Exercise Corner | Reward of Discipline
1. Rewrite the following sentences using will, may, or might. (Note: There could be multiple correct answers.)
2. Write a paragraph predicting how your school might be in the year 2050:
In this exercise, check answers to see if students have a clear understanding of how and when to use future tense correctly. Additionally, check if they have understood when to use will, and when to use may/might. Will is used in case of a future promise (in cases where they are certain of a particular action), and may/might is used in case of a future possibility (in cases where there is a probability for an action to take place, but there are not sure about it happening).
3. Identify the correct adjectives that the descriptions denote, from the options given below:
1. How would you feel if someone:
This activity aims to brings out the emotions people would feel when they are treated in a way they don’t want to be treated. This will help students build compassion towards one another and display kindness. In the responses, check if they really understand the effect actions such as these could have on people and further instruct them to never behave in an unkind manner.
2. Match the following situations with the relevant responses. What would you say when:
It is very important for children to understand that they need to take care of themselves and the others around them. While all the children would be aware of physical wellness, they need to focus on other aspects of wellness too, and that is what we aim to achieve with this exercise. So, read through the different types of wellness with the students and help them understand what each one represents and why each of these types of wellness is important for overall well-being.
Discuss in groups about the basic manners to be exercised in each of the following places/situations and fill in the relevant boxes:
Doing certain activities as a group is a good way to encourage all the children to actively participate in them. In this activity, we aim to build good manners in children by getting them to inculcate these habits as a group. Divide students into groups of 4. Now, ask them to think of good manners to be followed in each of the given places and note it down in their books as a group. Once done, each group needs to come forward to present their ideas. You can suggest students to split up the presentation such that each student presents one of the places mentioned. Finally, after all the students have presented, pick the best 2-3 ideas (these could be a mix of ideas that were an intersection among multiple groups or unique ideas that nobody else has thought of) from each group and make the chart. Now, ask all the students to carefully follow all the manners in the chart. At the end of the month, see how the entire class has fared with respect to the red marks (marks given when manners are not followed) and green marks (marks given when manners are followed) and give a round of appreciation to the class/suggest ways for them to improve based on the performance. Ask them to keep these manners in mind and always follow it going forward.
Think & Write
This activity aims to help children develop the habit of story writing or creative writing. It can done either separately or in groups (not more than 3 per group). Decide it based on the writing level of the class. Ask them to write a story based on the structure given in the book on the moral of the story. The moral of the story is that ‘Being disciplined and working hard always pays off’. In their responses, check for good language (spellings, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, etc.) and check if they have followed the structure to spin their story. Also consider the title of the story (should convey the essence of the story in an engaging way) in giving the grade for the exercise.
1. What did Rashid realise after he scored well?
Rashid realised the importance of studying after he scored well.
2. How many of them met at Rashid’s house?
8 of them met at Rashid’s house.
3. What did Rashid’s mother offer to his friends when they came home?
Rashid’s mother offered them orange juice, watermelon juice, or sweet lime juice.
4. How did each one of them contribute to the group study?
Each of them contributed to the group study by explaining their subject of choice to the group.
5. What was the result of preparing well for the exams?
All of them scored very well and were appreciated by the teachers.