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Op die 10de Augustus word daar op die bewaring van leeus gefokus. Versier jou klas, sing liedjies, lees stories en besoek dalk sentrums waar leeus bewaar word.


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9 Augustus: Gelukkige Vrouedag!


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Elders vier tweelinge ‘n tweelingdag op die derde Augustus en ‘n tweelingfees gedurende die eerste week in Augustus. Loer gerus hier na ‘n paar prettige idees om te probeer.


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Op die 21ste Junie fokus ons op die bewaring van kameelperde. Maak kunswerke, maak vingerpoppe, verbind die kolletjies, volg ‘n doolhof, maak ‘n kunswerk of maak ‘n masker.


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Dra hierdie week ‘n groen lint of groen klere ter bewusmaking van Kinderbeskermingsweek.

Onbaatsugtigheid / Pay it Forward

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Dis een van die dae Onbaatsugtigheidsdag of Pay it Forward Day. Gebruik die 28ste om navorsing oor omgeeprojekte te doen of om idees in te samel wat haalbaar en uitvoerbaar kan wees.

Interventions and revision for young learners

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Looking back at recent years, this year has started off better than expected. Until recently, we haven’t been able to see our learners as often as usual, and keeping the disruptions in teaching in mind, there might be a need to offer extra support.

How can we assist our young learners who need extra support?

Host parent-teacher information evenings

Here, you could explain different methods parents can use to reinforce spelling, review the pronunciation of sounds, and help their children to study at home. Invite parents to school and offer those at home the option to connect to the conversation via video conferencing, for about an hour per term. Take hands as a community to touch upon concerns and invite parents to volunteer their time to help your learners to learn, review, explore, play, and grow as much as they can. 

Get silly and have some fun

Sing songs to review spelling words. List the words on the board and play guessing games where words are sounded out or spelt for the learners to match (e.g. You say ‘m-oo-n’ and they say ‘moon’. You say ‘sp-oo-n’ and they say ‘spoon’). Have the learners use small whiteboards to copy what was sounded out and to review their knowledge. Once the words are copied correctly, repeat a word and have the learners erase the given word. Repeat this activity until all the words are erased. Have learners attempt to use most of these words in meaningful sentences and encourage them to use the words in future work.  

Incorporate video clips 

In my own classroom, I have seen an increased struggle with discerning between sounds, learning to pronounce sounds correctly, and associating sounds with the correct symbols. In situations where I could not remove my mask to show the learners my mouth, we reverted to video clips. I can now demonstrate the pronunciation of ‘b’ versus ‘d’, and ‘k’ versus ‘t’ in this manner. 

Go through old newspaper or magazine articles

You’ll need to check for content that is both safe and has a suitable vocabulary. Share a copy of the same article or give different articles to your learners. Have them find and circle words from your spelling lists or words that rhyme with given words. How many words could they find? Complete a graph to see which words were the most or least popular. Can they subtract the smaller numbers from the greater numbers or could they add the numbers together? 

Create mini book clubs 

This gives learners the opportunity to reflect on and talk about the content in the readers, poetry, or novels they are reading. Try to find a personal connection to the book and share it with the group. Teach learners to start their statements with similar phrases, such as ‘I think…’ or ‘this reminds me of…’. They may then choose an idea to write about in their handwriting books. Incorporate the new vocabulary in handwriting lessons and offer older learners the opportunity to write in cursive. 

Make Maths interactive

In Mathematics, you can include words from the spelling lists in word problems. For example, ‘Mom washed nine spoons. I dried five spoons. How many spoons do I still have to dry?’ or ‘Jim took two photos of the moon and I took three photos of the moon. How many photos did we take altogether?’ 

Count rhythmically on the way into the classroom or as you leave. Ask your learners, ‘Who can count in twos, fives, tens and more? Can you count in odd numbers or even attempt to count in prime numbers?’. Paint number grids (or games such as snakes and ladders) on the playground and add flashcard stickers to the front sections (façade) of stairs. This could include number bonds, times tables, sight words, or tricky words.  

