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Ducky and Pembleton took Ted and Blizzard to visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. When Ted asked Ducky why we celebrate Dr. King’s Birthday, Ducky explained that Dr. King was the first man with X-ray vision and that he had super strength.

Then Pembleton butted in and explained how Ducky was all wrong. “Actually”, Pembleton said, “Dr. King fought inequality with peaceful protests, and taught us to treat each other equally.”

Then Ducky asked if he had to treat the Lambs equally, and Pembleton said, “Yes, even the Lambs.”

"I have a Dream too!"

“I have a Dream too!”

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Last night Ducky and Pembleton saw a light in the forest. They were worried that it might be a forest fire so they decided to investigate. When they got a little closer they found that the light was actually a campfire and at that camp fire sat an old tortoise with a large gold medal around his neck.

Ducky said to the tortoise, “I’m Ducky and this is my brother Pembleton. Who are you and what are you doing camping out here by yourself?”

The tortoise replied, “I’m Lionheart, the bravest tortoise in the world, and I’ve come here seeking adventure. Have I ever told you about the time that I saved three possums from being eaten by a ferocious feline?”

Ducky and Pembleton thought it was strange that the Lionheart started telling them a story like they were old friends, but the story was exciting and full of danger, so they quietly listened both wondering where Lionheart had earned his medal.At the end of Lionheart’s story, Ted and Blizzard showed up wondering what was taking so long. Ducky introduced them to Lionheart, and Ted asked Lionheart the question that was on everyone’s mind, “Where did you get that medal?”

Lionheart leaned closer and squinted one eye, “Now that is a really interesting story. I received this medal for saving a queen bee from a clan of evil wasps while traveling through the Australian outback.” Everyone listened as the tale unfolded. It was a thrilling tail of mystery and danger and it ended with Lionheart receiving a gold metal from the worker bees for saving their beloved queen.

When the story was over, the first rays of morning light were peaking behind the bushes, and Pembleton said that it was time for everyone to get to bed. Ducky, Pembleton, Ted, and Blizzard reluctantly headed back to the house, while Lionheart stayed behind to sleep near his campfire. Their dreams were filled with swashbuckling and adventure.

They may have been faster than me, but I was smarter than them.

“They may have been faster than me, but I was smarter than them.” Said Lionheart.

Yesterday Ducky and Pembleton were able to complete their letters to Santa, with the help of Ted and Blizzard. While they had one more day til the deadline, they didn’t want to wait one more minute. They put on their scarves and headed to Downtown Bryan. After mailing their letters, they got cookies at the bakery, toys for the angel tree, and donated their leftover coins to the the Lambs collecting money for charity.

When they got back home, they sat in Pembleton’s office near the fire and had hot cocoa. After relaxing for a bit, Ducky exclaimed “This is going to be the best Christmas ever!”

"I hope Santa gets our letters in time!"

“I hope Santa gets our letters in time!”

14 more days til Christmas!

Ducky writes to santa.

Dear Santa, I promise I’ve been good this year.

Last night Ducky needed some peace and quiet, while he worked on his letter to Santa. First he tried working at the kitchen table, but the Lambs were busy making sugar cookies. Then he tried working at the coffee table, but Pembleton was watching a NOVA special on Mars. Finally he went to Pembleton’s office and locked the door, so he could fully concentrate on his letter to Santa. He wanted to make sure it was perfect and most importantly that he didn’t forget anything. He would cry if he forgot to list a whoopee cushion, tickets to Disney World, or a new horn for Ducky Ducky Bang Bang. After several hours, his letter and list were finally complete. Now all he needs is an envelope big enough to fit his letter.

20 more days til Christmas.

At school Amanda Panda invited Pembleton and Ducky to a fancy tea party at her house. She also told them to dress nice. Ducky and Pembleton had other plans, but didn’t know how to tell Amanda no.

On their way home Ducky and Pembleton were wondering what they should wear. Then Ducky remembered they had brand new suits at home. They went home and dropped off their book bags and lunch boxes. They quickly got dressed. As they were admiring themselves in the mirror, Ducky asked “How do I look?”

“Pretty spiffy,” Pembleton responded. “How do I look?”

“Awesome! Now lets go before we get in trouble. You know Amanda doesn’t like us to be late.” Ducky said as he grabbed his war hammer and was out the door.

When they got to the party, Amanda Panda and Penelope the Penguin, were setting up the tea party with tea and cookies on the table. Then with one look at the two boys, Amanda Panda began to fill with anger.

“What are you two wearing? I told you to dress nice! This is a fancy tea party!”

“What are you talking about?” Ducky asked. “We are wearing the fanciest suits we own.”

“Do you know how hard it is to get authentic Captain American and Thor costumes? These are collectables!” Pembleton replied.

Amanda Panda huffed and ate a cookie, while Penelope just smiled and said “I think you make a good Captain American, Pembleton. But Ducky, that wig is crazy.”

After enjoying her cookie Amanda Panda cooled off, but demanded Ducky not put his war hammer on the table.

“What do you think you are wearing?”

First snow fall of the new winter season.

It’s Snowing! Hooray!

