Chapter 2.1 (Environment 1)

Caring for things found in the home

We have many things in the home. What things are found in the home?

Utensils

Things we use for cooking, cutting, serving and eating food are called utensils. Which utensils are found in your home?

Activity 2

Draw pictures of four utensils found in your home.

Furniture

Things such as tables, chairs and stools are called furniture. We have different kinds of furniture at home. What furniture are found in the home?

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  • wardrobe
  • chair
  • stool
  • bookcase

Ways of caring for things found in the home

We need to care for things found in the home for them to last longer. How could we care for things found in the home?

Caring for utensils

Dirty utensils spread diseases. We need to clean utensils to avoid spread of diseases.

Activity 6

Look at the picture. Tell your friend what you can see in the picture.

Sentence

True

False

1. Clean utensils have dirt and dust.

2. We keep clean utensils on a rack or a cupboard.

3. Dirty water is good for cleaning utensils.

4. Clean utensils do not spread diseases.

5. It is bad to wash utensils.

6. We wash utensils with soap and clean water.

Caring for furniture

We wipe and dust furniture to make them clean.

Activity 8

Look at the pictures. Tell your friend how these people are caring for the furniture?

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Keeping home environment clean

Keeping our home environment clean helps us prevent diseases.
​What makes our home environment dirty?

Things that make our home environment dirty

Activity 9

Look at the pictures. What do you see? Sit in groups and name things that make our home environment dirty shown in these pictures.

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Cleaning our home environment

We need to help our parents or guardians clean our home environment. Cleaning our home environment keeps us safe from diseases. How could we keep our home environment clean?

  • We use it for cutting long grass.
  • We use it to collect litter after sweeping.
  • They protect our hands from germs.
  • We dump litter inside it.
  • It is used for sweeping the floor.

Activity 12

Look at the pictures. What do you see? Sit in groups and name the ways of cleaning the home environment shown in these pictures.

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Activity 13

Look at this picture. Tell your friend what is happening in the picture.

Activity 14

You will visit an elderly person who lives near your school. Your teacher will guide you to clean the home of that elderly person. Answer the following questions in groups when you come back to class.

  1. How did you greet the elderly person?
  2. How did he or she answer your greetings?
  3. What did you clean in his or her home?
  4. How did you feel when cleaning the home of the elderly person?
  5. What do you tell your friend who did not visit the elderly person?
  6. Why is it good to help clean the home of an elderly person?
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