Have you ever had a book come to life??
Well, that is what happened in Washington,
DC. A mother mallard duck chose to lay her eggs right in front of the
treasury department!! It has caused such excitement that the Secret
Service of DC guarded the egg and also provided nourishment to the mama
She laid 9 eggs which hatched around the
first of May. (Actually, we found out after the hatchings
that she had laid 11 eggs and not 9)
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Classes who participated in this project
learned more about Mallards and also used the book "Make Way For
Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey to tie this project all together.
This was a very exciting project and we
are feeling just great that all the ducklings hatched and are now swimming
with their mama at Rock Creek Park!!
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