Read and enjoy this poem The Donkey If I had a donkey I had a Little Pony I had a little pony, His name was Dapple-grey, I lent him to a lady, Reading is fun 1. Another word for wallop is ______________. Would the child hit the donkey? 2. What would the child give the donkey? 3. What is a pony? a baby dog a baby horse 4. What did the lady do to the pony? (a) She took care of the pony. (b) She whipped and lashed him. (c) She sold the pony. 5. What did the child decide to do? (a) To lend the pony again to the lady. a baby cat (b) To never lend the pony to the lady again. (c) To give the pony to the lady. Let’s talk 1. Have you seen people beating animals? What do you think of such people? 2. should be kind to them? 3. have seen. Say aloud donkey hire hare mile mail monkey fire fair smile snail turkey mire mare pile pail Word building 1. Stable – Where can we find a stable? 2. Name all the animals that live in a stable. 3. Make two words from ‘stable’ by removing letters from the beginning. Let’s write 1. Write a paragraph about your pet or an animal you love. 2. corn ___________ no ___________ mire ___________ The Cruel Boy The monkey is in a cage. A boy looks at the monkey. He gives it a sweet. The monkey opens the paper. There is a stone inside. The poor monkey is sad. Cruel boy! Are these sentences Right ( ) or Wrong ( )? • x 1. The monkey is in the forest. 2. The boy gives the monkey a stone. 3. The monkey thinks it is a sweet. 4. The monkey likes sweets. 5. The monkey is sad. – Shyamala Kumaradas The Milkman’s Cow The milkman’s cow was in a bad mood. It sat in the middle of the road and refused to move. The milkman begged the cow to get up. “The children are waiting for their milk to help them grow strong. Please get up,” he pleaded. He pulled and tugged and prayed. But the cow wasn’t going anywhere that day. Along came a policeman, his buttons and buckles gleaming bright. “Humph,” he said, twirling his long moustache, “I’ll show you how to do it right.” The policeman and the milkman pulled and tugged and prayed. But the cow wasn’t going anywhere that day. Along came a grocer with bags of potatoes and peas. He said, “I’ll move this cow with the greatest of ease.” The grocer, the policeman and the milkman pulled and tugged and prayed. But the cow wasn’t going anywhere that day. Along came a wrestler, his muscles gleaming in the sun. He said, “I have the strength of ten horses, so this should be fun.” The wrestler, the grocer, the policeman and the milkman pulled and tugged and prayed. But the cow wasn’t going anywhere that day. Along came the ice-cream man, jingling his cart. “Cool down, cool down, it can’t be too hard.” The ice-cream man, the wrestler, the grocer, the policeman and the Word building Circle the words that describe the boy. cruel clever big kind happy gentle angry little Fill in the blanks using the words given at the end of the sentence. (a) Insects __________ crawl on the wall. (can / cannot) (b) The grocer was _____________ to move the cow. (able / unable) (c) It was _________ for the boy to make the cow get up. (easy / difficult ) (d) Children _________ walk on their heads. ((e) Sometimes love and kindness may _________ where force will _________ . (succeed / fail) (f) We should be _________ to animals. Let’s write 1. From the story, The Milkman’s Cow find the simple past tense of the action words given below and write them in the blanks. One has been done for you. simple present tense pull lead come say begin simple past tense pulled simple simple present past tense tense know _________ learn _________ grow _________ pray _________ tug _________ Read and enjoy Fun time Complete what is missing in these drawings. What work do these men or women do? A milkman ___________________________ A grocer _____________________________ A policeman __________________________ An ice-cream man _____________________ A wrestler ____________________________ Match pictures to the text and give an ending to the story by drawing the sixth picture. Give it a title.