Second graders recently had the Great American Challenge. Students were randomly selected to go onstage for a geography competition. The game show hosts also went into the audience to ask questions of students. The show culminated with a teacher round.
Second graders enjoyed a one-woman show in which an actress portraying Laura Ingalls Wilder talked about her pioneer childhood on the prairie. more >>
Annie Aggens, a McKenzie Mom and The Director of Polar Expeditions with Northwest Passage of Wilmette, spoke to McKenzie 2nd graders about survival in the North Pole.
Ben Franklin came to visit the second, third and fourth grade students of McKenzie and introduced students to the simple wonder of static electricity and the basic scientific process.
The second grade classes had a visit from Mad Science. After getting a crash course in basic light and color concepts, students explored these scientific phenomena through prisms, a color wheel, and ultraviolet light.