A Visit to the Duck Pond

Our Five in a Row book last week was “Make Way For Ducklings”, by Robert McCloskey. We spent the week in various studies related to the book, some of which included: Boston, the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, the midnight ride of Paul Revere, map-making, and a study of ducks. (Can you believe all of that out of a story about a duck family?) We ended our week with a visit to the duck pond where we all enjoyed watching, sketching, and feeding the ducks. It was a beautiful day, and the park was lovely. Here are some of the pictures I snapped –

We were greeted by a group of friendly and hungry ducks –

We were prepared with bread to quench their little appetites –

The ducks weren’t the only ones who were hungry – this turtle swam over to get in on the act and snatched as much bread as he could from his pondmates –

Here is Tommy throwing bread as Sarah is busy sketching –

The ducks were joined by some noisy geese, as soon as word got out that there was food to be had – they were really beautiful . . . and noisy . . . –

Here was an interesting duck – he (she?) looked like he had been to the salon for a new hairstyle! –

We thought about riding on these paddle-boats, reminiscent of the swan boat in McCloskey’s book, but decided to save it for another day –

We were really hoping that we would see some Mallards, since our story was about Mr. and Mrs. Mallard and we had been learning about them specifically, so we were happy to see a few in the mix –

The pond was so lovely with the sun shining on it and the geese swimming around gracefully –

It was an outing enjoyed by all –

Including Jack, who was allowed to come, and who behaved very well and didn’t scare all of the ducks away (as I feared he would), but simply watched them with interest –

This was David’s favorite part of the outing –

Finally it was time to go, so we said our fond farewells to our feathered friends, with a promise to return another day.

Blessings,
Nancy

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One Response

  1. I absolutely love duck tails…they making me giggle to this day!

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