I have kept all the best activities of the week for today! We will sequence numbers, go on an exploration to our closets and then to the kitchen for some measurement, practice handwriting, sort words into their families, and then we become illustrators, plus make a family album! There is also a speaking activity if you’re learning Afrikaans as an additional language. There’s no time to waste! Let’s go!
If you’re new here, the resources used for counting in multiples, sounds learnt (to be cut into sound cards to build words), phonics lists and reading sight words (to be cut out in order to flash the words) can be downloaded here. There are also some practice assessments available on the page.
A note to parents: Allow your child to copy down by him-/herself as much as possible. Besides keeping them busy for longer, this allows them the opportunity to learn to copy correctly – a skill that they would ordinarily spend a lot of time perfecting in the classroom. Also, many of the tasks are a bit challenging. Instead of giving the answers, give clues or guide your child through the steps to discover the answer themselves. They will surprise you with just how clever they are!
Maths – Sequence numbers from small to big, and then from big to small. If this is a bit difficult, you can write the numbers on pieces of paper to move them around to check where they need to go.
Data handling – Count how many of each item you have in your closet and answer the questions:
Measurement – Head to the kitchen to see how many of each you will need to fill a small cup with water. Remember that you can use the water for your plants or pet when you have finished instead of wasting it. 😀
Phonics – Word families:
Reading comprehension – Read the week’s story one last time and then you will be the illustrator who must draw the pictures to show what happened in the story!
Writing and Life Skills – Make a family album and write the name for each family member with your picture:
Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary. This is the last day that we will practice these words – we will have new words in our next lesson. Do you know all the words yet? Keep trying if you don’t. I know you can do it!
The book I used for the Afrikaans Vocabulary is the following:
You worked so hard this week! Well done!
Now go have fun with your family!