Day 79

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

Number line – Subtraction: Download the template here.

Mental Maths 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: 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.

Write – Write sentences for the picture: First talk about what you see in the 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 need to write two or more sentences. Try by yourself and sound out new words that you want to add by yourself before you ask for help.

Life Skills – Plants: Read the poem about the life of a plant. 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 wild 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.

Well done for the great work today!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 78

Today is a new day full of wonderful challenges! We are going to describe number patterns, solve a story sum, learn more about addition (plus) on a number line, halve, 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 and story sum:

Number line – Addition:

Download the template here.

Halving 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 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 revising some of our 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.

Build words and Prepositions:

Life Skills – Plants: Write the words for the things that plants need to grow. 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

Day 74

We are going to do some great work today! We are going to describe number patterns, 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 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 number patterns and 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 – 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. Try by yourself before you ask for help.

Life Skills – Plants: Write the names for the different parts of the plants. This page was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills workbook for Terms 3 and 4.

The following are external links to videos that tell us more about why we need plants:

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.

Well done for the great work today!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

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 – Prepositions: Rewrite the sentences with the correct prepositions.

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

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 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 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 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

Day 59

We are going to do more of our new work today! We are going to count in fives and tens, use arrow notation, subtract using the number line, do Mental Maths, solve a story sum, practice our handwriting, unjumble words, read, and match sentences to pictures. 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: 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 and arrow notation – Addition:

Number line – Subtraction: Download the template here.

Mental Maths spiders:

Story sum:

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: Have another look at our 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.

Phonics – Jumbled words:

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:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: We’re learning about fruit and vegetables. Try your best to always speak in full sentences.

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

Well done for the great work today!

Now go have fun!

Lisa