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Book Four My Communit y


Helping is really fun I like to help Everyone. So if you want To go somewhere, Do not worry, Dont be scared. Cars and trucks They have to stop When I put My signboard up

1. On a Field Trip Talking to Strangers

Aim:: Talk about the things you can see outside the school (shops, people,) and how to greet people outside the school and how to judge them Everybody line up, line up, line up Everybody line up at the door. Do not push, do not rush And play no more Everybody, everybody line up. Line up at the door. Talking to Strangers - be polite How to greet others

Talk about strangers

Draw pictures of different people or use the ideas in this teacher guide. What do they look like? What does he look like? Talk about others. Describe their appearance Body Face Hair Clothes Tall short Friendly Long Shoes, angry short pants, Fat thin dress, shirt, Happy - sad Curly Big - small cap, hat straight and color Blond black


He she looks friendly/ scary/ funny/ old/ ugly Use picture cards to reinforce these patterns or use a sentence strip with

He looks .

The Apple Analogue Then draw an ugly apple: maybe good inside but not so good outside. Follow up by drawing a beautiful apple, but rotten inside. Discuss people are like this too. You cant know somebody so quickly. Always Be polite Sing the Superbunny song: There are some words

Very nice to hear Thank you and please. There are some words Very sweet to the ear Thank you and please From the mountains to the seas Everybody likes these Thank you and please When you get or want You must say these Thank you, thank you, thank you and please!!!! Which other good words do they know? (good morning, I am sorry, you are welcome, never mind ..) Alternatively sing the Thank you for the rain that falls (from book one) song

Reading and Spelling Words with -th

Word Walls
On the wall of the class room stick pockets for words with the key sounds. For his semester you will need enough space for about forty pockets (book three and four) Here we learn words with th. Father, mother, brother, this, that, those, then, there, together, weather, they, etc. Practice saying the words with either the th sound or a d. Ask the children to guess what sound you use. (write the th or the d on the white board and give the children fly swats to hit the correct letter.)


Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood Went to her grandma To bring some food. On the way she met a wolf Who said, Why dont you pick some flowers they look so cool She spent some time To look around Cause there were lots of flowers To be found. Then she knocked on the door of grandmas home And found her in bed, all alone. Grandma, why are your ears so big? she said. So that I can hear you. said the grandma in the bed Grandma, why are your eyes so big? she said. So that I can see you. said the grandma in the bed. Grandma, why is your mouth so big? she said

So that I can eat you! said the wolf jumping from the bed. He swallowed the girl and went to sleep His snore was loud That a hunter came about. When he saw that grandma had disappeared He looked at the wolf and said, She must be here! He cut the wolf With a knife And who jumped out, well and alive? Not just grandma, but little red riding Hood. Who said, Thank you, thank you, youre so good!

2. Road safety Crossing the Street

Aim: To talk about safety on the road and learn traffic vocabulary. Stop look and listen You dont know what youre missing Before you cross the street Use your ears and eyes And then your feet. The Traffic Light song: (On the tune of red, yellow, blue and green) Red, yellow and green Make a traffic light 2x Green means go Red means stop

And yellow Means watch out, Watch out!

Traffic signs
Round signs with a red rim tell you what you can not do:

Blue signs tell you what you must do

Triangular signs tell you to be careful

Rectangular blue signs give you information:

Reading and spelling Find the common endings For words with -all ball, call, fall, tall, wall, small, all. Mix with words like: Bat, cat, fan, tap, wet, smack, and.

Story: Just Go Straight

3. Look at a Map Where is the Post Office?

Aim: To ask for and give directions. Know the names for the main places in town, and who works there.

Arms are for hugging Helping and loving They may go left they may go right but they never fight Robot Game Robot game: one child is a robot, the other gives the commands: turn right/ left, go straight, stop! Additional Song The robot man Oh yes, he can, Oh, yes he can The robot man Oh yes, he can His head goes left His head goes right Up and down Round and round The robot man Oh yes, he can. Alternate with: body, knees or any other body part.

Places of work Who works in a hospital? A doctor/ nurse works in a hospital. Fire station - fire fighter School teacher Bus station bus driver Supermarket Shopkeeper Bakery - Baker Then look at the map and discuss how to ask the way: I want to go to the hospital. How should I go? Practice prepositions Use Next to, across from, between Spelling practice long o words Post office has two os. One is long (post) and one is short (office). Can you recognize if this o is long or short? (Use the fly swats again!) Boat Cold No Sold Told Coat Stroke bought caught naught sought taught caught struck

Use some other long o words in a sentence and ask the children to count (or clap for each of) the long o words. Other common long o words you can use: Soap, woke, toast, pillow, show, know, bowl, grow, slow, throw, swallow, window, yellow, float, coach, phone, home, hole, go, so, snow.

Hansel & Gretel

Once upon a time a very poor woodcutter lived in a tiny cottage in the forest with his two children, Hansel and Gretel. His second wife often ill-treated the children and was forever nagging the woodcutter. "There is not enough food in the house for us all. There are too many mouths to feed! We must get rid of the two brats," she declared. And she kept on trying to persuade her husband to abandon his children in the forest. "Take them miles from home, so far that they can never find their way back! Maybe someone will find them and give them a home." The downcast woodcutter didn't know what to do. Hansel who, one evening, had overheard his parents' conversation, comforted Gretel. "Don't worry! If they do leave us in the forest, we'll find the way home," he said. And slipping out of the house he filled his pockets with little white pebbles, then went back to bed.

