The Moorestown Friends School Early Childhood Program

Students of All Ages, Faculty, and Staff Celebrate Friendship Day

Students of All Ages, Faculty, and Staff Celebrate Friendship Day

Meaningful conversations, thoughtful discussions, enjoyable games, Meeting for Worship, stories, activities, and more created an atmosphere of sharing and community at the schoolwide Friendship Day celebration today. Mixed-aged groups of students (approximately 15-20...
Jenel Giles Appointed Lower School Director

Jenel Giles Appointed Lower School Director

Moorestown Friends School has announced the appointment of Jenel Giles as Lower School Director, effective July 1, 2019. Giles succeeds Kelly Banik, who will depart at the end of the school year to become Head of School at the Raleigh School in Raleigh, NC. Giles is...
MFS Presents Fox Tots “Parent & Me” Program

MFS Presents Fox Tots “Parent & Me” Program

On Wednesday, January 30, Moorestown Friends School will kick off Fox Tots, a new five-week program designed for children ages 2.5 to 5 and their parents. Fox Tots is designed to generate curiosity and imagination while providing parents/guardians the opportunity to...
Community Visits Introduce Kindergartners to 8 MFS Faculty and Staff

Community Visits Introduce Kindergartners to 8 MFS Faculty and Staff

When developing their lesson plans, Kindergarten teachers Emily Bowditch and Kenya Barber think about how to encourage their students’ natural curiosity. As kindergarteners take their community walks and begin to meet faculty and staff around MFS, they often want to...
Photo Gallery – Kindergarten Butterfly Study

Photo Gallery – Kindergarten Butterfly Study

Investigating Biological Life Cycles in Kindergarten Butterfly Study In Kindergarten, students in Ms. Barber’s and Ms. Bowditch’s classes investigate different types of insects and their characteristics. As part of the Kindergarten Butterfly Study, they...
Photo Gallery – 100th Day of School in Kindergarten

Photo Gallery – 100th Day of School in Kindergarten

How Moorestown Friends Celebrates the 100th Day of School in Kindergarten February 23 was a special day as it marked the 100th Day of School in Kindergarten. The two kindergarten classes enjoyed many fun and unique activities that included math skills, reading,...
Kindergarten Authors Share How-To Guides

Kindergarten Authors Share How-To Guides

Kindergarten Authors Participate in Multi-Level Sharing A few times a year, kindergarteners will join with their older peers in the Lower School for Multi-Level Author Sharing. Multiple groups of mixed ages, from Kindergarten to Grade 4, will gather together to share...
Special Tribute for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Special Tribute for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

I Remember Martin In January,  the Lower School gathered in the Meeting House for a special program to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Kindergarten classes, along with first, second, third, and fourth graders, narrated the story of Dr. King....
Fifth Grade Helps Kindergarteners Plant in Community Garden

Fifth Grade Helps Kindergarteners Plant in Community Garden

Fifth Grade and Kindergarten Working Together at the Community Garden Kindergarten students in Kenya Barber’s class have been reading a book called Growing Vegetable Soup and are learning about the science behind growing vegetables in a garden. Middle/Upper...
Photo Gallery – Kindergarten Checking Out Library Books

Photo Gallery – Kindergarten Checking Out Library Books

Kindergarten Checking Out Books in the Library The kindergarteners love going to the school library! The students enjoy hearing stories from Lower School Librarian Deb Alterman and selecting books to read at home. Mrs. Alterman always helps students find books...
The Value of Sustained Exploration

The Value of Sustained Exploration

Sustained Exploration Motivates Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten Students We all can cite an example of when our preschool, prekindergarten, or kindergarten aged children have immersed themselves in a single activity for a long period of time, deeply...
Teaching the Value of Sharing

Teaching the Value of Sharing

How can we empower Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten Children to be Active Sharers? Imagine the following situation: Susie is playing with a truck in the sandbox. Jalen comes over and says that he wants the truck. Susie turns away and keeps playing. This...
Photo Gallery – Kindergarten Soup

Photo Gallery – Kindergarten Soup

Kindergarten Soup as a Thanksgiving Community Activity To celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, the kindergarten classes came together for Kindergarten Soup! Both Kenya Barber and Emily Bowditch read the book Growing Vegetable Soup with their students, and the...