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Look at the pictures and write
1. Who were the members of Nimmi’s family before the arrival of her baby sister?
Father, mother, grandmother and uncle are the members of Nimmi’s family before the arrival of her baby sister.
2. How many members are there in Nimmi’s family now?
Now, there are six members in Nimmi’s family.
Let us talk
1. How do you think the lives of Nimmi’s family members have changed after the arrival of the new baby? For example –
(a) How will Nimmi spend her day now?
Nimmi will now spend her day playing with the new born baby.
(b) What new work will her mother do now?
To look after the new born baby will be the new work for her mother now.
(c) There will be a change in the daily work of Nimmi’s father, grandmother and uncle with the arrival of the new baby. Can you tell how?
Nimmi’s father, grandmother and uncle will now spend extra time to play and take care of the newly born baby to support her mother.
2. Has a small brother or sister been born in your home or in any house in your neighbourhood?
Yes, a small sister has been born in my neighbour’s house.
(a) How does it feel to have a new baby at home?
Everyone at home are very happy.
(b) How have things changed at home with the new baby?
At home everyone is planning about the new baby to buy the necessities and other arrangements. Everyone at home is now helping to take care of the new baby besides the mother.
3. Find out all about the youngest child in your home or in the home of a relative. Then write –
(a) When was the baby born?
The baby was born a week ago.
(b) Is the baby a boy or a girl?
It is a boy.
(c) How are you related to him or her?
I am his neighbour.
(d) Where was the baby born?
The baby was born in a hospital.
(e) Who does the baby look like?
The baby looks more like his dad.
(f) What is the colour of his or her hair?
The colour of his hair is black.
(g) What is the colour of his or her eyes?
The colour of his eyes are black.
(h) Does the baby have any teeth?
No, he doesn’t have any tooth.
(i) What do we feed the baby with?
We feed the baby with milk.
(j) What is the baby’s length?
The baby’s height is about two feet.
(k) How many hours a day does the baby sleep?
He sleeps for more than fourteen hours.
(l) What different sounds does the baby make?
The baby cries and also produces various other types of sounds.
(m) Who does the baby stay with most of the time?
The baby stays with the mother most of the time.
1. When Tsering’s father showed the letter to his family, how do you think the different members would have felt?
Everyone in the family felt very happy about the promotion of Tsering’s father. Moving to a new town excited Tsering. But Tsering’s father, mother and grandparents were slightly worried about making arrangements to shift to the new town.
2. What will change in Tsering’s family after his father’s transfer? For example –
(a) Who from Tsering’s family will live with his father at the new place? Which school will Tsering go to now? Will he have new friends?
Tsering, his sister and his mother will live with his father at the new place. Tsering will now go to a new school. Yes. in the new school Tsering will get have new friends.
(b) Has anybody in your family moved to a new place because of work?
Yes, my uncle had moved to Bangalore because of his work.
(c) What do you feel about this change?
A change is very important in one’s life. It is natural. Also, it’s common to change place because of work. In fact, we should feel happy as we get a chance to visit a new place.
3. Is there anyone in your class or school who has come to your school from another place? If so, talk to him or her.
Yes, one boy in my class shifted from another city 3 months ago.
(a) Where has she or he come from?
He came from Punjab.
(b) What was his or her old school like?
His old school was so green and big. He also had lot of friends there.
(c) What does he or she find different here?
Everything here is new to him. New people, new language, new food, new friends etc.. make him feel so excited.
(d) Does he or she like the change?
Yes, he likes the change.
It’s a Wedding
Let us Talk
1. Do you think that there will be any change in Nazli’s family after this wedding? What will change?
Yes, things will change in Nazli’s family after this wedding. A new member is added to the family and Nazli now has a new sister-in-law.
(a) Do you think there will be changes in the home from where the new bride has come? What kind of changes?
Yes, there will be changes in the home from where the new bride has come. Her family members will miss her a lot at home. The family should now put more work to compensate what she was doing to her family.
(b) Talk to your mother and aunts in the family. Ask them about where they lived before they got married.
They lived with their parents and siblings before marriage.
(c) Who were the members in their families then?
In my mother’s family, she, her mother, her father and one sister, one brother lived together before her marriage.
(d) Has anybody in your family been married recently? Who?
Yes, my cousin got married recently in my family.
2. Talk to your classmates and write all about what happens during weddings in their families.
(a) What kind of special food is cooked?
A variety of traditional foods was cooked along with sweets during the wedding.
(b) What special clothes do the bride and bridegroom wear?
The bride wore a beautiful lahnga and choli with blue dupatta. The bridegroom wore a classy Shervani and pagri.
(c) What kinds of songs and dances are performed at weddings?
At weddings traditional, folk, melody and modern songs and dances are performed.
