2018 – 2019 Level Two

Jap Ji Sahib (Pauri 1-5)

HOMEWORK: April 13, 2019

Some of you missed the quiz today but we only covered the writing portion. Those who missed it will need to take it as soon as possible. The reading portion will be covered for all next weekend.

1. Practice reading all words on pages 40 and 41 in the textbook. These will be used as part of the reading quiz which will be scored.

2. Pick any 15 words from page 40 and 15 words from page 41, and write each 2 times in the homework book.

3. We covered the attached ਰ (ਪ੍ਰ, ਤ੍ਰ, etc.) on the textbook pages 36/37. Write the following English words using Gurmukhi in the homework book:

great, train, principal, gurpreet, grim, frame, troll, greenwich, mogra, sacred, fulcrum, trifold (ex. great = ਗ੍ਰੇਟ)

HOMEWORK: March 16, 2019

1. In the homework book, write the following words as noted exactly:
ਗੁਸਾ ਗ਼ੁੱਸਾ (anger)
ਹਥ ਹੱਥ (hand)
ਪਛਮ ਪੱਛਮ (west)
ਮਿਠਾ ਮਿੱਠਾ (sweet)
ਪਖਾ ਪੱਖਾ (fan)
ਸਜਾ ਸੱਜਾ (“right” as in right-side)
ਵਲ ਵੱਲ (towards, in the direction of)
ਚਚਾ ਚੱਚਾ
ਛਛਾ ਛੱਛਾ
ਕਕਾ ਕੱਕਾ

2. Say the above words written without the “adhak” (ਅਧਕ) and with “adhak” (there is an amount of stress applied using adhak, almost as if the next letter is “double”).

3. Write the following lines:
ਜੋਕਰ ਹਸਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ।
ਸੱਜੇ ਹੱਥ ਵੱਲ ਦੇਖ।
ਪੱਖਾ ਤੇਜ਼ ਚਲ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ।
ਮੇਰੀ ਮੰਮੀ ਰੋਟੀ ਪਕਾ ਰਹੀ ਹੈ।
ਇਹ ਅੰਬ ਹੁਣ ਕੱਚਾ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੈ, ਪੱਕ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ।
ਤੇਰੀ ਚੱਪਲ਼ ਸੋਹਣੀ ਹੈ।
ਦੋ ਵੱਜ ਗਏ ਹਨ।
ਪਿਛਲੇ ਐਤਵਾਰ ਗੁਰਮੀਤ ਇਕੱਲੀ ਬੱਚੀ ਦਿਵਾਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਚੰਗੀ ਤਰਾਂ ਬੈਠੀ ਸੀ।
ਪੱਥਰ ਬਹੁਤ ਗਰਮ ਸੀ।
ਅੱਖ ਬੰਦ ਕਰੋ।
ਮੇਰੀ ਜੁੱਤੀ ਟੁੱਟ ਗਈ ਹੈ।
ਜਲੇਬੀ ਮਿੱਠੀ ਹੈ।

4. Practice reading the above sentences

5. Read page 65 of the level-2 Punjabi book. Practice, read several times and fluently!

HOMEWORK: March 9, 2019

1. In your homework book, write nasal sounding muhaarnee from ਪ to ੜ. Example:
ਪੰ ਪਾਂ ਪਿੰ ਪੀਂ ਪੁੰ ਪੂੰ ਪੇਂ ਪੈਂ ਪੋਂ ਪੌਂ

Write each muhaaenee nicely on a single line, and line up all ten of them so they look good on the page.

2. Say the above muhaarnees several times and get familiar. Some of you are already forgetting the sounds unfortunately!!

3. Write the following two muhaarnees (first is normal, second is nasal):
ਅ ਆ ਇ ਈ ਉ ਊ ਏ ਐ ਓ ਔ
ਅੰ ਆਂ ਇੰ ਈਂ ਉਂ ਊਂ ਏਂ ਐਂ ਓਂ ਔਂ
(the bindee is not showing correctly in the second line but you get the idea)

4. Say the above two muhaarnee lines and get familiar.

5. Write and say the following ten words or sentences TWICE (line them up nicely):
ਮੇਰਾ ਨਾਮ ??? ਕੌਰ (ਸਿੰਘ) ਹੈ
ਗੁਲਾਬ ਦੀ ਬਹੁਤ ਚੰਗੀ ਮਹਿਕ ਆ ਰਹੀ ਹੈ
ਠੰਢਾ ਪਾਣੀ
ਜੰਗਲੀ ਜਾਨਵਰ
ਸੋਹਣਾ ਗੀਤ
ਓਹ ਐਨਕ ਮਹਿੰਗੀ ਹੈ
ਇਹ ਮੇਜ਼ ਮਹਿੰਗਾ ਹੈ
ਮੈਂ ਗੰਦੇ ਭਾਂਡੇ ਧੋ ਕੇ ਆਈ (ਆਇਆ)

Please note:

– Attendance will be really important. We have a lot to cover in the next 5 classes as well as a lot of practice is needed to get familiar with correct spellings.

