Today is a new day full of wonderful challenges! We are going to count in two’s, make groups of 3, share by looking at division, subtract (minus), solve a story sum, practice our handwriting, listen to a story and answer questions about it, build words, read, and write labels for a drawing. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. On your marks, get set, 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!
Counting in two’s:
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.
Listening and Speaking: Listen to the story and answer the questions that follow.
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. Pay special attention to the newer words.
Reading: 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 sound like a question when there is a question mark.
Write labels for a picture: The original worksheet was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills book for Terms 1 and 2. Sing the song, Head, shoulders, knees and toes to help you name the parts of your body!
Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: We have a new video about the stationery and other items that we use at school. Listen first and then say the words and sentences with the video. Try to learn all the words this week.
You were wonderful today! Well done for doing such a good job!
Now go play and have fun!