All night long, the woodcutter's wife harped on and on at her husband till, at dawn, he led Hansel and Gretel away into the forest. But as they went into the depths of the trees, Hansel dropped a little white pebble here and there on the mossy green ground. At a certain point, the two children found they really were alone: the woodcutter had plucked up enough courage to desert them, had mumbled an excuse and was gone. Night fell but the woodcutter did not return. Gretel began to sob bitterly. Hansel too felt scared but he tried to hide his feelings and comfort his sister. "Don't cry, trust me! I swear I'll take you home even if Father doesn't come back for us!" Luckily the moon was full that night and Hansel waited till its cold light filtered through the trees. "Now give me your hand!" he said. "We'll get home safely, you'll see!" The tiny white pebbles gleamed in the moonlight, and the children found their way home. They crept through a half open window, without wakening their parents. Cold, tired but thankful to be home again, they slipped into bed. Next day, when their stepmother discovered that Hansel and Gretel had returned, she went into a rage. Stifling her anger in front of the children, she locked her bedroom door, reproaching her husband for failing to carry out her orders. The weak woodcutter protested, torn as he was between shame and fear of disobeying his cruel wife. The wicked stepmother kept Hansel and Gretel under lock and key all day with nothing for supper but a sip of water and some hard bread. All night, husband and wife quarreled, and when dawn came, the woodcutter led the children out into the forest. Hansel, however, had not eaten his bread, and as he walked through the trees, he left a trail of crumbs behind him to mark the way. But the little boy had forgotten about the hungry birds that lived in the forest. When they saw him, they flew along behind and in no time at all, had eaten all the crumbs. Again, with a lame excuse, the woodcutter left his two children by

themselves. "I've left a trail, like last time!" Hansel whispered to Gretel, consolingly. But when night fell, they saw to their horror, that all the crumbs had gone. "I'm frightened!" wept Gretel bitterly. "I'm cold and hungry and I want to go home!" "Don't be afraid. I'm here to look after you!" Hansel tried to encourage his sister, but he too shivered when he glimpsed frightening shadows and evil eyes around them in the darkness. All night the two children huddled together for warmth at the foot of a large tree. When dawn broke, they started to wander about the forest, seeking a path, but all hope soon faded. They were well and truly lost. On they walked and walked, till suddenly they came upon a strange cottage in the middle of a glade. "This is chocolate!" gasped Hansel as he broke a lump of plaster from the wall. "And this is icing!" exclaimed Gretel, putting another piece of wall in her mouth. Starving but delighted, the children began to eat pieces of candy broken off the cottage. "Isn't this delicious?" said Gretel, with her mouth full. She had never tasted anything so nice. "We'll stay here," Hansel declared, munching a bit of nougat. They were just about to try a piece of the biscuit door when it quietly swung open. "Well, well!" said an old woman, peering out with a crafty look. "And haven't you children a sweet tooth?" "Come in! Come in, you've nothing to fear!" went on the old woman.

Unluckily for Hansel and Gretel, however, the sugar candy cottage belonged to an old witch, her trap for catching unwary victims. The two children had come to a really nasty place. "You're nothing but skin and bones!" said the witch, locking Hansel into a cage. I shall fatten you up and eat you!" "You can do the housework," she told Gretel grimly, "then I'll make a meal of you too!" As luck would have it, the witch had very bad eyesight, an when Gretel smeared butter on her glasses, she could see even less. "Let me feel your finger!" said the witch to Hansel every day to check if he was getting any fatter. Now, Gretel had brought her brother a chicken bone, and when the witch went to touch his finger, Hansel held out the bone. "You're still much too thin!" she complained. When will you become plump?" One day the witch grew tired of waiting. "Light the oven," she told Gretel. "We're going to have a tasty roasted boy today!" A little later, hungry and impatient, she went on: "Run and see if the oven is hot enough." Gretel returned, whimpering: "I can't tell if it is hot enough or not." Angrily, the witch screamed at the little girl: "Useless child! All right, I'll see for myself." But when the witch bent down to peer inside the oven and check the heat, Gretel gave her a tremendous push and slammed the oven door shut. The witch had come to a fit and proper end. Gretel ran to set her brother free and they made quite sure that the oven door was tightly shut behind the witch. Indeed, just to be on the safe side, they fastened it firmly with a large padlock. Then they stayed for several days to eat some more of the house, till they discovered amongst the witch's belongings, a huge chocolate egg. Inside lay a casket of gold coins. "The witch is now burnt to a cinder," said Hansel, "so we'll take this treasure with us." They filled a large basket with food and set off into the forest to search for the way home. This time, luck was with them,

and on the second day, they saw their father come out of the house towards them, weeping. "Your stepmother is dead. Come home with me now, my dear children!" The two children hugged the woodcutter. "Promise you'll never ever desert us again," said Gretel, throwing her arms round her father's neck. Hansel opened the casket. "Look, Father! We're rich now . . . You'll never have to chop wood again." And they all lived happily together ever after.

4. At the Bakery I can make Bread

Aim: Learn to talk about baking and name the ingredients and different bakery products (cake, cookies, bread, crackers) Who makes buns and bread and cake? The Baker! 3x Who likes to cook and bake? The Baker! 3x Who likes to mix the dough a lot? The Baker! 3x Who puts the bread in the stove so hot? The Baker! 3x

Make a bakers hat:

Use white crepe paper to make a bakers hat. Give one to each child. What can you get in the bakery? Cake, doughnut, bread, pudding, cookies, candies, Additional Song (Tune: Twinkle, twinkle little star) Baker, baker, Mix the dough Shape it into loaves Bake the bread Until its gold In your hot, hot, hot, hot stove

What can you make of wheat?

