It was a fantastic Friday for the KW crew. Today we were able to make our own pizza lunch and to take a field trip. Our pizza critics were pleased, agreeing that pizza tastes best when you make it yourself. Lucy said, "I love it," and Hadley added, "It's delicious."
As you know, we have been thinking about the ducks lately. We had so many questions. Would the canal be all ice? Would the ducks be on the canal? Could they get food? It was a good time to walk to the canal and see what we could discover. As we crossed the bridge over the canal, we made our initial observations:
Hadley - There's no ice.
Max - And no ducks. They went to the East Coast.
We walked along the canal, and we found ice. We also found puddles, which was Max's favorite part of the excursion! Once again, children started throwing rocks into the canal, or onto the ice. These were not the wishing rocks of our previous rock-throwing excursion. The purpose was to see if children could break up the ice.
Ellee - (Noticing the way the rocks moved across the ice and into the water) We're getting vibrations. (This refers to knowledge gained through the Tucker Room sounds/music investigation. Ice vibrations were part of the sounds used in Star Wars music!)
Hadley - I'm trying to break the ice so the ducks come back.
Lucy - (After throwing a rock) I just cracked open it (the ice).
Hadley -(Finding a big rock and throwing it) Yee-haw, Cowgirl! (Noticing that her rock didn't crack the ice) What? Now that is frozen solid. I'm serious.
We spent several minutes locating good rocks, digging them up, and throwing them. Then Kate noticed something swimming a little further down the canal where the water was not so solidly frozen. Ducks! We took off running.
Hadley - Hey ducks, I'm making a duck!
Prater - Part of the water is ice and part is not ice.
Hadley - (Watching a duck moving his beak along the ice) He's looking for food for his baby ducks.
Kate - Do you think it's a family of ducks?
Prater - Yeah, there's two mommies and two daddies. I'm glad the ducks were there.
Ellee - I'm glad we found the ducks.
Hadley - Goodbye ducks. I hope I see your chicks in the summer.
Enjoy these images and have a great long weekend!
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