We’ve been working very hard, so today is a fun day! We are going to take a look at how our feelings are doing, sequence numbers, extend geometric patterns, explore capacity in our homes, compile a graph, learn about how different 3D shapes move, answer questions about a story, and make a book! There is also a speaking activity if you’re learning Afrikaans as an additional language. Grab on! Here we go!
Emotions: We will make a feelings tree to help us talk about our feelings. You can use this any day, but especially on days when you are struggling to say how you feel.
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!
Sequence numbers – First from smallest to biggest, and then from biggest to smallest:
Geometric patterns. Be sure to pay attention to the size of the shapes – if it is big in the example, then your shape must be big; and if it’s small in the example, then yours must be small too. You can use any colours you have available.
Measurement – Capacity: First write and draw in your book and then go explore in your kitchen or bathroom.
Art – Make your own book!
Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary. Switch off the sound from the beginning to show your mom or dad how well you’ve learnt the words and sentences this past week.
The book I used for the Afrikaans Vocabulary is the following:
Wow! Thanks for having fun with me today!
Now go and play!!!