Parisian kids do activities just like children in the U.S. School only runs for a half-day on Wednesdays and just since last year; before the big reform, there was no school on Wednesdays. That explains why most activities are scheduled on Wednesday afternoons, including soccer practice for Maria Mitchell's daughter, Lucie, who invited the F&M in Paris students to her Saturday morning game. The biggest differences between her soccer team in the U.S. and Paris? Only one other girl! Her parents take her on the Métro instead of driving her. And she plays in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. She also plays in relative quiet since Parisian parents don't cheer, although Lucie got some big shout-outs on Saturday!