I don't have a lot of experience with the lower grades at all. I have taught 2 years in 5th and 6th grades. When people say that 3rd grade starts out like 2nd graders, what does this generally mean in terms of writing? Multiple sentences? Paragraph? Also, I got a book of daily word problems for math, and the problems given for week 1 seem way to hard in my eyes. Ex: Mindy's candle is 5 inches long. Her candle takes 10 minutes to burn 1 inch. How long will her candle burn? I guess I just have no idea what to expect and don't want to make things too easy, but want to make sure I am working on their level. I have checked out the standards for 2nd, but I want real examples of what to expect.