and now she's even writing whole sentences, complete with end punctuation. on the way back from virginia, she announced to everyone that she was writing a story. and she did just that--she even added illustrations.
for "homework" (not required but given every week by her teacher), she was asked to write about what she did over thanksgiving break. here's what she wrote. the translation is as follows:
"We went to Virginia. We collected leaves. We saw our cousin. His name was Jackson. He was so cute. We visited my uncle and aunt. They have a cool house. We ate turkey and played a lot. It was so fun." Then there are photos she drew of my parents' house ("Gramparits") and of John & Sara's house ("Myuncleandaunt"). See below one she wrote "Her name is Bale [Bailey]" and "My dog is named Marley."