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.