Day 73

Today is a new day full of wonderful challenges! We are going to describe number patterns, solve a story sum, do plus sums with the arrow notation method, learn more about addition (plus) on a number line, practice our handwriting, build words, read, and write prepositions. In Life Skills we will talk some more about plants. 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.

Maths methods – summary: A second page has been added. This is useful to keep on hand should you forget how each of the different methods in Maths is calculated. Mathematics is one of those subjects where you will always have to show how you got your answer, whether you are in Grade 1 or at university, so make sure to include all the steps for each type of sum. Always leave one line open before starting a new sum – as indicated by the orange crosses.

Describe the pattern, story sum arrow notation:

Number line – Addition:

Download the template here.

Handwriting and Phonics – Build words: 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 top and bottom lines and do not lift your hand whilst you write.

Phonics – New words: The a_e sound has a fairy “e” that we see, but don’t say when we sound the word. It is very important to note that these words are not reading words. You don’t need to learn or write the sentences – they are simply there to help you understand what the words mean. Only sound out the words in the blocks on the left and ask Mom or Dad to test how well you know them. The phonics lists are available to print here.

Reading: 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. Think about where your voice needs to be louder or softer. Remember that your voice needs to sound as though you are asking a question when there is a question mark.

Write – Pronouns: Rewrite the sentences with the correct pronouns. Apologies – the heading was written as “Prepositions” instead of “Pronouns”.

Life Skills – Plants: Look at the pictures and read the sentences for each. Talk about why we need plants. This page was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills workbook for Terms 3 and 4.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: We’re learning about farm animals. Follow along with the video and try your best to always speak in full sentences. The picture was taken from the Department of Education’s Workbook 1 for Afrikaans First Additional Language.

Wow! You did such a great job!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

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