Last week, we said that Iris and her mother resolved their argument and saw the first snow of the year in the Happy Forest.
The school had arranged for a bus to pick up the children for school. As a result, Teacher Rolin arranged a task—clearing the snow off the road after they went home.
Everyone returned home, grabbed their brooms, and swept their doorways clear of snow.
Early the next day, the school bus went to pick up the children, but because there was too much snow on the road, the bus couldn’t move. Everyone had to walk to school, and they were all late, frozen and shivering.
Teacher Rolin looked at everyone’s sad faces, laughed and said, “Because you only swept your doorway, but ignored the snow on the road, it was unsafe for the school bus to be on the road. When there is a problem, we must think of everyone, not just ourselves. Otherwise it will cause trouble for everyone.
The students shyly picked up their brooms and went outside and began to sweep the snow. Oxford swept away the snow on the stairs so no one would slip and fall. Junior and Jimmy cleared away the snow from road so that the school bus wouldn’t get stuck. Victor climbed up a tree and cleared the snow off its branches so it wouldn’t fall on people’s heads.
They had finally cleaned away the snow in the forest, and the weather cleared up. Then they heard a noise from far off—it was the school bus headed for the school!
In just one more week, the Happy Forest New Year’s Party would arrive, and the children would give a performance. What will happen there? We’ll find out next week.