Include a mix of activities in your lessons

Try to create three or four activities during a regular period and rotate your learners through these in small groups. If you have an assistant available, have the assistant cover one group (e.g. taking turns reading aloud), while you help a group with their spelling and another group could work on their writing skills. Try to arrange your groups in such a manner that you can support the learners who need more guidance. Should you have extra time available, you can provide time for peer reading or games – in groups or pairs.  

Call on the older learners for help

Would it be possible to have older children mentor the younger learners, say for ten minutes before the school day starts or after school? Have them review flashcards or play educational games. Should it not be possible, ask older grades to create videos with similar content to play for younger students during the week.  

Make use of worksheets

I like to incorporate word searches to review spelling words. The words are mostly listed horizontally and on the odd occasion, I’ll add vertical words as well. When learners are overwhelmed by the number of words, I’d lessen the workload or give them words to trace,  rather than having them write it themselves. When worksheets come home without an explanation, it can create tension at home. I send short video clips or voice notes to explain worksheets, or upload them to my classroom page for learners and parents to access.  

Create grade-level support materials

Many of my former colleagues would create their own grade-level mini textbooks to explain concepts such as mathematical methods, how to write a letter or an essay, and will include commonly used resources, such as number charts and word lists. You do not have to provide a complete printed guide but having it available (even digitally) will give your learners the tools to feel more in control of their learning within the classroom and at home. Having supportive material to reference can help your current and future learners (and their families) to find answers. 

This intervention, remedial, and therapy resource collection on the Teacha! resource marketplace, which is also available in Afrikaans, contains helpful resources (including some of my very own) to help Foundation Phase learners who need extra support with their revision and homework. May you and your learners have a successful year of learning and growth!

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Vir meer inligting, kan jy soekterme soos “ondersteuning” en “intervensie” by die bruin soekblokkie aan die regterkant invoer. Loer gerus ook na die verkorte inhoudsopgawe aan die regterkant vir velerlei idees.

Tweede Kwartaal

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Dag van Geluk

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Die Internasionale Dag van Geluk is ‘n dag om jou seëninge te tel en om aan dinge te dink wat jou gelukkig maak. Wat kan jy doen om jouself (en ander) ‘n bietjie op te beur?

Hang kersliggies, eet ‘n roomys, bou ‘n fort en speel jou gunstelingmusiek. Skakel iemand met wie jy kontak verloor het of pos ‘n kaartjie. Hou ‘n piekniek of loop kaalvoet. Glimlag sommer net en groet elkeen wat jy teë kom. Bak koekies om met iemand te deel of gesels as ‘n groep oor dinge wat jou gelukkig maak. Waarom nie? 🙂

Earth Hour

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Earth Hour word wêreldwyd gevier om die aandag op kragbesparing en omgewingsbewaring te fokus. Speel bord- of kaartspeletjies by kerslig of lees ‘n boek voor die kaggel. Wat doen julle graag wanneer al die toestelle gebêre is en ‘n mens ‘n bietjie kan ontspan? 🙂

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Die 21ste Maart is die dag ter bewusmaking van Downsindroom. Dra helderkleurige sokkies of blou en geel klere. Deel gerus inligting met jul personeel, vra vrae en leer meer 🙂

As jy bont sokkies wil dra as deel van die projek, versier gerus sokkies met knope en wol, veselpenne of strikkies aan die borand.


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Waterweek: 20 – 26 Maart

Waterweek duur van die 20ste tot die 26ste Maart en Waterdag is op die 22ste Maart.

Wiskunde en Pi Dag

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Ons vier Internasionale Wiskunde Dag saam met Pi Dag, maar indien jy die dae afsonderlik wil vier – is Wêreld Wiskunde Dag om die draai. Spandeer hierdie dae om wiskundige konsepte te hersien of om wiskunde speletjies te speel.





