Exercise Corner | Nichchumani Helps Out
Underline all the verbs in the story. Then, list down some of those verbs in the space given below and form sentences with them:
Students can form any sentences of their choice using the verbs they’ve located. Check if they’ve understood the meanings and used it correctly in the sentences formed.
Let’s find out what other baby animals are called:
Children always curious and excited to learn about the different ways in which animals live. Through this exercise we teach them about the three basic animals habitats and the adaptations of animals to live in these habitats. Read through the entire exercise with the students and clearly help them understand the differences between the three habitats mentioned. Then, you can start a conversation around why fishes do not have legs and check if students are able to say that it’s because they don’t have the necessity to walk and the have fins to swim underwater.
Through this activity, we test children’s creativity and if they have correctly grasped the concept of the habitats in the previous exercise. Ask students to take some time at their homes and cut out the pictures of different types of animals. You can ask them to find at least one animal that lives in each of the habitat types. You can choose to do the next part of the activity either at home or in the class. But, we nudge you to do this in the class if you can find the time for it. Ask them to get chart papers, the cut-out animals and other craft supplies. In the class, ask them to draw pictures representing each of the three habitats and place the animals correctly in the habitats.
Check their work and see if they have placed the animals in the right habitats. Additionally, also check if they have correctly included characteristics of each of the habitats in the drawings! Appreciate all the students for their efforts and put up the work of students in the class notice board!
1. How many birds flew past Nichchumani?
Eight birds flew past Nichchumani.
2. Which colour birds flew past Nichchumani?
The birds that flew past Nichchumani were blue in colour.
3. Choose the meaning of the word ‘siblings’ from the below options:
b) Brothers and sisters
4. Which sound did she hear when she was looking at the birds?
She heard a ‘Quack! Quack!’ sound when she was looking at the birds.
5. Who had made the ‘Quack! Quack!’ sound?
Pichchu, the duckling, had made the ‘Quack! Quack!’ sound.
Think & Write
1. ‘She couldn’t swim or play or do any of her favorite things.’
Spot this sentence in the story and then write down the proper noun the word ‘she’ is referring to:
The word ‘she’ in the sentence refers to Pichchu, the duckling.
2. What are some of your favourite things to do on a free day? Write in not less than 5 sentences.
Ask students what they like to do during their free time. Ask them to think of as many as possible and then list down these things as sentences. In their responses check for good language (spellings, punctuations, grammar, sentence structure, etc.), and also check if they show a diverse range of interests. You can even discuss about the other common interests of people and nudge them to take up these hobbies if they find it interesting.