Friday, 29 November 2013

Term 4 - Week 7
Yellow  Group
Resource: Breadfruit chips by Jill McGregor SJ 2003 P3 N2
WALT - collect and present information from different sources
Level 1
Who does Sono live with?
She lives with her parents and her grandparents.
Where do they live?
They live in the village of Lapaha in the kingdom of Tonga
What does the breadfruit tree look like?
It has a straight trunk, spreading branches which provides shade for their house from the tropical heat.
How many times does the breadfruit tree give breadfruit?
The breadfruit grows twice a year
What happened to some breadfruit trees when the cyclone hit Tonga?
When the cyclone hit tonga some of the breadfruit trees were uprooted by fierce winds.Others were destroyed by salt spray
What other way does Sono and her mother cook the breadfruit?
Sono and her mother cuts the breadfruit and boils it and put it with coconut cream and eats it for dinner
Does Sono’s family get any income from the breadfruit?
Yes they get an income because they sell it in the market
What happens when the rind is taken off from the breadfruit?
The breadfruit gets very sticky.
What is Sono’s grandad’s name?
Her grandpa's name is Grandpa Tuivai
What is the Tongan word for breadfruit?
It is called a Mei
What is fakapaku?
It means she fried it
Level 2
Does Sono have a big family? How do you know?
She does not have a big family because she only lives with her parents and her grandparents.
Is Sono a reliable person in her family? Explain your answer.
Sono is a reliable person because her family asks her to peel the breadfruit.
Why does the breadfruit tree grow better in a tropical climate? Explain your answer.
It grows better in the tropical island because of the sunlight.
Write down the procedure of how to make breadfruit chips
To make Breadfruit chips you have to slice the breadfruit and slice the larger chunks into segments.If the pieces are too thin the chips will burn.If they are too thick they will be tough.
What do the seeds of the breadfruit tree look like?
It looks like a thin rocks.
Is it hard to make breadfruit chips?
No  it is not that hard to make breadfruit chips
Make a facts chart about the breadfruit tree including a picture of a breadfruit tree

Why did they make every mouthful last?
They made every mouthful last because it only comes twice a year
Level 3
Should breadfruit be a fruit or a vegetable? Research and explain your answer.
Breadfruit is a fruit because it has seeds and plus it has the word fruit in the name and plus the
What is the difference between a vegetable and a fruit? Research and explain your answer.
The difference between vegetable and a fruit is that the fruits have seeds and vegetables have no seeds.
Why doesn't breadfruit grow in NZ? Explain your answer.
The reason it doesn't grow in NZ is because the tree needs lots of sunshine so it grows in the tropical island.
Does Sono and her family have a lot of money? Explain your answer
No they do not have much money because they don’t have a money tree
Are breadfruit allowed to be imported into NZ? Research and explain your answer.
No they are not allowed because the people in NZ say that they might carry a disease.
What is a family treat in your family? When do you eat this family treat?
The treat is lollies and chocolates and we go to the movies.
Which part of the breadfruit tree?
How it can be used
Hollowed out trunks
Outrigger canoes, furniture, buildings and fishing floats
The starchy pulp of the fruit
Ground into flour and used for puddings and breads
The large glossy leaves
Wrap Faikakai, seaweed, or shellfish, which are sold at the market
In the past
Pacific people preserved breadfruit. The fruit would last a long time if it was left to ferment in trenches or pits covered with leaves in soil.
The sticky milky sap of the tree
It is used as a glue to capture birds in traps or used to mix coconut oil to trap house flies.

Bark of the tree
Used to plaster fractures and sprains
Inner bark from the young branches
Pounded into tapa cloth for ceremonial uses.

Thursday, 28 November 2013


I like this poem because it is meaningful and the words used is so great and has passion and I hope yous enjoy it.

I BRING you with reverent hands
The books of my numberless dreams,
White woman that passion has worn
As the tide wears the dove-grey sands,
And with heart more old than the horn
That is brimmed from the pale fire of time:
White woman with numberless dreams,
I bring you my passionate rhyme.

