This is what Anna and I did last night. I swear, she made me more proud than I had any right being. She didn't do this on her own, but as we worked on sounding words out, I could see the gears turning in her little head. She sat there and worked SO HARD at writing the words in her little left handed writing - and you could see how proud she was of the fact that she was writing real words.
Not the best picture in the world (sorry) but it gets the point across.
And to think - the first thing she wanted to write was "the train went to Rainbow Canyon to pick up the ladybugs." I told her "Honey, why don't we just try 'train'?"