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Topic: STEM, Preschool
Date: Vendredi, décembre 20, 2019
In Kindergarten, one of the ways students learn math is by using Number Corner, a skill-building program that revolves around the classroom calendar. Each day, students spend 15 to 20 minutes of instruction on Number Corner activities. Number Corner was fully rolled out in Kindergarten this year... read more
Topic: Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Jeudi, décembre 19, 2019
The holidays are here, and with them come changes in the routine, stressful times, overstimulation, and, yes, chaos for your children! Our favorite child consultant gives us some timely tips to make the best of the festivities with your little - and not so little - ones. 1. Stick to the routine... read more
Topic: STEM, Middle School
Date: Jeudi, décembre 19, 2019
A combined group of 7th and 8th grade students participated in a semester-long Robotics class, taught by Corinne Pluche and George Speckman. After briefly exploring what robots are, the students worked in pairs to construct a VEX IQ robot from a kit of over 800 structural parts, plus motors,... read more
Topic: Lower School
Date: Mercredi, décembre 18, 2019
Usually fine motor skills are associated with hand motricity and finger motricity (manipulating small objects). It is also eye-hand (ocular) motricity, and tongue (articulation) motricity. Fine motor skills are important at school for activities such as cutting, writing, underlining, coloring,... read more
Topic: Lower School
Date: Mardi, décembre 17, 2019
The Eco-school program is in full swing. Since September, our 11 eco-delegates have been busy calculating the school waste production, marking litter in the yard and finally deciding and agreeing on a common action plan. Some ideas of the action plans have already been put in motion.  One of the... read more
Topic: STEM, Lower School
Date: Lundi, décembre 16, 2019
FIRST LEGO League, for grades 4-8, focuses on a challenge based on a real-world scientific topic: this year is CITY SHAPER. The CITY SHAPER Challenge has students building, testing, and programming an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology and completing missions with it, all while... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Vendredi, décembre 13, 2019
When is the best age to give a child a cell phone? How many students at EB actually have a cell phone? How should parents handle their child’s cell phone use? EB Middle School counselor Douglas Gostlin answers the questions he most commonly receives from parents. This article is the beginning of a... read more
Topic: Arts, Middle School
Date: Jeudi, décembre 12, 2019
An overview of the art projects that the 6th, 7th and 8th graders have been working on since the beginning of the school year with Ms. Popova (grades 6 and 7) and Ms. Campbell (grade 8). Grade 6: Personal Boxes 6th grade students made personal collection boxes inspired by the art of Joseph... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Mercredi, décembre 11, 2019
If you thought that podcasts are only for adults, think twice. There are podcasts for children as young as three years, in English and in French. We’ve tapped the power of our bilingual community of parents and teachers and brought you the best audio stories that you can listen to with your child,... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Mardi, décembre 10, 2019
Back on November 14th, eight middle school students and two adult speakers inspired the school's largest TEDx Youth@EB audience ever - nearly 100 attendees. The theme of this year's event was "Bigger than Us" and the inspiring topics ranged from learning about the scientific discovery of blood... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Lundi, décembre 9, 2019
David Pruess is the current Social Studies teacher in the Middle School International Track, a new program for students who do not speak any French when they enter EB in 6th grade. This article is part of a series introducing new Middle School teachers. In February: an interview with Science... read more
Topic: Bilingualism
Date: Vendredi, décembre 6, 2019
Did you know that the majority of families with students enrolled at Ecole Bilingue do not speak French at home? Historically, about two-thirds of our community take a big leap of faith into unknown territory: having their children learn a language they do not speak themselves. This is impressive!... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Mercredi, décembre 4, 2019
Being well-intentioned adults, we want the best for our children, and we begin to think about high school placement, our children’s readiness for college, and our long-term hope for a stellar professional path! As you ponder what might be the best program for your child, I want to offer five... read more
Topic: Lower School, Preschool
Date: Mardi, novembre 26, 2019
Camille Trou, one of EB's learning specialistsWhat are some activities and games you can do with your child to support their speech and language development? Below are some ideas, by EB Learning Specialist Camille Trou. To begin with, here is a typical chronological speech and language development... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Middle School
Date: Lundi, novembre 25, 2019
In education we tend to believe that the longer you do something, the better you will be at it. Some parents, however, stop the immersion experience of their children at the end of their primary studies. In this case, the immersion experience ends just when true language learning is beginning to... read more

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