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

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 learn the words and signs for the song True Colours (originally recorded by Cyndi Lauper in 1986 and rerecorded for the movie Trolls by Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick) which [...]

February 27th, 2017|News|

Lungs, and novels, and puppets, and empathy

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 21 Toys. Students must collaborate and communicate in order to understand one another and solve a problem. Began exploring comics and graphic novels. We have started learning about conventions of [...]

February 27th, 2017|News|

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

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 corner (February 10). Starting an inquiry into the Renaissance by creating a class mural of the Mona Lisa and attending a Science Venture workshop on DaVinci’s Flying Machines at UVic. [...]

February 27th, 2017|News|

Yoga in the classroom

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 the corner, however, I hear gentle music and see the learners sitting cross-legged on the floor, eyes closed. At the front of the group, one of the staff quietly leads [...]

February 27th, 2017|News|

The 30-second ‘Why STEAM’ elevator pitch you’ve been looking for

It happens to all of us. You’re at work, hanging out at the water cooler and someone asks you why your child attends a STEM or STEAM school. You know why EBS and STEAM are awesome but how do you convey what STEAM is and why it is so important for children in those few short seconds before the next [...]

February 22nd, 2017|News|

February Parent Volunteer of the Month

Amanda Mom to: Elijah Start date at EBS: September 2015 What roles have you done as an EBS Parent Volunteer? So far as a volunteer I have served pizza on Hot Lunch days, put stickers on rack cards, made a patchwork quilt with the Cedar class for the refugee baby our church is sponsoring, and recently I helped the Cedar [...]

February 18th, 2017|News|