Day 85

We are taking on some fun challenges today! We are going to sequence numbers, solve a story sum, calculate totals and change, talk about 3D shapes, practice our handwriting, write rhyming words, read, and rewrite sentences with the correct punctuation. In Life Skills we will learn about food. 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.

Sequence numbers and story sum:

Money totals and change: The worksheets were taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Mathematics workbook 2.

3D Shapes: The worksheet was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Mathematics workbook 2.

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: This week we are revising some of the new sounds that we have learnt. 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 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 – Food: Talk about where different types of food come from. This page was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills workbook for Terms 3 and 4.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Writing: Write the numbers from our story.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: We’re telling a story this week. 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 47

Oh, today we are going to do some fun stuff! We are going to expand geometric patterns, think about 3D shapes, work with measurement, answer questions about a graph, write a quick Phonics test, answer the questions in a comprehension test, and make a card. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. Here we 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.

Geometric patterns: Pay special attention to the size and colour of the shapes.

Maths methods – summary: 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.

Space and shape – 3D shapes:

Measurement – Length:

Data handling:

Phonics: Learn the -um and -us words. Sound them out, build them with your sound cards and when you’re ready, ask Mom or Dad to test how well you know them.

Phonics test: Ask Mom or Dad to ask these words for you in a test. Sound them out before you write and think carefully about how each of the sounds look.

Reading – Comprehension test: Read the story two or three times before answering the questions. If you don’t know what the answers are, go read the story again to find what you are looking for. Moms and Dads, try not to give the answers – rather refer your child back to the story.

Writing – Make a card: Decorate your card beautifully. You can draw, paste, add glitter or any other decoration!

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Turn the sound off from the beginning and try your best to always speak in full sentences.

The book I used for the Afrikaans vocabulary is the following:

You did it!

Now go have loads of fun!

Lisa

Day 42

Today is filled with fun revision activities. In Maths you will expand geometric patterns, write how 3D shapes move, share what you know about capacity, and complete questions about a graph. You will also answer questions about a story to show how well you understand what you read. Then for writing, you will write a to-do list. In Life Skills we will talk about what you’ve learnt and what you can do, and we will end by revising some Afrikaans vocabulary. 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.

Geometric patterns:

Maths methods – summary: 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.

Space and shape: Complete the sentences.

Measurement of capacity:


Data Handling: Print the worksheet here.

Reading – Comprehension test: Read the story two or three times before answering the questions. If you don’t know what the answer is, go read the story again to find what you are looking for. Print the worksheet here.

Writing – Write a to-do list:

Life Skills: Talk about what you have learnt and what you can do.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: We are revising our previous words and sentences. Try your very best to speak in full sentences every time.

You are a superstar!

Now go relax and have lots of fun!

Lisa

Day 37

Today we’ll do the last of our practice tests! In the Maths practice test there are opportunities to expand geometric patterns, name 2D and 3D shapes, show your understanding of the words that describe position, put your knowledge of measurement into practice, and answer questions about a graph. In the Phonics practice test you’ll write words, and then read this week’s story. There is also a reading comprehension test. Then for writing you will write your own sentences. We will end with Afrikaans, where you can show off how well you know the words that you learnt about the things we find in the classroom. Can you do it? Yes, you can!

The thing about tests… Please read the note below.

This week includes a few practice tests. The work in the tests is based on the work that we have been doing from Day 1 of the lessons on this site. 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 2’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. The tests are available with memo’s here if you would like to print them. 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.

Maths – Practice test 5:


Phonics – Practice test 5:

Reading – words: Keep learning your words. Soon we won’t need them anymore. Revise them every day. Focus on the newer ones. Put the ones that you don’t yet know in a separate pile and learn them some more. Remember that you need to be able to say the words immediately when you see them.

Reading: Sound out the words that you don’t know. Try to read more fluently every day. Also try to read with expression. Remember that your voice needs to sound as though you are asking a question when there is a question mark, and more excited when there is an exclamation mark.

Reading – Comprehension Practice Test:

Writing – Practice test 5:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Today is a chance to see how well you remember the words that we learnt about the things we find in the classroom. Point to the things that you hear in the video.

You did it! Great work!

Go relax and have lots of fun!

Lisa

Day 32

Today is a fun day! We will expand geometric patterns, measure capacity, answer questions about a graph, investigate how 3D shapes move, learn new words, answer questions about the story that we read, talk about our five senses, and build a body with the things we can find in and around our homes. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. Come on! 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!

Geometric patterns:

Measurement – Capacity:

Data handling:

3D shapes – How they move:

Phonics: Learn the -op words. Sound them out, build them with your sound cards and when you’re ready, ask Mom or Dad to test how well you know them.

Reading comprehension: Read the story about the big dog one last time and then answer the questions that follow. You don’t need to write your answers – just say them.

Life Skills – Five senses: Talk about the page and think about the way that you use your senses in the blocks at the bottom. Can you smell a flower? Can you taste a flower? Can you see it? Can you hear it?Can you touch it? Do this for all the objects that are there. Also think about other things that you find in your home, like your food, or your television, etc. If you are running low on time, you can just talk about this without writing anything in your book. This page was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills book for Terms 1 and 2. 

Art – Build a body: See what things you can find in and around your house with which you can build a body – sticks from the garden, toilet rolls, or anything else you can find. Also think how you will decorate it and what features you will add – maybe a face or clothes?

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Today is the last day that we will use this video, so try your very best to say all the words and sentences without the sound. You can do it!

That was fantastic!

Now go and have lots of fun!

Lisa

Day 19

We’ve been working very hard, so today is a fun day! We are going to take a look at how our feelings are doing, sequence numbers, extend geometric patterns, explore capacity in our homes, compile a graph, learn about how different 3D shapes move, answer questions about a story, and make a book! There is also a speaking activity if you’re learning Afrikaans as an additional language. Grab on! Here we go!

Emotions: We will make a feelings tree to help us talk about our feelings. You can use this any day, but especially on days when you are struggling to say how you feel.

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.

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!

Sequence numbers – First from smallest to biggest, and then from biggest to smallest:

Geometric patterns. Be sure to pay attention to the size of the shapes – if it is big in the example, then your shape must be big; and if it’s small in the example, then yours must be small too. You can use any colours you have available.

Measurement – Capacity: First write and draw in your book and then go explore in your kitchen or bathroom.

Data Handling:


Space and Shape – 3D shapes and how they move:

Reading comprehension. Read the story one last time and then answer the questions.

Art – Make your own book!

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary. Switch off the sound from the beginning to show your mom or dad how well you’ve learnt the words and sentences this past week.

The book I used for the Afrikaans Vocabulary is the following:

Wow! Thanks for having fun with me today!

Now go and play!!!

Lisa