Kindergarten

Welcome to Kindergarten! This year we have two kindergarten classrooms. 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. Ms. Colacino is in her first year teaching at NewBrook! She moved to Vermont from Florida this summer, and has been teaching for seven years. They are both excited to work together and to watch 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