Exercise Corner | What Happened To The Shawl?


Grammar Good

In this exercise, recall students’ knowledge about tenses in general, and walk them through the types of past tense given in the book. Since this is a fairly new concept, give them lots of real-world examples to help them understand.

As an additional step, you can suggest that they watch the supplementary videos given in the mobile app to understand the types of past tense better.

The picture given above was taken at the market yesterday. Observe it carefully and fill in the following blanks using the correct past tense verbs:

GK Challenge

Talk to students about how people following different religions have different belief systems and different cultural practices. Discuss the common religions around us, but talk to them about how despite the different religions we are all one and the diversity among us adds to the beauty!

Which are the top three widely adopted religions?

  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Hinduism

Solve the following crossword by answering the clues about different religions in the world:


While reading through the types of resources, inform students about resources that are getting depleted as a result of human activity and instruct them to mindful of the resources they use.

1. Sort the following resources into the correct columns:

2. Circle the renewable resources in the pictures given below:

Think & Write

This exercise aims to bring out how one would feel if a good deed that they did has been refuted due to some reasons. In their response, you can expect students to express their disappointment or anger or resentment towards whoever / whatever damaged the good deed. But, also check if they have directed that anger towards doing more good deeds, instead of letting go of doing good deeds altogether.

See if their writing also reflects that they would only come up with better ways to do what they intend to, and check whether their ideas for future plans ensure that what mishap happened previously doesn’t happen again.

Reading Comprehension

1. Why did everyone in the library turn to look at Seema?

Everyone in the library turned to look at Seema because she sneezed loudly.

2. What did Roshini ask Seema when they left the library?

When they left the library, Rohini asked Seema why she was using a tissue paper.

3. What was Seema’s reason for not using a handkerchief?

Seema said that she doesn’t use a handkerchief because she keeps losing it.

4. Why is it better to use a handkerchief instead of a tissue paper?

Using a handkerchief is better than using tissue paper because it helps in reducing the usage of paper, which further reduces the number of trees cut down.

5. What does Seema do going forward?

Going forward, Seema uses only a handkerchief.

Activity Corner

Wealth out of waste

Managing resources skilfully is one of the concepts we need to teach the next generation. The resources that we have now are getting depleted at a faster rate than it can replenish. Therefore, it is vital to use the resources that we have now with great cautions, and also REDUCE usage, REUSE resources, and RECYCLE materials wherever possible. Talk to children about the concept of 3Rs and stress on the fact that we can save the Earth and lead a comfortable life only if we use the resources we have mindfully.

After talking to them about this, ask them to get started with the wealth out of waste exercise. Be very strict about using only waste materials, and buying any significant materials explicitly for the project. If some students are not sure about how to proceed, guide them to make crafts out of simple materials that they can find around them.

Finally, choose the day for the presentation. Invite the other teachers and students for the presentation, and make sure you appreciate the students for the efforts that they have put in. If you can think of ways to make some of their objects better, suggest that as well to them. Give a special round of applause to those who have created objects that will find use in our day-to-day lives (for example, pen stand). Bring to their attention that they might have thrown away the materials used if not for this project, and ask them to continue doing this with any waste materials they find, to take a step towards reducing the waste accumulation.