Day 70

We are taking on some fun challenges today! We are going to count in odd numbers, solve a story sum, calculate totals and change, learn more about division with a remainder, practice our handwriting, search for rhyming words, read, and rewrite sentences with the correct punctuation. In Life Skills we will learn about manners and responsibilities. There is also a speaking 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.

Count in odd numbers, story sum and money – totals: When we work out the change we must get, we must remember that the shop takes some of our money.

Money totals and division with a remainder:

Handwriting and Phonics – Rhyming words: 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: 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.

Writing – Punctuation:

Life Skills – Manners and responsibilities: Put on a concert and role play different ways in which you can show good manners and take care of your responsibilities. Then draw a picture of how you help someone or can be friendly towards them. End by trying the activities at the bottom of the page. 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 different types of pets. 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 an amazing job!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 69

We are going to do some great work today! We are going to count in fives and tens, solve a story sum, use arrow notation to subtract (minus), do Mental Maths, subtract (minus) using the number line, practice our handwriting, unjumble words, read, and write captions for pictures. In Life Skills we will talk more about manners and responsibilities. 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.

Count in fives and tens, story sum and arrow notation:

Mental Maths:

Number line – Subtraction: Download the template here.

Handwriting and Phonics – Jumbled words: 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: 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.

Write – Write sentences for the pictures: First talk about what you see in each picture and decide what you would like to write. You can use some of the words that have been provided and also sound out and write any other words that you would like to use. You only need to write one sentence for each picture.

Life Skills – Manners and responsibilities: Decide which pictures match each of the sentences. 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 different types of pets. 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.

Well done for the great work today!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 68

Today is a new day full of wonderful challenges! We are going to count in two’s, solve a story sum, halve with a remainder, 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 manners and responsibilities. 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.

Counting in two’s, story sum and halving with a remainder:

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: We will continue with the new Phonics list for term 3 and 4 today. It is 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.

Write – Prepositions: Rewrite the sentences with the correct prepositions.

Life Skills – Manners and responsibilities: Look at the pictures and read the sentences for each. Talk about good and bad manners. 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 different types of pets. 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

Day 67

Today is a brand new day for learning and fun! We are going to count backwards, solve a story sum, write number names, break up numbers, learn more about arrow notation, practice our handwriting, fill in missing sounds, read, and write a sentence. In Life Skills we’ll learn about manners and responsibilities. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. 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.

Maths methods – summary: There is a new page of Maths Methods. 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.

Count backwards, story sum and number names:

Number names and arrow notation:

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 – New words: It is very important to note that these words are not reading words. Sound them out and ask Mom or Dad test how well you can write them in a little test.

Phonics – Missing sounds:

Reading: We have a brand new story today! 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 a sentence:

Life Skills: Today we’re learning about manners and responsibilities. The page was taken from the Department of Education’s Life Skills workbook for terms 3 and 4.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Today is the last day that we will learn about the words we would use when we want to buy something from a shop. You can practice by playing shop with someone and pretending to sell and buy the things in the shop. Always try your best to always speak in full sentences.

Wow! You were amazing today!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 66

Today is going to be a fun day! We are going to expand geometric patterns, measure length, learn more about symmetry, answer questions about a graph, write a phonics test, and do a reading comprehension activity. There is also a speaking 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.

Geometric patterns and measurement of length:

Symmetry: Use your pencil to draw they lines of symmetry for each shape. We will use rulers later, but for now just do it free-hand.

Data handling:

Phonics – Test: Mom or Dad need to ask you these words in a test. Sound them out and then write them without looking at the words.

Reading – Comprehension:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Can you say say the sentences without the sound? Try your best to always speak in full sentences.

You did it!

Now go have loads of fun!

Lisa

Day 65

We are taking on some fun challenges today! We are going to count in odd numbers, solve a story sum, calculate totals and change, learn more about division with a remainder, practice our handwriting, search for rhyming words, read, and rewrite sentences with the correct punctuation. In Life Skills we will learn about pets. There are also writing and speaking activities 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.

Count in odd numbers, story sum and money – totals:

Change and division with a remainder: When we work out the change we must get, we must remember that the shop takes some of our money.

Handwriting and Phonics – Rhyming words: 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: 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.

Writing – Punctuation and write a shopping list in Afrikaans:

Life Skills – Pets: Think about how you would feel if any of these things happened to you and talk about the pictures. 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 what to say when we go to a shop. Try your best to always speak in full sentences.

Wow! You did an amazing job!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 64

We are going to do some great work today! We are going to count in fives and tens, use arrow notation to subtract (minus), solve a story sum, do Mental Maths, subtract (minus) using the number line, practice our handwriting, unjumble words, read, and match sentences to pictures. In Life Skills we will talk more about pets. 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.

Count in fives and tens:

Story sum, arrow notation and Mental Maths:

Number line – Subtraction: Download the template here.

Handwriting and Phonics – Jumbled words: 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: 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.

Write – Match the sentences to the correct pictures:

Life Skills – Pets: Think carefully about what a pet needs to stay healthy, where they live (sleep) and what we call their babies. 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 what to say when we go to the shop. Try your best to always speak in full sentences.

Well done for the great work today!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 63

Today is a new day full of wonderful challenges! We are going to count in two’s, solve a story sum, halve with a remainder, 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 pets. 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.

Counting in two’s, story sum and halving with a remainder:

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: We will continue with the new Phonics list for term 3 and 4 today. It is 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.

Write – Prepositions:

Life Skills- Pets: Draw a nice big picture of an animal that you would like to keep as a pet. Use your imagination! Then see how many of the activities you can do. 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 the things that we say when we buy something from a shop. You can play shop with someone and try these sentences. Try your best to always speak in full sentences.

Wow! You did such a great job!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 62

Today is a brand new day for learning and fun! We are going to count backwards, work on bonds of 10, write number names, learn more about arrow notation, solve a story sum, practice our handwriting, fill in missing sounds, read, and write a sentence. In Life Skills we’ll learn about pets. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. 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.

Maths methods – summary: There is a new page of Maths Methods. 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.

Count backwards and bonds of 10:

Number names and arrow notation:

Handwriting and Phonics – missing 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 bottom line and do not lift your hand whilst you write.

Phonics – New words: It is very important to note that these words are not reading words. Sound them out and ask Mom or Dad test how well you can write them in a little test.

Reading: We have a brand new story today! 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 a sentence:

Life Skills: Today we’re learning about different animals that we can keep as pets. The page was taken from the Department of Education’s Life Skills workbook for terms 3 and 4.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Today we will learn about some of the words we would use when we want to buy something from a shop. You can practice by playing shop with someone and pretending to sell and buy the things in the shop. Always try your best to always speak in full sentences.

Wow! You were amazing today!

Now go have fun!

Lisa