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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: Lower School
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Our school has created a new council called “le Conseil Ecole-College” (Lower School-Middle School Council). The mission of the Conseil Ecole-Collège is pedagogical and is requested by the French Ministry of Education. The idea is to foster communication between the lower and middle schools,... read more
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: Community Service, Middle School
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Eighth graders made their annual trip to Glide in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco this past January. In addition to spiritual ministry, Glide offers social services to its community. Mme. Bishop and Mme. Filato accompanied 8B while Ms. Hedlund and M. Labadie traveled with 8E.... read more
Topic: Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
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, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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