Today is a great day to … revise doubling, calculate money totals and change, work out a story sum, count in fives and tens, learn about repeated addition, practice handwriting, have fun with word families, read, and unjumble a sentence. There is also a writing activity if you’re learning Afrikaans as an additional language. Ready? Here we 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!
Money, money, money:
Count in fives and tens, and practice repeated addition (plus):
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: Sound out the -in words and build them with your sounds cards. When you are ready, ask Mom or Dad to give you a test to see 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. Try to say them quickly and get them all right. If you get stuck on a word it means that you have to spend a bit more time learning it.
Reading sentences: Try to read as accurately as possible. Sound out new words and try to read the words from our list above as well as you can. Also try to read fluently and with expression.
Writing – Jumbled sentence:
Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary.
Afrikaans vocabulary: Say the words and sentences along with the video. Also try to say them without the sound on and see how well you do. Keep practicing!
The book I used for the Afrikaans vocabulary is the following:
You are simply amazing! Well done for all your hard work today.
Now go do something fun!