Fill in the blanks with appropriate words:
When a child enters school at his/her first level, he/she is not _____________ to __________ his/her mother’s hand. He/she is in a ____________ state of mind. He/she exhibits emotions of ___________ and ____________. The teacher welcomes the child _______________. This first step of the child is a great change in his life. When he/she enters the class, he/she has been compared to a ___________ and the class has been compared to a ___________ (pupa). It is here that the child, with the help and teachings of his teacher, gains ___________ over time and they are now compared to young ___________ who are ready to step into the _____________. II
Choose the correct answer
What happens every year?
the children leave the teacher to move on to the next class. B
the teacher tells the children to go away.
the children are not happy with the teacher.
the children are sad to leave their mothers at home.
The teacher is amazed to see such a miracle. By the word miracle she means A
how the children have grown
children leaving her and going away.
how children grow into confident young children ready to move on to the next class. D
wonders what she has done to the children
By the term rustling of their wings she means
she can hear the rustling of the butterfly’s wings.
the butterflies make too much noise as they fly.
the flying of the birds.
the voices of children and their movement as they move out. 4
The teacher feels proud and is in a mood of celebration because A
she is happy that these naughty children are leaving her.
she is eagerly waiting for the new batch of children.
she is happy that the children have successfully moved on with life. D
she loves to celebrate.
It means repetition of the same initial sound in words that appear in close proximity. Some examples: 1
Betty bought some butter
Luke Luck likes lakes.
But the butter was bitter
Luke’s duck likes lakes.
So she bought some better butter
Luke Luck licks lakes.
To make the bitter butter better
Luck’s duck licks lakes.
Duck takes licks in lakes Luke Luck likes.
Luke Luck takes licks in lakes duck likes. 3
Mo mi mo me send me a toe,
Me me mo mi get me a mole,
Mo mi mo me send me a toe,
Fe me mo mi get me a mole,
Mister kister feet so sweet,
Mister kister where will I eat?
Write a paragraph on ‘Experiences of my first year in school’. Ask your mother/father/other family members the following questions to write about your first year in school: 1
What was your reaction on your first day to school? Where you scared/happy/reluctant to go? 2
Did you want to go to school the next day?
How many days did it take for you to settle down in class? 4
How would you speak of your teacher when you returned home? 5
What did your teacher tell your parents about you?
What were the areas you needed to work more at?
What type of a bonding did you share with your teacher?
What were your feelings when you left your teacher after the academic session? 9
How long did you take to adjust in the new class?
For how long did you stay in touch with your first teacher? 11
Do you still remember the teacher?
METAPHOR: Stating one entity is another for the purpose of comparing them in quality. For e.g. in the poem a child’s first year at school is compared to metamorphosis, the life cycle of a butterfly. Young children have been referred to as caterpillars. Read the statements that contain metaphors. Then tick the option with the correct answers: 1
Ramesh was a wall; he saved every goal against his team. This metaphor compares Ramesh to a wall because ________ A
he was very strong
he was very tall
he kept returning the balls
his body was made of cells
We were not left with much food because Manohar had eaten most of it. He is such a hog. Manohar...
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