As promised, here are some samples of Alexander's amazing A's...
This is an earlier paper I found. You can tell because of how big the "pilot dot" is at the top of the A (and also because of how he's writing his name backwards and didn't get the X in there):
Lately he's been trying to write as small as possible. I'm really quite impressed with his fine motor skills (he can write tiny). He's also feeling anxious about learning his "long" name because he really likes writing Ns and Ms (and all the other up-down-up-down letters) and knows that he has an N in the second half of his name.
But he's learning, so that's encouraging. He drew a lovely picture of me this morning:
And then added himself (in the pink shirt) and some of his other siblings (in ever-deteriorating states of...development):
She also has been working hard to memorize the words "symmetry," which she likes to practice using every evening when she works on her mandala colouring book, and "alliteration," which she enjoys playing with in her own writing as well as identifying in the texts she reads.