Ethan worked hard for several weeks to learn to write all of the characters in one of the Japanese alphabets called “Hiragana”. I recently gave him a blank sheet as a test to write all of the hiragana by himself with no help and he was able to do it! He was very proud of himself (and also happy to receive an undisclosed reward that we had promised him for his labors). 🙂 Now he just has to learn the second alphabet (called “Katakana”) and learn the second half of the first grade “Kanji” (Chinese characters). You can do it, Ethan!!