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We are Amisadai and Louisa Monger (aged 14 and 11). In 2010, we moved to Tanzania in Africa - look at the map below to see if you can find it! We hope you will enjoy reading about our adventures and looking at our photos! Please don't forget to send us a message too!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Lighthouses by Amisadai

We have been learning about lighthouses. Did you know that the tallest lighthouse in Africa is in Madacasgar and was built in 1932? We have made two ligthouses in school! I have been reading "The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge" and before that, I was reading "Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie." I liked "The Little Red Lighthouse" best because it has so many good words and things like onomatapia (like "flash" "s-s-s-salute" "chug chug cheerio" and "hoot") and personification (the lighthouse talks and the fog reaches down like a person and tries to clutch the boats).
Making Louisa's lighthouse

We have been making lighthouses too! Louisa has made a red and white stripy lighthouse with a yellow roof. It has a lightbulb and she made a circuit for it. She has been reading "The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch" and made some puppets for a puppet show. She has made Mr and Mrs Grinling and three scavenging seagulls and Hamish the cat and a boat called Billy (I made a boat too, called Puffin!)

Making my lighthouse (in the end I
needed a mould)
I made my lighthouse out of clay. It has a gallery of clay and a clay roof and the lantern room is made of a glass jar. It is lit by a torch inside; I tried a candle but it went out without air in the glass. I tried with a plastic bottle, but it melted that! We made the lighthouses on Friday and also had a movie night! We watched Pete's Dragon which is all about a dragon called Elliot and his friend, Pete and they end up living in a lighthouse. 

I miss you all very much! (You can learn the word for "light" in Swahili on our Swahili page.) 

With our lighthouses and boats


  1. I love your lighthouses. I think they are wonderful; I like your display too. Love Sue

    How do lighthouse keepers communicate?
    Shine language.

    What instrument did lighthouse keepers play?
    The fog horn.

    What did the ocean say to the lighthouse?
    Nothing; it just waved.

  2. amazing lighthouses!! Well done Amisadai and Louisa.
    love from m

  3. Fantastic lighthouses! My kids Noah and Phoebe (5 and 3) saw them and asked if they could make them too! Well done!


  4. WOW! Fabulous lighthouses Amisadai and Lousia! Reminds me of a trip your mommy and I took a long time ago to see some lighthouses...

  5. Amazing lighthouses! Here's another science experiment for you: How much do they each weigh?
    I bet if you tested that you'd discover that Louisa's is a light house and Amisadai's is actually a heavy house. Lol Papaxxx

  6. your girls are beautiful. They did a awesome job creating all this.
    Blessings to you in Tanzania.

  7. cool sounds great. Sounds like your having a geat time.From James L