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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
Topic: Middle School
Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Anyone visiting the Middle School since the beginning of September has had the chance to see the first fruits of our Middle School expansion project. Our new Middle School Performing Arts room has been a real boon to our program while our expanded classrooms on the second floor have given our... read more
Topic: Lower School
Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
For three days, fourth graders went to a camp in the Sierra foothills where gold was first found over 160 years ago. The gold rush is one of the topics that 4th graders study in American history. Going to Coloma allows students to vividly experience what this important part of California history... read more
Topic: Lower School, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
At EB, social and emotional learning is paramount and taught starting in Preschool. SEL coach Christopher Colebourn describes an essential component of this curriculum: a community building circle. The children gather in a circle and sit down on the carpet to begin a meditation. The tranquil... read more
Topic: Lower School
Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
Fifth grade students had a fabulous cultural double header this week with a field trip to both the Magritte exhibit at SFMOMA and an architectural tour at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.   The students prepared for this field trip with a visit by art curator Dolly Marciel, who spoke to them about... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School
Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
This year marks the third year of EB’s math initiative where we have looked closely at research on dual language learning and our own practices to ensure we have an effective bilingual math curriculum. At EB, we want to harmonize how we teach math in two languages. Our approach for teaching math... read more
Topic: STEM, Lower School
Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Beginning in September, our students experienced their first coding classes as part of our STEAM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Coding develops very useful skills, including introducing a programming mindset, mathematical thinking, and collaborative working. It... read more

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