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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: Middle School
Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018
The EB Middle School hosted its fourth TEDxYouth@EB conference in November. This year, ten students presented talks inspired by the theme “The Age of Amazement”. The months of preparation and rehearsal that went into each of the talks showed that morning. Every presentation came from personal... 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: Middle School
Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018
Assemblage boxes telling a story, anthropomorphic representations, and portraiture in photography were some of the themes and projects students worked on since the beginning of the year in Art.  Grade 6 created assemblage art tiled “Amazing World”. Inspired by the assemblage boxes of artist... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018
What did 6th and 7th graders learn in English this semester? Persuasive essays in 6th grade In 6th grade English this fall students just finished a unit on rhetorical strategies, ethos, pathos and logos, used in advertising and essay writing that culminated in the outlining and drafting of a six... 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
Topic: Middle School
Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018
The Middle School has been actively giving back in November and December to the communities around us. In November, the Middle School’s Social Responsibility Action Corps (SRAC) braved the smoky air to donate their time serving meals at a local community meal organized through the Berkeley Food... read more
Topic: Lower School
Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
In October, lower and middle school students took the MAP Growth tests. This article will answer some of the questions that parents may have about these tests. What is the MAP test? MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress and is a test from NWEA, a non-for-profit association that has been... read more
Topic: Web Radio, Lower School
Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Mic is on! Starting this year, students in grades 1 to 5 are introduced to the world of radio production thanks to a new web-radio unit. Two lower school teachers, Sylvie Le Meur and Luc Molitor benefitted from a web radio training via EB’s partnership with the Mission Laique Française earlier this... read more
Topic: Lower School
Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
This Fall, a new after school class was added to the plethora of classes available to EB students: musical theater class. The class is taught by Maggie Schoon and Anne Kuhry, EB’s new music teacher. Third, fourth and fifth graders participated in the class and prepared a production of Le Roi Lion (... 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, Social and Emotional Learning
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: Lower School, Athletics
Date: Monday, December 17, 2018
One of the characteristics of a school with a French program in preschool and K (called “maternelle” in French) are the daily physical education activities. The word “Education” is important, because the activities organized for the student are part of a program with specific objectives articulated... read more
Topic: STEM, Lower School
Date: Monday, December 17, 2018
In Grade 3, our students are discovering solids (a cube, sphere, cylinder and pyramid), their name, their shape and their silhouette, through Beebot, a little robot they have programed to walk towards the different common objects that are solids. It took a bit of time and effort for our students to... read more

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