Sarah is winding up her second week of second grade, and this is the first week she's had homework. At Fort Craig, her school, students spend first and second grades, which the school designates "B-1-2," with the same teacher in a class that includes both first graders ("youngers") and second graders ("olders"). As strange as it seems for me to hear it, Sarah is now an "older."
As a second grader, she has a bit more on her homework plate. She now has fifteen weekly spelling words instead of ten. We did quite a bit of homework over the summer (66 pages), but did not practice spelling tests, as we do during the school year. She was apprehensive about her first practice quiz at home Tuesday evening, but only missed two of the fifteen words on her first try. She's already memorized the two she missed, so she should be well prepared for her first spelling test this Friday.
We usually pack Sarah's lunch, but we let her buy lunch at the school cafeteria once a week. She usually buys her lunch on Fridays, when the cafeteria serves pizza or bread sticks. This week, she decided to buy her lunch today, when the cafeteria is serving steak and gravy, mashed potatoes and peas. Maybe she is becoming an "older."