Yesterday after school, Ducky and the gang were enjoying a nice afternoon inside. Pembleton was reading a science book, while Ducky was playing with his toy truck. Ted and Blizzard were getting restless and wanted to go outside. They went to the window to make sure it wasn’t raining, because it was so overcast. When they looked out they couldn’t believe what they saw, so they had to get a closer look. So close their noses were pressed against the cold glass.

“It’s snowing Ducky, I can’t believe it,” cried Ted.

Pembleton put away his book and Ducky slid his truck under his bed, before heading to the window to investigate for themselves. Before they knew it, Blizzard had gotten their scarves out of the closet and they were headed outside to enjoy the first day of snow.

Last night, Ducky had a scary dream. He dreamed that he was an angry cyclops. Everyone one was scared of him, even Ted. Cyclops Ducky was so sad he went to the kitchen to get a gingerbread cookie, and even his cookie ran away! Ducky Cyclops became even more angry because he was sad. He let out a loud bellow and began to cry.

“Wake up, Wake up!” Pembleton shouted as Ducky tossed and turned in bed. “You are having a bad dream.”

Ducky was so thankful his brother was there to wake him up. At this point Ted and Blizzard were also awake and wanted to know what was wrong. Ducky told them all about his dream and at the end, Ted gave him a hug. Ducky felt much better after telling him about his dreams and being reassured he was not a cyclops. As he drifted back to sleep he wondered, if there were still any gingerbread cookies in the kitchen.

Ducky Cyclopes

“Why is everyone running away from me?”

Pembleton's Lab 5: Snowflakes

Snowflakes are crystals made from water.

Today Ducky was jumping to catch early morning snowflakes in his mouth, when he asked Pembleton, “Why are snowflakes different from raindrops?”.

Pembleton said, “that is an interesting scientific question” and he asked the Lambs if they would retrieve some charts from his lab so that he could fully explain. Pembleton started, “Snowflakes and raindrops are both made of water”.

Ducky interrupted dancing with one wing in the air, “… but if they are both made of water, why do they look different?”.

“I’m getting to that! When the temperature is low, around 32 degrees Fahrenheit or 0 degrees Celcius, the water that would normally fall as raindrops turns into crystals. When these crystals grow, they form what we call snowflakes. During the 1920s, a scientist named ‘Snowflake Bentley’ took thousands of pictures of snowflakes showing the world that almost all snowflakes have different shapes.”

Ducky asked, “How do you know so much about snowflakes, Pembleton?”

“Snowflakes were my very first scientific interest. A large fluffy snowflake was the first thing I saw on the day that I hatched in the South Pole. Ever since then I have been studying these amazing little crystals.”

Until next time, Pembleton reminds you to KEEP BEING CURIOUS!

If you have a question for Pembleton, leave it in the comment section.

Black Friday madness isn’t only for humans; it’s for animals too. Ted and Blizzard have wanted Peabody Robots all year, but they cost 3 weeks of allowance. After seeing how much they cost, Ducky and Pembleton decided to check them out on Black Friday, or Purple Friday as Amanda Panda calls it.

When they got to Amanda Panda’s parents garage, all the toys were set up nice and neat. Everything was painted purple and most importantly the Peabody Robots that were stacked in a pyramid were 50% off! What a deal. Ducky was so excited and so nervous he might not get one, he started running toward them. At the last second before Pembleton could stop him, Ducky dove into the air knocking over the pyramid, but also securing a robot in his little wings.

Let’s just say, Amanda Panda wasn’t too happy and would only sell Ducky the robot at 50% off, if he helped clean up the mess.

Happy Purple Friday! Be safe!

Baby Animals shopping for Christmas gifts early morning on Black Friday

“I’ve got the last one!”

The class gathered around the table to celebrate Thanksgiving. Before they dug in to their delicious meal, they each said what they were thankful for.

Ducky and Ted were thankful for friendship and pie.

 Pembleton and Blizzard were thankful for learning and family.

The lambs were thankful for time off of school and polka music.

 While Mrs. Cottontail was thankful for her health and good students.

After eating way to much and enjoying many laughs, Ducky and friends were ready for a nap.

We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Animals celebrating Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 1

Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 2

Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 3

“Good morning class,” Mrs. Cottontail exclaimed, “Who can tell me why we celebrate Thanksgiving?”

“To have a day off from school” said Rodolph the lamb.

“We do get the day off,” said Mrs. Cottontail, “but that is not the reason.”

“To eat lots of pie?” Ducky Asked.

“We do eat lots of pie,” Mrs. Cottontail replied, “but that’s not quite it.”

“I know, I know!” Pembleton shouted. “To give thanks for all the wonderful friends, family and blessing we have in our lives.”

“Exactly Pembleton.” Mrs. Cottontail smiled. “Now lets celebrate.”

Children's Classroom at Thanksgiving

“To give thanks.”

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Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 1

Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 2

Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 4

The day before Thanksgiving, Pembleton and Blizzard woke up bright and early. Ducky and Ted, however needed their beauty sleep.

“Wake up, wake up. It’s time for school.” Pembleton shouted as he shook Ducky. “We have to get ready for school.” After several attempts, Ducky and Ted were finally up.

Morning of the Thanksgiving Celebration

Wake up! Wake up!

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Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 2

Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 3

Thanksgiving Celebration: Part 4

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