Day 44

Today is a new day full of wonderful challenges! We are going to count in two’s, practice grouping, divide, learn about arrow notation, solve a story sum, practice our handwriting, build words, read, and write prepositions. In Life Skills we will revise a topic that will be assessed. 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.

Count in two’s:

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.

Grouping:

Division:

Arrow notation:

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 – Build words:

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 – Prepositions:

Life Skills: Look at the picture and say which situations are dangerous. Also say how you can fix each problem.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: This week we will learn about the things we find in our bedrooms. Try your best to always speak in full sentences.

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

Wow! You did such a great job!

Now go have fun!

Lisa

Day 36

Today’s practice assessments will give you another chance to show off just how clever you are! In the Maths practice test there are opportunities to count in odd numbers, sequence numbers, and work out totals and change for money. In the Phonics practice test you’ll write the ending sounds of words, and then read this week’s story. For writing you will fill in missing words. We will think about how to keep our bodies safe by talking about good and bad feelings in Life Skills, and end with Afrikaans, where you can show off how well you know the words that you learnt about the things we find in the living room. One, two, three, let’s go!

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 4:


Phonics – Practice test 4:

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.

Writing – Practice test 4:

Life Skills: Different people and situations affect whether we feel safe or good about ourselves. Please take a moment to discuss these two pages with your child. The pages were taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills book for Terms 1 and 2. 

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 living room. Point to the things that you hear in the video.

You were an absolute star today! Great work!

Go relax and have some fun now!

Lisa

Day 35

We have another day of exciting practice assessments ahead today. In the Maths practice test there are opportunities to count in fives and tens, and also to do Mental Maths. In the Phonics practice test you’ll show off your skills with word families, and then read this week’s story. For writing you will write a list of the things we use at school. We will think about how to keep our bodies safe by talking about good and bad feelings in Life Skills, and end with Afrikaans, where you can show off how well you know the words that you learnt about the things we find in the bathroom. Are you ready? Let’s go!

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 3:


Phonics: Learn the -od 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 – Practice test 3:

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.

Writing – Practice test 3:

Life Skills: Take a quiet moment to speak with your child about this important topic. It is important that they know that they are special, and so are their bodies. Nobody may touch them if they don’t want it, especially if they say no. This page is all about when a person’s touch feels right (a yes feeling) that makes them feel good and safe, or when a person’s touch feels wrong (a no feeling) and makes them feel threatened or uncomfortable. Discussing these feelings helps them trust their own judgement when they come into contact with other people. The page was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills book for Terms 1 and 2. 

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 bathroom. Point to the things that you hear in the video.

You did such a great job today! Well done!

Go and have some fun now!

Lisa

Day 34

Today is another day that you can show off just how much you have learnt! In the Maths practice test there are opportunities to count in two’s, subtract (minus), share, divide and make groups. There is a story to listen to, and some questions to answer about it. In the Phonics practice test you’ll build words, you will continue to read the story, and then for writing, you will unjumble sentences. We will think about how to stay safe in Life Skills, and end with Afrikaans, where you can show off how well you know the words that you learnt about different types of breakfast foods. Here we go!

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 2:

Listen to the story and then answer the questions that follow:

Phonics – Practice test 2:

Reading – words: Don’t get tired of your words! 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. 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. 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.

Writing – Practice test 2:

Life Skills: Think and talk about what is happening in these picture. Are they staying safe? The page was taken from the Department of Basic Education’s Life Skills book for Terms 1 and 2. 

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

Wow, you were great today! You deserve a nice break.

Go relax and have fun!

Lisa

Day 27

Today is going to be a great day! We are going to expand geometric patterns, learn more about measurement, do a data investigation, show how well we understood the story that we read this week, work on a TOP SECRET project, and learn emergency numbers and talk about safety in our homes. There is also a speaking activity if Afrikaans is your additional language. Let’s jump right in!

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!

Geometric patterns:

Measurement:

Data handling:

Read the story one last time, then do the activity that follows.


