Learners in Grade 3 at Encotsheni Primary School in Khayelitsha had a fun and interactive lesson, led by Ms Mafu.
Every day, Ms Mafu uses the Threshold Technique to ensure her learners are greeted as they enter the classroom. Then, it is straight into a Do Now exercise. Ms Mafu uses a little hourglass to time the learners which gives an exciting time pressure that they all enjoy.
In this lesson, she used concrete objects and a scale as part of Joy Factor to help learners see which objects weighed more. The class are well versed now in praising each learner as they answer a question with claps and hand actions, and helping each other (no-opt out) if they are struggling to answer a question correctly.
The lesson finished off with an Exit Ticket, in which they had to categorize objects into ‘heavy’ or ‘light’. It’s a truly fun-filled classroom, led by a champion teacher who has embraced all the techniques her mentor has guided her in.
In the words of Ms Mafu:
“Now, I prepare everything a day before. I’m more confident now. Even my learners are having fun everyday because they know what to do in the morning. I think it has made my teaching easier and prepared. I’m having more fun now!”
Encotsheni Primary joined the Edufundi Support Programme at the beginning of 2022. Ms Mafu is being mentored by our Western Cape Mentor, Tandiwe Mguli.