Empowering Parents, English Grammar

Nouns and Its Types

A noun names a person, place, animal or thing. Therefore, they are also called naming words. They are of different types. We will deal with them one at a time. Here's a list of all the major types of nouns and their explanation. Proper Nouns Common Nouns: The video given below covers common and proper… Continue reading Nouns and Its Types

Poetry

New Love is Like a Vine

I have decided to start something new on my blog and Instagram page. Every now and then, I will be posting multiple poems born out of the same word. When composing a poem with a particular word or idea, my thoughts shifts in so many directions that exploring one and leaving the others seems like… Continue reading New Love is Like a Vine

List Posts

Three Things Teachers Shouldn’t Do to Get Ready for the New School Year

As a teacher, I always come across various articles on what I should do before school starts. But rarely anything ever tells us what we shouldn't do. Because when we don't do things that take away our energy and time, we more productive. So here are three things about what we shouldn't do before a… Continue reading Three Things Teachers Shouldn’t Do to Get Ready for the New School Year

Humourous, List Posts

21 Reasons Why the English Language is So Confusing

The effects of the current lockdown on people have been quite varied. Some people are finding this as a good time to build on themselves through engaging in various activities and hobbies, reading and just spending more time with family. And then there are others who are dreading this lockdown as they are shut from… Continue reading 21 Reasons Why the English Language is So Confusing

#experiences, Empowering Parents, Motivation

Safety Measures For Corona Virus: Video for Kids

The quarantine was such a sudden announcement in my part of the world, but a much needed one too. We all had been expecting it to happen sometime, but still when it happened, it took us aback. By now most of us are aware of the safety measures to beat corona virus. Yes, quarantine is… Continue reading Safety Measures For Corona Virus: Video for Kids

Motivation

Blogging in Times of Corona

Dear children Since you have more time than usual at your hand, why don't you use that to build a new skill, improve in weak areas or just to try new things. Here's one of you, trying out blogging. Do have a look and share your feedback with her. Click here to access Anaisha's blog… Continue reading Blogging in Times of Corona

Books

How to Write a Character Sketch (For Beginners)

A character sketch is description of a person's qualities or traits. It tells you what makes a person who he/she/it is. Here's a video describing how to find character traits. It will also talk about character development. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWYpj9aqTr0 The image below sums up what the video is trying to tell you about character traits. Image… Continue reading How to Write a Character Sketch (For Beginners)

#experiences, Spirituality

Accept and Love the Gold Diggers

A lot of times people are ready to sell their souls for money and a lavish lifestyle. Such people should not be scoffed at and hated but should be understood, lent an ear to and guided towards a more meaningful way of existence. The reason people resort to giving money, things and a lifestyle more… Continue reading Accept and Love the Gold Diggers

#experiences, Motivation, Reflections

Dowry- A Play on Love

Dowry should not be taken or given. It makes love transactional as if it's a commodity. A person who truly loves you, will love and accept you despite the exchange of expensive "gifts" given in the name of dowry. It perpetuates subjugation of women. Why must a woman pay to be loved and cared for?… Continue reading Dowry- A Play on Love

Poetry

The Silence of the Saint and the Sufferer

A lot of times people who are not invested in spiritual growth do things similar to that of a person walking the spiritual path. But what we don't realise is the huge difference in the reasons why things are done by both parties. A saint here implies anyone walking the path of spirituality, not necessarily… Continue reading The Silence of the Saint and the Sufferer

Poetry

The Fight Against Oneself: A Poem

Some of us find every day a struggle with ourselves in a different way, maybe due to our focus, maybe our habits, maybe our perspective or due to the things we want which we know aren't good for us. Nobody completely has a smooth sailing life, but one of the greatest struggles one has to… Continue reading The Fight Against Oneself: A Poem

#experiences, Reflections

Is There Something Truly Missing in Your Life?

There isn't much we need to live a happy and fulfilling life. Yet when we look at things people have, maybe a bit different or maybe more than us, we begin to question whether we have enough to live happily. We begin to set goals based on what the society thinks we should have rather… Continue reading Is There Something Truly Missing in Your Life?