– As also noted in previous weeks, some of you still have difficulty differentiating between the following:
ਕ / ਖ, ਰ / ੜ, ਟ / ਠ, ਤ / ਥ / ਦ, …

-The above understanding/skill is a strict requirement to pass this level (actually it is level-1 material). Those with difficulty will need extra practice with saying them and oral comprehension (writing as they are said). Parents who themselves are not saying them correctly should use other available material/audio for learning. Note these words as examples:

ਕਸੂਰ (fault), ਕੰਘਾ, ਖ਼ਰਬੂਜ਼ਾ, ਖੇਡਾਂ (games)

ਟਮਾਟਰ, ਗੁੱਟ (wrist), ਗਿੱਠ (span of stretched hand), ਠੰਢਾ, ਬੈਠਕ (sitting area)

ਤਿਤਲੀ, ਤਿੰਨ, ਥੱਲੇ ਬੈਠ, ਥਰਮਾਮੀਟਰ

ਰੌਣਕ (hustle bustle), ਰੌਲ਼ਾ, ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰ, ਮਿਰਚ, ਰਿੜਕ (churn), ਲੋੜ (need), ਥੱਪੜ


HOMEWORK: March 2, 2019

1. In homework notebook, write muhaarni with bindee and Tipee, from ਟ – ਨ (10 letters). Example:
ਸੰ ਸਾਂ ਸਿੰ ਸੀਂ ਸੁੰ ਸੂੰ ਸੇਂ ਸੈਂ ਸੋਂ ਸੌਂ
– Fit each muhaarnee in one line
– Line up all muhaarnees so all look nice on the page

2. Say all the above muhaarnees aloud and accurately, and practice to become fluent

3. Write muharnee for ੳ ਅ ੲ five times in your homework notebook. Make any 10 words using above vowels.

4. Write 10 sentences using above vowel words.

HOMEWORK: February 16, 2019

1. In homework notebook, write muhaarni with bindee and Tipee, from ਸ – ਜ (10 letters). Example: ਸੰ ਸਾਂ ਸਿੰ ਸੀਂ ਸੁੰ ਸੂੰ ਸੇਂ ਸੈਂ ਸੋਂ ਸੌਂ
– Fit each muhaarnee in one line
– Line up all muhaarnees so all look nice on the page

2. Say all the above muhaarnees aloud and accurately, and practice to become fluent

3. Write numbers 0 – 30 in Punjabi as both numerals and words. Examples: ੦ ਸਿਫ਼ਰ, ੧ ਇਕ, …

4. Read pages 33 and 35 in Level-2 book, and complete the writing portion on those pages

HOMEWORK: February 9, 2019


Listen to the above recording and write down words in your homework notebook.

Read for fluency pages 26 – 29
Read at least two times a week for 15 minutes each.

Complete pages 27, 29 if not done already

Write Ginti in numbers on pages 45-48.

HOMEWORK: February 2, 2019

– Write muharni for any 10 letters in your homework notebook

– Write five words each for Mukta, kanna, sihari, Bihari, aunkar, dulankar, lava(n), dulavan

– Read for 15-20 minutes from any Punjabi book and be able to share what you read in a minute or two in class.

HOMEWORK: January 19, 2018

Remember to write date in your homework notebook every time before you start your homework :

– Write muhaarnee for any 10 letters in your homework notebook
– Listen to the audio and write words as you listen to them
– Read for 15 minutes at least three times till next class on Feb. 2nd

– Listen to five Pauris of Japji Sahib everyday.

Quick Quiz next class on Feb. 2nd
– Write mehaarnee for five words as the teacher says (5 points)
– Quick reading test for fluency from pages 15, 17, 19, 21 (5 points)
– Write words from page 11 and 13 as the teacher says them (10 points)


HOMEWORK: January 12, 2018

– In the homework notebook, write muhaarnee from ਟ to ਭ । Say muhaarnee for each letter as you write it. Each letter’s muhaarnee should fit in one line of the page.

