The other day, one of my lower level students wrote a sentence that was spelled out enough that I could read it. It was tremendously exciting to see this child progress from barely being able to write her name to writing out an intelligible sentence.
It said: I hat u (She even picked up on the fact that we point to each word as we read. She was very focused on it while staring at me)
The next day, she went a step further.
It said: I hat ms wenderlla (See, she knows that a sentence has a purpose. And cool, I wasn't sure she actually knew my name!)