Bridge Enrichment Activities
February 2023: Bridge Program Science Students Break Ground on Outdoor Ecosystem Lab
Bridge Program students in Jessica Valera's Science Class recently broke ground on a Community Garden that will serve as an outdoor lab for learning about ecosystem ecology and the role of healthy soils in climate resilience.
The project’s objective is for students to design, build and maintain a vibrant and abundant garden to serve as a living lab and model ecosystem for the study of ecology, growth and development of living organisms, genetics and biological evolution.
Some goals of the project include:
An integrated and meaningful biology curriculum rooted in the process and continued cultivation of the garden that is engaging and accessible for emerging bilingual learners
Student investment in garden-based learning experiences
Increased student connection to the earth and natural spaces, including understanding of the role of healthy soils and ecosystems in climate resilience
Vegetable harvest to supplement Bridge nutrition services
Beautification of the outdoor space where the Bridge Program is housed
November 2022: Culinart Arts
Burlingame High School Culinary Teacher Shannon Couch and several of her bilingual students invited Bridge students to learn about various cooking techniques.
October 2022: Bridge Soccer Team
The Bridge Soccer Team finished in second place in the Andy Hodzic ELD Soccer League. The League was developed as a partnership between SMUHSD and the San Mateo Police Activities league as an opportunity to engage our English Learner students in our ELD programs outside of the classroom. The goal of the soccer league is provide students with an opportunity to represent their school doing something they love and building community at the same time
May 2022: Bridge Students attended a field trip at the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco where they learned about the world of science.
March 2021: Almost every year, Bridge students visit 826 Valencia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. 826 Valencia's services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.