Wednesday, August 27, 2008

What's In a Name

As you are waiting for our regular homework to start, you can have your child practice writing their name. You might think, "Yes, my child knows how to write their name." However it may not be exactly what we want from them. When you watch your child write their name the first letter should be capitalized, the rest of the letters should be lowercase. Have your child write their name ten times a night.

Also as your child is writing their name, they should say the letters out loud as they write them. This will help them learn their letters if they don't know them. If your child knows their letters and writes their name correctly, have them practice writing their last name. Following the same rules.


Melanie Holtsman said...

I have handwriting paper at home that I bought at Walgreens. Is that the kind we should be using or plain paper?

Michelle Ellis said...

The paper depends on each child's level. If they are just learning to write their name, it will be easier using plan white paper. Both of your children are ready for lined paper. Thank you for your continued support and comments.