Recipe for making simple cup cakes

One bowl of flour One teaspoon of baking powder Water/ milk Raisins Optional: A little butter Or shredded coconut.

Fried, baked boiled or roasted? Some people like boiled food. Others like baked or roasted food. How about you? Make a chart on the whiteboard and discuss with the children how they like their food. boiled Corn Rice Noodles Egg Vegetables Tofu Play no-no-no-yes Ask one of the students to stand in front of the class. Ask the child to answer questions the other students ask without using yes or no baked fried roasted

Spelling with long a words Explain the effect of the magic e on the preceding vowel. Use the spelling train word cards to make long a words.

Explain that the a in combination with some other letters also becomes long, like in train, day, may, rain etc. Train the childrens listening ability to differentiate between the long a and the short one with the fly swats: Fat Rat Back Flack Get Lack Made Pen Red Tall Yell tail jail fate rate bake flake gate lake made pain raid

The Gingerbread Man

There was an old woman Who made from some dough A little cookie man From head to toe. But when she wanted to eat it He got up and fled While loudly he said:

Run, run as fast as you can, you cant catch me Im the gingerbread man. An old man was hungry too. And said, I want to eat you! But he ran and fled While that Gingerbread man said: Chorus A cow was eating some grass When she saw that Gingerbread man pass. Hay, you, let me have a bite. But the Gingerbread man shouted and cried: Chorus A dog was eating a bone When he saw that cookie coming along. I havent eaten all day But you know what did that cookie man say? Chorus There was a horse lying on the ground. Just when that cookie came around. Im hungry. He cried and started a trot. But that gingerbread man just laughed and laughed and laughed a lot: Chorus But then he came to a river, I cant swim. Now who will save me? I. said a fox. Sit on my back, cookie man And you will get a way again.

It went very well for a minute or so, But then the fox began to swim a little low My feet are getting wet. Then youd better get on my head. But now Ive water on my clothes. Then, youd better get on my nose. And before he knew what went on, The fox had opened his mouth Snap! That cookie man was gone.

5. Tell me a Story The Naughty Mouse

Aim: Retell the story Song:

Mouse play
Softly, softly At the end of day, The little mice Come out to play. They play so quietly Pit-a-pat, pit-a-pat, pit-a-pat They do not want to wake up the family cat.

Little Mouse - Hand TPR story A little mouse Looked through a hole There was nobody. The cupboard was open. In the cupboard there was a plate On the plate there was a piece of cheese. The mouse said: I am hungry. He climbed into the cupboard And ate the cheese. The mouse said: I am so full. I want to sleep. Father came in the kitchen. He said: I am hungry. I want to eat some cheese. He opened the cupboard, Too the plate And looked. Aaaaahhhhhhhhh And quickly ran away!

Mice craft

Spelling with ou/ow words

Mouse is a ou word. Explain that ou and ow often have the same sound. Write some ou/ow words on the whiteboard and ask some of the children to circle the words differently. Alternatively make two pockets: one for ou-words and one for ow-


ou-words mouse, out, house, about, pout, mouth, our, round, flour, blouse, hour, sour, hour. ow words cow, flower, crown, how, now, clown, town, brown, bow, plow, down. Sentence strips I like doughnuts. I dont like bread.

The Naughty Mouse

In a bakery, there lived a mouse. He was big and fat because every day he ate bread and cookies and doughnuts and . and .!so much food! The naughty mouse was very happy. But the baker was not happy at all! The baker made a plan to catch the mouse. He got himself a nice black cat! Im going to catch you, naughty mouse! said the baker! But that black cat was a lazy cat too! He only liked to play. And so in a very short time, he and the big fat mouse became good friends. Now one day, as they were playing, black cat cut the naughty mouses tail. Oh, no! said the cat, I cut your tail!

The mouse started to cry. oh, Cat, give it back to me! But the cat began to smile, He, he, he, he. You are my friend, So I can give you back your tail. But I want you give me first some milk. Mouse was not very happy. Who can give me milk? he asked himself. He walked up and down, up and down, and then he suddenly remembered. Who gives milk? THE COW! he answered himself. So he quickly ran to the farm and asked. Cow, cow, please help me. Whats wrong? Said she. Look I have no tail. Please give me some milk, so Cat can give me back my tail. Mooh! said the cow, I can do that, but I want some grass! Mouse was not very happy. Who can give me grass? he asked himself. He walked up and down, up and down, and then he suddenly remembered. Who grows grass? THE FARMER! he answered himself. So he quickly ran to the farmer and asked. Farmer, farmer please help me. Whats wrong? said he. Look I have no tail. Please give me some grass, so the cow can give me milk, and Cat can give me back my tail. Hmmm! said the farmer, I can do that, but I want a hoe. Mouse was not very happy. Who can give me a hoe? he asked himself. He walked up and down, up and down, and then he suddenly remembered. Who makes hoes? THE BLACKSMITH! he answered himself.

So he quickly ran to the blacksmith and asked. Blacksmith, blacksmith please help me. Whats wrong? said he. Look I have no tail. Please give me a hoe, so the farmer can give me some grass, the cow can give me milk, and Cat can give me back my tail. Hmmm! said the blacksmith, I can do that, but I want a bread. This made mouse even more unhappy. He knew who makes bread. It is the BAKER! With his head down, he went to the baker and said, Baker, baker please help me. Whats wrong? said he. Look I have no tail. Please give me a loaf of bread, so that the blacksmith can give me a hoe, the farmer can give me some grass, the cow can give me milk, and Cat can give me back my tail. Hmmm! said the baker, I can do that, but I want a promise. A promise? said the mouse. Yes, that you will no longer eat my bread! The mouse sighed, All right, I promise I will no longer eat your bread. And so the baker gave him some bread, the black smith gave him a hoe, the farmer gave him some grass and the cow gave him some milk. And with the milk he went to the cat who said, And here is your tail, naughty mouse. Thank you cat, but I am no longer a naughty mouse. Now I am a good mouse!

