We have so many fun things to do today! We are going to count backwards in tens, sequence numbers, name coins and bank notes, calculate money totals, name 2D shapes, solve a story sum, work on our handwriting, write the ending sounds of words, write captions for pictures, and learn emergency numbers. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. Let’s get started!
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 backwards in tens and sequencing:
Money: See if you know the names of all the coins and bank notes.
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: Learn the -ig words again. Sound them out, build them with your sound cards and when you’re ready, ask Mom or Dad to test how well you know them.
Phonics – Ending 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 get them all right. Pay special attention to the newer words.
Read the story. Sound out words that you don’t know. If you get stuck on some of the words in the lists above, practice them some more. Try to read more fluently every day. Also try to read with expression. Remember that your voice needs to be a bit louder and sound more excited whenever you see an exclamation mark.
Write captions for pictures:
Emergency numbers: Keep learning these important numbers. Make up little poems to help you learn them. These are some of what my learners use:
Help, help! Call the police!
1-0-1-1-1, so they can come!
Emergency, emergency! Call the ambulance!
1-0-1-7-7, to the rescue then!
Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Repeat the video as many times as you need. Challenge yourself to see if you can say some of the words and sentences without the help of the video and see how many you already know. Maybe you’re ready to turn the sound off completely.
The book I used for the Afrikaans vocabulary is the following:
Thank you for all your hard work today!
Now go do something fun!