TOP SECRET project. No grown-ups allowed!!! Ask Mom or Dad to leave you alone for a while to watch the video and work on the top secret project.

Emergency numbers: See how well you know the emergency number. Can you say them all correctly?

Help, help! Call the police!

1-0-1-1-1, so they can come!

Emergency, emergency! Call the ambulance!

1-0-1-7-7, to the rescue then!

Safety in the home: Read these pages with your child and chat about them. Read one fact at a time and then stop to ask their thoughts about why this is necessary. The resource is from the Life Skills Term 1 & 2 book provided by the Department of Basic Education.

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Turn the sound off completely today. Can you say all the words and sentences without help?

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

Wow! What a fun day! Thanks for all your hard work!

Now go have lots of fun!

Lisa

Day 26

We have so many fun things to do today! We are going to count backwards in tens, sequence numbers, name coins and bank notes, calculate money totals, name 2D shapes, solve a story sum, work on our handwriting, write the ending sounds of words, write captions for pictures, and learn emergency numbers. 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.

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!

Counting backwards in tens and sequencing:

Money: See if you know the names of all the coins and bank notes.

Money totals:

Doubling:

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: Learn the -ig words again. 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 – Ending sounds:

Reading: Read all the words that have been ticked. Ask mom or dad to flash them to you. Try to say them quickly and get them all right. Pay special attention to the newer words.

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. Remember that your voice needs to be a bit louder and sound more excited whenever you see an exclamation mark.

Write captions for pictures:

Emergency numbers: Keep learning these important numbers. Make up little poems to help you learn them. These are some of what my learners use:

Help, help! Call the police!

1-0-1-1-1, so they can come!

Emergency, emergency! Call the ambulance!

1-0-1-7-7, to the rescue then!

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Repeat the video as many times as you need. Challenge yourself to see if you can say some of the words and sentences without the help of the video and see how many you already know. Maybe you’re ready to turn the sound off completely.

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

Thank you for all your hard work today!

Now go do something fun!

Lisa

Day 25

We have plenty of fun work to do today! We are going to count in fives, do a few different mental maths activities, solve a story sum, work on our handwriting, make word family balloons, write a list, and learn emergency numbers. 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.

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!

Counting in fives and mental maths:

Before, between and after:

More mental maths:

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: Learn the -ig 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 – Word family balloons:

Reading: Read all the words that have been ticked. Ask mom or dad to flash them to you. Try to say them quickly and get them all right. Pay special attention to the new words.

Read the story. Sound out words that you don’t know. If you get stuck on some of the words in the lists above, it means that you have to practice them some more. Think about what happens in the story and see if you understand it.

Write a list:

Emergency numbers: Keep learning these important numbers. Make up little poems to help you learn them. These are some of what my learners use:

Help, help! Call the police!

1-0-1-1-1, so they can come!

Emergency, emergency! Call the ambulance!

1-0-1-7-7, to the rescue then!

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary: Repeat the video as many times as you need. Challenge yourself to see if you can say some of the words and sentences without the help of the video and see how many you already know.

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

You did an amazing job today. Well done!

Now go have some fun!

Lisa

Day 24

We’ve got lots of great activities to do today! We are going to count in twos, make groups, practice halving, subtract, solve a story sum, work on our handwriting, build words, fill in missing words, and learn emergency numbers. 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.

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!

Counting in twos and grouping:

Halving:

Subtraction (Minus):

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 – Build words:

Reading: Read all the words that have been ticked. Ask mom or dad to flash them to you. Try to say them quickly and get them all right. Pay special attention to the new words.

Read the story. Sound out words that you don’t know. If you get stuck on some of the words in the lists above, it means that you have to practice them some more. Think about what happens in the story and see if you understand it.

Writing – Fill in the missing words:

Emergency numbers:

Afrikaans First Additional Language – Vocabulary.

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

You worked so hard today. You can be very proud of yourself!

Now go have fun!

Lisa