We have a busy day of learning today! We will count on in 2’s, think hard to figure out the answer for a story sum, halve with a clever new method, do repeated addition, practice our handwriting, work on jumbled words, read words and sentences, and write a shopping list. There is also a speaking activity if you’re learning Afrikaans as an additional language.
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!
Count on in 2’s:
Halving: I saw that Juffrou Marietjie uses this clever way to remind us how halving works, so let’s try it today.
Handwriting: Because handwriting is assessed it is very important that special attention be given to the formation of letters. Make sure that letters start in the correct place, try to touch the bottom line and do not lift your hand whilst you write.
Phonics – Jumbled words:
Phonics words – Continue to learn the -em and -eg words:
Reading: Read all the words that have been ticked. Ask mom or dad to flash them to you. Try to say them quickly and get them all right.
Reading sentences: Now that you know the sentences a little, try to read more accurately and a little bit faster. Keep sounding out words that you don’t know. Try first and only if you are really stuck, ask Mom or Dad to help.
Writing – Write a shopping list by adding the words that appear below. Decorate your list in any way you like.
Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary. Try your best to say the sentences and even repeat the video to practice some more.
The book I used for the Afrikaans Vocabulary is the following:
You did such great work today! Good job!
Now go do something fun!