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Topic: Arts, Lower School
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Students from grades 2 to 5 performed a wide array of songs from France, the US and Africa during their annual Spring Concert on April 5. The repertoire included Christophe Maé, Bob Dylan, Pierre Perret as well as traditional songs from Ivory Coast and Togo. Many of the songs included a group dance... read more
Topic: Arts, Lower School
Date: Monday, April 8, 2019
Le Printemps des Poètes is an annual celebration of poetry in France during the month of March. In school, students learn poems and march around campus to deliver them to others in what is called Brigade D’Intervention Poétique (also known as “BIP”, or Poetic Response Brigade). For a couple of... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Monday, April 8, 2019
Every year National History Day (NHD) celebrates and supports students around the world to conduct historical research on a topic of their choice. The annual theme frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national, or state history... read more
Topic: Arts, Middle School
Date: Monday, April 8, 2019
6th graders performed different "teledramas" at their fictional K.I.D.S. T.V. station on March 14 on the stage, at Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley. The theme for the evening was "La télévision en folie" (“Television Gone Wild”) and they sure provided their audience with, if not tears, at least laughter... read more
Topic: Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Those of you who have been through one of my coaching programs know that a big piece of my work involves helping kids to share in the responsibilities that come with family life. Usually I frame this in terms of “chores.” Cleaning a shared space, washing the dishes… yardwork… taking out the garbage... read more
Topic: Web Radio
Date: Monday, April 1, 2019
Émission 7 : Animateur : Darien Techniciens : Cameron et Hugo Au programme: Interview de Bruno Eldin Reportage sur le tournoi de Basket Lecture de poèmes par Zia Le festival de théâtre des CE2 Blagues Chronique sur les escargots Poème d'Adam   Un élève interviewe Bruno Eldin,... read more
Topic: Web Radio
Date: Monday, March 18, 2019
Emission 5 - February 5, 2019 Animateur : Savanna Technicien : Grayson et Sam Au programme: Reportage sur le show du Roi Lion par Aveline Publicité de Divya et Savanna Chanson toi e moi par les CE2 Reportage sur les dauphins par Elaine Mini Saynetes sur les résultats scolaires par les... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Three vital concepts in a bilingual school are collaboration, harmonization and co-teaching. This article is the second part of a three-part series examining those three ideas. Read the first part about co-teaching here, which refers to sessions with students when both the French and English... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
French teacher Emmanuel Labadie decided to try a different approach to the study of a classic novel by Michel Tournier: Vendredi ou la vie sauvage, a story inspired by Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. Instead of having his 7th graders simply summarize their reading of the book, M. Labadie turned it... read more
Topic: Lower School
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Third graders went on a field trip to The Exploratorium in January to see the Curious Contraptions Exhibit. Besides visiting the science museum, many students also participated in workshop creating moving lego block automatons. This was a nice way to connect what students had done in art class on... read more
Topic: Lower School
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
For the past 30 years, a French association is fostering a love of reading among children. The participating institutions - located all over the world - receive a carefully curated selection of children’s books in French that are adapted to each age level. This year, all classes from Kindergarten... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The Middle School Student Council has had a busy couple of months. January was spent planning for another Spirit Day--Twin Day--and for the East Bay Independent School Association dance held on February 8. EB ended up welcoming over 200 students from six different schools. The Student Council did... 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: Middle School, Athletics
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Both the boys and girls Jaguar teams are in the middle of extremely successful seasons. The girl's team was undefeated against bay areas including Black Pine Circle, Julia Morgan School for Girls, Park Day School before running into a buzzsaw against a very strong St. Paul's Varsity team. They... read more
Topic: Alumni, Middle School
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
After EB, students have a variety of options to choose from for high school. A typical graduating class at EB matriculates on average to anywhere between 10 to 15 different high schools -- public, charter, independent private, parochial, boarding, and French bilingual. On January 24, 7th grade... read more

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