Third grade is hard. Stickers and smiley faces are replaced by percentages and letter grades. There are weekly spelling tests and history quizzes and science exams. English packets must be completed at home, and big-kid chapter books have to be read for at least 20 minutes each night.
Studying and reviewing and time management are new concepts for a carefree, disorganized eight-year-old. Good thing she has a mother who helps her keep everything straight.
Dinner last night: ham and cheese calzones