USING MICROSOFT WORD Theme: Shopping & MoneyAUTHOR: Shereen CachaliaSCHOOL: Parkview JuniorCLASS: Grade 2 (8 years old)LEARNING AREAS: Life Orientation;Literacy;Numeracy
Using Microsoft Word The Project: • Objectives: • To design a shopping list for either breakfast/lunch/supper or a braai; picnic or party • To use their Mathematical skills and apply them to a practical scenario • The following instructions was given to the learners: • Use Word Art for the heading • Choose 6 items from the advertisement provided and include the price of each item • Insert 2 pictures from ClipArt • Change the Font & Colour • Type your names and class before printing – on a separate sheet of paper, work out the total of your shopping & how much change you will get from R200.00
Using Microsoft Word Discussion , Gathering of Information & Completing the Project • The children worked in pairs and were given a Checkers advertisement. They had to decide which meal they were going to plan a shopping list for. • They circled the 6 items that they agreed on and typed out the shopping list including all the instructions they were given • They then worked out the total of their shopping and the change that they would receive from R200.00 • A few days later they actually went out shopping to the local Spar and did some shopping for themselves.
Subject RelevanceLife OrientationCritical ThinkingDecision MakingCollaboration & CommunicationCreativity21st Century skillsLiteracy & ICTReading for InformationMicrosoft WordNumeracyApplying Addition & Subtraction Skills
Microsoft Word Review • This was a wonderful exercise for the learners, particularly in Life Skills where the children were given an opportunity for creative thinking. They discussed, negotiated and gathered information using a real newspaper advertisement as well as applying their Numeracy skills. • They were motivated and excited about planning a shopping list. In fact, a few parents have said that since the project, they’ve been offered by the children to plan their home and holiday lists. • I used the project to assess the level of their ICT and other skills.