Ontdek 10

Wiskunde huiswerk

Nog drukbare werk en Wiskunde Dag idees.

Pi Dag en meer Wiskunde werk.

Moedertaaldag Afslag

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Hoe vier jy Moedertaaldag? Gebruik 𝗠𝗢𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗟𝗔𝗡𝗚𝗨𝗔𝗚𝗘 om 10% ekstra afslag op die 21ste Februarie te kry.

Boeke, Boeke, Boeke

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Tydens die eerskomende Biblioteekweek fokus ons daarop om die biblioteekdienste te herontdek. Daar is ‘n Boeke Dag op die 3de Maart (Verenigde Koninkryk) en een op die 23ste April. Die 23ste April dien ook as Boeke Nag – wanneer ‘n mens ‘n lees aand by die skool of tuis kan reël.


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Wêreld Speldag is vanjaar op die 3de Maart. Ons kleiner outjies kan nog nie spel nie, maar ons kan die klanke hersien of ‘n Woordboudag hou. Bou woorde met kleiwurmpies of skryf die woorde in plat klei. Gebruik letterstempels, -magnete of iets soos droë alfabetpasta. Fokus op woordfamilies (bv. -as woorde, -op woorde, ens.) en rymwoorde of speel speletjies soos Scrabble/Krabbel. Doen woordbou oefeninge as deel van die dag se werk en bou sinne om te illustreer.

Loer gerus na hierdie spellyste en kyk of jy weet wat die onderskeie woorde beteken. Kan julle dit in ‘n woordeboek vind en dalk by jul persoonlike woordeboekies voeg om later te gebruik? Bou woorde dwars en af (in ‘n blokkiesraaiselformaat) op ‘n A4- of A3-vel sodat elkeen ‘n unieke muurprent kan maak.

Waarmee sal ‘n mens begin? ‘n Naam, ‘n woord uit ‘n storieboek of ‘n woord uit die tema?

Letterkaartjies om te druk.


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Op die 17de Februarie word ons daaraan herinner om gaaf en behulpsaam te wees sonder om iets terug te verwag.

Gaan stap as ‘n groep deur die naaste veld of park om vullis op te tel. Hoeveel swartsakke kan julle vol maak?

Besoek ‘n aftree-oord en sing liedjies op die sypaadjie.

Bied aan om met die bure se honde te stap.

As jou groentetuin of vrugtebome welig dra, deel gerus jou oes met ander.

Plant blomme en kruie wat jy ook met ander kan deel.

Skakel vriende of familielede met wie jy lanklaas gesels het.

Begin ‘n mini-biblioteek in ‘n koshuis of tehuis. Neem ‘n boek en los ‘n boek.

Help ‘n maat om nuwe konsepte baas te raak (bv. om veters vas te maak, skoolwerk te bemeester…).

Plaas ‘n skoenpoetsmandjie in die klas.

Help kinders om hul besittings te merk.

Is daar omgee aksies in jul skool of gemeenskap waaraan ‘n mens meer gereeld aandag kan skenk? Loer gerus en kies ‘n paar om hierdie jaar te ondersteun.


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Gebruik jy of jou geliefdes sosiale media en verskillende aspekte van die internet? Hersien of vervang wagwoorde en gesels met oud en jonk oor veiligheidsmaatreëls wat ‘n mens in gedagte met hou wanneer jy vreemde boodskappe, foto’s, skakels en inligting teë kom. Vra gerus dat ‘n kundige (polisie of rekenaarfundie) ‘n bietjie meer inligting deel.


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Dit is amper Moedertaaldag. Hoeveel verskillende tale praat die leerders in jou klas. Kan julle mekaar in die onderskeie tale groet?

Biddag vir Onderwys en Opvoeding

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Vanjaar is die Biddag vir Onderwys en Opvoeding op die 13de Februarie. ‘n Mens kan altyd dié dag ook net voor of na die naweek vier.

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