The kids in Duckie's multiage program have mandatory research papers and associated project to present to all three classes. She chose comets last year. She did a pretty detailed paper and created a board game to present. It was a lot of work but she was quite proud of herself when she completed everything and got a great grade for both. This year's topic is snow leopards. She began reading the first of two books from the library today. husband and I will take her to the zoo in the near future where she will interview a zookeeper. She has already came up with a list of questions and a little intro. husband will videotape. That will just leave a quick poster for her to use while presenting the video interview to the other kids. All this in second grade.