Dit is Kersfeestyd/ It is Christmas

Dit is Kersfeestyd/ It is Christmas

Op 25 Desember herdenk ons die geboorte van Jesus. Op hierdie dag vier ons fees en is dankbaar dat God Sy Enigste Seun aarde toe gestuur het sodat ons vir ewig by God kan wees. Dit is lekker om as ‘n gesin bymekaar te wees. Soms gee ons vir mekaar geskenke en dit herinner ons aan die groot Geskenk wat Jesus Christus vir ons was. Sommige gesinne kom op Oukersaand bymekaar en lees die verhaal van Jesus se geboorte in die Bybel voordat hulle die geskenke uitdeel. Ander gesinne lees uit die Bybel en deel geskenke uit op Kersoggend.

Translate the following words into English:

  1. Herdenk-
  2. Geboorte-
  3. Jesus-
  4. Hierdie-
  5. Dag-
  6. Vier-
  7. Fees-
  8. Dankbaar-
  9. Seun-
  10. Ewig-
  11. Gesin-
  12. Soms-
  13. Herinner-
  14. Groot-
  15. Geskenk-
  16. Sommige-
  17. Gesinne-
  18. Kersoggend-

 

Begripstoets (Comprehension)

  • Wanneer herdenk ons die geboorte van Christus?
  • Waarvoor is ons dankbaar op Kersdag?
  • Waarom gee ons vir mekaar geskenke gedurende kersfees?
  • Wat doen julle as gesin om die geboorte van Jesus te herdenk?

You can find the memo here.

Kort Lente storie antwoorde

Please find the questions of this comprehension test here.

Vertaal in Engels:

komkommer-cucumber

groente-vegetables

spitvurk-fork

grafie-spade

spinasie-spinach

Begripstoets

1. Wat is die hoofkarakter in die storie se naam? Susan

2. Hoe oud is Susan? 11 jaar

3. In watter graad is Susan? Graad 6

4. Wat wou sy in die tuin gaan doen het? Sy wou in haar tuin gaan plant het.

5. Waarom het haar ma haar geroep? Haar ma wou he Susan moet haar help met die kos.

6. Wat het sy besluit om in die tuin te plant? komkommer, tamatie en spinasie

Description of a lion

What he looks like:

‘n Leeu is geel van kleur. (A lion is yellow in colour)

Hy het groot pote. (He has big feet)

How he moves:

Hy loop baie grasieus. (He walks gracefully)

Hy kan bome klim. (He can climb trees.)

 

His roar:

‘n Leeu brul baie hard. (He roars very loudly)

Where he lives:

Hy bly in die savanne tussen gras en bome. (He lives in the savannah between grass and trees.

What he eats:

Hy eet vleis. (He eats meat.)

Hy jag diere. (He hunts animals.)

Poster

When you make a poster about something it is a creative way to display what you’ve learned about something. Usually you paste a picture in the middle and then write around it(a lot like a mind map).

After you have read the story: Hoekom leeu so hard brul make a poster of your own about a wild animal.

 

Skryf ‘n beskrywing

Beskryf ‘n wilde dier.

Kry inligting, maak ‘n plakkaat en skryf ‘n paragraaf van 50-60 woorde.

  1. Kies ‘n wilde dier en kry informasie oor die dier.
  2. Maak ‘n plakkaat met prentjies en ‘n paragraaf oor die dier.
Kriteria Nie bemeester Gedeeltelik bemeester Bemeester Uitstekend
Organisasie en aanbieding 0 1 2-3 4-5
Verstaanbare taalstrukture en taalgebruik 0 1 2-3 4-5
Vermoe om idees betekenisvol te kommunikeer 0 1 2-3 4-5
Het moeite gedoen met die versamel van inligting 0 1 2-3 4-5
Toon insig in die opdrag. Verstaan wat gevra is. 0 1 2-3 4-5
Gebruik min engelse woorde/spelling 0 1 2-3 4-5

Totaal 30

Jan en die Boontjierank

I found some great sites with different versions of “Jan en die Boontjierank.”

Jan en die boontjierank on You Tube

Jan en die boontjierank with pictures and sounds

Jan en die boontjierank theatre production will be in Stellenbosch in March 2015

You can also find some Jan en die boontjierank books:

Penquin books

Protea bookshop

Jan en die boontjierank woordeskat

Below is the suggested new vocabulary  for  Jack and the beanstalk./ Jan en die boontjierank. You might want to take a look at my post introducing vocabulary as well.

 This is part of a theme to encourage comprehension of Afrikaans.