6. At the Market The Fruit Seller

Act out the role play of buying and selling and paying money. Fruit is healthy fruit is good. Eat it every day Oh yes, you should. Guavas, pears, bananas, Apples, oranges and tomatoes too, keep us healthy all year through! Sorting fruits by color Red is an apple Yellow is the sun Blue is the sky And purple is a plum Orange is an orange Green is a tree And black is the cherry The c herry that is inside me .

Color/ fruit Banana Guava Pear Mango Lemon Apple






Orange Jackfruit Dragon fruit Watermelo n Honey melon Grapes

Then practice reading: Watermelon is a wa-word. There are some other wa-words. Write them on the white board, ask the children to circle the wa letters and then read the words.

Watch Water Want Was Wasp Warm Wash What Walk Dwarf Wall War

Talk about fruits Flowers and fruits relationship: Fruits grow out of flowers. (pollination bees) What does an apple flower become? An apple! What does a cucumber flower become? A cucumber! What does a banana flower become? .. Play a pollination drama with baby powder! Market people Talk about markets: the farmer sells the fruits to a wholesaler. The wholesaler sells to the people at the market. And they sell to you.

If you can, visit a wholesale fruit market. Some fruits come from other countries (discuss which fruits) they are imported!

Buying things Counting money

Other items you can buy in the market (clothes, toys, vegetables)

Market days, places and market times (morning market evening market)

Make sentence strips I I want dont want apples. bananas.

Bear and Pig go to the Market

Draw the pig and Bear on he whiteboard. Use one enlarged one dollar and move it back and forth. Bear and Pig were good friends. One day they went shopping together and wanted to buy cookies. Pig checked his pockets I dont have any money, he said. Bear checked his pockets. Aha! I have one dollar! he said. But it was not enough. Pig, we have to get some money. Yes, I know Lets do some business. With business you can get plenty money. They thought for a while. Then Bear said. I can make doughnuts. I will sell doughnuts at the market tomorrow. And Pig said. I will dig up sweet potatoes and roast them.

And I will sell them in the market with you. They worked all night, got up early the next day and went to the market. And though it was still dark, they set up their tables and were ready to sell. There werent any people yet. Bear said. Oh, were lucky. We got a good place. Soon many people will come. Hm, but I am a little hungry. Id better get something to eat so that I will be strong. How much are your sweet potatoes? Oh, one dollar, for you. Thanks Pig. They are delicious. Very nice. Pig was happy. Business was good today, he thought. I also should eat something. How much are your doughnuts Bear? Well, said Bear. Only one dollar for you. Oh, thanks Bear. They are nice. Again they were waiting. But there werent any people at the market. It was a bit chilly and Bear got hungry again. I will have one more of your sweet potatoes. They are really nice! Thanks, Bear! And then Pig went back to Bear to get another doughnut. And it went so on and on for quiet some time. Both were happy. Business is good today. Yes, said Pig. I have sold all my sweet potatoes. And then Pig went to buy one more doughnut from Bear. Ha, my doughnuts have sold out too! And even though there werent any people yet in the market. Pig and Bear went home. And on the way Bear asked. Business was good. But how much did you earn? Pig checked his pockets. He didnt

find any money at all. And how much do you have Bear? Bear checked his pockets. He found only one dollar. How is it possible? I dont know, said Bear. We sold all our goods, but still we only have one dollar! Yeah, business was good, but where is the money?

7. Music in the Street The Brass band

Aim: To know different musical instruments With a drum And a flute In my hand I want to join The music band Oh what fun to march And play Singing and dancing All the way Recognize music instruments Make flash cards with the picture on one side and the words on the other. Play flashcard games with them. Practice phonemics: Count the syllables in the words by clapping the hands. Say the beginning sounds. Find the ending sounds. Find rhyming words. Phonics: Find the long vowels Music has a long vowel. Can the children find the long vowel?

Show other words with long sounds. Make your own instruments! Make a paper xylophone: Ask children to arrange the paper strips according to proper size.

Rhythm Play your DIY rhythm instruments with this woodpecker chant: Woodpecker, woodpecker Tap, tap, tap. Woodpecker, woodpecker Dont you ever nap? Woodpecker, woodpecker High up in a tree Woodpecker, woodpecker, Why dont you look at me? Wood-pecker, wood-pecker Click, click, click Woodpecker, wood[pecker See me tap With my rhythm sticks

Musical chairs (With chairs or hulahoops) Spelling with long e Read and play with these words: bee, sleep, free, green, queen, sea, sheep, street, sweep, sweet, east, tree, three, beach, ice-cream, seal, speak, teach, team, feet,

Learn about notes:

Which English words can you make with these names for the notes?

The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

In Hamelin, a small city, in a far away country, there were rats everywhere. The people didnt like the rats. The mayor said, People, go and catch the rats. One rat, one dollar) But there were still too many rats. The people didnt know what to do. Then a tall man with a golden flute came. He said, I can catch the rats for you. But you will have to pay. The mayor said, No problem. Look! (signboard One rat, one dollar) The tall man started to play his golden flute. All the rats followed him. He walked out of the city, through the forest over the mountains and . in to a river. The next day the tall man with the golden flute said. Where is my money? The mayor said, Im busy come back tomorrow The next day, the tall man with the golden flute came again. The mayor said, Im busy. Im busy, come back tomorrow. The tall man with the golden flute was a little angry. But when he came the third day and the mayor said again, Im busy, come back tomorrow, he got mad.


