Sandra Lazar is a seven year old second grader at Stoneybrook Elementary . Sandra loves to play pretend but hates to read because she struggles with reading out loud. When Dawn baby-sits her, they pretend they are on a cooking show while making dinner. Sandra finds out from Dawn that she will have to repeat second grade and work with a special tutor to help her in school. Dawn only baby-sits for the family twice because of Dawn snooping in their mail. Sandra's mother, Janice Lazar, belongs to the local Audobon Society chapter.