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Friday, May 25, 2012

Make Way for Courtyard Ducklings

The word spread quickly this week at school. The ducklings have hatched! One mallard has nested in the courtyard annually, and our school community hopes each year for her return. All of the 940+ students and 100+ staff members have found a reason to walk by the library courtyard, hoping to catch a glimpse of our own Mrs. Mallard and her ten adorable ducklings. She guides her line from one end of the courtyard to the other, weaving among the trees and occasionally taking everyone for a dip in the pond. The small waterfall proved to be a bit powerful and slippery for the ducklings; they found an upward route free from water. When she is agreeable (she flew to the roof when one attempt was made), gym mats will line the hallway to the exterior doors, and the ducklings and their mama will make their way to the unprotected world.


  1. What a thrill for everyone!

  2. a double dose of ducklings over the past two days. you have us all smiling.

  3. Awwwww.

    P.S. Would you still like an ARC for THE GREAT UNEXPECTED? Just ask xx

  4. It is a thrill to view nature so closely!

    I will write to Cynthia again abut the ARC, Sharon. She did not respond the first time.

  5. How could I visit your school for so many years and not know about the annual ducklings? Thanks for informing me of this wonderful tradition!