No. he said, Ill not come back tomorrow! He took his flute and started to play. This time it was not the rats that followed him. It was the children! Their fathers and mothers cried. Children, children, come back. Please, come back! But the children did not listen. They followed the tall man with the golden flute, out of the city, through the forest, over the mountains into a cave. Then the cave closed. The parents, the mayor, the soldiers, the teachers . They all banged their fists on the mountain rocks, Open up! Give us back our children! Open up. But the mountain didnt open, and the children didnt come back. The small city of Hamelin, became very sad, very quiet and very, very small.

8. At the Fire station The Firefighter

Im a fire fighter A fire fighter you see. Im a fire fighter A fire fighter That is me! My hat is long M<y coat is long too And my boots are big Almost as big as you Im a fire fighter . Describe a firefighter Equipment fire station fire engine Ladder walky talky water hose

Drama: There is a fire! Teach the child to make a fire fighters hat and paper water hose and paper ladder saving another child in a house on fire (made of a box with flames out of paper)

Fire Phonics: Long vowel and magic e endings

Explain that fire is an i-e ending. Some other words have i-e endings too: like, bike, mike, are some of them. Talk about the role of the magic e. Then slowly start off with one vowel plus a magic e ending. Increase the level of difficulty with time.

i-e endings a-e endings o-e endings Snap it up Play word ending games: Divide the class into two teams. Distribute onset cards to each team. See who can get rid of them as you show rime cards on the table!

My father is a firefighter

9. I can do it by myself! The Carpenter

Who twists the screws And sticks the glue Making tables, desks, And chairs too. Hear the hammer, rat-ma-tat Hear the saw , see-saw-see Its the carpenter 2x At work for you and me

Furniture Name the furniture in the classroom and label it. Review prepositions: in, on, under, behind. Then discuss what you do with furniture: You sit on the sofa. You write on the table. You sleep in the bed. You store books on the shelf. The mouse hides behind the cupboard. Body Furniture Split your students up into two teams. Then call out a name of a piece of furniture. Then each team, with their teammates, must make that piece of furniture with their bodies. So their bodies should resemble that shape. The first team to make the piece of furniture correctly wins a point. Tools Bingo

Show carpentry tools (hammer, screwdriver, nails, screws, saw, pliers, sandpaper) Give grids like the one shown here. throw a dice with a variety of letters on each side. If they get the beginning letter of the tools on their bingo cards, they may cover it.

Then take some wood, cut into proper size and make a simple chair Spelling Carpenter is a word with ar. Draw a big star on the outside of your word pocket and prepare cards for the following words. car, star, jar, far, card, hard, large, arm, farm, harm, sharp, start, smart, dark, bark, market, are. Train children to make the movement (Arms raised turning back and forth) read them. Use a little line under ar so that the children know that these two letters make one sound.

Pinocchio, the little man of wood Got a long nose as he forgot to be good. He told a lie, he cheated all around He was the cheekiest little boy ever to be found.

But with time he came to know What is good and what is kind. And so he said, Im free, oh yes its true But only if I am right in what I do!
Source material: Geppetto, a poor old wood carver, was making a puppet from a tree branch. "You shall be my little boy," he said to the puppet, "and I shall call you 'Pinocchio'." He worked for hours, carefully carving each detail. When he reached the mouth, the puppet started making faces at Geppetto. "Stop that, you naughty boy," Geppetto scolded, "Stop that at once !" "I won't stop !" cried Pinocchio. "You can talk !" exclaimed Geppetto. Of course I can, silly," said the puppet. "You've given me a mouth to talk with." Pinocchio rose to his feet and danced on the table top. "Look what I can do !" he squealed. "Pinocchio, this is not the time to dance," Geppetto explained. Tomorrow you will start going to school with the real boys. You will learn many things, including how to behave." On his way to school the next morning, Pinocchio stopped to see a puppet show. "Ican dance and sing better than those puppets and I don't need strings," boasted Pinocchio. He climbed onto the stage. "Get off my stage," roared the Puppet Master. Then he noticed how much the crowd liked Pinocchio. He did not say anything and let Pinocchio stay. "Here, you've earned five copper coins," the Puppet Master told Pinocchio. "Take these coins and go straight home," said the Puppet Master. Pinocchio put the coins into his sack.

He did not go very far before he met a lame Fox and a blind Cat. Knowing that Pinocchio had money, they pretended to be his friends. "Come with us. We'll teach you how to turn those copper pieces into gold," coaxed the sneaky Cat. "We want to help you get rich. Plant your coins under this magic tree. In a few hours they'll turn to gold," said the Fox. "Show me where," said Pinocchio excitedly. The Cat and Fox pointed to a patch of loose dirt. Pinocchio dug a hole and put the sack in it, marking the spot with a stone. "Splendid !" exclaimed the Cat. "Now let's go to the inn for supper." After supper, the Fox and Cat, who weren't really lame or blind, quickly snuck away and disguised themselves as thieves. They hid by the tree waiting for Pinocchio to come back and dig up the money. After Pinocchio dug up the coins they pounced on him. "Give us your money !" they ordered. But Pinocchio held the sack between his teeth and resisted to give the sack to them. Again they demanded, "Give us your money !" Pinocchio's Guardian Fairy, who was dressed all in blue and had blue hair, sent her dog, Rufus, to chase the Fox and Cat away. She ordered Rufus to bring

