Instruction at the Bridge School is embedded in monthly themes that are planned for an entire school year. Teaching with thematic units across the curriculum allows us to integrate broad areas of knowledge, such as social studies, math, or science with the teaching of the four major language arts skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Thematic units provide a valuable focus for learning by:
- setting a consistent topic of conversation
- identifying relevant vocabulary
- demonstrating coherent connections among subject areas
- facilitating the acquisition of an integrated knowledge base.