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, moving children from imitation and copying into independent writing that builds their authorial voice. Students write and draw in their journals every week, providing a delightful (and funny) chronicle of the year at school and at home.
Reading and writing combine as the children work on their ‘I can read it myself books,’ multimodal projects that have children assessing their own abilities and creating enjoyable storybooks with their own words and pictures for independent reading practice. It’s one of the most rewarding parts of the year to see kids make these instructional materials for themselves, at once displaying pride of authorship and a confident assessment of their own growth.Inquire