The first theme for Term 2 in Grade 8 Afrikaans is animals. The kids loved the video clip of the donkey farmer who uses donkey milk to make skin products, ranging from anti-aging to eczema creams. They were charmed by the story in their comprehension test of the rescued donkey who had twin donkeys in Oudsthoorn.

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Their reading passage is all about strange pets like stick insects, skunks, warthogs and miniature donkeys. The Grade 8’s were trained to use Quizlet to study their vocabulary. It is a great tool to use for studying as it makes use of flashcards, games and mini tests.

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A prepared oral on strange and scarce animals will be presented using a PowerPoint presentation. The students are learning new vocabulary in a fun and interesting way. The students love having a cuddly dog as a pet at school and both Frankie and Harry has become very much part of the class. Pets and animals make our lives so much better!

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