Grade R Bunnies: The Letter L – Thato – Leopard lacing card
Grade R Bunnies: The Letter L – Amelea – L: Lion lacing card, L for Lego
The reason why glasses fog up when wearing a mask is because of the warm air that escapes from the top of the mask. The warm air lands on the cool glasses which creates condensation.
To fix this problem, along the top lining of the mask I placed a sticky adhesive to tighten any gaps between the mask and skin. The straps are adjustable to fit different face shapes. The mask itself is made of an elastic material so that it is easy to pull down the face and keep in tight contact with the skin. One other benefit of the elastic material is that it is comfortable to wear.
Rivo Mbokodo Gr 5 Obstacle Course
Rivo Mbokodo, from grade 5, doing an obstacle workout for PE.
Grade 9 Hospitality Masks
Wearing a mask is now a part of our new ‘normal’. With that in mind you need to design a mask that can be worn by chefs working in industrial or restaurant kitchens around the world. One of the main complaints about wearing a mask is if you wear glasses they constantly fog up – bear that in mind when designing your mask. Be creative!
Make sure you label your mask and explain your design.
Joe Shultz practicing rugby
Molemo’s Letterland Activity
Lindelo’s Letterland Activity
Grade 2 Autumn Leaves
For Autumn leaves craft last week, we created a craft paper from recycled paper, adding leaves as a decoration. These can use this to write a note, card or just to frame.
Grade 5 & 6 Life Size Natural Science Graphs
Our Grade 5 and 6’s pupils learned about graphs in Natural Science this week. They had fun building life-sized graphs at home.
The van der Merwe Family
The van der Merwe family has been having great fun making science experiments at home…
Grade 2M – Shadow Drawings when we learnt about wildlife.
Grade 2M – Making puppies for our pets theme
Gr 2 M Creating patterns
Grade 2 M Autumn Art
Grade 2M showing off their masks.
Art Club – Week 5 – Kitching family
Frost Family – It’s Hockey Time…
Hannah, Beth and Becky Frost doing the fitness routine during lockdown for hockey.
Kago – Hopper’s Class – Enjoying a puppet show
Rori – Hopper’s Class – Well done, dad, you are doing an amazing job!
Madolo Family – Hopper’s Class
Kago, in the Hopper’s Class, doing some at home learning.
Christ Church Prep School Senior and Junior Choir
The Junior and Senior Prep Choirs are currently practising the following song. (Can’t wait to hear this sung by our beautiful children – Dawn Schmitz)
“A prayer from the Junior Choir and the Senior Prep Choir to all children across the world”.
“We are praying for your health, safety and peace during this challenging time.”
“Remember that God is ALWAYS in control.”
A Child’s Prayer
Heavenly Father, are you really there
And do you hear and answer every child’s prayer
Some say that heaven is far away
But I feel it close around me as I pray.
Heavenly Father, I remember now
Something that Jesus told disciples long ago
“Suffer the children to come to Me”
Father in prayer I’m coming home to Thee.
Pray, He is there
Speak, He is listening
You are His child
His love now surrounds you
He hears your prayer
He loves the children
Of such is the Kingdom
The Kingdom of heaven
A little video from Andiswa Dlamini in Grade 5 performing a Hand/Body percussion game called ‘Piccolomini’. Quite a challenge.
Grade 6 Bible Blocks
Jessie misses school so much, she can’t wait for the lock down to end…
Below are some of her photos, the first one was a puzzle from a National geographic magazine. The second one was copying Letter land.
Grade 5 Ant Colony – NS
Grade 6 Natural Science: Mixtures and Separation of mixtures: Thapelo Khoza
Grade 6 Easter Bible Lesson
Leago’s Number Concept Grade R
Cataleya Spinola, in Grade R, has been working very hard; both in the kitchen and on her school work.
Aya, in 2M, is completing her Bonds of Twenty – plus and minus, she enjoys and loves doing Math.
Lelentle Molusi hard at work.
Our Grade 6’s have been experimenting – Fat is soluble in soap!!! Moving milk. They are having great fun making some lovely ‘artwork’.
Our Grade 6 science home experiment for this week was making various solutions to discover what is soluble in water.
Thanks for your emails. It’s a challenging period for working moms during this period, we can only try our best to maintain routines and stimulate the little ones. Tshepang is doing well and looks forward to her daily school activities. I’ve had to be creative with the assistance of the materials sent through to us. Find below pictures of some moments during home school.
Sarah-Anne – Hockey Practice
Ntsaki Mbokodo – 2 B
Week 3 – Maths: Geometric patterns learning.
The Grade R Bunny Class has been very busy…
Amelea Rothmann – The letter J
I am so encouraged to receive all this feedback from parents.
This week the Grade R’s are learning the letter j (hence the jelly, and the jellyfish). Our theme for this week and next is Noah in Lockdown (hence the puffy paint rainbow).
It’s lovely to see our activity suggestions in action; to see multi-sensory learning taking place!
Carol Jordaan – Grade R Teacher
Story time with Botlhale
Morning Teacher Adrienne
Thanks you for the lessons, we appreciate very much. We have been doing some work daily, also reading, trying to pronounce the words correctly, writing and counting. Sometimes Molemo wants to watch TV and tells me that his brains wants to watch tv🤣or mommy my eyes wants TV. I do limit TV, we play games rather than TV. Thank you for the good work.
Aaron Ritchie, Grade 3, reciting this week’s memory verse.
Julia Ritchie (Grade 6F), doing her Science Mixture Separating Task.
Reese Govender enjoyed her Physical Education lesson today.
Becky Clark had great fun playing along on her instrument for the whole song, using it in three different ways. This formed part of her music lesson.
