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Exploring History, One Step at a Time

July 17th, 2017|News|

Recently the middle school learners had the honour of spending the morning with First Nations artist Charles Elliott, Jeff Corntassel, teacher of Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria, [...]

Centennial Square redesign ‘charrette’

May 5th, 2017|News|

It all started when I received an email inviting us to a charrette. A what? A web search came up with this definition “an intense period of design or [...]

Nurdle Hunting for Earth Day 2017

April 21st, 2017|News|

Tomorrow is Earth Day! This week we celebrated by taking the kids on a nurdle hunt. (Yes, you read that right.) What are they? Nurdles are small plastic pellets about [...]

Grants (and puppets!) provide learning opportunities

April 6th, 2017|News|

The primary class children are rapt. Listening closely to a self-deprecating gray duckling, they shout “you’re not ugly!” Next up is a beaver with outsize teeth, followed by an orange [...]

Bring the Maker Movement Home

March 13th, 2017|News|

When I was a child, I was a “maker”. I think I came by it naturally, because my father was an engineer. Whenever I had the chance, I made things. [...]

The Puppet Invasion of 2017!

February 27th, 2017|News|

Wondering why EBS students have suddenly gone puppet mad? Tim Gosley, a Victoria puppeteer who has worked on the television programs Fraggle Rock, Sesame Park, and Caillou, is our official Artist in [...]

Even more puppets, singing and signing to stop bullying, and the study of light

February 27th, 2017|News|

The kindergarten/grade one split class always has something fun on the go! Tim Gosley shared a bit about puppets from around the world and the history of puppets. Beginning to [...]

Lungs, and novels, and puppets, and empathy

February 27th, 2017|News|

Cedar class has had an amazing month of learning and exploration: Practicing communication skills and learning about empathy through a blindfolded K'Nex building activity modelled after the Empathy Toy from [...]

Mona Lisa, Flying Machines, puppets, and another beach clean-up

February 27th, 2017|News|

As usual, the middle school is a busy place. A few highlights from the first part of January include: Working on projects for the Science Fair that is around the [...]

Yoga in the classroom

February 27th, 2017|News|

I’m headed into the classroom to deliver a message after recess, but it appears as though the class isn’t there. Lights are out, and the room is quiet. Coming around [...]