Day 21

We have a busy day today! We’ll start by counting in two’s, then do some Mental Maths, do subtraction, work out a story sum, practice handwriting, build words, and write a wishlist. 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 in two’s and Mental Maths:

Position – Before, between and after, and subtraction:

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: We are still learning the -it words. Sound each word out whilst you learn them and ask Mom or Dad to test how well you can write them without looking.

Phonics – Build 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: Sound out unfamiliar words and try to read as fluently as possible.

Writing a list: Decorate your list any way that you like.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary. Say the words and sentences along with the video. Keep practicing until you know them all.

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

You’re incredible! Well done for all your hard work.

Now go have fun!


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