Many of us enjoy playing basketball during break time, but there are sometimes disagreements over the rules so Ms Leah spent a little time going over the rules and we went down to play as a class today.
Today we celebrated the end of term together. To begin with, parents organized some fun activities for us to do in the classrooms.
G1.3 would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays!!!
Here we are at yesterday's dress rehearsal for the Winter Concert. We are looking forward to seeing you all at the concert this evening!
Frankie: This is made of metal and tin-plated and painted. And here's the paint. And it's made in China. And I bought it from Ikea. And you can put coffee and tea and other dried food. And it can be recycled.
And when I was 5 or 6 I put it in the sun, and after some years it became so funny. When you put steel in the sun, it will go smelly, I think. It smelt like honey.
Ms Leah: What is the benefit of putting coffee or tea in that container?
Griff: It's because they put it in there to keep things fresher.
Frankie: This is made in Germany and flour, sugar, butter and it says there is syrup and milk powder, and egg powder, salt.
Adam: Do you know how much it costs?
Lucy: Is there anything inside?
Frankie: Butter biscuits.
Johnny: What is the process?
Frankie: It's the ingredients mixed together and put water, I think, and then it's baked.
Arywyn: What is the process of getting it to the table?
Frankie: I think a ship or an airplane takes it to the shopping place and somebody buys it.
Siena: I think you must be missing something.
Frankie: I think it goes to a truck and it brings it.
Adam: So a ship goes to Singapore and then it is brought by truck to the supermarket?
Griff: How do they make egg powder?
Frankie: I don't know. I don't even really know what it is.
Arwyn: Maybe it is like milk powder, but from an egg.
Lucy: I have a question. If it was delivered in a boat, how would the truck get the food to the water?
Arwyn: It goes to the Singapore port and the truck goes to the port.
Teddy: You said they come from a truck first. Don't they make it first in a factory, then it goes by truck to a boat or plane to Singapore and then a truck brings it to the supermarket?
Emma: So, they make the cookies in Germany, then send it by truck to a special airplane or boat to Singapore, then a truck brings them to Singapore shops. And in the shops there are loads of them. So how do you choose which one to buy? Did you get to try a little bit for free or something?
Arwyn: They are called food samples. Food you get to try for free in a supermarket are called food samples.
Frankie: I'm not sure. I have never tried them before. My mom bought them.
We wanted to know more about ports, egg powder and how cookies are processed. We watched part of a video on the Singapore Port. Do you know it is the biggest port in the world?
Aubrey: This, I think, is from Singapore. It's yogurt. It's low in fat. I don't know why. I don't know where the milk comes from. I don't know much about it. And this is the crocodile meat. And my mom cooks it in soup, but I don't really like it. I think it's from Singapore. Yes, it's a Singapore product.
Frankie: Did you eat the yogurt?
Aubrey: Yes, I did.
Adam: Is it healthy.
Aubrey: I think so.The milk is from Malaysia, manufactured in Singapore. Any more questions, like how it tastes like or...?
Siena: How much is it?
Aubrey: I don't know.
Pieter: What is the process of the yogurt?
Aubrey: I don't know.
Siena: This is called a croissant. It is from France, even though many people think it's from Australia. It is a semi circle. It is a popular breakfast in many parts of the world. It has butter, cold water, sugar, a touch of salt and white flour. All of the ingredients go in a mixer for 10 minutes. First at slow speed to blend everything and form the dough. Then faster. Next the sticky dough centers multi-roller machine as an automated dispenser lightly dusts the dough to prevent it from sticking. A series of 16 rollers flatten the dough into thinner and thinner sheets. Next process of elimination is what creates the croissants flaky layers. The first station on this line extrudes 20 kg blocks of margarine into a half a centimeter thin sheet. The next station layers the margarine sheet on top of the thin dough sheet.
Shotaro: I like those croissants, because I always eat them for breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays.
Teddy: Is the pink one a croissant too?
Siena: They are all croissants, but they are not real. They are just plastic.
Adam: Is that food yummy?
Siena: Yes, it's from Giant. The price is $3.50. I think they are probably baked in Singapore.
Adam: I think you all know it's chocolate. And I'll show you this, 'Fair Trade'. Remember the assembly? It doesn't how how much this costs. And this is okay. You don't need this one. It is enough package. I'm not sure where it comes from.
Ms Leah: Let's look. It says it's from Australia and it was imported to Singapore.
Adam: It says it has milk in it.
Teddy: Did you prepare at home?
Adam: No, I didn't have time.
Pieter: How is the chocolate processed?
Adam: I don't really know.
Siena: Is it like chocolate on the outside, milk in the inside, the other way, or is it that there is milk inside of the chocolate to make the chocolate?
Adam: I think inside the chocolate is the milk.
Siena: Maybe they put extra milk inside, and that is why they call it milk chocolate.
Arwyn: How do they make the shapes of the chocolate?
Adam: I think they have a special machine.
Arwyn: Maybe they have molds.
Adam: Yes, molds.
We wanted to learn more about where chocolate comes from.
Johnny: Can we also learn how to make chocolate at home?
This week we made French Toast. Ms Leah wrote the procedure for us to follow on the whiteboard. We read it closely and then worked in groups to make our French Toast.
After we ate, Ms Leah erased the board and asked us to write our own procedures of how to make it. Our work is below:
Lucy: It's going to be yogurt.
Johnny: It's freezing!
Griff: It's disappearing. I think it's going to turn into ice cream.
Claire: It's disappearing!
Ms Leah: Where is it going?
Claire: I don't know, maybe into the sky.
Ms Leah: Why?
Claire: Because maybe with all the shaking it's getting hot and...
Johnny: But no, look. It's changing. It's all yellow.
Nora: It's sticking to the top.
Siena: I think it's become butter or something.
We tasted it and it was butter!