It's nice that we can be outside without heavy jackets all the time. It's nice that we can be outside more often because it isn't as cold as usual.
It's awful to work in the barn with all the mud and muck! All the rain has made muddy spots where the animals live.
|Look at all the water and mud.|
It's so mucky that we always have to wear boots.
|We also have to dig small drainage ditches so the water will drain away from the barn.|
Can you see the small stream?
|We also have to clean out Echo's stall and her pen outside the barn|
every single day or the muck builds up so deep that we can't walk
through it, and Echo won't walk through it.
|All the muck and mud that we dig out of the stall and the front|
of the barn gets dumped into the garden.
All the muck and mud is smelly if it sits in the stalls and the barn. It's not good for animal hooves for them to stand in the mud, either.
Mud and muck is really good for gardens! All of the mud and muck is like vitamins for garden plants! I think it's very interesting and nice that muck and mud is good in one place on the farm, but not good in another place on the farm.
This January we've had a lot of rain. Last January we had snow.
This is a photo from January 2017
Your teachers have to plan ahead, too! They are already thinking about what to teach next week, and next month! They are thinking about what needs to be copied next week and what activities they will be doing with you.
What do you think you will be doing next week? Are you still doing something kind for someone else every day? What can you do for someone this afternoon? What can you do for someone tomorrow? Can you do something that will make someone else happy?
Enjoy the nice weather and have fun playing outside at recess. Lots of fresh air and sunshine is so nice in the winter!