Poetry

Love Yourself First! It’s Not Selfish!

Only a healthy individual who loves and cares for himself can truly love and care for someone else. A person who cannot embrace their own flaws will find accepting others as they are very difficult. So it is not selfish to first love yourself, care for yourself to be able to then take care of… Continue reading Love Yourself First! It’s Not Selfish!

Motivation

200 Posts and a Sign for This New Year!

This feels amazing! What's even more amazing is that my first post this year turned out to be my 200th one! The moment I saw the notification, I was reminded of never underestimating the power of perseverance. One never knows what's hiding behind one more step, that step before we thought about giving up. This… Continue reading 200 Posts and a Sign for This New Year!

English Grammar

The Basics of Punctuation Marks

Punctuation marks matter! Yes, they do. Just read the following sentences given in the image: Image Source- pinterest.com The two sentences mean completely different things. The first one means that we should eat grandma like food whereas the second one tells us that someone is talking to grandma and telling her that they should eat… Continue reading The Basics of Punctuation Marks

Motivation, Poetry

The Key to Happiness

Hey friends! Here's a short poem I wrote for a new start! Have started a new account on Instagram to share my poems and some general thoughts about everything. Here's the link. https://www.instagram.com/p/BykkUcphJgr/?igshid=qsk720dp3wqd Wanted to start with something very positive. Just taking the first step in the direction of where we want to go fills… Continue reading The Key to Happiness

Mentor Texts

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Here's the story of the week. The video is a summarized version of the "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" written by Mark Twain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pNO6dU-9k4So which was four favourite part and why? Is there anything that you learnt from the story? Do share your views in the comments section below. Have a great day!

Poetry

Pride Hath a Fall- Micro- Poem

Here's presenting another micro- poem. Let me know what you think about this. Leave your responses in the comments section. Have a great day! Much love. Follow me on Instagram by clicking here. Follow me on Mirakee for poetry updates by clicking here.

Poetry

How We Age- Micro Poem

With my exams over, I have decided to get back on track with whatever I left in middle blogging- wise, and in terms of whatever I wanted to do and achieve other than academically. Somehow, it was during my exam days that I wrote the most, especially during the travel back home. I don't think… Continue reading How We Age- Micro Poem

Motivation, Poetry, Spirituality

View Loneliness From HIS Eyes

Love your uniqueness, your loneliness. It's a gift from GOD. The one's who are trapped in the material world have a hard time walking with GOD. It's when some people are lonely that they truly acknowledge that GOD is around. Maybe you would have never felt the need for him otherwise. Loneliness is GOD's way… Continue reading View Loneliness From HIS Eyes

#experiences

Happy Halloween, Friends!

Halloween a festival loved by children all across the world. Many of my students who had birthdays in October have already had Halloween themed birthday parties. And who doesn't like some extra candy! Something funny happened in the morning assembly on Halloween. 31st October is also "National Unity Day" which was introduced by the government… Continue reading Happy Halloween, Friends!

#experiences, My Stories, Spirituality

Me to You – A Poem

Can we just a moment to see how the text has perfectly fit within the gorge, as if these very words were meant to fit in there. I had no idea about this until I finally happened. Truly GOD has our path already planned to take us to where we should be. If only we… Continue reading Me to You – A Poem

Mentor Texts

Alice in Wonderland- The Cartoon Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZiYYflms-w " Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." Just today Videh of 5-B asked me to post three stories as that's how many stories were due. You all know how busy your teachers have been this past month. And as much as most of you would like it, I can't upload three stories… Continue reading Alice in Wonderland- The Cartoon Movie

#experiences

Happy Diwali, Guys!

It's already here again! How time flies. Let's celebrate a pollution and noise free Diwali this time! We owe this to the environment, the poor birds and animals who are tormented due to a few minutes of our pleasure and to ourselves. My sister is already complaining of nasal irritation and has a bad cold… Continue reading Happy Diwali, Guys!

