Sheep make a heart – level 1

03-09-2021 15:00

Ben Jackson is a farmer. He lives in Australia. His aunt Deb dies. Jackson cannot go to her funeral. He lives 400 kilometers away. People cannot travel so far during the coronavirus.

Jackson feeds his sheep. Then he gets an idea. He puts grains in the field. He makes a heart from the grains. He lets the sheep in the field. The animals make a heart.

Jackson flies a drone. He makes a video. He sends the video to other people from his family. It is a special way to say goodbye.

Many families have similar problems during the coronavirus. They cannot go to family events. They are very sad. Jackson is happy that he says goodbye to his aunt.

Difficult words: funeral (when somebody dies and his family and friends meet, and they say goodbye to him), grain (small seeds which people put in the ground, and they grow plants from them in fields), drone (a small vehicle that you control from far away, and it can drive, fly, or take pictures and videos).

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