math is by using Number Corner, a skill-building program that revolves around the classroom calendar. Each day, students spend 15 to 20 minutes of instruction on Number Corner activities. Number Corner was fully rolled out in Kindergarten this year... 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: Preschool
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Choosing a school for your child can be a highly emotional process. Families need to gather a lot of information in a short period of time to make an educated assessment about where their children will thrive. Why should you attend one of Ecole Bilingue’s (EB) admissions events? We have five good... 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: Preschool
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
On Wednesday, October 16, our Kindergartners had some wild and wonderful visitors - two owls! An educator from the Lindsay Wildlife Experience, an East Bay wildlife hospital and museum, came to EB to teach students about these fascinating raptors and animal conservation. ​ A Lindsay Wildlife... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019
In 2015 the French Ministry of Education created new programs for the Maternelle in order to emphasize the need for a caring education that values the progress and successes of the students from Toute Petite Section to Kindergarten. Promoting the success of all students requires changing the... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
What is the English curriculum in a bilingual preschool like Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley? Learn more in this overview of the Preschool and Kindergarten curriculum and how can you support your child at home. Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley is a bilingual school where the French and English programs... 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

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