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Topic: Lower School
Date: Monday, December 17, 2018
Opera a la Carte has a long tradition at Ecole Bilingue, and is part of a program sponsored by the SF Opera designed to familiarize youth with opera. This year the performance was an adaptation of Donizetti's comic opera "The Elixir of Love." Written over a six-week period, this opera buffa is... read more
Topic: Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Monday, December 17, 2018
Each child grows and develops at his or her own pace, but most children reach common physical, cognitive and social-emotional milestones at each developmental stage. While physical and cognitive developmental milestones might be easier to observe, the development of certain social-emotional skills... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Friday, December 14, 2018
After closing the MAP testing window just before the fall break at the end of October, the English and Math teachers set out to meet with each of our Middle Students to share results and set goals. One of the main benefits of MAP tests is giving a clear picture of where a student is along the... 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: Middle School, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: 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
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: STEM, Middle School
Date: 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
Topic: Middle School
Date: 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
Topic: Middle School
Date: 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
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
Topic: Middle School
Date: 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
Topic: Lower School, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: 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
Topic: Lower School
Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
Fifth grade students had a fabulous cultural double header this week with a field trip to both the Magritte exhibit at SFMOMA and an architectural tour at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.   The students prepared for this field trip with a visit by art curator Dolly Marciel, who spoke to them about... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School
Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
This year marks the third year of EB’s math initiative where we have looked closely at research on dual language learning and our own practices to ensure we have an effective bilingual math curriculum. At EB, we want to harmonize how we teach math in two languages. Our approach for teaching math... read more
Topic: Lower School
Date: 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

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