Reading is fun 1. Name the two birds in the poem. 2. What are the three things that people can't do? 3. What do birds think of people? Talk time 1. Imagine what two elephants would say to each other about people. Let them talk about – what people look like – what they eat – how they walk You can say Look at that man’s nose See how small it is! 2. Let’s find two things which you can do and the birds can’t do. Tell the class. Team time Activity – Let's make finger puppets. i. Draw your favourite bird on a sheet of paper, cut and colour it. ii. Take a strip of cloth or paper. iii. Paste the picture of the bird you have drawn on it. iv. Tie the two ends of the strip. v. Fix it on your fingers. vii. Let your puppet fly along with your friends’ puppets. vi. Your finger puppet is ready to talk. Let’s write Listen to the sounds of the birds. Make a list of these words. For example: chirp, chirp, chirp, Now write four sentences on birds using the followings words. Write words that rhyme with the words given below. The first one has been done for you. day bay _____________ think _____________ _____________ funny _____________ _____________ eat _____________ _____________ sing _____________ _____________ Say aloud think this ten thin that top three though tank NINA AND THE BABY SPARROWS There was great joy in Nina’s house. Nina's aunt was getting married. Nina, her father, mother and little brother were all going to Delhi for a wedding. Everyone was happy, except Nina. Her mother took her to the market to buy a new dress. “What colour would you like?” Mother asked. “I don't want a new dress, Mother,” said Nina. “Salwar-kameez then?” Nina shook her head. “What about those lovely white shoes you saw last week?” “I don't want those, either. Thank you, Mother.” Nina’s mother was upset, but she said nothing. They went back home and had lunch. After lunch mother came and sat near Nina. “What is it, child?” she asked. “Why did you say 'no' to everything?” makes them so hungry. All day long they cry ‘cheep-cheep’, asking for food.” “I see!” said Mother. “If we go, the whole place will be locked. And how will papa and mama sparrows feed their babies?” “Oh Nina,” cried Mother, giving her a big hug. “Is that why you don’t want to go to the wedding? But that’s no problem at all. We’ll leave the window open.” “Oh, can we, Mother? Can we? Really?” “Yes, yes. We’ll remove all your things from the room and lock the door on the outside. So the house will be perfectly safe and papa and mama sparrows can come and go freely, too. Just think, Nina... while you enjoy yourself at the wedding, sparrows will be getting nice and fat in idea, isn’t it?” It was a When Nina came back from the wedding, there were two all over the Nina thrilled! Pratibha Nath New words market, bother, problem, dress, upset, remove, wedding, lovely, plump Reading is fun 1. Why was there great joy in Nina's house? 2. Why was Nina worried? 3. What did mother suggest? 4. What did Nina find when she came back from the wedding? Nina is sad. Nina is happy again. sparrows alone. Mother asks why. Write the story here. 1. ____________________________________________________________ 2. ____________________________________________________________ 3. ____________________________________________________________ 4. ____________________________________________________________ 5. ____________________________________________________________ Team time Would you like to have birds visiting you everyday? Try making a bird-bath and a feeding corner for birds. You can place a bowl of water in a quiet corner of the school playground. Leave bread crumbs, grains etc. for your feathered friends. Let’s draw and colour a bird. Activity – Let’s make a Bird Word building Things you need Write down suitable words describing each picture. Pick up the words from the list given below: A _________ boy A _________ woman A _________ rose A ____________ board A _______________ peacock A ____________ man Now describe these pictures in your own language. Say aloud

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MarigoldClass2-002
UNIT II
Do you think birds find people funny?
Let's listen to what the robin and the jay have to say.
Bird Talk
‘Think...’ said the robin,
‘Think...’ said the jay,
sitting in the garden
talking one day.
‘Think about people
the way they grow:
they don’t have feathers
at all, you know.
They don’t eat beetles,
they don’t grow wings,
they don’t like sitting
on wires and things.’
‘Think!’ said the robin.
‘Think!’ said the jay.
‘Aren’t people funny
to be that way?’
beetles, sitting, wires, funny
New words
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Aileen Fisher

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