|Shhh! I see 2 deer ahead!|
We had a date today with Thunder, the miniature horse. Thunder has been at Farrel-McWhirter Farm for almost 10 years and is a favorite with our very smallest riders. We learned about his mane and tail. We got to touch and pet his soft nose and neck. We also looked at his hooves and talked about how they were similar to our fingernails. I suggest you reinforce this lesson by asking your child what they learned about horses today.
Since the weather remains nice, we headed out for a picnic near Juel Park. It was a big hike for many of the kids who are new to TOP. But we had such fun playing "Stop and Go!" along the way. We are working on reinforcing the safety rules we have at TOP by practicing how to stop when the teacher says "Stop!" This is a real challenge for some of the kids-Please feel free to play this game at home. The rule is that if the child does not stop they have to come all of the way back to the person who is calling the game.
Along the way we spotted 2 deer way up the road. We tried to sneak up closer to the deer but they disappeared into the woods. We are inspired to try and find them next time we hike there!
|A picnic lunch!|
|New friendships are being forged!|
|Running through the mud and ruts along the dirt road is great!|