Tonight is Harper's open house at school. The anticipation level here is reaching epic proportions today. Earlier this week I had her draw a self-portrait and write her name so she had something to give her teacher at the open house. While sitting at lunch this afternoon I had Harper dictate a letter to go with the picture. Trust me when I say there was very minimal prompting involved. I mostly asked her what she wanted to tell her teacher, what she wanted to learn, and what her teacher should know about her. Here is the result:
My name is Harper. I have some things to tell you today. Please will you teach me how to draw triangles, octagons, squares, and circles? I love your name. I wanted to learn to count by tens and fives. I wish you will teach me how to make stars.
I am a big sister and I have a baby brother to show you. I use a grown-up cup. I have a dog that's a little crazy and he barks. I had chicken quesadillas for lunch today. I am good at hopping on one foot and balancing. I love Junie B. books and I bet you will like them too. I also like Apple Tree Farm Stories and music. I'm allergic to peanuts. I hope you like me. I'm allergic to peas too. I'm excited for school.