Dakota drew me a beautiful picture for my birthday, which is Monday. She was very secretive about it and took a lot of care in coloring everything in with a fine tip marker. It is on the fridge with the other family masterpieces! She is learning to read and write letters without any traditional reading and writing lessons. Unschooled kids learn these things from being surrounded with the written word! When children have a real life use for writing, they learn how to in a way that makes sense for them.
I will save it forever!