Our blog periodically checks in on Ms. Smith's Morning Message. Even in the early days of the school year when her kindergarteners are learning their letters, they also learn to use those letters in writing down whole sentences.
How do they make this leap? Take a look at a post from last October that explains the process. While you're looking at that post, notice what the kids' writing looks like compared to the compositions below. What a difference a few months make!
Arianni might want to "write her letters better," but they are much better than they used to be. In listing their goals, these kindergarteners are meeting other ones. They are learning to express themselves beautifully.