"Hi Mama....I'm just going to sit down here and write the word "Book."
Umm...ok honey, said I.
"Book is *B*O*O*K*"
And then the most amazing thing happened--she actually wrote the real word BOOK! From thin air! With no letters/writing to go by! I couldn't believe it b/c we've worked on letters a lot but had only ever worked on writing her first and last name and the letters by themselves. Preschool brains are amazing people!!