Showing posts with label trees. Show all posts
Showing posts with label trees. Show all posts

Sunday 9 June 2024

Reflection of the week - Sunday 9th June 2024


-From Jataka Tales-    

1. Why do we read about the Jataka Tales?   

2. Did the story connect with you today, and why?    

3. What learnings can we take from the story "The Haughty Slave"? 

4. Why is the chapter's name "Haughty Slave"? 

5. Have you ever called anyone "haughty " and why? 

6. No one is superior or inferior 

7. What does "insolence" mean? 

 - From The Hidden Life Of Trees-    

1. What did you learn from the chapter today?    

2. What impact does this book have on you?    

3. Importance of Fungi and their significance 

4. The role birds play in Nature 

5. Why is a woodpecker called a "subletter"?  

6. Experiments with Nature 

7. The language of trees 

8. Interdependence in Nature 

9. What does the poem "Laburnum Top" express? 

10. What role do beetles play in Nature?  

11. Why is the chapter named "Community Housing Projects"? 

The Laburnum Top 

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Monday 13 May 2024

Trees as Best Friends - Anmol Kashyap

Trees as Best Friends

We cannot survive in this world without our friends. Similarly, it is impossible to survive on this land without trees.

Trees give us everything for the survival of living beings. Still, we humans, who are considered the most intelligent beings on this earth, give several threats (such as deforestation) to the base of our life (trees) only.

So, we humans should be grateful for being the friends of the trees, and practice things (such as afforestation and reforestation) to increase their population and equally respect and consider them also as citizens of our country.

Grade IX
Sunbeam School, Lahartara

Tuesday 7 May 2024

The Hidden Life of Trees - The Doon Girls School Reflections

Carbon Dioxide Vacuums

"This chapter is taken from The Hidden Life of Trees. It's based on the pollution of the area because of the trees being deforested. And this chapter also teaches us how carbon dioxide  is valuable for trees and plants." (Tamreen - IX)

Plant Based Facts

  • Most trees grow in swamps.
  • The coal is hardly being formed because forests are constantly being cleared.
  • Carbon dioxide is the favourite food of plants.
  • There are 700,000 trees on every continent in the world. (Sumya Jha - VIII)

Sunday 21 April 2024

Reflection of the week - Sunday 21st April 2024

- From Jataka Tales - 

1. Which language were Jataka Tales written in? When were they written?

2. Did the story connect with you today, and why? 

3. What learnings can we take away from the story "King Makhadevas Grey Hairs "?

4. What are the things one aims for in life?

5. What learnings can we take away from the story "The Cold Half Of The Month "?

- From The Hidden Life Of Trees - 

1. What is Gulliver in Lilliput about?

2. What can we learn from the "Tree or Not Tree" chapter?

3. What is coppicing?

4. How is Trees' age measured?

These are some suggestions you can choose from. Looking forward to seeing your wonderful and thoughtful reflections!  

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Wednesday 31 January 2024

Trees - Pranvi Chandra


Trees are there every day,
And under them, you can play.
Their leaves can be green, 
And trees are never mean.  
Please let them stay,
So just don't fray. 
Keep them clean,
Don't let them lean. 
Let them thrive,
And they will keep you alive.

                                                                         Pranvi Chandra - IX/D
                                                                       Sunbeam Hostel Lahartara.

Tuesday 30 January 2024

Trees - Samriddhi Banerjee

                                                                      Picture from
The oak is called the king of trees,

The aspen quivers in the breeze.

The poplar grows up straight and tall, 

The peach trees spread along the walls,

The sycamore gives pleasant shade.

Samriddhi Banerjee
Class 4
Sunbeam School Lahartara

Tuesday 25 April 2023

My pen's view on nature - Yashraj Sharma


A big part of who we are or how we are recognised is the company we stay in, which means the type of people we are surrounded by.  

Mother nature is also filled with examples like this, like this picture I took today at the Pradhan Mantri Sanghralaya. Let me tell you the 2 ideas I came up with when I first saw this picture.

First, I thought that the part of the tree with the concrete wall in its background is the stage in a person's life when they have a fixed, enclosed and rigid mindset. But the part of the tree with the other trees in its background is part of a person's life when they are mixed with people with positive vibes and a "growth" mindset open to new thoughts and suggestions. This thought about the different perspectives of people depicted in this picture came to me from the 'My Guide Inside' session on Friday.

The second utterly different idea I came up with was that when the tree had the concrete wall in its background, it is the stage in a person's life when they sometimes get mixed in "negative" company. But the part of the photo where the tree has other lush green trees in its background. That is the stage when a person slowly progresses to be surrounded by people with positive feelings, thoughts, discussions and ideas.

These precious teachings and skills to live life to the fullest, provided by nature, are everywhere, just sitting in the landscape waiting to be discovered….

Yashraj Sharma

Grade: IX

Gyanshree School, Noida

Thursday 10 February 2022

Friendship - Anika Mishra

Hello everyone, today I am going to tell you about my friends. My friends are Advita Priyadarshini and Udaytam. We all are best friends, and we talk to each other. Advita helped me understand a topic taught in class, Priyadarshini taught me how to cook, and Udaytam helped me learn how to ride a bicycle.

Apart from them, my friends are trees, as they give us lots of things like vegetables, fruits, oilseeds and wood. We make oil from oilseeds, eat fruits and vegetables, and from wood, make furniture like beds, tables, and chairs.

My friends are also animals. They are adorable. I always wanted a pet. There are lots of pet animals like cats and dogs. They also help us like a cat eats rats so there are no rats in our house and dogs help us when we are out and a thief or stranger comes, it scares them away.

I like my friends as they help me a lot, especially in tough times, and if they need me, I will help them too.  

Anika Mishra

Grade III Gyanshree School

Tuesday 8 February 2022

Friendship - Aarohi Bumtariya

Hmmm, what does friendship mean? Let me tell you what it does. Friendship means making close friends. For example, I have a friend named Amayra. She had been only in pre-nursery with me. I am in grade 3 now. Still, she is my friend. That is called true friendship.

I have lots of other friends too. There are trees, plants, birds and animals. All help us in one or the other way. We also help them. This tells us that in friendship, one must help the other.

That’s yet not done. I also have Aryama and Janya. They have helped me many times. Friendship does not only mean helping each other but also having fun. Janya, Aryama, Amayra and I went to a resort to stay together as well!!! Not only that but we went cycling together in Biodiversity Park too! It was fun.

May it be the sun, the moon, the clouds, nature or children. They are all my friends. I love and care for all of them.

Aarohi Bumtariya
Grade III
Gyanshree School

Wednesday 17 November 2021

Caring - Arav Agarwal

Caring and planting more trees will make our Earth bountiful.

Oh! Nature is so wonderful.
The trees are so beautiful.
To make our Earth bountiful.

If we plant more trees 
We will get fresh oxygen and a cool breeze

So let us keep our environment clean and green
By caring and planting more and more trees
And make our planet beautiful and serene

Name - Arav Agarwal
Grade: 5C
Billabong High International School, Thane


Friday 15 October 2021