Day 100

100 lessons on leesamee.com! Whoohoo!!!

Thanks for being a part of it.

Lisa

We will use this week – Day 96 to Day 100 – to do some practice tests to see how well our kids have understood the work, and also to highlight the areas in which they need more help. Each day will comprise the following three formal activities: Mathematics, phonics and writing. In addition to this reading, phonics list words, Life Skills and Afrikaans Additional Language activities will continue as usual. Let’s jump right in!

The thing about tests… Please read the note below.

The work in the tests is based on the work that we have been doing for Term 3. I do not recommend the tests for any child who has not been thoroughly prepared to do the work. Rather go back to previous lessons if your child has only recently started with Term 3’s work. The search function can also assist if you would like to go back to specific topics.

The tests should be done as informally as possible and with as little pressure as possible. The only reason why work should ever be assessed is so that we can have an indication of where more help is needed, or where a concept is not yet fully developed. So, don’t give the answers or help beyond the instructions, but do give lots of encouragement to your child. If they get stuck, encourage them to think back to how we did this previously. If you do not have access to a printer, just recreate them by hand. The memo’s give a clear indication of how marks have been assigned and what a teacher would be looking for.

mathematics

phonics test

reading comprehension

afrikaans additional language

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.

You did amazing work today and can be so proud of yourself! Well done!

Now go have lots of fun!

Lisa

A note from Lisa

Hello!

The past five months have been a time like no other in all of our lives. In many ways it’s been more challenging than we ever could have imagined. In other ways it’s allowed new ways of solving problems to come to the fore – this has most certainly been the case for me.

Leesamee Education was created because I wanted to share what my Grade 1’s were busy with during the Lockdown period with parents across South Africa. It started with the second term’s work on Day 1 and tomorrow will be the launch of Day 100 (can you believe it??), which marks the end of the third term’s work (well, we mixed in a little bit of the fourth term’s work here and there too).

Most Grade 1’s in South Africa will (finally) return to school from the 24th of August, and this is the case with our classes as well. There have been requests to continue sharing work here and I’ve considered doing so, but feel that I would be doing my own Grade 1’s a disservice if I did.

So, it’s official – Day 100 will be the last new work that will be posted on the site for now. Please feel free to subscribe so that you will be notified should we post any new content.

Thank you to each and every one of you who have visited the site and made use of the content. It’s been so much fun to share what we’ve gotten up to with all of you. A great big thank you also goes out to my wonderful colleague, Jolindie, who so willingly shared the Afrikaans content. I’m so grateful to her.

If the site has been useful to you, we would love to hear from you, so please leave us a comment.

Until we meet again.

Lisa

Day 99

We will use this week – Day 96 to Day 100 – to do some practice tests to see how well our kids have understood the work, and also to highlight the areas in which they need more help. Each day will comprise the following three formal activities: Mathematics, phonics and writing. In addition to this reading, phonics list words, Life Skills and Afrikaans Additional Language activities will continue as usual. Let’s jump right in!

The thing about tests… Please read the note below.

The work in the tests is based on the work that we have been doing for Term 3. I do not recommend the tests for any child who has not been thoroughly prepared to do the work. Rather go back to previous lessons if your child has only recently started with Term 3’s work. The search function can also assist if you would like to go back to specific topics.

The tests should be done as informally as possible and with as little pressure as possible. The only reason why work should ever be assessed is so that we can have an indication of where more help is needed, or where a concept is not yet fully developed. So, don’t give the answers or help beyond the instructions, but do give lots of encouragement to your child. If they get stuck, encourage them to think back to how we did this previously. If you do not have access to a printer, just recreate them by hand. The memo’s give a clear indication of how marks have been assigned and what a teacher would be looking for.

mathematics

phonics

writing

phonics

We are learning new sounds. The new lists are available to print here. 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.

reading

Sound out unknown words and work on reading more fluently every day.

life skills

afrikaans additional language

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.

You did amazing work today and can be so proud of yourself! Well done!

Now go have lots of fun!

Lisa

Day 98

We will use this week – Day 96 to Day 100 – to do some practice tests to see how well our kids have understood the work, and also to highlight the areas in which they need more help. Each day will comprise the following three formal activities: Mathematics, phonics and writing. In addition to this reading, phonics list words, Life Skills and Afrikaans Additional Language activities will continue as usual. Let’s jump right in!

The thing about tests… Please read the note below.

The work in the tests is based on the work that we have been doing for Term 3. I do not recommend the tests for any child who has not been thoroughly prepared to do the work. Rather go back to previous lessons if your child has only recently started with Term 3’s work. The search function can also assist if you would like to go back to specific topics.

The tests should be done as informally as possible and with as little pressure as possible. The only reason why work should ever be assessed is so that we can have an indication of where more help is needed, or where a concept is not yet fully developed. So, don’t give the answers or help beyond the instructions, but do give lots of encouragement to your child. If they get stuck, encourage them to think back to how we did this previously. If you do not have access to a printer, just recreate them by hand. The memo’s give a clear indication of how marks have been assigned and what a teacher would be looking for.

mathematics

phonics

writing

phonics

We are learning new sounds. The new lists are available to print here. 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.

reading

Sound out unknown words and work on reading more fluently every day.

life skills

afrikaans additional language

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.

