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Topic: STEM, Preschool
Date: Vendredi, décembre 18, 2020
  During this period, students in Kindergarten went on a virtual field trip to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Over a span of three weeks, the students joined the Lindsay Wildlife Experience for a live virtual program featuring their animal ambassadors! Lindsay offered innovative school programs... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Vendredi, décembre 18, 2020
The kids had fun with spirit week!
  Message from Mr. Lyon None of us could have known last year around this time what this year around this time would look like. It’s incredible what our students have been through and what they have ultimately achieved since last March. With a vaccine on way, we have hope for the future that we... read more
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Date: Vendredi, décembre 18, 2020
  Greetings from the garden! Well, this has been quite a challenging year for most of us—parents, teachers, and especially students. The garden was, of course, no exception when the era of learning with all our senses came to an abrupt end back in March. Teaching gardening—a necessarily very hands... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Vendredi, décembre 18, 2020
  TEDxYouth@EB 2020 This year at the Middle School, for the first time ever, TEDx was held as a virtual event. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED Talk-like experience. Our event is called TEDxYouth@EB, where x = independently organized TED... read more
Topic: Lower School, Middle School, Preschool, Athletics
Date: Vendredi, décembre 18, 2020
    This year the curriculum in PE was diligently adjusted to meet the COVID guidelines.  We try to keep as much as possible the substance of the program by providing the students with  physical  and playful activity individually and with their peers whether on Zoom or in person.  All... read more
Topic: Lower School, Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Vendredi, décembre 18, 2020
  We all want our kids to do certain things. Like take their breakfast dishes to the sink, or take out the trash, or make their bed. Do you have trouble getting your kids to do the things they're supposed to do? You tell your child to do the thing. They don't do it. You remind them to do it. They... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Vendredi, décembre 18, 2020
  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, much has changed across the globe. An entire generation of students has had their education disrupted with schools looking and feeling different than they have in years past. However, through it all, at Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley some things have remained the... read more
Topic: STEM, Lower School
Date: Vendredi, décembre 18, 2020
During the 1st semester the STEM program was structured as hands-on project-based learning.  True to the acronym “Science / Technology / Engineering / Math”, our inquires were developed in series and crossed disciplines.  G1 flight is explored through butterfly observation drawings,the... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Mardi, octobre 20, 2020
Indigenous People’s Day at the Middle School The Middle School marked the school’s observance of Indigenous People’s Day this past October 12 in a number of ways. The actual day was observed with an all-school assembly with remarks from the Head of School and a Land Acknowledgement by Ms.... read more
Topic: Lower School, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Mardi, octobre 20, 2020
I always love teaching SEL* (Social, Emotional Learning), but this year has definitely thrown some curve-balls our way. Amidst the onset of COVID, SEL class saw some interesting changes. Not only was Zoom the new format, some very challenging topics began to dominate class time, and I had to... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Mardi, octobre 20, 2020
How many parents of Maternelle-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 vivid... read more
Topic: Lower School, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Lundi, octobre 19, 2020
  Since school closed back in March, students and parents have been looking forward to returning to school. Finally, we’re able to return to in-person learning in the classroom but school will look different than it did last Spring -- new rules, different classroom setup, social distancing, face... read more
Topic: Diversity, Lower School, Middle School, Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Mercredi, juin 24, 2020
On June 10, 2020, several EB staff and a member of the Parents’ Association came together for a webinar on the topic of “Talking with Children about Racial (In)Justice,” part of a special series EB has been offering to families during this period of sheltering-in-place. Our panel of experts... read more
Topic: Lower School, Middle School, Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Mercredi, mai 20, 2020
On May 20th, several EB staff members came together for “Parenting in a Pandemic: Tips to Keep the Calm at Home,” the latest in a special webinar series EB is offering to families during this period of distance learning and sheltering-in-place. Our panel of experts included Christopher Colebourn,... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Vendredi, mai 1, 2020
As summer approaches and families are looking for ways to keep their child exposed to French, what better ways than books? Besides fostering a second language, reading has many benefits such as supporting language and literacy skills in young children all the way through adolescence. We’ve... read more

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