Rea W H 4 4 4 W Let’ H 4 4 D Let’ Fill If I If I Let’ s 64 Learn, recite and enjoy this poem If I Were an Apple If I were an apple And grew on a tree, I think I’d drop down On a nice boy like me. I wouldn’t stay there Giving nobody joy, I’d fall down at once And say, “Eat me, my boy!” New words Let’s read I like to eat an . We clap our hands with . apple joy apple boy eat drop joy UNIT 6 65 Reading is fun Where is the boy? How can the boy get the apple? 4 4 4 Where is the apple? Let’s talk Have you ever climbed a fruit tree? 4 4 Do you like apples? Let’s share Fill in the blanks. If I were a bird, I would____________. (fly, cry) If I were a bee, I would_____________. (buzz, chirp) Let’s read and write s t u v oy IT 6 Our Tre List A l Rip An The An Now Wit Cro Cra Ca Ric 66 apple drew dew ball people grew few call ripple threw mew fall Fill in the letters to complete the crossword puzzle. Use the pictures as clues to find the fruit. Word fun O R G A N O E P R A A N A S E 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 Which is your favourite fruit? Say why you like it, first in your own language and then in English. Say aloud 67 Our Tree Listen and read A little bird sees Ripe fruit on our tree And eats a tasty berry. The bird flies tall And a berry seed falls. The rains have come Hurry! let’s run. Clouds, rain and sun... Our plant is born, a little one. Now a tree, With branches long, Crows and bird-song, Crawling ants and spiders’ webs, Caterpillars with tiny legs, Rich green leaves, life aplenty. Rea W W W 4 4 4 W H D la 4 4 4 Cir Let’ Let’ 68 Clouds bring . The has branches. rain tree New words Let’s read berry caterpillars nest rain tree Pranab and Smita Chakravarti The tree has fruit, Some big, some small, Let us pluck them But do not fall! Crows perch, squirrels run, And see the monkeys Having fun! Strong branches, With pretty swings, Our beautiful tree Has so many things. 69 Reading is fun Where does the little bird see the fruit? What does she do? What happens when she eats the berry? 4 4 4 Where do birds live? Have you seen any birds near your house? Do you know their names in English or in your own language? 4 4 4 Circle the things you can find on a tree. beehive clothes kite crows pencil book leaves Let’s talk Let’s share ant ee n, w Let’ Pu Let’ I I T T T 70 Name the fruits you can see on the push cart. Say which ones you like the most. 4 How does a seed grow? Look at the pictures below and number them in the correct order. Juicy fruits I dig the earth. I plant the seed. I water the plant. The plant grows. apples pineapples mangoes bananas grapes oranges I like apples the most. Let’s do 71 w x y z Let’s read and write Put a tick ( ) if it is true. Put a cross (X ) if it is not true. ü Let’s think True Not true I like fruit. I like flowers. There is a tree near my house. The tree has flowers. The tree has fruit. . s. Murali’ List 72 Help the bird reach its nest. 4 Can you climb a tree? Yes, I can climb. Yes, I can pluck. Yes, I can catch. Yes, I can jump. 73 Murali’s Mango Tree Listen, read and enjoy this story Shyamala Kumaradas One day Murali ate a mango. He threw the seed behind his house. Many months later, he saw a plant. He watered the plant every day. The plant grew into a big mango tree. Every summer, many mangoes grow on it. Now, Murali’s children eat the mangoes. 74 Draw a tree showing leaves, branches, fruit, birds, nest and a swing. Read the sentences and tick ( ü ) the right picture. Murali ate a (banana /mango ) one day. He threw the (seed /mango ) behind his house. Many months later, he saw a (seed /plant ). He watered the (seed /plant ) every day. Many (apples /mangoes ) grew on the tree. Let’s talk Describe the picture using all the words given above. Should trees be cut? Name some trees which you have seen. 4 4 4 75 This unit is a good opportunity for involving children in interesting activities about their environment. Encourage children to look and listen attentively and express their thoughts freely. Talk to them about trees around and how important they are. Share with them topics like “Why do you think trees are important for us?” Give them clues like, “They give us shade, flowers, fruits etc.” Group Activity Let the children make a class tree with their handprints. Let them stick leaves and twigs on it. Write this verse and stick it under a tree. What do I plant When I plant a tree? I plant a circle of shade around me; A circle of shade Where people come To rest under the sun. Develop pronunciation Words like tree, bee, flea can be introduced. Exposure to language This time let the sight words be the names of children which can be pasted on the tree that the children have made. Names of all the children such as Ritu Kabir Mohan Lofang Develop speaking skills Give children a week or two to learn a rhyme, one in their language and one in English. Let them recite these. Always appreciate their efforts. Do not push children who are not ready for it. As facilitators we must let children speak at their own pace. l l 4 4 4 4 Teacher's Pages Poem — If I were an Apple Story — Our Tree Murali’s Mango Tree UNIT 6 MATERIAL REQUIRED A sheet of paper, some twigs, some leaves and an old cardboard sheet 76 4 4 4 Develop writing skills Write the letters from r to z on the blackboard. Let the children read from the board and the picture dictionary. Encourage these early writing attempts and ensure a feeling of success for all children. Use Activity Sheets and a notebook to further encourage the patterns as on pages 65, 66, 69, 70, 71, 72 and 74. Use the method of developing fine motor coordination Tell the class how to sort out three mixed pulses into different piles or sort leaves on the basis of their colour, shape and texture. Awareness raising Have a discussion on the hazards of throwing things into the river and why we must stop this from happening.

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