Kindergarten

Language Arts

Kindergarteners at Moses Brown use the highly-regarded Fundations curriculum as they progress from phonemic awareness to sight words to reading fluency.  With daily assessments, we make sure that children are always at a ‘just right’ level of challenge.  As children achieve each new goal, their confidence in their abilities and resilience grows.

At the same time, we guide them through multi-sensory projects that make letters feel like second nature. With practice, children move from imitation and copying into independent writing.  Students write and draw in their journals every week, providing a delightful (and funny) chronicle of the year at school and at home.

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Tools for early readers

Teacher develops book series to help early readers

Kindergarten teacher Melinda Van Lare has developed a series of books to aid early readers. She uses the books as part of fun, interactive reading exercises. Melinda recently presented her project at a conference held at Wheaton College.

Faculty

Samantha Bradshaw ’85

Lower School Literacy Coordinator

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Samantha Bradshaw ’85

University of Vermont – B.A.
University of Rhode Island – M.A.

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