Day 31

Today is a great day for learning and fun! We will count in odd numbers, calculate money totals and change, revise the vocabulary of position in space, solve a story sum, practice our handwriting, sort words according to their ending sounds, read, talk about our five senses and fill in missing words. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. Are you ready? Let’s 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.

There were some technical issues with the Downloads page, but these have been resolved. Click on the link above to go there.

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 odd numbers:

Money – Calculating change in cents:

Money – Calculating totals in rands:

Story sum:

Space and shape – Position in space:

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 – 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.

Reading: Can you read the story without mistakes yet? Talk about what the story means. 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.

Life Skills – Five senses: Talk about the five senses and then fill in the missing words. This page was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills book for Terms 1 and 2. 

Afrikaans – Writing:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Follow along with the 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.

Wow! You were amazing today!

Now go play and have fun!


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