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

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

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!

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

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.

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

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

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!

This is Where I Am Right Now!

A lot of exciting things have been happening in my life lately. Things that I had sown seeds of a while back or have been since a couple of months, are bearing fruit. It's been great! Will share more of that in the coming weeks. The next couple of months are going to be extremely … Continue reading This is Where I Am Right Now!

The Rain and Her Sorcery (A Poem)

Sitting alone I stared out of my window. Her presence was felt Even in her absence. I traced my finger as she did, Chasing the raindrops Slinding down my window- Racing down, mingling and sometimes Diverging onto separate paths. Life! I smirked. I saw her smile. Pain melted into my chest, spread And rested there. … Continue reading The Rain and Her Sorcery (A Poem)

A Haiku and a Special Day in So Many Ways

Today is a special day in many ways. Today is Janamashtami, a very special Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna. He was all about love for GOD (in fact he is the very source of divine love as per Hindu mythology) and taught the world about the way of GOD, how the world … Continue reading A Haiku and a Special Day in So Many Ways

Things You Notice When You Return to a Big City After a Road Trip

I love road trips! They are tiring, painful and yet somehow fun. During a road trip, I either get lost in my own world or become too observant. Here are some things I noticed on my return to my city New Delhi after a road trip along some of the smaller areas of my country. … Continue reading Things You Notice When You Return to a Big City After a Road Trip

Pinocchio- The Story

Image Source- Pinterest.com We have heard the above statement so many times in our life. Let's find out what happened with a puppet named Pinocchio who would always lie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aewbOlGXv6s Could you make any connections? Have you experienced the ill-effects of lying in your life? What do you think about the story? Do leave your … Continue reading Pinocchio- The Story

Tenderquill: A Blog by a Nine Year Old Plus India’s Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day, everyone! Before we get into this blog post, here's the inspiration I was talking about in my last blog post. Click here to read the last blog. I teach grade 4 and 5 students. Today India is celebrating its Independence Day. We generally discuss about what freedom truly means to them. They … Continue reading Tenderquill: A Blog by a Nine Year Old Plus India’s Independence Day!

100 Followers!

This seemed surreal when it happened! It sure took its time. But to be quite honest, I did leave blogging for a couple of months after initially starting. Thank you to everyone who has been part of this amazing journey! I can't thank you enough for the support. I firstly want to thank my school … Continue reading 100 Followers!

5 Phrasal Verbs with the Verb “Take”

Here's something interesting I found which will help you speak and write better English. Click here to view it. Do let me know what you think about this. Use them in sentences so that they stay with you. You can leave your sentences in the comments section for your friends to see. Happy learning!

20 Children’s Book That Redefine Gender Roles

Children are exposed to gender roles sometimes in very obvious ways, but sometimes very subtly. One of the subtle ways was the fairytales and story books we read while growing up where the girl was always the damsel in distress in need of being saved by a handsome and strong boy. Ugh! There were many … Continue reading 20 Children’s Book That Redefine Gender Roles

Robinson Crusoe- Video

Robinson Crusoe sure is an interesting story. Here's a summary of the text "Robinson Crusoe".Good readers are always visualizing while they read. After watching the video, ask yourself these questions:Did the visuals in the video match with the visuals I had in my mind while I was reading the text?What was different in the video … Continue reading Robinson Crusoe- Video

Present, Past and Future Continuous Tenses

The continuous tense shows an action that is, was, or will be in progress at a certain time. The continuous tense is formed with the verb ‘be’ + -ing form of the verb. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYuwpd0YShU Questions to guide your thinking: What are continuous tenses?Give two examples of each of the following by writing complete sentences:Present Continuous … Continue reading Present, Past and Future Continuous Tenses

Peter Pan

Stories take us to a different world. Let's see what happen in the world of Peter Pan. Here's the story. https://youtu.be/yJIrCIqA-6c So, how did you find the story? Any connections that you made? Any predictions that you came up with as you were listening? Do share your thoughts below. Happy learning!

Word of the Day- August 7, 2019 and Special Mention

Don't you collaborate almost everyday in school? So do you have any interesting stories to share of the time you collaborated? How did the work turn out to be? Do you like collaborating? Do you think it's important? I think we must congratulate the person who contributed this word. It's none other than... Ananya Goel … Continue reading Word of the Day- August 7, 2019 and Special Mention

Change with Time (Short Poem)

It's not always a lack of money and resources that can bring a place down. Time wrecks havoc on a place in many ways. Don't you think it's important to adapt to changing times? Yes, we need to preserve cultural heritage, but that does not mean we can't move ahead with the new and positive … Continue reading Change with Time (Short Poem)

Winner: Word of the Day- July 13, 2019

A while back we had tried something new on the blog. We decided to start a short story competition with the "Word of the Day" blog posts. The word we started this with was - enrol. Click here to view that blog post. There were quite a few good sentences I got and some short … Continue reading Winner: Word of the Day- July 13, 2019

Exercises on Direct and Indirect Speech (Declarative Sentences)

Practice makes perfect. Here are some exercises on Direct- Indirect Speech (Declarative Sentences) for you to practice for your test. The exercises are of different levels of difficulty. In case you want to revise the concepts before you attempt the exercises, watch the videos n Direct and Indirect Speech by clicking here. Exercise -1 Exercise- … Continue reading Exercises on Direct and Indirect Speech (Declarative Sentences)

