Dd – Day 1 – Duck

October 19, 2010 at 7:41 am 2 comments

We had such a great Monday!

Dd is for Duck was one of my favorite school days so far. We went on a field trip.

We began the morning with the usual day 1 coloring page for the letter of the week. Charlie refused to be left out this time.

I had been trying to come up with some kind of activity or game for a change up on the usual craft time. The internet was useless on this point, and the couple of things I thought of wouldn’t have worked for Dig (we’ll wait until he’s a little more coordinated before having a shoot the duck with a rubber band game). So we field-tripped.

We walked the 2 blocks to the irrigation ditch with a few pieces of bread in our possession. I was worried that Dig might be frightened of the ducks, but once he realized that they just wanted the bread, and that he could give it to them, he quite enjoyed himself.

We started out with four of them. 2 male, 2 female. I pointed out to him that the boys have green heads and white rings around their necks, and that the girls are just brown.

Pretty soon we heard quacking and 7 more emerged from the water and up the bank. By the time our bread was gone, more were coming!

We went on to Grandma & Papa’s place a few houses away where they graciously bestowed on us some cheerios. So we were able to go back with more goodies for the ducks.

There weren’t as many there and they got bored with us when we quickly ran out of food.

Dig often refuses to practice the sounds of a letter when I ask him to (say dh, dh, duck), but yesterday I tricked him by asking him to teach Charlie how to do it. This is the same sort of thing we did potty training a year ago – he had a doll to teach – and it works so well.

We finished off school time by marching to “D is for Duckie, that’s good enough for me” all the way home.


Entry filed under: homeschooling.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Carly  |  October 19, 2010 at 9:24 am

    I want to be your kid, so enchanting. What an awesome mother you are 🙂

    • 2. Sarah Gracie  |  October 19, 2010 at 1:19 pm

      Aw thanks, that is sweet.


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