Edu Fun Lessons Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th October 2018

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Newsletter 16 December 2018
Hello Visitor,


Edu Fun lessons continue on Monday 15 October and Tuesday 16 October 2018. 

Thank you to all of you who were able to attend the assessment briefing on Monday
and for your enthusiasm around assisting us with this project. The good news is that if we manage to assess all the Grade 2s on Tuesdays between now and the rest of the year, we won't need to do assessments with the Grade 3s at the start of 2018. All these assessments will be used to group the learners for next year!

All the documents that we worked with as well as the "assessment directions" are attached which will assist those of who you who were not able to attend on Monday. We will also spend 5 minutes on Monday and Tuesday going over these assessments and anyone who has not done them before or would like a refresher is welcome to buddy up with someone else to observe before doing it on their own. 

Thank you Melanie Smith from PsychAssess for the time you took on Monday to take us through the assessment. We look forward to working with you and being part of your study. 

CALL FOR EXTRA HELP! 
Please consider volunteering on both Mondays and Tuesdays for the next few weeks. We have a mammoth task ahead of us and need to assess approximately 400 learners in 3 weeks. Even if you are not a regular volunteer we will be grateful for any extra help even if you can only attend once. 

We will be assessing learners at DCS on the following days
Mondays (Grade 3): 15, 29 October and 5 November 2018  meet at Piatto's at 9am
Tuesdays (Grade 2): 16, 23, 30 October and 6 November 2018 meet at Piatto's at 8:30am


Use our new Payfast link to Sponsor a Learner (or Multiple Learners) at DCS


Follow this link to see which learners you can still sponsor this year. 
 http://edufunsa.co.za/index.php/sponsor. 

Thank you to Ogechi Nunn for sponsoring a Grade 3 child this week. 

A donation of R500 per child will cover all costs that Edu Fun has incurred this year for stationery, worksheets, books and supplies needed to teach that child throughout the year including the upcoming year end party. 

We have several learners who have been sponsored through this initiative via the GlobalGiving campaign. The GlobalGiving platform has made it very easy for our supporters who live abroad (or have bank accounts abroad :-) to make donations using their credit card.  You can also make a donation via GlobalGiving at this link:
https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/teaching-africa-to-read/  


Please contact Liza@readforafrica.com if you would like to find out more or if you would like to contribute to this initiative.
 

Lessons continue this week on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 October 2018. 

MONDAY 15 OCTOBER 2018

We will be kick starting the assessment process with the Blue and Green Groups on Monday. The Blue group will go to the Container class room as usual and the Green group to the library. If you usually work with either of these groups, please join your relevant group. If you work with the Pink, Blue or Orange groups, we will assign you to the library or container when we see you on Monday. 

Please read the instructions attached to remind you of the process. There is also an answer sheet attached which shows you how the assessment sheets need to be filled out and a cue card which you will use with each learner.

We will be doing our usual Read For Africa (RFA) assessment (page 1) that we did at the start of the year as well as a PARAS assessment (page 2). You are welcome to shadow someone on Monday if you would like to see how to do the assessment first. 

We meet at Dainfern Valley Shopping Centre at 9am outside Piatto's and car pool to Diepsloot and are usually back in Dainfern by 11am.


Please "Spread a Little Love" on Mondays, by helping the AKA Sorority sisters and prepare peanut butter sandwiches and/or donate a bag of apples each week to feed children at DCS. Follow this link to see how we prepare the peanut butter sandwiches. 

          


TUESDAY 16 OCTOBER 2018

We will start by assessing the learners that you usually work with. If you have not been assigned a group, we will ask you to double up with another volunteer and work with one of their learners. 

Please read the instructions attached to remind you of the process. There is also an answer sheet attached which shows you how the assessment sheets need to be filled out and a cue card which you will use with each learner. 

We will be doing our usual Read For Africa (RFA) assessment (page 1) that we did at the start of the year as well as a PARAS assessment (page 2). You are welcome to shadow someone on Monday if you would like to see how to do the assessment first. 

Volunteers meet at Dainfern Valley Shopping Centre at 8:30am outside Piatto's and car pool to Diepsloot and are usually back in Dainfern by 10:30am.
 

Ngangifisa and the Food Pantry

Ngangifisa usually distribute monthly groceries to a group of the most vulnerable families in Diepsloot on the last Wednesday of each month.  Many of these children have lost one or both parents and in some cases come from child headed homes.

Click here to follow the Ngangifisa Facebook page.  

Baby Club

The Baby Club meets on Fridays. To find out more about the Baby Club  follow this link to their Facebook page.


The Top Up Project - Mending School Uniforms

Karin and Veronika run the "Top Up" Project at DCS with Nopinki and Tinyiko who are past pupils. This group mend school uniforms on a weekly basis after our Tuesday Buddy Reader Programme. They welcome volunteers from 10am to 12:30pm every Tuesday. 

They have recently added a new service to their offerings .... Shoe Polishing which will help protect the shoes for longer and also give some of the school shoes a face lift before needing to be replaced altogether! 

To see what Veronika and Karin are up to, follow them on Facebook by clicking on this link.

Health Project - Meets on Tuesdays

Please contact Arlene and Dominique on avoogd6.sa@gmail.com if you would like more information about the Health Club and how you can get involved in the new term. This group does eyesight and dental checks with the learners as well as provide nutritional and other guidance.

Whilst having qualified doctors and dentists and other health practitioners on the team is a bonus, one does not need to be qualified to assist.


Please click here and "Like" our Edu Fun Facebook page if you haven't already. 


Our "Dates to Diarise" for the new term are below.


Contact Jenny on 082 322 0608 or email info@edufunsa.co.za if you have any general queries. 


You can also contact the relevant person mentioned above for specific projects or events.


Thank you
THE EDU FUN TEAM



 











Dates to Diarise 
                 



Grade 3 and Grade 2 Assessments start - Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th October. 

See assessment instructions and example assessment sheets attached. 
 

Santa Shoe Box delivery - Monday 22 October 2018 at 10am

Santa Shoe box will be distributing 631 parcels to DCS on this day. This means that every child in the Foundation Phase will receive a gift. Liza has arranged for this time on purpose so that all our Monday volunteers can be part of the process as well as assist on the day. Tuesday volunteers are welcome to join in the fun. 

More details to follow. 


Year End Parties for Grade 2 and 3 learners  - Monday 12 November and Tuesday 13 November 2018

Grade 3 Year End Party - Monday 12 November 2018


Grade 2 Year End Party - Tuesday 13 November 2018

 

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Attachments
directions_for_rfa___paras__assessments.docx
example_answer_sheet_rfa_and_paras_assessments_1.pdf
cue_card_to_show_child_for_rfa___paras_reading_assessments_dcs_2018.doc