Read and learn this poem A Watering Rhyme Early in the morning, Or the evening hour, Are the times to water Every kind of flower. Watering at noonday, When the sun is high, Doesn’t help the flowers, Only makes them die. Also, when you water, Water at the roots; Flowers keep their mouths where We should wear our boots. Soak the earth around them, Then through all the heat The flowers will have water For their thirsty ‘feet’! – P.A. Ropes New words hour, watering, noonday, boots, soak, heat Reading is fun 1. What is the best time to water the plants? 2. When should we not water the plants? 3. Which part of the plant should be watered? Word building Place letters in their right order to form the names of flowers. PAETWEES MRAIDOLG JMINEAS TLOUS ARGOM DHAAIL XOLHP ANSPY BISIHCUS Fun time You have visited your school garden and seen different kinds of plants, shrubs and trees. This grid has the names of different parts of a tree. Look for these words – BUD, POD, LEAF, STEM, ROOTS, THORNS, BRANCHES and FLOWERS as fast as you can – vertically, horizontally and diagonally. Let’s talk 1. Do you have a garden at home? 2. Name some flowers which grow in your garden or near your house. 3. Give another word for ‘thirsty feet’. 4. What happens when we water plants in the morning? Choose one answer. (a) They will grow well. (b) They will dry up. 5. From where do flowers get water? (a) From the bottom (roots). (b) From the top (leaves). Say aloud early our flower their could curly hour flour there hood surely are shower care should where seat shake bread high wear sheet sake spread sigh Pick out the silent letters from these words hour knit wrong doubt often know night could write knife high walk Let’s write1. Write rhyming words for the words given below. One has been done for you. (a)morning evening (b)car ______________ (c)high _______________ (d)boots ______________ (f) where ______________ , , end in ing. Write morning evening watering ing can be added at the end to (b) ___________ (c) ___________ (e) ___________ (f) ___________ Look for words in the poem which sound like the words (b) there _________ (c) flour __________ (e) son __________ (f) threw _________ In the sentences below the capital letters, commas, full stops and question marks are missing. Put these in the on monday i will go to school (b) rahim ravi and raju are going to see the circus (d) the tailor went to the market mr singh (e) every sunday i go for a walk have breakfast read story books listen to music and watch television (f) laxmi why are you crying (g) what is the colour of the sky (h) oranges mangoes bananas and papayas are fruits Team time Read the story The Giving Tree How do you feel when you help someone? How do you feel when you share your things with others? Read this play to know how a tree feels when it helps a boy. Narrator : Once there was a tree and it loved a little boy. Every day the boy would visit the tree and enjoy its Come here, my boy. Come and The tree was often alone. After some years... One day the boy came to the tree and the tree was very happy. Tree : Come, my boy, come and climb up my trunk and swing from my branches. Boy : I am too big to climb and play. I want to buy things and have fun. I want some money. Can you give me some money?Tree : I’m sorry but I have no money. I have only leaves and apples. You can pluck my apples and sell them in the market. Then you will have money.Narrator : The boy happily plucked the apples and carried them away. The tree was also happy. But the boy stayed away for a long time and the tree was sad. One day, the boy came back and the tree shook with joy. Tree : Come, Boy come and climb up my trunk. Swing from my branches, eat my apples, play in my shade and be happy.Boy : I am too busy to climb trees. I am getting married and I need a house for my wife and children. Can you give me a house?Tree : I have no house but you may cut off my branches and build a house. Narrator : So the boy cut off the tree’s branches and carried them away to build a house. The tree was very happy. But the boy stayed away for a long time and the tree was sad again. And when he came back after some years, the tree was so happy that it could hardly speak. Now, the boy was a young man.Tree : Come, Boy, come. What can I do for you?Young man : I am going on a business trip. I want a boat to take me away. Can you give me a boat?Tree : All I have left is a trunk. Cut down my trunk and make a boat. Then you can sail away. Narrator : The young man cut the trunk of the tree and sailed away in a boat. The tree was left only with a stump. Tree :(sighing) I am sorry. I wish that I could give you something… but I have nothing left. I am just an old stump. I am sorry…Old man : Dear tree, you have always given. But now I don’t need much— just a quiet place to sit and rest.Tree :(happily) Well, an old stump is good for sitting and resting on. Come, friend, sit down and rest.Narrator : The old man did. And the tree was still happy. New words Adapted from – ‘The Giving Tree’ swing, delicious, pluck, trip, by Shel Silverstein sail, stump, recognised Reading is fun 1. How did the boy enjoy the company of the tree? 2. How did the tree help the boy earn money? 3. What did the boy make with the branches of the tree? 4. What did the boy make with the trunk of the tree? 5. How was the stump of the tree useful? 6. Why is the play called ‘The Giving Tree’? Word building 1. Make new words and complete the sentences. (a) The children love to sing __________.( loud) (b) Read your lesson__________. ( silent) (c) Throw the ball ________. ( slow) (d) The tree gave its fruit to the boy _________. ( happy (e) Do your work _________. ( neat) 2. Fill in the blanks with the correct word. My mother went to the market and bought a kilogram of __________________ (apple/apples), a dozen _____________ (banana/bananas) and a dozen _______________________ (orange/oranges). I love oranges. So I ate an _______________ (orange/oranges). My brother wanted a _________________ (banana/bananas) and my sister asked for an ____________ (apple/apples). A tree has one _____________ (trunk/trunks) but many _______________ (branch/branches). A ______________ (branch/branches) has a number of ________________ (leaf/leaves) and ________________ (flower/flowers). Let’s talk 1. Why should we not cut trees? 2. At the end of the play, only the stump of the tree is left. Find out if it will grow into a tree again. 3. Say the given sentences with different expressions. (a) Come and play with me. (b) I want to buy things and have fun. (c) Come and climb up my trunk and swing from my branches. (d) Cut down my trunk. (e) I am too old to swing on branches. (f) I am too tired to climb. Let’s write 1. Write these sentences in the correct order. Also, choose the right word from the box and add it before each sentence. Remember to put a comma after it, for example, Finally, ... First Then After that Finally (a) It gave him its branches to make a house. (c) 2. Let’s act 1. your body? (a) (b) (c) (e) 2. Use your body to – stretch bend Chintha Chettu is a tamarind tree. This famous tamarind tree is in Gwalior. It grows over Tansen’s tomb. Tansen was a great singer. People in Gwalior say: “Eat the leaves of this tamarind tree And you’ll also sing like Tansen!” Choose the right words. 1. Chintha Chettu is a tamarind ____________ (tree leaf )./ 2. This famous tree is in _________ (Guntur Gwalior )./ 3. Tansen was a famous ________________ ( singer dancer )./ 4. The tamarind tree grows over Tansen’s _____________ (house tomb / ). 5. “Eat the leaves of the tamarind tree, and you’ll also sing like _______________ (Tansen /Akbar).”

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A Watering Rhyme
The Giving Tree

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