To get into the spirit of Easter we decided to make and decorate our own Easter egg. We helped the children to open the 2DIY dragging programme. First we started off with learning how to use the circle tool to draw an oval- which was our egg. Thereafter we used the paint can to colour in our egg. Afterwards the children experimented with the different tools to see what they uses were and used this to make decorations for their egg. In the end we saw some egg-tastic Easter eggs which looked beautiful! I hopeeveryone has a bunny week and a happy Easter everyone!
We were so stunned with our Grade One’s this week. We had drawn a picture of a body and labelled a few body parts in English and Afrikaans. Thereafter we explained and sounded out the Afrikaans word of each body part. The children afterwards, in 2DIY Labelling programme, had to draw and label themselves only in Afrikaans. Our artists drew amazing pictures that really did resemble themselves! As well as they were able to label every body part; this impressed us! We let them play the game where the labels were mixed up and they had to correctly label each body part and they all did well. To get in the Afrikaans spirit, ons hoop almal geniet die res van die week!
We decided to have our lesson outside, so that the children can take pictures of different colours and later group them together in the correct group. We taught our pre-schoolers how to take photographs with an iPad as well as how to work in a team. We saw the little ones go on a mission together, trying to find different colours in the play ground. We could definitely see some children being professional photographers when they grow up! Our pre-schoolers had a great time outside this week. It was lovely to be out of a classroom environment and to see the children have fun!
Our Grade 2’s learnt about different components of a computer. We taught them what each component is and what they do. We were pleasantly astounded that the children knew most of the components and their use without us even explaining it! A few components we taught the children about included a Central Processing Unit (CPU), headphones, CD- Drive, monitor, speakers, laptop power plug and also the different between a desktop computer and laptop. We then tested the children with a quick quiz made on 2DIY and they did remarkably well! At the end of each lesson we asked one child to pretend to be the teacher and test the class on the picture of components; we were delighted to see our future teachers teach computers!
We had an animal-tastic week with our children. We worked in the programme, 2DIY Grouping. We asked them to choose animals and then decide if it was a wild animal or pet. Those animals were either put in Group 1: Wild Animals or Group 2: Pets. Afterwards, the children played the educational game where all the animals chosen, were mixed and had to be sorted into the appropriate group (Wild Animal or Pet). It was fun watching the children race each other to see who could group them the fastest. The best part of the lesson was when a few children told us they had an elephant as a pet, or a dolphin living in their swimming pool! To keep with our animal theme, I would like to wish everyone a toadally pawsome week!
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