Sharing Early Literacy Learning Journeys

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Saturday, June 1st: A Canada Goose sits on her eggs
on a thin, log ‘island’ in the river.
How long has she been there?
… through wind and rain and ‘a terrible storm’.

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Friday, June 7th: Mr. Gander stands on guard whilst Mrs. Goose sits …

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and sits and sits and sits…
just like Horton, in Dr Suess’ Horton the Elephant.

Monday, June 10th: Good grief! Mrs. Goose has gone…
Where are the geese and their goslings?
I hope they are safe…

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One egg is left.
Is it The Ugly Duckling?
Will she be shunned by her brothers and sisters?
Will she become a beautiful swan?


Children’s books:

Horton Hatches the Egg, Dr Suess, 1962, London: Collins Clear-Type Press
The Ugly Duckling, Fairy Tale, Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark. First published, Nov 11th, 1843

Comments on: "Good Grief! Where has Mrs Goose gone?" (2)

  1. We have many Canadians on the lake by us. There does not seem many young this year.

    • Your comment re ‘not so many young’ is interesting… I’ve only seen one pair of geese with goslings so far (and not the ones I wrote about) but I am watching for more. Wonder if it’s a ‘light’ year for young?? Coral

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