Kid wrote that on the sidewalk in front of our house last night. My eyes actually welled up. I think I've talked a bit about her personality... but if not... this is a HUGE accomplishment for her. Kid does not take chances. Kid does not risk failure easily. This is the first sentence she has written (and boldly I might add) where she sounded out her words on her own... didn't ask... didn't give up... didn't get frustrated... just DID IT! I am SO proud of her. And when she asked me if she spelled it right I said "You did a great job! You spelled everything the way it sounds (okay expect OE which was supposed to say "IN") and I could read it!" She was satisfied with that.