Easy Goal-setting Tips and Activities for Children

Many a time students don't do well in school because they don't know where to go or what to aim for. They wander aimlessly through their curriculum without identifying weakness and setting SMART goals for themselves. This is especially true for the age group I teach which comprises of 9 and 10 year olds. However, … Continue reading Easy Goal-setting Tips and Activities for Children

Direct and Indirect Speech (Declarative Sentences) – Videos

Direct Speech is when the exact words of the speaker are used in a conversation. The exact words of the speaker are enclosed in quotation marks. Indirect Speech is when we convey the words/ message of the speaker in our own words. Therefore, it is also called Reported Speech. Here the quotation marks are not … Continue reading Direct and Indirect Speech (Declarative Sentences) – Videos

Word of the Day- July 13, 2019 and Special Mention

Are any of you enrolled in any after school classes? Isn't it a wonderful word that we can use instead of the word "join"? Like many a time we say - I joined skating classes. Instead, we can use- enrolled. Eager to know who gave this word? It's Aditya Shaw of class IV- B! Well … Continue reading Word of the Day- July 13, 2019 and Special Mention

How to Find the Main Idea of a Text

Finding the "Main Idea"is one the most important skills a reader must have. Without this skill, a reader cannot understand what the text is mainly about. There are various places in the text which tell us about its main idea. Watch these two videos to find out WHAT a main idea is and HOW to … Continue reading How to Find the Main Idea of a Text

This is How I Feel When I Write

My relationship to GOD has always been of importance to me. I keep going forward and backward in how close I feel to him. I am working on maintaining a steadiness in that sphere. There is something I have been recently noticing. I love to write. No, that's not what I noticed. Read on. I … Continue reading This is How I Feel When I Write

A Special Comment on the Word of the Day- July 3, 2019

The blog on July 3rd featured the word "exotic". I received a lot of brilliant sentences on the word. (Click here in case you want to read that post again.) However, there was one comment that stood out for me. Here are the reasons why: 1. Due to the effort put in by the person. … Continue reading A Special Comment on the Word of the Day- July 3, 2019

Winner of the Word Hunt

Wow! What amazing sentences I got on the last Vocabulary post! Indeed all of you are becoming better at framing sentences. In case you don't know what I am talking about, click here. The rules of the Word Hunt were: You had to find the synonym of "devour". The child who would find the word … Continue reading Winner of the Word Hunt

Flying Together- Audio and Questions (FBLD)

With summer break about to end, everyone is getting ready to come back to school in full swing. But for that to happen, here's a simple preliminary exercise you have to do, so that your class time is more exciting than usual. You have to listen to the audio (given below) based on the chapter … Continue reading Flying Together- Audio and Questions (FBLD)

Prepositions- Explanation and Examples (FBLD)

Ever wondered what prepositions are? Here's your answer. Prepositions are words that link nouns, pronouns and other words in a sentence. Here are some videos that will help you to understand Prepositions step-by-step. Video on- What are Prepositions? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VK-kXkXTBc Video on- Position of Prepositions in a Sentence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF6LE4P_bEU A video song on various examples of … Continue reading Prepositions- Explanation and Examples (FBLD)

Trust and Comfort (A Microtale)

I'll let the picture speak for itself. What do you have to say about this? What are your feelings on this? Any connections? Leave a comment below. Light and love. Follow me on Instagram for more of my poetry by clicking here.

Word of the Day- July 4, 2019, Special Mention and Word Hunt

This word reminds me of the mouth watering food that I too am guilty of devouring sometimes! Does it remind you of anything? Leave your connections below. For contributing a word which brings back such delectable memories, let's thank the person who contributed it. It's none other than Saanvi Nautiyal of IV- E! Congratulations! Keep … Continue reading Word of the Day- July 4, 2019, Special Mention and Word Hunt

Word of the Day- July 3, 2019 and the Special Mention

The word today is quite relatable, as some of you might have travelled to some exotic location sometime in life or seen someone tell you about such a place. There are many things that can be exotic- plants, animals, languages etc. List some exotic places, plants, animals or any other examples in the comments section … Continue reading Word of the Day- July 3, 2019 and the Special Mention

Word of the Day- June 29, 2019 and the Special Mention

Today's word has been contributed by Poorvi Sarda of V- C. Well done Poorvi! To listen to the pronunciation of the word, click here. "Phenomenal" can be used to talk about many things. Find out what you can use it for and leave your sentences or connections in the comments section. Happy day to you! … Continue reading Word of the Day- June 29, 2019 and the Special Mention

Habits and the Law of Nature

Here's another micro poem as some food for thought. Don't you think this is so important to move forward in life? If you want to become who you want to be, you have to change your toxic habits. How can you start a new, positive habit, without leaving the old one? If you can't, then … Continue reading Habits and the Law of Nature

Word of the Day: May 19, 2019 – Special Mention

Another word for you. Guess who gave this one.

How Blogging is Helping Me to Become a Better Teacher

There are still some misconceptions about blogging as teachers. Here is a blog post to tell you how despite being an additional responsibility, blogging can be an aid to the teaching-learning process, rather than a chore or hinderance.