Example : ਸ ਸਾ ਸਿ ਸੀ ਸੁ ਸੂ ਸੇ ਸੈ ਸੋ ਸੌ

– Read for 15 minutes at least two times a week (Pages 1-29)
– Read as much as needed to be able to read words on pages 27 and 29 ( ੋ, ੌ words)
– Memorize first five Sikh History questions on book page no. 78

HOMEWORK: January 5, 2019

In the homework notebook, write muhaarnee from ਸ to ਜ (10 letters), as follows:

ਸ ਸਾ ਸਿ ਸੀ ਸੁ ਸੂ ਸੇ ਸੈ ਸੋ ਸੌ
ਹ ਹਾ ਹਿ ਹੀ ਹੁ ਹੂ ਹੇ ਹੈ ਹੋ ਹੌ

Each letter’s muhaaenee should fit in one line of the page, so please write consistently, not large letters, and compare the written maatraas with the text book for accuracy.

After writing all 10 letters, say the muharnee many times to get familiar. The kids mix up some maatraas like kanna and dulaavaa(n) so it is very important to keep going over.

Also please note: some kids are still not able to distinguish between certain letters in the alphabet (examples: ਕ/ਖ, ਚ/ਛ, ਪ/ਭ). Unfortunately this is a requirement from level-1, and is impeding our ability to move at expected speed in level-2! It is possible they are missing out on practicing at home, so please give this issue extra importance.

Another note: a few kids seem to have difficulty in paying attention and are nearly constantly disrupting the class. As parents ourselves, we all know how important it is teach them this life skill at an early age! Please keep reminding them of expected behavior and simple courtesy towards the rest of the class, the teachers, and themselves.

HOMEWORK: December 8, 2018

– Complete Punjabi Alphabet (say /write/recognize)

– maatra words and sentences (page 5-25) Write as your teacher says them.

– Read given words and sentences

– Write color names as your teacher says them. And write their meanings in English

– Read the numbers to your teacher

– Sikh History questions page no. 78 – 80

– Say any two lines in Punjabi to your teacher about “your Punjabi class Level 2” ORAL QUESTION

HOMEWORK: December 1, 2018

– Practice writing words in your homework notebook as shown in above picture

– Read for at least 25 minutes during the week till page 21 in your book. Read ! Read ! Read!
It’s very important.

Make ten sentences using any given words :

ਪਿਆ, ਲਿਆ, ਗਿਆ, ਅਮਨ, ਹਰਮਨ, ਅਮਰ, ਹਰਨੂਰ, ਗੁਰਨੂਰ, ਪਾਣੀ, ਚਾਹ, ਚਾਵਲ, ਗਾਜਰ, ਬਾਹਰ

HOMEWORK: November 17, 2018

1. Finish exercises on all workbook pages up to dulai(n)kar (ੂ)
2. Practice to read fluently the paragraphs in the workbook for the same maatraas

HOMEWORK: November 10, 2018

Write ten sentences by using Mukta, kanna, sihari and Bihari maatra.
Example :  ਸਰਤਾਜ ਖੀਰ ਬਣਾ।  ਅਮਨ ਚਾਵਲ ਖਾ।

Write 3 words each for ਨ ਣand ੜ ਡ ਢ
Example : ਪਾਣੀ ਮਨ ਢਕਣ ਢਿਡ ਸੜ

Memorize Ginti 1-30 and write it in your notebook in numbers.

Memorize Sikh history questions 1-10.

Retake of Quiz 1.1 after class next Saturday. Message/email if interested to retake.

HOMEWORK: November 3, 2018

– Make corrections to class quiz and get it signed by the parent. Send your pronunciation audio files. Kids can retake quiz when ready. Please set up separate time with your teacher to retake the quiz.

– Write the following words two times in your notebook and write their English meanings too : ਚਾਰ, ਦਸ, ਵੀਹ, ਬਾਈ, ਸਤਾਈ, ਅਠਾਈ, ਤੀਹ, ਨਾਮ

– Write any two words for mukta, kanna, sihari and bihari

– Write 1-30 in Punjabi numbers in your book (pages 45,46,47) and say the numbers as you write them as ਇੱਕ, ਦੋ, ਤਿੰਨ……

– Read for 20 minutes during the week.

HOMEWORK: October 20, 2018

[please do all writing work nicely, accurately and not too large]

1. Please read the passages on pages 11, 13, and 15 in the workbook. Some of the students did not seem to have practiced pages 11 and 13 enough last week, based on their difficultly in reading them in class. It is very important to read them several times over the week.

