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Taking a thematic approach to learning a new language

Taking a thematic approach to learning a new language

In South Africa, most children are required to learn a second language (called the First Additional Language – FAL) at Foundation Phase level (Grades 1-3).  For the vast majority of non-English Home Language (HL) speakers in our multilingual society, English, becomes the Language of Learning and Teaching (LOLT) from Grade 4.  The National Curriculum Statement (NCS)’s Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) for Foundation Phase English FAL concedes that “this (transition) will require high levels of literacy, and especially a…

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2 Reasons Your Child Needs A Desk.

2 Reasons Your Child Needs A Desk.

When I was in high school we had a workshop with a company which came to teach us how to effectivily study. Those techniques have sat with me for years and they are now something I can carry over and teach to my children. One of the things that was the most important was having a specific work area with a desk or table to work at. Here are reasons why this is important. Kids need a Comfortable working space….

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Getting the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Experience

Getting the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Experience

The excitement around getting this vaccine was felt throughout our school from the moment we heard teachers would be elegable next. We got forms we needed to complete to let the department of education know if we are interested in getting the vaccine which at the time was only available to over 40’s. To our surprise it was approved for all teachers a few days later and an email came through saying I would be part of the first batch…

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GHD Max Styler Review

GHD Max Styler Review

My trusty GHD has always been my go to for my hair. It tames my thick locks like nothing else and always leaves the signature GHD shine. They have upped their game with the brand new GHD Max. Its the GHD quality we love but on steroids. The 70% larger plates allow for styling in half the time with less frizz and more shine. The wide plates cover more hair with each pass of the styler. It works so well…

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