Day 18

Let’s stretch our brains today! We’ll start by counting in tens, work out a story sum, double numbers, work out change, practice forming letters, learn new words, arrange words into their word families, read, and write missing words. There is also a speaking activity if you’re learning Afrikaans as an additional language. Are you ready? 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!

Count in tens – use your number grid to help you with these:

Story sum:


Money – Calculating change:


Phonics – word list: Today we’ll learn the -eb and -ed words. Look carefully so that you don’t confuse the b and d because they look very similar. Build the words with your sounds cards and ask mom or dad to test how well you know them.

Phonics – Word families:

Reading: Read all the words that have been ticked. Ask mom or dad to flash them to you quickly. Remember to spend a bit more time on the words that you struggle with.

Reading sentences – Sound out the words that you are uncertain about. Try to read fluently and with good expression. Remember to say the words louder in excitement when there is an exclamation mark at the end of the sentence.

Writing – Missing words:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary. Turn of the sound and try to say all the words when you are ready.

The book I used for the Afrikaans Vocabulary is the following:

You’re a superstar! Well done for working so hard!

Now go have some fun!


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