Pinocchio back to her castle. "Please sit down," she told Pinocchio. Rufus kept one eye open to watch what was going on. "Why didn't you go to school today?" she asked Pinocchio in a sweet voice. "I did," answered Pinocchio. Just then, his nose shot out like a tree branch. "What's happening to my nose?" he cried. "Every time you tell a lie, your nose will grow. When you tell the truth, it will shrink," said the Blue Fairy. "Pinocchio, you can only become a real boy if you learn how to be brave, honest and generous." The Blue Fairy told Pinocchio to go home and not to stop for any reason. Pinocchio tried to remember what the Blue Fairy told him. On the way to home he met some boys. "Come with us," said the boys. "We know a wonderful place filled with games, giant cakes, pretty candies, and circuses." The boys didn't know that if you were bad, you were turned into donkeys and trained for the circus. It was not very long before the boys began changing into donkeys. "That's what happens to bad boys," snarled the Circus Master as he made Pinocchio jump through a hoop. Pinocchio could only grow a donkey's ears, feet, and tail, because he was made of wood. The Circus Master couldn't sell him to any circus. He threw Pinocchio into the sea. The instant Pinocchio hit the water, the donkey tail fell off and his own ears and feet came back. He swam for a very long time. Just when he couldn't swim any longer, he was swallowed by a great whale. "It's dark here," scared Pinocchio said.

Pinocchio kept floating deep into the whale's stomach. "Who's there by the light?" called Pinocchio, his voice echoing. "Pinocchio, is that you?" asked a tired voice. "Father, you're alive !" Pinocchio shouted with joy. He wasn't scared anymore. Pinocchio helped Geppetto build a big raft that would hold both of them. When the raft was finished, Pinocchio tickled the whale. "Hold tight, Father. When he sneezes, he'll blow us out of here !" cried Pinocchio. Home at last, Geppetto tucked Pinocchio into his bed. "Pinocchio, today you were brave, honest and generous," Geppetto said. "You are my son and I love you." Pinocchio remembered what the Blue Fairy told him. "Father, now that I've proven myself, I'm waiting for something to happen," he whispered as he drifted off to sleep. The next morning Pinocchio came running down the steps, jumping and waving his arms. I He ran to Geppetto shouting, "Look Father, I'm a real boy !"

10. The Tailor Whats your size?

My scissors, Cut,cut, cut. My scissors Jump and dance They work so hard To make you A shirt, A blouse And some pants!

Tools of the trade Needle, iron, scissors, measuring tape,

The Tailors and the Snail nursery rhyme Four and Twenty tailors Went to catch a snail; The best man among them Dared not touch her tail; She put out her horns Like a little cow. Run, tailors, run, or She'll eat you all even now.

Cloth material:
Cotton, wool, nylon, felt, plastic. Craft make a bag

Clothes out of newspaper

Make a Shirt. Use art paper to cut out shirt shapes, color/ paint them and hang them on cloth hangers.

Spelling with sh- and chShirt is an sh- word. Chair is a ch-word. Use the fly swats to play with these words: Sh words Ch words Shark Cheese Shampoo Chair Shape Chicken Sheep Kitchen Shell Cheap Shop Cheerful Shine Cherry Ship Children short chocolate

Story of the Brave Little Tailor

Everybody told the little tailor that

he couldnt do it. They always put him down. That made the little tailor very sad. They dont believe in me. Then one day he hit seven flies in one blow. And said, I dont care what they say, but from now I am going to believe in myself! And he made a belt with Seven in one Blow on it and told everybody, Do you see? I hit seven in one blow! Some giants saw the little tailor. They also saw his belt. They were scared. He can kill seven in one blow? Thats amazing. That night, when that little tailor was asleep, the giants took a big bat to kill him. They broke his bed, they broke even his blankets. But the next morning the little tailor, who had been sleeping on the floor walked around well and alive! The giants got so scared that they ran away! The king came to know about the little tailor who had killed seven in one blow. He asked him to join the army. But when the soldiers saw his belt, they said, King, we are scared of that guy. He may hit us too! So the king told the little tailor to catch some giants. Those giants were really big. But the little tailor was not scared. He tricked them so they started to fight each other, till both of them died. The king was so happy, that he told the little tailor, I dont know how you do it, but I think you are great. I want you to marry the princess! And thats what happened. And our little tailor, who hit seven in one blow, became the best king ever! And do you know why? Because he believed in himself!

Source material: A tailor is preparing to eat some jam, but when flies settle on it, he kills seven of them with one blow. He makes a belt describing the deed, "Seven at one blow". Inspired, he sets out into the world to seek his fortune. The tailor meets a giant, who assumes that "Seven at one blow" refers to seven men. The giant challenges the tailor. When the giant squeezes water from a boulder, the tailor squeezes water (or whey) from cheese. The giant throws a rock far into the air, and it eventually lands. The tailor counters the feat by releasing a bird that flies away; the giant believes the small bird is a "rock" which is thrown so far that it never lands. The giant asks the tailor to help carry a tree. The tailor directs the giant to carry the trunk, while the tailor will carry the branches. Instead, the tailor climbs on, so the giant carries him as well. The giant brings the tailor to the giant's home, where other giants live as well. During the night, the giant attempts to kill the man. However, the tailor, having found the bed too large, sleeps in the corner. On seeing him still alive, the other giants flee. The tailor enters the royal service, but the other soldiers are afraid that he will lose his temper someday, and then seven of them might die with every blow. They tell the king that either the tailor leaves military service, or they will. Afraid of being killed by sending him away, the king instead sends the tailor to defeat two giants, offering him half his kingdom and his daughter's hand in marriage. By throwing rocks at the two giants while they sleep, the tailor provokes the pair into fighting each other. The king then sends him after a unicorn, but the tailor traps it by standing before a tree, so that when the unicorn charges, he steps aside and it drives its horn into the trunk. The king subsequently sends him after a wild boar, but the tailor traps it in a chapel. With that, the king marries him to his daughter. His wife hears him talking in his sleep and realizes that he is merely a tailor. Her father the king promises to have him carried off. A squire warns the tailor, who pretends to be asleep and calls out that he has done all these

deeds and is not afraid of the men behind the door. Terrified, they leave, and the king does not try again

