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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... 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: 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

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