Let’s read and sing Noses I looked in the mirror and looked at my nose: it’s the funniest thing, the way it grows stuck right out where all of it shows with two little holes where the breathing goes. I looked in the mirror and saw in there the end of my chin and the start of my hair and between there isn’t much space to spare with my nose, like a handle, sticking there. If ever you want to giggle and shout and can’t think of what to do it about, just look in the mirror and then, no doubt, you’ll see how funny YOUR nose sticks out! – Aileen Fisher New words mirror, funniest, breathing, sticking, giggle Reading is fun 1. Why does the poet feel that the nose is a funny thing? 2. Why is a nose important for you? 3. Does the child in the poem like her nose? Why do you think so? Let’s talk 1. Describe a few funny things you have seen. Do they make you laugh? 2. What does features mean? Look up the dictionary. What are the different kinds of features of people we come across in the world? Discuss. (a) How does it smell? (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Let’s sing What is it? The sad fir tree had leaves like needles and no birds ever made their nests on it. So it said, “I wish I had green leaves like my other friends.” Next morning, its wish was granted. Soon a goat came along and ate all the green leaves. “Oh! dear,” said the fir tree. “I wish I had gold leaves as goats do not eat gold leaves.” When the little fir tree woke up the next 3. Rita loved her dog Sheroo. Every day, Sheroo would go out of the back himself. But one day he did not come home. Rita looked everywhere for him. Tears rolled down her cheeks. Sheroo was lost. He was nowhere to be found. Rita was crying when she reached home. She got into her bed. All of a sudden something jumped on her. Can you guess who it was? Rita was very happy. Give the opposites of the words in blue. Let’s write 1. Rewrite the passage below using capital letters where necessary – (i) one saturday afternoon amarjit and his little sister rani went for a picnic to india gate. there they saw ducks, water and their friend raj (ii) oh dear said the fir tree I like my old needle-like leaves best for goats don't eat them and no man can steal them 2. Look at the picture again. Describe the picture. Fun time 1. Ajit loved flowers. He always wanted to have a garden for himself. Mohan, his friend gave him an idea. He said, “Why, we can have a garden in a dish!” “Ha! Ha!” Ajit laughed. “A garden in a dish?” “Yes, dish gardens are tiny gardens planted in a shallow dish. We must first put sand, manure and pebbles in a dish. Plant very tiny plants in it and place the dish on the window sill.” 2. Glass breaks easily when it is dropped. Do you think a mud flower pot, a glass spoon, a wooden table, a plastic cup, books or your plastic water bottle can break easily? Circle the things that can. 3. Which of the following actions would make others happy/unhappy? respecting elders not saying thank you being polite playing with friends visiting a sick friend not sharing watching television all day telling lies being greedy caring for pets getting angry easily being honest Let’s listen, read and write There was a thick jungle with beautiful green trees and birds. Koyal was singing happily. Suddenly she heard someone crying. It was her friend, the peacock. She flew to him and asked... Divide the class into conversation groups, help each child to make and think what he saw that morning – his father, baby sister, pet, etc. and ask them how they feel. They can illustrate this through pictures which can be displayed in the class. Writing time Help children improve their handwriting with practise but guide them by precept and discussion. Handwriting suggestions can be put up on a chart for the class. Some of these can be to – (a) make the writing even. (b) begin sentences with capital letters. (c) end the sentences with periods or question marks. (d) write the letters carefully on the line. Creative time Ensure that the children’s running handwriting is done in their • notebooks. From the spellings that they have learnt from this lesson let them construct • meaningful sentences in their notebooks. Try to teach organisational skills. Let children make a poem on their • eyes/ears, or on the peacock, our national bird, in their notebooks. Introduce the use of ‘and’ and ‘but’ through oral work to bring out the • function of addition and contrast respectively. Language corner : Let children be given sentences using is/are. Environment Segregation of class waste-paper, food articles, into containers of biodegradable and degradable waste can be started in a simple, efficient and environmental friendly manner.