11. The Police Officer Can I help you, please?

Im a helper, helper In my uniform blue I help everyone I will help you too. If you lost the way Something is wrong Or not fair Give me a call And I will be there Im a helper, helper In my . Additional Song:: (tune: Im a little teapot) I'm a police officer With my little star I help all the people Near and far. If you have a problem Call on me, And I will be there One, two, three!

What does a police officer have? Make a police officer. Talk

about their uniform and accessories. What does a police officer do? Roleplay the problems police officers have to help with: Receptionist: Police station. Can I help you please? Child: I can not find my dog. Receptionist: We are on our way! Police Officers: Fingerprints [Science] Each childs hand is traced on a sheet of paper. Children color heavily with a pencil on an index card to make a layer of graphite; they rub a fingertip on the graphite; stick clear tape on that fingertip and press; pull the tape off and stick to the finger on the hand outline. We look at the fingerprints with a magnifying glass, and talk about ways police detectives use fingerprints. Make your own Books Make books with children about police officers Spelling with long u Uniform starts with a u, pronounced as a long u. Can you say if the following words have long us or short ones (or none at all!) Mix some words with these: Cute, cube, music, community, museum, beautiful, usually, Una,

The Thief and the Mother

A little boy stole a book And instead of calling him a crook His mother said: Hm, a book, that is not bad.

Then he stole a coat and brought it home. His mother said: Now you can call it your own. Everyday he did something wrong. While his mother praised him all along. But one day he stole a car. And that of course went too far. The police caught him and said: For this we are going to cut off your head. Before he was to die, He asked to see his mother To say a last goodbye. He came to her very near, And then Bit off her ear. Everybody looked with surprise And said: It is better that he dies. But the young thief, shook his head: Because of her, I have become so bad. If she had taught me what is wrong and what is right, I wouldnt have to die tonight

12. Books At the Library

At the library There are books For everyone At the library You can get All the books you want But at the library You must bring back Those books once youre done. Cause at the library You have to share

With everyone Bring books to school Sort the books: picture books, animal books, song books, story books, play books, etc.

Make your own small books

Story telling at the library:

Prepare this envelope with two picture cards then tell this story:

Spelling with oo words

Book is a double oo word. Write some double oo words on the white board. Mix them with ou, ow, oe, oy words. Ask the children to circle the double o words. Then ask them to read them. Some easy double oo words: 1. zoo, too, food, roof, broom, spoon, moon, goose, 2. good, book, cook, foot, shook, wood. If children can, try to explain to them that there are two different ways to pronounce the double: long and short. (the words in the first line are pronounced with a long oo.

The words on the second line are shorter.)

The Diamond Thief

A tandem story

Whats this? A diamond. Really? Yeah, and it is really big! It must be expensive. Really expensive. Who would like such a big, expensive diamond? (show the thief picture) I know! Thieves! They love diamonds.

If I see a thief, I will call the police! Hmmmm! I can see a diamond. A very big diamond. I love diamonds! A thief, thief! Call the police! Eeeyaaa, eeeyaaa. Oh, no. A police officer. I have to hide! (sounds like a police officer) Why did you call me. Is there a thief? Oh, yeah. He went inside!

(point at the envelope) All right, let me knock! (Knocks on the envelope) Hello! Hello! Anybody home. Yes, sir. Can I help you? Are you a thief? I dont think so. Oh, I am sorry. I am really sorry. Never mind, never mind. (Police officer goes away) ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Ha, ha, ha. The police officer is gone. Now I can steal the diamond. A thief, thief! Call the police! Eeeyaaa, eeeyaaa. Oh, no. A police officer. I have to hide! (sounds like a police officer) Why did you call me. Is there a thief? Oh, yeah. He went inside! (point at the envelope) All right, let me knock! (Knocks on the envelope) Hello! Hello! Anybody home.

Yes, sir. It is you again. Can I help you? Well somebody called, and said there was a thief here. Well, sir. I didnt see him. I am sorry, I am really sorry. Never mind, never mind! How is it possible? This time I will hide and see. (Thief comes back.) Hahahahahaha! He is gone. I am going to steal the diamond! (Police officer comes back) I dont think so. You are going to jail! Oh no, Oh, no!

Catch the thieves Weve got to run Weve got to catch all the thieves One by one There are Cookie thieves And book bag thieves Elephant thieves And shoe thieves But whatever their names They are thieves all the same!

Chorus Now do not worry. Cause we are really smart. And those thieves, those thieves They will be gone once we start Now weve got a job to do! Catch

13. Tell me, please Where do they work?

Rub a dub Three men in a tub And who do you think they be? The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker And all off gone to sea!

