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Bridge

The Bridge class is a kindergarten-type curriculum. Students attend class Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The major goal of the Bridge class is to build skills, encourage students and prepare them to meet success in our kindergarten program. Students participate in opening exercises where they recite pledges to the United States flag, the Christian flag, the Texas flag and the Bible. Center-time stations, snack and outside play are daily activities where social skills are developed.

The teacher communicates with parents through a daily take-home folder and teacher webpage. Ongoing, personalized communication throughout the year is critical to developing young minds.
  • Bible - Bridge

    Bridge students participate in Bible through daily prayer, Scripture memorization and Bible instruction taught by a Bible teacher. Each week, students focus on a lesson, memorize a Bible verse and attend chapel service to praise and worship God. Each year students engage in mission projects such as Angels of Light and Shoes for Orphan Souls. Bridge students study the children of the Old and New Testament, giving them an exciting, age-appropriate overview of the Bible, as well as learn the story of Christmas and Easter. The curriculum emphasizes the question, "who will love the Lord, listen to the Lord and obey the Lord?"
  • Language Arts - Bridge

    Bridge teachers use Superkids Reading Program for Kindergarten from Zaner-Bloser to teach literacy. The program's objectives for reading include print and book awareness, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency; the practice of writing includes correct letter form, writing expressively to offer story endings and sentences, spelling, listening and speaking. The Superkids characters practically come alive through the student books and accompanying CDs.
  • Math - Bridge

    Bridge uses enVision Math Common Core curriculum to introduce mathematics concepts to students. enVision teaches them to make sense of problems, to reason abstractly and quantitatively and to use mathematical tools (i.e. manipulatives) appropriately and strategically. Each lesson encourages students to look for and use structure and to be precise in their work.
  • Motor Lab - Bridge

    Motor Lab is based on Athena Oden’s Ready Bodies, Learning Minds program, in which reflex and sensory integration are the primary focuses. Students work their vestibular, proprioceptive and tactile systems, and learn basic tasks in the classroom that require core strength and refine gross/fine motor tasks.
  • Motor Skills - Bridge

    The motor skills curriculum is designed to introduce students to the basics of movement. Students learn proper movement form, terminology, appropriate group behavior and very simple games throughout the year. Classes include muscle development, vigorous movement and stretching. Gross and fine motor skills are the focus for the year, with emphasis on cooperation and sportsmanship.
  • Music - Bridge

    Music classes in Bridge focus on the combination of play and basic musical concepts and skills. The music teacher encourages students to sing in unison, listen by echoing songs and feel the beat with body percussion, movement and rhythm instruments. Bridge students showcase their talent in the spring in the annual ECP Hoedown program.
  • Science and Social Studies - Bridge

    The Bridge class uses various resources to engage children in activities based on a biblical worldview that help them to gain understanding of their world. While some of these activities are initiated through our Superkids reading program, others include the five senses, holidays and seasons, community helpers, pets, weather, plants and animals.
  • Technology - Bridge

    Bridge students attend technology class twice a month in which a trained technology specialist introduces them to the exciting world of computers. During their time in the lab, students learn how to use programs such as Paint, Photobooth and Pages. They also practice trackpad manipulation and play educational games that are integrated in their classroom curriculum. The technology teacher works with classroom teachers to integrate iPad and computer use in the their day-to-day curriculum.

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