I forgot this little tidbit:
When I got to the classroom today, as the kids were finishing up the things they were working on, one of the girls came over to ask Maya how to spell her name. Maya spelled it slowly and the girl walked back to her seat, saying "M-A-Y-A" over and over. I saw her write it down in a notebook. I walked over to see what she was doing and she was writing a journal! She had written, "Now I am going to do a crast [sic] with Maya's mom."
I totally forgot to ask Maya's teacher if they were all keeping journals like that, cause that would be COOL!! I've wanted to get Maya to start one, even an LJ of her own...I even have the user name registered: missmayadevi