2. Write the sihaaree words from page 15 and bihaaree words from page 17 in the homework notebook and also read them aloud.

3. Re-write the maatraas as done in previous week’s homework and sound them verbally. Also say the maatraa names as written in English.

4. Some students still have difficulty distinguishing sounds of neighboring letters of the alphabet (ਕ/ਖ, ਚ/ਛ, ਟ/ਠ, ਤ/ਥ, also ਰ/ੜ). Everyone must be able to recognize them simply by hearing the sound/words (said correctly, of course)! Some are also mixing up ਛ with ਸ਼. You may use the recordings of the letters sent some time ago, but also say words correctly that have these letters.

5. Write the words in the picture below in the homework notebook and say them aloud. Please ignore any specific spelling concerns for now (write exactly as shown):

HOMEWORK: October 13, 2018

– Do all writing homework in the separate homework notebook, and write the above date

– Do all the writing nicely:
— kanna is shorter than the letters
— other maatraas that go on the right of the letters will touch the top-right side of the letter
— “onkaR” is slightly curved and not too large or touching

– From page 11 of the workbook, write all “muktaa” words in the homework book

– From page 13 of the workbook, write all “kanna” words in the homework book

– Read the sentences on pages 11 and 13 many times until you can read them all fluently (very important)

– Write the following nicely in the homework book (maatraas and names):

ਾ kanna ਾ
ਿ sihaaree ਿ
ੀ bihaaree ੀ
ੁ onkaR ੁ
ੂ dulai(n)kaR ੂ

ੇ laa(n)v ੇ
ੈ dulaavaa(n) ੈ
ੋ hoRaa ੋ
ੌ kanoRaa ੌ

HOMEWORK: October 6, 2018

1. Use a separate notebook for homework (separate from the class notebook). Write the student’s name prominently on the outside and inside covers front and back. Write class date before every homework.

2. Write “muhaarnee” (ਮੁਹਾਰਨੀ) of the following 5 letters (ਅੱਖਰ): ਚ, ਟ, ਤ, ਪ, ਯ
ਸ ਸਾ ਸਿ ਸੀ ਸੁ ਸੂ ਸੇ ਸੈ ਸੋ ਸੌ ਸਂ

– Encourage good and accurate writing
– Try to fit each letter’s muhaarnee in a single line on the paper, and line up all the letters so they look nicely written
– Pay attention to correct way of using maatraa:
— kanna is smaller than the letter
— bihaaree, laavaa(n), etc, should touch the right side of the letter
— onkaRh should be just under the letter, not too big, and not touching

– After writing each line, say it out loud (accurately)

3. Re-write the following 30 pseudo words we did in class. Again, write them nicely (see example attached from one student’s notebook – nice job!):
ਪਲ, ਪਾਲ, ਕਲ, ਕਾਲ, ਚਲ, ਚਾਲ,
ਗਲ, ਗਿਲ, ਬਲ, ਬਿਲ, ਚਕ, ਚੀਕ, ਭੜ, ਭੀੜ,
ਲਟ, ਲੁਟ, ਸਟ, ਸੁਟ, ਕੜ, ਕੂੜ, ਸਨ, ਸੂਨ,
ਪਟ, ਪੇਟ, ਫਟ, ਫੈਟ, ਗਲ, ਗੋਲ, ਕਰ, ਕੌਰ

– Say all the above words accurately (note: ੜ should sound correct and not like ਰ)

4. Read something in Punjabi for at least 10 minutes and at least 2 times in a week. Note in your Reading Log under this class date, and get signed by parent.

The picture below shows an example of good writing

HOMEWORK: September 22, 2018

Complete Page no. 4,6,8,10 if not done already
Read page no. 11 (as many times so that kids can read fluently in class) and complete it.

Memorize the sounds of all maatras as done in class

HOMEWORK: September 15, 2018

Write words on page no. 8 and complete it. Say the words as you write them.

Read pages 5-8 at least three times. Every word should be spoken clearly and fluently

Write your name in Punjabi and English on your Reading Sheet and complete at least 20 minutes of reading every week. Above reading of 5-8 pages can be counted towards your reading time.

Please note that if you can not read, ask someone else at home to help you read. If there is no help at home, message or email me for further information.

Level 2 Reading Tracking Sheet

HOMEWORK: September 8, 2018

Read aloud page 6 from your books and complete writing page 6
Write Punjabi counting in numbers 1-30 in your books