Day 17

Today we dive into counting in fives, a story sum, mental maths activities, handwriting, building words and a jumbled sentence. There is also a speaking activity if you’re learning Afrikaans as an additional language. Let’s do it!

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!

Counting in fives:

Story sum:

Mental Maths: one and two more.

Mental Maths: before, between and after.

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 – word list: Study the -em and -eg words. Sound the words, build them with your sound cards and ask mom or dad to test how well you know them.

Phonics – Building words: Watch your pronunciation carefully with the e and a sounds.

Reading: Read all the words that have been ticked. Ask mom or dad to flash them to you. Try to say them quickly and correctly.

Reading sentences: Keep sounding out words that you don’t know. Try first and only ask for help if you really are stuck. After reading the story, try to retell it to someone to show them how well you understand what you read. See if you can remember everything that happened in the story.

Writing – Jumbled sentence:

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 were great today! Well done for doing your best.

Now go play!


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