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Episode 1: A Rainy Day

Rain interrupts the TreeSchooler’s plans to play outside. The lightning and thunder scare Abacus Finch. Help Rachel and the TreeSchoolers show Abacus that understanding something can make it less scary. This episode teaches the following skills, concepts and values:

  • weather concepts
  • problem solving
  • word rhyming
  • sign language
  • classification
  • storytelling
  • persistence
  • kindness
  • courage

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Key questions presented in this episode:

  • What is a cloud?
  • Why does it rain?
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  • What is lightning?
  • What is thunder?
  • How can I help someone who is afraid feel better?
  • How can I show kindness?


ASL Signs taught in this episode:

  • Weather
  • Rain
  • Cloud
  • Lightning
  • Thunder
  • Sun
  • Kind/Nice