Day 88

Today is a new day full of wonderful challenges! We are going to count, solve a story sum, divide with a remainder, do addition and subtraction on a number line, practice our handwriting, build words, read, and learn about the past tense. In Life Skills we will talk some more about food. There is also a Phonics 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.

Counting, story sum and division:

Number line – Addition and subtraction: Look carefully which sums are plus and which are minus. Remember that we do each type of sum differently.

Download the template here.

Handwriting and 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: We are learning new sounds this week. 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.

Past tense:

Life Skills – Food: Write a menu of the food that you can eat for each meal. If Mom or Dad agrees, you can follow the instructions to make a fruit salad. This page was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills workbook for Terms 3 and 4.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Phonics: We’re learning Afrikaans sounds. Follow along with the video and try your best to always speak in full sentences. The pages were taken from the Department of Education’s Workbook 1 for Afrikaans Home Language.

Wow! You did such a great job!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

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