Phonological Cycling and Literacy Program- Andrea Gallegos

Hello My Name Is...

Ms. Andrea

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year. I will provide ongoing and updated information about the Literacy class throughout the school year. I'd like to begin with a reminder about the overall framework of my class.  Each month we will have the following to guide the learning and experiences for our students:
NURSERY RHYME
SHORT STORY/FAIRY TALE
LITERACY CONCEPT (unit of study)
COOKING ACTIVITY

All year we focus on the children learning how to write their name. Depending on what they are ready for, they will work on matching the letters, tracing the letters, writing the letters, and learning the names of the letters in their name. They will also be exposed to the letters in our classroom environment.  We provide many opportunities for the children to learn and demonstrate pre-writing and pre-drawing skills. This requires hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, perseverance on tasks, and listening skills.  We also focus on letter formation and letter sounds to develop and strengthen alphabet awareness skills.

Show-and-Tell: When the children bring the show-n-tell bag from my classroom they can bring any toy or object that they would like as long as it fits in the bag provided. I encourage you to talk with your child about their toy so they are prepared to show their friends. I use show-n-tell as a way to get the children engaged in asking and answering questions. It really brings out a lot of language because the children are excited to show their friends what they brought in the bag.

Ms. Michelle is the education assistant in my classroom. We work together to provide meaningful learning experiences for our students.  Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you