Fine Motor Skills-
Fine motor skills are those that involve a refined use of the small muscles which control the hand, fingers and thumb. With the development of these skills, a child is able to complete important tasks such as writing. Our students develop dexterity and strength in their fingers and hands by playing with playdough, painting, building with Legos, cutting with scissors, cooking in our learning kitchen, and much more.
Our kindergarten program focuses on pencil grip, letter and number formation, as well as strengthening fine motor and visual motor skills.
Reading and Phonics-
Literacy is integrated throughout the instructional day in all curricular areas. It is formally taught through small group instruction, centers, and whole group activities. Small group instruction allows teachers the opportunity to guide each child’s learning in a nurturing academic environment. Wesleyan uses the Orton-Gillingham method to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, and decoding. Literacy instruction also includes guided reading, independent reading, and writing.