Matching game Match the places of work with the people who work there (draw the places on the whiteboard ask the children to place flashcards with the workers under the location) Place Fire station Police station Hospital School Market Library Bakery Post office Bus Station Farm Factory Worker

Reading: Practice Replace the bold letters in the following sentence pattern A mail carrier works in a post office. Story

The Golden Goose

The Golden Goose

An old woodcutter had three sons. Two of them were clever. The little one was a bit of a fool. But all were hard working and loved their dad a lot. 4 So when the old man got sick one day, the eldest son said, Dad, I will go and cut wood today. Mother was very glad, because there was not much money in the house. She packed his bag with sandwiches, fruit and a jar of fresh cow milk. Ill be back tonight. He said and left the house. 6 He walked very fast. In the forest, he met a dwarf. The dwarf said, Im hungry, sir. Can you give me some food? The elder brother looked at the dwarf and pushed him away, Go to work, you scoundrel. He shouted at him. Then he ate his sandwiches and fruit and drank his milk all by himself. After the meal, he took his ax. Ah, said he, There is a nice tree to cut 8. He felt strong, and lifted the ax He was going to cut down the tree, But

.. oh no. He cut his leg instead! and had to hop on one foot home. 10. The second brother said, Dad, I will go and cut wood for you today. Again, mother was glad, because there was really not much money in the house. And again, she packed his bag with sandwiches, fruit and a jar of fresh cow milk. Ill be back tonight. He said and left the house. 12 The second brother walked fast too. He too met the old dwarf who said, Im hungry, sir. Can you give me some food? The second brother looked at the dwarf and pushed him away, Go to work, you scoundrel. He shouted at him. . Then he ate his sandwiches and fruit and drank his milk all by himself. After the meal, he took his ax. Ah, said he, There is a nice tree to cut 14. He too felt strong, and lifted the ax He was going to cut down the tree, But .. oh no. He too cut his leg instead!

and had to hop on one foot home. 16. Once at home, mother started to cry, Now who will help us get our food? I will, said the third son. Mother looked at him and said, If they cant do it, how can you do it? Let me try. Just let me try! said the little one and held out his bag. Mother didnt give him sandwiches, and no fruit, no milk. He got water and an old potato instead! But the little one was happy anyway! 18. He sang as he walked in the forest. He too met the old dwarf, who asked, Im hungry sir. Can you give me some food? The young brother smiled and said, Of course, old man. They sat down together and shared the water and the old potato. What a meal! said the happy dwarf. Yes, it was wonderful, said the little one. Now, I have to cut a tree. My father is sick and we dont have any money at home.

20. The dwarf said, My friend, dont cut that tree. It will hurt you. Cut this one.

The little one smiled, thanked the dwarf and then took his ax. The Little One hit the tree. With one blow, it fell down. The Little One saw that inside the tree there was a goose And when he looked at it carefully, he saw that is was a golden goose! 22. The boy jumped of joy. This goose will give us much money. He took the goose under his arm and went off to the market singing: This golden goose Im gonna sell To someone who will pay me well. This golden goose is gonna give Enough for my family to eat and live.

24. On the way to the market, the house maid saw the young boy with the golden goose. She thought, If I have one feather of this goose, I can buy myself a pretty dress. But the moment she touched the gooses tail, she cried, Im stuck. Im stuck! 26. The little one was singing loudly and didnt hear the maids cries. But the teacher did. I will help you, he said. But when he pulled her arm, he cried too!

Im stuck. Im stuck! 28. The little one was walking so happily and didnt hear their cries. But the butcher did. He called, Teacher, whats wrong? Im stuck, he cried. And the butcher said, I will help you! But when he pulled his arm, he cried too, Im stuck. Im stuck! 30. When the baker saw the butcher, he too said, Butcher, whats wrong? And the butcher cried, Im stuck. Im stuck! And the baker said, I will help you! But when he pulled the butchers arm, the baker cried too, Im stuck. Im stuck! 32. The little one was walking on and on without looking back. Then he passed by a young girls house. The girls family was very rich, but there was no joy in their house. The girl had never smiled. This made the father very sad. But then the happy little one passed by, with the golden goose, the maid, the teacher, the butcher and the baker. When she saw them, she started to laugh and laugh. 34 When the father saw this, he called the boy. Marry her. You are the one who can make her smile. But the little one only sand: This golden goose Im gonna sell To someone who will pay me well.

This golden goose is gonna give Enough for my family to eat and live. And when they went to the market, he saw all the people stuck behind him. He said, If you want to go free, promise you will never steal again. Well, thats what they did. 36. The little one sold the golden goose, and gave the money to his mother. Then he said, This is enough for you to eat and live. Then he waved goodbye, to the rich girl and his dad, his mom and brothers. I am going to look for the dwarf. What he gave me all the money in the world can not buy. He said, and walked away. 38. The people shook their heads, Dont be a fool. You can live well. But the little one didnt answer and walked away They dont know where they live. 39. But they say that when you need help, And you are very good, The dwarf and the little one come and help you.

14. Back to School Word Families

Im ready to read. Im ready to read. All the books with ABCs. Big books, books so tall They do not scare me Not at all Because Im ready to read. Im ready to read. All the books with ABCs.

Spelling: Words with y as in cry I spy a little fly In the blue, blue sky I spy a little fly Buzzing around By and by I spy a little fly Hell soon be gone, Bye, bye, bye. But first he will make me cry. (Sue Palmer)

Which words have long y? my, cry, why, shy, dry, try, sky, fry, by, fly, July, lie Good bye,

Review the simple word families from book three and the letter combinations in book four.

Review phonics Spelling clock: find three words for each word family

A Story to Read Three Elephants in a Cup 2. Three little elephants in a cup Dance and play non-stop. 4. They skip, they hop, 6. They sing and make fun Of everything. 8. On a bike they ride, 10. In the river they swim. 12. Up, they climb 14. And down They slide. 16 And when tired, Little Elephants, Go home to eat. To take a bath 18 There they hug their mum They hug their dad And then, they go to bed, In a cup, And sleep, sleep, sleep,