You did amazing work today and can be so proud of yourself! Well done!

Now go have lots of fun!

Lisa

Day 97

We will use this week – Day 96 to Day 100 – to do some practice tests to see how well our kids have understood the work, and also to highlight the areas in which they need more help. Each day will comprise the following three formal activities: Mathematics, phonics and writing. In addition to this reading, phonics list words, Life Skills and Afrikaans Additional Language activities will continue as usual. Let’s jump right in!

The thing about tests… Please read the note below.

The work in the tests is based on the work that we have been doing for Term 3. I do not recommend the tests for any child who has not been thoroughly prepared to do the work. Rather go back to previous lessons if your child has only recently started with Term 3’s work. The search function can also assist if you would like to go back to specific topics.

The tests should be done as informally as possible and with as little pressure as possible. The only reason why work should ever be assessed is so that we can have an indication of where more help is needed, or where a concept is not yet fully developed. So, don’t give the answers or help beyond the instructions, but do give lots of encouragement to your child. If they get stuck, encourage them to think back to how we did this previously. If you do not have access to a printer, just recreate them by hand. The memo’s give a clear indication of how marks have been assigned and what a teacher would be looking for.

mathematics

phonics

writing

phonics

We are learning new sounds. The new lists are available to print here. 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.

reading

Sound out unknown words and work on reading more fluently every day.

life skills

afrikaans additional language

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.

You did amazing work today and can be so proud of yourself! Well done!

Now go have lots of fun!

Lisa

Day 96

We will use this week – Day 96 to Day 100 – to do some practice tests to see how well our kids have understood the work, and also to highlight the areas in which they need more help. Each day will comprise the following three formal activities: Mathematics, phonics and writing. In addition to this reading, phonics list words, Life Skills and Afrikaans Additional Language activities will continue as usual. Let’s jump right in!

The thing about tests… Please read the note below.

The work in the tests is based on the work that we have been doing for Term 3. I do not recommend the tests for any child who has not been thoroughly prepared to do the work. Rather go back to previous lessons if your child has only recently started with Term 3’s work. The search function can also assist if you would like to go back to specific topics.

The tests should be done as informally as possible and with as little pressure as possible. The only reason why work should ever be assessed is so that we can have an indication of where more help is needed, or where a concept is not yet fully developed. So, don’t give the answers or help beyond the instructions, but do give lots of encouragement to your child. If they get stuck, encourage them to think back to how we did this previously. If you do not have access to a printer, just recreate them by hand. The memo’s give a clear indication of how marks have been assigned and what a teacher would be looking for.

mathematics

phonics

writing

phonics

We are learning new sounds. The new lists are available to print here. 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.

reading

Sound out unknown words and work on reading more fluently every day.

life skills

afrikaans additional language

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.

You did amazing work today and can be so proud of yourself! Well done!

Now go have lots of fun!

Lisa

Day 95

Today is going to be a fun day! We are going to expand geometric patterns, learn about different views of the same object, read time, answer questions about a graph, write a phonics test, and do a reading comprehension activity. There is also a Phonics activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. Can you do it? Yes, you can!

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.

Space and Shape – Views:

Time:

Data handling:

Geometric patterns and Phonics test: Look carefully to see how many times the pattern has to be repeated.

Reading – Comprehension:

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 picture was taken from the Department of Education’s Workbook 1 for Afrikaans First Additional Language.

You did it!

Now go have loads of fun!

Lisa

Day 94

We are taking on some fun challenges today! We are going to sequence numbers, solve a story sum, calculate totals and change, talk about 2D shapes, practice our handwriting, find rhyming words, read, and rewrite sentences with the correct punctuation. In Life Skills we will learn about homes. There is also a Phonics activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. Let’s get started!

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.

Money totals and change: Even though the examples do not demonstrate this, it is very important to write all answers in the R14,00 format. The worksheets were taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Mathematics workbook 2.

2D Shapes: The worksheets were taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Mathematics workbook 2.

Counting, story sum and handwriting: Because handwriting is assessed it is very important that special attention be given to the formation of letters. Make sure that letters start and stop 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. The new lists are available to print here. 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.

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.

Rhyming words (circle two words that rhyme in each line) and Punctuation: There are only a few clues today. Try to find all the words that must be written with capital letters. Remember those full stops!

Life Skills – Homes: We are learning about different types of homes. 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 an amazing job!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 93

Today is a new day full of wonderful challenges! We are going to count, solve a story sum, double and halve, do addition and subtraction on a number line, practice our handwriting, search for sounds, read, and write sentences for a picture. In Life Skills we will talk some more about homes. 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, doubling and halving:

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

Download the template here.

Handwriting and Same sounds: 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.

Write sentences:

Life Skills – Homes: We are learning about different types of homes. 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