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Animals Grow, Too!

Welcome back!

Your teacher told me that you learned about bullies last Friday. I’m so glad!

People can learn to be kind to each other, but there are times when animals can’t. When that happens at our farm we have to send the animal away to another farm.

We had a rooster named Charlie who got very mean. We had to send him away so he wouldn’t hurt anyone any more.

Charlie was a beautiful rooster, but when he got mean we had to send him away.

I hope you all learn how to be kind to one another, and to talk to each other if you are having problems.

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Here are some photos of Remi and Echo that I took last year, and some photos of them from this year.

Here is Matt with Remi on the right side of the photo,
and Echo on the left side of the photo.
This was taken last year.

Echo wasn’t supposed to grow any bigger, but she did! She is 2 years old.
If you look very closely at Echo’s head you will see a white horn.
That’s the spot where her horn fell off!
You got to see and hold her horn a few weeks ago.

Remi was supposed to grow, and he did! Remi is 1 1/2 years old.

This is Shorty. She isn’t staying with us very long. She is a very nice cow.
She will have a calf (baby cow) near 18 October 2016.
That’s when you will be in 2nd Grade.

Echo is going to have a calf, too! Her baby will be born near 25 March 2016.

Whose calf will be born first?

Shorty isn’t staying with us very long because she is for sale. We hope someone will buy her and take her to a new farm, soon. We hope the new family will be kind to her!

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I took some photos of the turkeys. The baby turkeys are almost the same size as their mother!
The turkey on the left is the mother, the two on the right are her babies.
They were born 1 September 2015, right after you started First Grade.


This is Chuck, the baby turkey’s father.

Look at the turkey babies and their parents.
What parts of the baby turkeys look like their mother?
What looks different from their mother?
Both turkeys had the same mother and father. Do the baby turkeys look like their father?
Do the turkey babies look like each other?
What is the same, and what is different?



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Here are two of the chicks that have grown up.
This is their favorite place to sleep at night.
They don’t like to sleep with the other chickens.
We have some silly chickens on our farm!
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I thought you would like to see a picture of the cuddliest dog in the world.
We love him!
One thing I don’t like about having dogs is all the hair in the house!
Do you have a pet? Does it live in the house, or in the backyard, or in the barnyard?
What do you like best about having a pet? What is your least favorite thing about having a pet?
If you could choose a pet, what pet would you choose to have?
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Next week I’ll show you how we trim goat hooves. Do you trim your fingernails? We have to trim goat hooves and cat claws. Trimming fingernails is a much easier job.

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