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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: 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
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: 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: 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: 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

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