Friday, January 29, 2010

Fish and Ducks

Rhianna's unit in school this month has been about fish. They read, write, and do activities about fish. Today was a busy day. All the 2nd graders had to do a fish presentation. Rhianna chose to do the Leafy Sea Dragon. Rand and Seth and I got to go see Rhianna and a few of the others present. It was great to see all the different posters and Rhianna did a wonderful job.

They also made the paper aquariums and wrote stories about them earlier in the unit. Today they made the water aquariums in the jars with plastic fish, shells, plants, etc. They look cool.

As for the ducks...well we were busy today too. After I dropped Rhianna off at school, we went to the YMCA for exercise. Then back home for a quick shower. Then back to the school to watch the presentations. Then off to Reid Park to play. On Fridays we meet up with our cousins (really very distant cousins...our great-grandmas were sisters) and play. After a while on the playground we went over to the pond to feed the ducks.

The ducks were CRAZY today. They were out of the water and all over us. Rachelle had tortillas and I had bread, so they should have been broken up to feed to the animals. But those ducks wanted the food. Rand just threw a whole tortilla on the ground and the ducks were scrambling to get it from each other. I couldn't believe it when Seth had about a 1/4 piece of bread left in his hands, holding it with 2 hands and trying to rip it, one duck just snapped right between his hands and took it. You may remember the horse taking the grass out of Seth's hand in the summer...well he was nearly as sad and mad about the duck stealing the bread out of his hands. He was crying and saying they were mean and needed to go away.

We then got distracted playing in the small stream running out of the pond because of the rain we have gotten lately. Then we ate snacks and headed for home. A busy day but fun - and we will keep our distance from the ducks next time.


Maria said...

Great poster Rhianna! Steph, I am glad you are busy and having fun. I wish I could come visit and see those crazy ducks again!

Valerie said...

I just learned so much about leafy sea dragons. Those projects are awesome, Rhianna. I wish I could go back to second grade.