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!



Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Poems and Playscripts

In school, we are doing poems and playscripts.We are working on 2 playscripts which would like to do for Ben and Sam. One of them is ''We're going on  a Bear Hunt'' and the other is "Follow the Drinking Gourd." It is a bit hard with only two actors though!

Here is a funny rhyming poem for my friend Alice in England!
Alice Apple Cake
This is my friend Alice apple cake
I love it when she starts to bake
Chocolate chip cookies she does make
I like to eat them in my break
Alice apple cake takes me to Jake
Alice takes us to the lake
Alice took us for our own sake
In the boat we saw a  drake
But all the rowing made our arms ache
Time to go home for apple cake.
By Amisadai Monger
Here is my shape poem for our unit on the Underground Railroad.

On Sunday we went to A Community Day. David had a snake for us to hold (it wasn't poisonous) and we found a sandsnake with Shera. Today we had Ezekiel and Bora and baby Lightness to visit.



Friday, 18 May 2012

Emma Eggy Bread, Moses and Magnets

We have been writing poems. Here is a rhyming poem ...

EMMA EGGY BREAD
By  Louisa  Kirsten  Monger

This is Emma Eggy Bread.
Emma was sewing with thread,
Before she went to  bed
She was sewing a dress  that  was  red
“I am   bit  tired” Emma said
“And  I  have a  got  a  ache  in  my  head
I’ll  get  better  if  I  go  to  bed.”

We have also been learning all about the Underground Railroad. We have been reading "Listen to the Whippoorwill" and "The Drinking Gourd" and have written our own spirituals and slave songs.

Moses
            
Moses, Moses, people follow Moses.
We’re goin’ up  to  Canaan.
We’re goin’ to  the  Promised Land.

Moses, Moses, people follow Moses.
We’re  lookin’ up  to  Heaven
Lookin’ up at  the  stars.

Moses, Moses, people follow Moses.
Egyptians are a comin’
Run  for  your life.

Moses, Moses, people follow Moses.
Get  to  the river 
It’s  safe on the other  side.

Moses, Moses, people follow Moses.

By Louisa  Kirsten Monger


CODE: Moses = Harriet Tubman    Canaan = Canada    Promised Land = freedom  
Stars = Big Dipper and North Star    Egyptians = slave catchers   River = safe from dogs in the water


To play on the ukelele, Line 1: C C F C     Line 2: G7    Line 3: G7 C

We have been learning about magnets. Here is a something we made to show how the same poles on magnets push apart. We also made a compass with a needle. 

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Volcanoes and Crystals


Wow! The volcano erupts!
 In science last week, we made a Volcano. In a bottle we put baking soda, dish soap, red food colouring and water . We shook the bottle then put it on a tray and filled the tray with a mountain of sand. Then I poured viniger in the bottle. It exploded! All the baking soda, dish soap, red food colouring and water exploded!! But it was not red like magma. Even with all that food colourling!! The viniger is an acid and when it touches bicarbonate like baking soda it reacts by bubbling and fizzing.(You can tell a limestone rock by pouring viniger on it beacuse the rock will bubble and fizz). You should try this!

The heat inside a real volcano in the magma chamber below the earths crust pushes magma up the vent of a volcano. It shoots out the top of the volcano in the form of lava.

We are also making Crystals. Crystals are solid shapes wtih flat surfaces lined up in repeating patterns. They are formed by minerals. We dissolved a mineral called alum  and when it became solid it was a crystal.

Our growing crystal


Our crystal tree. Before


After!


Tuesday, 1 May 2012