How to make Red or Green Toffee Apples

How to make Toffee Apples

  • 15 small apples red or green
  • 4 cups of white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring
Step by step:
1.Wash your hands before doing anything else.

2.Lightly grease up tray.Wash the apples and dry the apples and then insert the chopsticks,thick wooden skewers or paddle pops sticks into the apples.

3.Combine sugar,vinegar and water in a small heavy based pot.Bring to the boil and stir in food coloring. Heat to 150 degrees C or simmer for about 20 minutes or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water reaches crack stage-it should set hard and to crack with fingers.

4.Remove the pot from the heat and stand in a baking dish of water until the mixture stops bubbling.When the mixture has stopped boiling,hold hold an apple by its stick,dip into the syrup,tilt the pan (and the apple) till the whole apple is covered.Rotate the apple and let it drain a little then place on baking tray to harden.

5.Repeat with the remaining apples.   

How to make a Recyclable boat

The reason I am writing these instructions is to show you how to make a recycleable boat

  • 5 bottles that are the same size
  • A crafting knife
  • Some sellotape
  • If you want you can get three soap powder scoops and put it in the main three bottles to make seats.
Step by step:
1.First you gather five bottles.

2.You get an crafting knife and start cutting the main three bottles.(But they have to be the same and also be careful when you are cutting with a craft knife)

3.Sellotape the three bottles together properly so your boat does not sink in the water.

4.Grab your other two bottles and sellotape them to the other three bottles.

5.Get your soap powder scoops and sellotape them in the inside of the three main bottles to make seats.

6.Enjoy your boat and hope you learnt how to recycle and reuse.  

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Response writing

Background Info:
This article is about a mother only has $8 to feed her kids.The article is sort of not sad because she has lots of opportunity to provide for her two teenagers like renting her beach side house to some rich family who likes the house and live in a Housing NZ home.Also she should also tell her mother to pay her own bills.I don’t really like her mother because she know that she can’t afford things for her kids.She is actually not that sad because there are people worse off than her because some people have no house and they have no money at all to feed their kids at all.No offence but she should stop feeling sorry for herself and go look for a job.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

My Best Friend


Hair is as black as night
Eyes as brown as a town
Teeth as white as a light
Smile as sweet as peaches
Ears as small as a newborn baby's feet
She’s not a tool but I know she’s cool
She likes tea and swimming in the sea
She saw some tales of these cool whales
Shes happy and sort of clappy
She has  passion for fashion
She is the best and she doesn’t need a nest
She loves flowers and wishes she has powers.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Matariki Ball

On the 28th of June Glenbrae School was having a school ball.First of all I went home and have a shower and got change.I was wearing a black plane dress with a grey belt and plus a grey jacket.My mum straightened my hair then I went and put on my necklace and bracelet then I went to put on my shoes.When we were ready we had to wait awhile till we could go to the ball.When it was 5:30 we left to go to school and when we had arrived there we walked straight to the fence to stand in line so we can give our ticket to the teacher so they can rip it in half and we will get a stamp so we can go in and out of the ball.Then we walked inside the hall and I saw a lot of people and some was dancing.I just stood at the door with Mata and Mele because I was really shy.Then Apii told me to come with her and then I did.She told me to dance but I said “Nah it is OK because I’m to shy to dance”.Then Apii said “I was shy at first to and then I started dancing”.So I just stood there till they told us to go and sit down while they introduce everyone to the MATARIKI  Ball.After that they told the seniors to go and dance so people can choose the King and Queen for the seniors competition.Next it was the junior schools turn to get on the dance floor and dance to try and become a King or a Queen.So they started dancing to a song and when it finished they had to go and sit down.When all becoming a King and Queen dances were finished we were allowed to go and dance.I was shy at first but then Nunia came and she was shy at first but then she also told me to don’t be shy because she wasn't shy anymore.So I saw Tauola and me,Tauola,Apii and Nunia stood in a group and started dancing.The first song that came on I just stood there for half of the song but then I started dancing because I saw lots of people dancing and having fun.I was dancing with my friends for ages until it was time to go home and I had really great time dancing.