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Topic: Middle School, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
What social media platforms are EB students on? Are they *all* on social media? Why are they there, and what can parents do to educate themselves about their child’s presence on social media? EB Middle School counselor Douglas Gostlin answers the questions he most commonly receives from parents.... read more
Topic: Diversity
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
EB is celebrating the lives and accomplishments of great African-American scientists and inventors for Black History Month. Here are some great books and videos that parents can read and watch with their children.  Teaching Your Child About Black History Month (PBS.org) Top 15 Children’s Books... 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: Middle School
Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
This article is part of a series introducing new Middle School teachers. In April: an interview with Math-in-English teacher Sylvie Thomas-Droz. For George Speckman, being a teacher means being passionate about learning and exploring. He has spent the last ten years pursuing his passion for... 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: Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019
The holidays are here, and with them come changes in the routine, stressful times, overstimulation, and, yes, chaos for your children! Our favorite child consultant gives us some timely tips to make the best of the festivities with your little - and not so little - ones. 1. Stick to the routine... read more
Topic: STEM, Middle School
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019
A combined group of 7th and 8th grade students participated in a semester-long Robotics class, taught by Corinne Pluche and George Speckman. After briefly exploring what robots are, the students worked in pairs to construct a VEX IQ robot from a kit of over 800 structural parts, plus motors,... read more
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: Middle School
Date: Friday, December 13, 2019
When is the best age to give a child a cell phone? How many students at EB actually have a cell phone? How should parents handle their child’s cell phone use? EB Middle School counselor Douglas Gostlin answers the questions he most commonly receives from parents. This article is the beginning of a... read more
Topic: Arts, Middle School
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
An overview of the art projects that the 6th, 7th and 8th graders have been working on since the beginning of the school year with Ms. Popova (grades 6 and 7) and Ms. Campbell (grade 8). Grade 6: Personal Boxes 6th grade students made personal collection boxes inspired by the art of Joseph... 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: Middle School
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Back on November 14th, eight middle school students and two adult speakers inspired the school's largest TEDx Youth@EB audience ever - nearly 100 attendees. The theme of this year's event was "Bigger than Us" and the inspiring topics ranged from learning about the scientific discovery of blood... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Monday, December 9, 2019
David Pruess is the current Social Studies teacher in the Middle School International Track, a new program for students who do not speak any French when they enter EB in 6th grade. This article is part of a series introducing new Middle School teachers. In February: an interview with Science... read more

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