I want to make it clear that I'm not complaining, but I am very curious if this is the norm for other first graders. Duckie is in a multiage classroom which encompasses grades one through three. She did one book report each month in February and March. They are on chapter books only. And now she is assigned a special project: a written research paper and accompanying project. Duckie is hoping her topic and project are approved; she has chosen comets and will be creating a board game. This is all due by April 25th. Does this seem normal for a first grader?