3. What did you see at the wedding that you attended?
I noticed that the house and pandals were decorated with flowers and lights. Photographers are roaming around to click candid and traditional photos and videos. A wide variety of food and sweets were made and served to the guests.
Everyone look amazing as they wore new clothes. Fireworks were also arranged.
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1. Write down the reasons for these changes
(a) In Nimmi’s family –
The change happened because of the birth of a new baby. They got a new family member.
(b) In Tsering’s family –
Tsering’s father got a promotion at work and had to shift to a new city. Tsering’s family were getting prepared with excitement along with the new challenges.
(c) In Nazli’s family –
As her elder cousin brother got married a new bride came to Nazli’s family. She was Nazli’s sister-in-law.
2. There can be many reasons for changes in families. Can you think of some more reasons?
Changes in a family can be due to these reasons:
– Leaving of a family member for higher education.
– Transfer of a relative who might come to live with the family.
– Death of a family member.
3. Talk to three old people – one from your family, one from your friend’s family and one from a family in your neighbourhood. Ask them these questions and fill in the table.
|Question||Your family||Friend’s family||Neighbour’s family|
|– Since how many years has your family been staying here?|
|– Where did your family live before coming here?|
|– How many members are there in your family today?|
|– How many members were there in your family 10 years ago?|
|– What were the reasons for the changes in your family in the last 10 years?|
|– How do you feel about all these changes?|
|– What problems do you face with changes in technology?|
|Question||Your family||Friend’s family||Neighbour’s family|
|– Since how many years has your family been staying here?||15 years||10 years||5 years|
|– Where did your family live before coming here?||Bombay, Maharashtra||Bangalore, Karnataka||Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|– How many members are there in your family today?||4 members||5 members||6 members|
|– How many members were there in your family 10 years ago?||3 members||6 members||8 members|
|– What were the reasons for the changes in your family in the last 10 years?||Father’s transfer and birth of my little brother||Death of grandmother and birth of twin babies.||Neighbour’s family were a joint family until they shifted to the new city. So, they had to leave their grandparent’s back.|
|– How do you feel about all these changes?||Feel happy for the new member of the family and excited to live in a new city.||Worried about the death of grandmother and simultaneously happy for the twins into the family.||Miss the joint family and the love and care of grandparents.|
|– What problems do you face with changes in technology?||Interaction among the family got reduced.||The kids are playing inside the house with smart phones and tabs rather than playing on fields.||The kids are getting addicted to the usage of smart devices and waste a lot of time.|
My family – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow….
1. All families change in some way or the other because of different reasons. Has your family changed too?
Yes, my family had many changes too.
2. When your grandmother and grandfather were children like you, was your family just like it is today?
No, it was not the same. They were living together with many family members in a village.
3. You had also drawn a family tree of your own family. Let us again draw the family tree of last year in your notebook.
4. Ask your grandmother or grandfather how many members were there in their family when they were your age? Then draw a family tree in your notebook of their family when they were young.
The below is the family tree of my grandfather.
5. Can you see yourself, your brother or your sister, your mother or your father, anywhere in this family tree?
I can only see my father in the above family tree.
6. Now draw a family tree of your present family in your notebook.
7. Can you see yourself anywhere in this family tree? Who are the members of your family today? Where are your grandparents?
Yes, I can see myself in the family tree. The members of my family today are my brother, my mother and my father. My grandparents are living in my native village.
Let us talk
Can you tell in what ways the family tree of your grandmother or grandfather in their childhood is different from your family tree today?
The family tree of my grandfather is bigger in size as compared to my family tree.
Going Back to School
1. Upto which class do you want to study?
I want to study upto Bachelor of Engineering Degree.
2. Upto which class have your parents studied?
My father has an MBA degree and my mother has an UG degree.
3. Till which class did your grandmother get a chance to study?
My grandmother got chance to study till class 10.
4. At what age did your grandmother get married?
My grandmother got married at the age of 17.
5. Have you heard of a Law that talks about the ages before which girls and boys must not get married?
Yes, I have heard it and by that law boys before the age of 21 and girls before the age of 18 must not get married.
Find out and write
1. Are there any such children in your neighbourhood who had to drop out of school? Do they want to go back to school?
Yes, there was a boy in my neighbourhood who had dropped out of school due to family problems. He badly wants to get back to school.
2. What are they doing these days?
He is working to provide bread and butter for his family as he’s the only male child of his family.
3. Has anybody in your family got married recently? Who?
Yes, my elder cousin brother got married recently.
4. What was the age of bride and the groom?
The age of the bride was 24 and the age of the bridegroom was 30.
5. What kind of dresses they wore?
Bride A beautiful lahnga and choli with green dupatta
Groom A classy Shervani and pagri
6. What kind of dishes were there? Name them.
A variety of traditional foods like masala dosa, pulao and curries was cooked along with sweets like julab jamun, jalebi and mysore pak during the wedding.