On Saturday November 10, 2018 Lesedi opened its doors to parents, adjudicators and visitors interested in how the programme works and what the learners had achieved this year. The people invited to adjudicate projects and talk to the students at the end of the morning were: Agnes Mohale, Researcher at Umalusi (Council for Quality Assurance [...]
Grade 4s The past two weeks we have been learning about two and three-dimensional shapes. The grade 4s have learned about the properties of the shapes, how to recognize them and building real life models of the shapes using interesting materials such as play dough, marshmallows and kebab sticks. Learning using manipulatives and [...]
There are a lot of learning points in creating Balloon-propelled cars out of Lego. We learned about weight distribution, friction and the amount of energy needed to move an object. But we also learned to take turns, to realise that bad results are just a springboard to fixing the problem and trying again.
One of the biggest challenges we face at Lesedi Outreach is the language barrier. The language of instruction (being English) is in most cases not the children's mother language, which presents a number of challenges while teaching. We acknowledge that all students have different strengths and we work together as a team to achieve the [...]