Reese Govender enjoying watching ‘Story Time’.
Siyamthanda doing her school work.
Ben Manhivi in Grade 2 listening to a story.
Staff Take-away Lockdown Food Challenge
Join us in our Staff Challenge – email your pics to email@example.com
I am sure some of you are missing take-away food! So, here is your opportunity to make your own burgers, pizza, Chinese, fried chicken, bunny chow – the list is endless…. style take-away food.
Here is what you need to know and do:
- It is important to check your pantry or food cupboard to see what ingredients you have to work with before you start. Please remember that we are in lockdown, so please don’t leave your home specially to get ingredients you may need. Maybe just include the items on your weekly shopping list or your online food order.
- First and fore-most it is VERY important that you have fun! You can include your whole family by giving age appropriate tasks to everyone at home.
- If anyone needs a recipe, please let me know and I will find something for you in my collection of recipes that I use at school.
- Remember to include as many of the food groups as you can – carbohydrates, protein, dairy products, fruit and vegetables and fats and oils.
- Please take a photo of your final product with a caption to sell it and email it to Dawn for our Facebook page. If you don’t want it posted on the Facebook page that is also fine. Please ensure you don’t use someone’s registered Trademark e.g. KFC, Nandos, McDonalds.
Loren Frost’s Library Lesson
As part of lockdown online school, l am missing having my classes for their Library lessons. My favourite part of the lesson is story time. In attempt to continue story time with the grade R’s-2’s. I decided that we could write a story together. In the first week we posted a short video of a simple story for the children to enjoy. The Little Boy and the Dinosaur. The Little Boy finds himself with a dinosaur friend. They play together and have some adventures. The children sent in their suggestions of how the story could develop. The second instalment of the story used their ideas to add to the story. I have had great fun starting the story and receiving input from the children, themselves.
Teacher Loren (Mrs Frost)
I am Botlhale from teacher Adrienne class, this is me doing my numeracy and listening to Mrs Frost story telling.
Mako Kurewa (7M) and sister Ruvimbo Kurewa (2B) busy with their Monday work 🙂
Pictures of the Mbokodo children, Rivo Mbokodo in grade 5W and Ntsaki Mbokodo in grade 2B, doing:
School project: 5W = Making your own ant colony (NS) 2B = Wildlife shadow drawings (Art)
Bubble art – Foundation Phase Art Club activity to do at home during lockdown
Just a little note too say thank you to all the staff for all the things you do to make school feel normal at this stage, I do not know how you guys do it but a really big thank you.
To all teachers there, May God bless you and give you even more wisdom at this time, stay strong and trusting the Lord.
Mrs K Mbebe
Dear Teacher Carol,
Just an update on what I managed to cover with Amelea on 14 April 2020:
- She was up at 07h30. We went for a walk in the Garden @ 08h00, and I explained to her about the changing colours of the Trees and leaves, and that we are now in Autumn. We did two laps of running (wall to wall) to get the energy levels up.
- Memory verse and song
- Naming of 5x things that the Lord has done for her:
- Forgiving her sins
- Thankfulness on providing her with food
- Jesus took out her two bottom front teeth
- Slept safe and sound
- Daily weather and Calendar
- Recited days of the week with ease
- Months of the year – we need to work on pronunciation.
- Rote counting to 20
- Autumn leaves
- The Lord’s prayer
- 7 days a week
- I am the music man
- The lazy eight
- Sorting objects – we used Lego blocks and cutlery
- Read her a story from Frozen
- Shhh! Listen – she was able to recall hearing the dog drinking water, wind blowing in the trees, cars riding past, and the neighbours talking
- Writing – She wrote both X and a Triangle over a page.
- Feely bag – tyre, leaf, rock, candle, sea shell, sewing thread & lip ice holder (she really loved this activity)
- Data Handling video
- She pointed out shaped in books
Own investigation – she called her Grandmother and asked her what her favourite colour is (blue), favourite food (Tjops) and Favourite Animal (Dogs) is.
Here are some photos of Ben Manhivi in Gr 2M. I think he did an excellent job.
The kids were told to make three different sounding instruments, using links I sent them: a Scraper, a Shaker, a Drum. And there was one instrument which was a three-in-one (all three sound possibilities on one instrument). Ben chose to make four different instruments: a Shaker, a Scraper, a Drum, and he added a Rainshaker
I am grateful that Sebastian is home safe and sound. At least he gets to work from home.
The boys seem to be coping with school this week. Zia is loving the fact that he can talk to his friends through TEAMS! 😊 I take my hat off to teachers though. This is hard work 😂 however I am so grateful that we get this opportunity to be with the kids. I don’t know when last I’ve had a chance to sit with them and help.
Reese Govender hard at work
John Luke Sinclair working at home
My eldest, Grade 10, teaching the youngest’s piano lesson with her (Grade 2). And the art club assignment for grade 2 this week which was painting with bubble wrap.
Dear Teacher Adrienne
Thank you for the link. We did watch the video and Chrissy finished the story lol.
I must say I have been really anxious about this whole remote learning. But I think I’m getting the hang of it now.
I came up with a lesson plan based on the activities and the time table you sent. Christel asked me to share with you some of what we have done.
Today we for gross motor skills we did the Hot lava activity outside. I made hoops using the hosepipe and she had to jump inside the circles.
For numeracy we did the Data handling activity she enjoyed it a lot.
We are also going through letterland and practicing writing the letters.
I have noticed that she is very keen to learn and enjoys having school work and even calls me teacher mom. She corrects when I’m getting the teaching wrong and says teacher Adrienne doesnt do it that way mom 😂.
I have attached her pictures. Have a blessed day.