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Once I saw a little Bird
Sing and enjoy this poem
Once I saw a little bird
Come hop, hop, hop,
I cried, "Little bird, Will you stop, stop, stop?"
I was going to the window
To say, "How do you do?"
But he shook his little tail
And away he flew.
bird hop stop tail window.
The bird flies out of the window.
We must stop cutting trees.
Reading is fun
- What did the child see?
- What was the little bird doing?
- Do you see any birds around your school or your house?
- Have you tried talking to them?
Join the letters from a to z.
Trace over the dotted lines and letters.now colour the stars.
Say these words aloud and talk about the picture. Then tick the right colour.
Roof door windows walls floor plants dustbtn
The roof is pink / blue.
The walls are yellow / red.
The windows are green / brown.
The door is blue / grey.
The dustbin is pink / green.
The plants are green / orange.
The floor is grey / brown.
Mittu and the Yellow Mango
Listen and enjoy this story
Mittu was a parrot. A green parrot with a red beak.
One day Mittu was flying. He loved to fly.He looked down. He saw a big yellow mango on a tree.
Mittu liked mangoes.
"I want to eat that yellow mango," he said.
He flew down to the tree.
"Caw, caw, go away. This is my tree," said a voice. Mittu looked up. He saw a big black crow.
"Caw, caw, go, go," the crow shouted. He had a very loud voice. Mittu was afraid of the crow. He flew away.
Mittu saw a red balloon. It was under a tree. He had an idea.
He picked up the red balloon. He was careful not to burst it.
He flew to the mango tree. The crow was sitting on the tree. Mittu went behind the tree.
He pecked the ballon with his red beak.
Pop the ballon burst. It made a loud noise.
Caw said the crow.
And he fell of thee.
Caw caw a big gun is after me, said the crow.
He flew away.
He never came back to the tree.
Mittu came to the tree.
He ate the big yello mango.
What a nice mango he said.
He was very happy.
Black crow mango parrot
I like eating a mango.
I like feeding a crow.
Reading is fun
- What did Mittu see on the tree?
- What did the big black crow say?
- What did Mittu see under the tree?
- Do you like eating mangoes?
- Do you like green mangoes? Why?
- Do you like yellow mangoes? Why?
Colour the chilli red and the parrot in colours of your choice.
Parrot with a red beak,
Can you really speak?
Trace the path of the lady bird.
Match the fruit and vegetables to the trees they grow on
Learn to write
Draw over the dotted lines.
Choose a letter from the box and complete the words below.
Poem- once I saw a little bird
Story- Mittu and the Yellow Mango
The children look forward to this active approach of hearing, doing and participating. Now they can be given the freedom to choose their groups and tasks. Groups can be divided into those who want to (i) taste something tangy like a lemon, (ii) sweet like sugar, (iii) bitter like neem/bitter gourd or (iv) salt. Let them make nimbupani with the required ingredients and drink it. Shared activities will foster healthy relationships.
2 lemons, a little sugar, a little salt, neem leaves and drinking water.
- Develop reading skills
By this time children should be able to read a few words. Involve them in a reading activity, laying emphasis on the highlighted words in the text.
- Develop pronunciation
Say aloud with the children
'Stop' says the red light,
'Go' says the green.
'Wait' says the yellow light,
Blinking in between.
- Exposure to language
Display sight words in the classroom. Sight word vocabulary is developed by using words repeatedly in meaningful contexts. Let children read these:
chilli mango parrot
- Develop speaking skills
- The peacock is our national bird. The male bird has a beautiful tail. The female is called a peahen. Encourage children to talk about other birds they see in their school or near their homes.
- Conversation based on 'Role play'
- At this stage children should be able to identify different sounds in their environment. Ask them to imagine that they are birds and let them call out to another bird. Encourage them to listen to sounds of nature (chirping of birds, rainfall, wind blowing etc.)
- Act out a scene when the children are birds flying in the sky.
- The children may be taken out and given their food outdoors. Let them be motivated to talk about different tastes after the meal or have a conversation about nimbu pani if the activity has been done.
- Develop writing skills / fine motor coordination
- Write the following words and numbers on the blackboard — hop, stop, shop, mop and digits from 1 to 10. Use Activity Sheets and you can also start using a notebook to further
encourage the patterns as on pages 43 , 44 , 48 , 49 and 50.
- Show the children how to draw a bird/ make a bird with clay/play dough.
- Raising awareness
Tell the class that birds are our friends. We can feed them with some grains or bread crumbs.