Today is going to be a great day! We are going to expand geometric patterns, learn more about measurement, do a data investigation, show how well we understood the story that we read this week, work on a TOP SECRET project, and learn emergency numbers and talk about safety in our homes. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. Let’s jump right in!
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!
Read the story one last time, then do the activity that follows.
Emergency numbers: See how well you know the emergency number. Can you say them all correctly?
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!
Safety in the home: Read these pages with your child and chat about them. Read one fact at a time and then stop to ask their thoughts about why this is necessary. The resource is from the Life Skills Term 1 & 2 book provided by the Department of Basic Education.
Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Turn the sound off completely today. Can you say all the words and sentences without help?
The book I used for the Afrikaans vocabulary is the following:
Wow! What a fun day! Thanks for all your hard work!
Now go have lots of fun!