Today in JK we had to say farewell to three sweet members of our classroom that we grew to love and enjoy. Our three duck friends, Beanie, Peanut and Sweet-Sweet, went back home to their farm. We enjoyed having them for three weeks, teaching them to walk, swim, eat, drink and run!
Here is a little recap about the excitement and fun we had with our JK classrooms baby ducks!
First comes baby Beanie!
We watched the incubator excitingly all day hoping something would happen.
It wasn’t until late that evening that our sweet Beanie decided to start pushing his way out of his little egg.
Pushkin pushed hard to get out of his egg too, but unfortunately he wasn’t strong enough to survive.
We woke up the next morning to a sweet new friend!
Beanie got lots of love and excitement at school and enjoyed meeting everyone!
We soon had our second friend Peanut hatch. This little sweety was so exhausted after coming out of her shell!
But Beanie was so thrilled to finally have a friend join him!
It wasn’t long after that when our last little guy Sweet-Sweet pushed and pushed at the cracked egg until finally he had squeezed himself all the way out.
And we were all very excited to have three friends join our JK family!
We were so excited to welcome to the world our little ducks! We couldn’t wait to start playing with them and learning more about the life of a duck.
We wrote about how much we loved our new friends, what we wanted to teach them, as well as documenting some of the things they did with us.
We were all so eager to get our ducks up and moving. First thing we did was introduce Peanut to walking with the help of our friend Beanie.
It wasn’t long until Sweet-Sweet joined in on the fun too!
The next thing we wanted to do was teach them how to swim so we brought them a little bowl of water to see what they would do.
After being very skeptical, they all started splashing around the water. It was so cute to watch them play in the water together. We all really enjoyed it!
Our next step was introducing them to more water so we used the sensory table to explore more with our friends.
They LOVED the water and enjoyed swimming around. It was so cute when Mrs. Marley had to towel dry them since the little down feathers they had couldn’t dry on their own.
Everyday the ducks grew bigger and bigger. No one could believe how huge they were getting and we then thought they were finally ready for a tour of the school and they followed us as we waddled down the hallway together.
On the last day we had our ducky friends, we took them outside to enjoy the rain with us.
They loved playing in the puddles and splashing around with us. The best part was when we walked from puddle to puddle and they FOLLOWED us! As we discovered, a ducks natural instinct is to follow and they thought we were all their mommies and daddies so they followed us wherever we went outside and it was so exciting to see and very fun to watch! We all had lots of giggles!
The time did finally come for us to say goodbye and although it was sad, we were excited for our friends to head back to their home to see their real mom and dad.
We created a very nice thank you card for the lady who gave us our sweet friends and they were nestled together for a trip back home.
We will miss Beanie, Peanut and Sweet-Sweet but we were so excited they got to join us in JK for the time that we had them. What an experience watching them hatch, walk, run, swim and interact together. We truly watched a little miracle and our friends at River Valley School got to witness it!
Enjoy life on the farm friends!
~ Miss. Kim