I found this letter in Erik's backpack last night. The first thing I noticed was how much better his handwriting and spelling are since the beginning of the school year! He wrote, "I like to draw because it is a distraction when people are talking to you and when people are mean to you, it calms me down."
Um what? Who is being mean to you little buddy?! I'm sorry to hear that someone is mean to him, but I love that he has discovered how to calm himself down. I hope he always remembers how to make himself feel better in stressful situations.