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.