|School bags waiting by the front door on *first day of school eve*.|
The high school adjustment for Steven is more independence and responsibility.
Carmen has taken to the extra work-load of junior high (if you knew our junior high you would appreciate what I'm saying here). Carmen's attitude towards homework seems to be, 'Finally we're getting serious here. It's about time!'
Chloe had the good fortune of getting the teacher she was hoping for as well as her best friend in her class.
They've landed well.