To disguise her learning disabilities, Ally makes jokes and disrupts class to avoid having to do work. This is why she's always in trouble with her teacher, Mrs. Hall.
Ally's new teacher, Mr. Daniels, rearranges seats so that Ally is next to new-girl Keisha. Ally makes things awkward and is now embarrassed. She feels like she won't ever make any friends.
Ally and Keisha invite Albert to sit with them at lunch. The three become friends and Albert reveals his family's money problems.
Ally is forced to attend Shay's birthday party at a butterfly conservatory. While there, she accidentally harms a butterfly while attempting to make a wish. She is berated by the conservatory woman and is taunted by Shay.