A few weeks ago all the second and third graders had to spend an hour planning out and writing an original essay. I thought Erin's teacher said this was some kind of state-wide test. Maybe it was just a test given at their school every year, I can't remember exactly. Anyway, the kids didn't get a grade for their work, but Erin's teacher was extremely pleased and talked with us quite a bit about how remarkable she thinks Erin's writing is during our last conference.
Erin's essay is below, click on any page to see it enlarged: