By the end of the school year, your child is expected to:
Hold a pencil correctly.
Know to write from left to right.
Show an interest in writing.
Tell a story about a picture he / she has drawn.
Work with the teacher and other students on writing activities.
Write the upper case letters of the alphabet (A through Z).
Write the lower case letters of the alphabet (a through z).
Use "Once upon a time" when writing a make-believe story.
Use correct spelling of simple words.
Make up spelling for words he / she doesn't know how to spell (temporary spelling).
Write first and last name correctly.
Copy letters, words, patterns.
Know that words, when put together, make meaning.