About us!

We are Amisadai and Louisa Monger (aged 12 and 10). 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!



Friday, 24 February 2012

Acrostic Arctic Poems

Here are some acrostic poems we have written for our Arctic unit. Can you send us some of yours? You have to think of a word and start each line with every letter of the word.
Summer In The Arctic
Arctic snow starts to go
Reindeer Run
Caribou in all direction
Terns Return
Ice melts
Cold winds brushing past you
By Amisadai Monger

THE  ARCTIC
Arctic hares
Running Arctic foxes chase
Cold  snow  and  ice 
Terns  flying
Igloos
Caribou  Running
By Louisa Monger

SEALS
Seals slip and slide
Elephant seals roar
Antarctic and Arctic live
Love eating krill
By Amisadai and Louisa

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Amisadai's News

My tooth came out the other day. I got 1000 shillings!

Testing strength of papers
 We have done lots of science experiments. We are learning about materials and their properties. We have tested papers for absorbency (a serviette was the most absorbent and newspaper was the least). We also tested papers for their strength and tested different materials to find waterproof materials. We are finishing the Arctic and Antarctica and starting Rocks and Soils. We are going to have some field trips when James and Dan come to visit!

We have started having Swahili lessons. We like our teachers Tungu and Kiobya. We have been learning to count to hundred and learning lots of words. We have another lesson tomorrow. We have been forgetting to add words to our Swahili page so I will put some new words there for you to learn.
Louisa had to tell a story for Literacy so we made a puppet theatre and did a puppet show of the Pied Piper. I played the recorder and helped her with the puppets.

The Pied Piper Puppet Show
Yesterday, a Christmas parcel arrived! It said Don't Open Until Christmas Day. But that was for last year! We got some yummy chocolates!

Friday, 10 February 2012

Amisadai's Footwear Fun Data Results

Results show that the favourite shoe is TRAINERS and the favourite colour of shoes is BROWN! I have more results to come later!

Fav Shoes Graph

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Louisa's Data Results

I have Your Favourite Polar Animals! Did you guess which animal might be the favourite one?
No one voted for the caribou but we think that is a very useful animal especially for keeeping warm. Thanks for joining in and sending your favourites. We read that making graphs is more fun than biscuits, maybe it is! I am doing a pie graph now! Polar Animal Results

Friday, 3 February 2012

The Polar Expedition

Last Friday we pretended we were going to the Poles! We got our tickets and packed our bags. We took a first aid kit and a Garmin, hot chocolate, lights, matches, maps, an icepick to break up the ice and a compass and lots of other things. Then we measured how big a penguin is in the Antarctica. An emperor penguin is 4 feet tall! Then we measured a polar bear in the Arctic. It was 8 feet long! Longer than Daddy who is 6 feet tall. We made a life-size polar bear and penguin out of newspaper.

The next thing we did was an experiment with BLUBBER! We put a bag on our fingers and mummy coated it in butter! Then we put another bag on top. We left our other fingers bare. Then we put both fingers in a bowl of ice. The finger without the blubber got too cold! Polar animals have lots of blubber to keep them warm. We had to find good materials for insulating and test them with ice cubes in warm water. Sawdust works well. Then we had a polar animal quiz. I got 11/12. Pretty good!

Setting up the Polar scenes with our snow!

 We made arctic scenes. I included the NORTHERN LIGHTS and a polar bear catching a seal in an ice hole. Later on we also made igloos out of styrofoam and a dogsled with Daddy out of wood (that was on Saturday). 

We pretended to harpoon  fish with the broomstick and pretended we were Inuit hunters. Mama Lucy helped us gut the fish. We saw his heart and all his intestines.
Harpooning the fish
Laura came for supper, so we were cooking an Arctic meal. We made some bannock (Inuit bread) It was really nice (but we cooked it on a burner with gas not whale blubber). When Laura arrived we had a snowball fight with cruched up newspaper. We made snow that Mama sent from Canada! And we also played "Finger Pull" (an eskimo game). It was a great day.
Snowball fight with Laura

Making bannock

















HOW TO MAKE BANNOCK: Mix together 3 1/2 cups flour, 1tsp salt, 1 tsp baking soda in a big bowl. Add in 1 1/4 cups yogurt or buttermilk or milk and mix to a dough. Put on the table and knead for 5 minutes (taking turns makes it easier!) Make into rolls. Heat oil in a frying pan and add the rolls, cover and reduce heat. After 3 minutes turn rolls over and cook another 3 minutes until golden brown.

Bannock

Fishcakes
HOW TO PLAY FINGERPULL: two people face each other with right toes touching. They hook middle fingers of right hands and try to pull each other off balance.

(Thank you everyone for sending lots of information!
We are sorting the results and will post them next time)