Wednesday, August 29, 2012
One of the first Common Core Standards in Language for First Grade is for students to "demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking." This includes printing all upper and lowercase letters. In order to meet this standard, students have their handwriting booklets at their tables in the morning. Every day students learn to write two letters properly. We model the correct way the letters are formed and then give students time to practice. This ten minute exercise eases the children into their school day and reinforces the importance of legible penmanship.
You can visit the Common Core Standards at this blog. Do you see the tab on the right that says "Common Core"? The standards are listed from K to 12th grade.