English word-Afrikaans word

boontjie rank- beanstalk

Lank, lank gelede-long long ago

klein huisie-small house

klein dorpie-small town/ village

gewoon-lived

skool-school

 koei-cow 

 asseblief-please

 hartseer-sad

 towerboontjies- magic beans

 ruil-swop

 Antwoord-answer 

rugsak-backpack

reus-giant

hen

hoender-chicken

eiers-eggs

 Find a comprehension test here.

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Interrogative pronouns/Vraende voornaamwoorde

Hallo,

When asking a question in English we use an interrogative pronoun. The same applies for Afrikaans.

When introducing the topic help your child to recall a pronoun’s function. It is to is to replacea noun or pronoun.  Without pronouns, sentences are could be akward.  Here’s an example.

Sarah was very happy because Sarah baked a beautiful cake.

See how much easier it is when you use a pronoun.

Sarah was very happy because she baked a beautiful cake.

Interrogative Pronouns.

Interrogative pronouns are used when you want to ask a question and is usually written at the beginning of a sentence.

  • Wie het kos gemaak? Who prepared food?
  • Wat het jy gemaak? What did you prepare?
  • Watter kind het pizza gekry? Which child had pizza?
  • Waarom is jy bly? Why are you happy?
  • Waarmee is jy klaar? With what are you finished?

When I was younger and had to do a project my mom always spoke about the five wise men:

  • wie (who)
  • wat (what)
  • waar (where)
  • wanneer (when)
  • hoe (how)

These five words are all interrogative pronouns. An idea to introduce this topic to your child can be to tell him/her about the five wise men and ask your child to answer these five questions when writing a paragraph or sentences about food. In this way your child will remember five interrogative pronouns and write a paragraph about a topic. Tomorrow I will talk about ways to prepare a speech. You ccould use the five wise men when preparing your speech.

If you need more exercises to practice interrogative nouns please let me know in the comments below.

Have a great evening,

Amanda

Introducing vocabulary

Hallo!!

As I said in my previous blog my first theme is going to be food. The reason why I chose this theme is because it is something we all have in common. When I introduce a new theme or vocabulary I try to go from the known into the unknown. For example I wouldn’t show my audience a picture of a fruit they’ve never seen before and then try to teach them the Afrikaans word for it.

Step 1: Decide on words that you would like to introduce. To help you decide on words look through the reading passages that you want to read with your child or in this case the recipes that you are planning to look at. Your child might have a favorite fruit or vegetable and you could include that. Fifteen to twenty words is appropriate for a start. More words can be introduced at a later stage. Your child might enjoy making his or her own dictionary. Any book can be used and the alphabet letters could just be added. (Covering and decorating the book could be a craft project)

Step 2: Once you’ve decided on the words you can give the words and the meanings to your child and look for pictures together and make a “Food poster”. You could also ask your child to find the words in a dictionary by themselves. It is very important that children should know how to use a dictionary from a very young age.

Step 3: For extension activities you could ask your child to make sentences with the words or flashcards to help them learn the words.

To help you get a head start I’ve made a list of words related to food.

English Afrikaans English Afrikaans
Potato Aartappel Pizza Pizza
Carrot Wortel Hamburger Hamburger (different pronunciation)
Onion Ui Chutney Blatjang
Beetroot Beet Tomato sauce Tamatiesous
Tomato Tamatie Macaroni Macaroni
Bread Brood Toast Roosterbrood
Margarine Margarine Fish fingers Visvingers
Butter Botter Eggs Eiers
Cheese Kaas mash Kapokaartappels
Mayonnaise mayonnaise Cup cakes Kolwyntjies
lettuce blaarslaai Fruit salad vrugteslaai

Hope you enjoy the theme. Talk to you tomorrow J

Amanda

 

Our first theme: Food

Hallo!!

Hope you had a great day! For the next three months I am going to try to convey information to you that could help you to master some basic skills in Afrikaans. The aim of this blog is to help you as a parent to help your child with Afrikaans. I don’t have a blog yet aimed at children but might start one if there is a need. Your comments and feedback will be my guide to make this blog as useful to you as possible.

I am assuming that you have a basic knowledge of Afrikaans and Afrikaans vocabulary and I am starting at Grade 6 Afrikaans second language level. The easiest way for me to teach Afrikaans is to do it according to theme. This helps with building vocabulary and language skills and creates a ‘known environment’. The student then feels that there is something known in the unknown.

Here is the outline of the planned blogs for the next few weeks.

Theme 1: Food, cooking and recipes.

  • 21 July My own recipe. Introducing vocabulary. Introducing vocabulary.
  • 22 July Instructions How to give instructions and commands in Afrikaans
  • 23 July Question words How to use question words in Afrikaans
  • 24 July Speech: My own recipe. How to prepare a speech and assess it in Afrikaans.
  •  Plurals
  • ideas for reading

Have a great evening!

Amanda