Matthew is in first grade now. I don't know if it's common core or what but first grade is a lot harder than when I went. It's only been a month, and he gets at least one test a week. So far he's been getting a weekly spelling test. He's had at least one math test that remember, a religion test (he goes to St. Rita's Catholic School), and a science test. He's done well. Here is his very first test he's ever taken, a spelling test.
He had one little error. He wrote the "d" for dog backwards, but since bog was not one of the words to spell the teacher, Mrs. Epstein, realized what he meant and did not subtract points. He still got a 100% and a sticker. Matthew is not dyslexic but he does confuse b's and d's and 9's and p's.
I'm also surprised at how good his penmanship is. He's normally not that neat when he writes at home. Not sure what the picture at the bottom was meant to be, but it's cute. I don't remember getting to draw on my spelling tests. Here he is holding up his test.