Books, Motivation

Snippet of Wisdom #5

Society has told us a series of mistruths... That pleasure is preferable to the terrifying yet majestic fact that all possibility requires hard work, regular reinvention and a dedication as deep as the sea to leaving our harbours of safety, daily. From "The 5 AM Club" by Robin Sharma. Good day to you!

Books, Motivation

Snippet of Wisdom #3

The truth is that every challenging event you've experienced, each toxic person that you've encountered and all the trials you've endured have been perfect preparation to make you into the person that you now are. You needed these lessons to activate the treasures, talents and powers that are now awakening within you. Nothing was an… Continue reading Snippet of Wisdom #3

Books, Mentor Texts, Reading Workshop

The North Wind and the Sun

A fable is a short story that teaches a lesson or has a moral. The main characters in fables may be animals, legendary creatures and people. Aesop was a Greek fabulist and storyteller who wrote many fables. His fables are collectively known as "Aesop's Fables". Here is one of his fables for you. It's called… Continue reading The North Wind and the Sun

Books, Motivation

Snippet of Wisdom #1

Hi everyone! I wanted to share something amazing I have started to read. I haven't even finished the second chapter and I am already blown away by the reservoir of wisdom this book contains. In case you're wondering, I am talking about "The 5 AM Club" by Robin Sharma. I thought since it's so useful… Continue reading Snippet of Wisdom #1

#experiences

A Proverb a Week: Persuasion is Better Than Force

Proverbs are well-known sayings that give us some advice or state a truth. Here's a proverb related to a story based on the text "The Milkman's Cow". Do you think this proverb fits in well with the story? Give reasons for your response. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZOlFmGBq_A Happy learning!

#experiences

My Donkey Won’t Move

This story reminds me of something I am about to teach in the coming days. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJMtcDdFgVI What do you think is happening in the video? Why do you think the donkey isn't moving? Can the man try something else to make the donkey move? If yes, what can it be? Do share your thoughts below.

English Grammar

Subject-Verb Agreement: Best Friends with a Twist- Video

I still remember the day I introduced my grade 4 students to The Grammar Family. I told them about how each member of the family has its own place without which everything would be topsy-turvy in the Grammar family's household. But, there are some words that are naughty and keep breaking the rules. And how… Continue reading Subject-Verb Agreement: Best Friends with a Twist- Video

Mentor Texts

Bambi- Story of the Week

Here's the story of the week. It's called "Bambi".It was a very famous cartoon movie.The film received three Academy Award nominations: Best Sound (Sam Slyfield), Best Song (for "Love Is a Song" sung by Donald Novis) and Original Music Score.Click the links below to watch the complete movie:Part- I Part- IISo what was your favourite part of the story?What would you have changed?Do… Continue reading Bambi- Story of the Week

Books, Motivation

A Book Review By a 5th Grader!

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am feeling to be sharing this- to see my students following in my footsteps and taking forward what was started many months back. A couple of weeks ago, as India was celebrating its Independence Day, I had urged some of my students to free themselves of… Continue reading A Book Review By a 5th Grader!

English Grammar

Exercises on Commas- II

Image source: Grammarly.comComma is an extremely important member of the punctuation family. But it is slightly confused too. It is like the young siblings of the full stop for it doesn't know whether it should end the sentence or let it go on. So it kind of does both and neither of these things completely.… Continue reading Exercises on Commas- II

English Grammar

Adverbs and Its Kinds

Whenever I teach adverbs to my grade 4 and 5 students, these resources prove to be really useful. Here's a look at some of them. Video 1: Adverbs and Its Kinds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJCeol2ZrTY Video 2: Adverbs of Frequency https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpESOerMY7I Video 3: Adverbs of Frequency- Description of Different Words https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEVIKyTgL40 Happy learning! Do like, share, follow and… Continue reading Adverbs and Its Kinds

Mentor Texts

Alice in Wonderland- Story of the Week

Alice is a little girl who finds herself in an unusual world. She sees things she had never dreamt in this topsy-tuvry land. Find out more about her adventures in the story below. Do pay special attention to the diction, voice modulation and sentence structure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc7WuYfGbrA When I speak to my students, many of them… Continue reading Alice in Wonderland- Story of the Week