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

Day 83

Today is a new day full of wonderful challenges! We are going to count, solve a story sum, do addition and subtraction on a number line, divide with a remainder, 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 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, 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 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.

Past tense:

Life Skills – Food: Talk about the different groups of food. 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 to tell a story. 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 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 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 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