Kindergarten

Welcome to Kindergarten! Mrs. Bostrom is in her ninth year teaching kindergarten at NewBrook. Previously, she taught at Brookline Elementary School for nine years before merging with Newfane. Mrs. Bostrom's favorite part about teaching kindergarten is watching the kindergarten students learn and grow.

Kindergarteners use a multisensory and systematic phonics, spelling, and handwriting program, called Fundations. Skills taught include:

  • Letter formation
  • Phonological and phonemic awareness
  • Sound mastery
  • Phonics, word study, and advanced word study
  • Irregular (trick) word instruction
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension strategies
  • Written composition (spelling and handwriting)

For math, Kindergarteners use Eureka Math (also known as EngageNY). Modules taught throughout the year cover the following:

  • Numbers through 10
  • 2D and 3D shapes
  • Comparison of length, weight and capacity
  • Number pairs, addition and subtraction to 10
  • Numbers 10-20 and counting to 100