Our 3 Kindergarten rooms are very excited about the duck nest because they are practically experts on the subject! I asked one of the K teachers to tell us about their duck involvement and she writes:
For almost 20 years it has been a tradition in the K’s to hatch chick and/or duckling eggs. Now each K room has an incubator. Currently we all have 8 chick eggs and 4 duck eggs. We are hoping for a hatch day for chicks on April 25th, and for ducklings a week later!
Last year we had no luck in any of the rooms.
The year before, we ended up with 4 chicks and 3 mallard ducks. The mallards were abandoned by the mother on a parent’s houseboat and adopted by one of the classrooms. When they were about a month old, all were taken to a beautiful ranch nearby. The chicks joined a big flock of chickens on the ranch. The ducks migrated with other wild ducks!
Today one of our Kindergarten classes visited the Computer Lab and created the duck-oriented drawings you see below. Enjoy!