Hi, I'm going to talk about orange juice today and how it gets to our tables.
The first step is harvesting. That means that the oranges are picked off the trees.
The second step is loading. It means they put the oranges in boxes and put them on a truck.
The third is unloading.
The fourth step is washing. They need to clean the oranges to make sure there is no dirt or anything on them.
The fifth step is chucking. They chuck anything that has holes or bacteria inside it.
The sixth step is juicing. Putting it in the juicing machine.
The seventh step is packaging.
The eighth step is putting it in the market or shop.
The last step is enjoying it.
Today we visited Hay Dairy Farm.
We learned about goats and watched goats being milked. They told us how milk is pasteurised and then bottled. After that it is transported to the supermarkets or bought on site.
After watching the goats being milked, we went to have a closer look at the goats. We bought some hay to feed them.
Afterwards we reflected in our unit books.
Ameen: The goats come from the USA.
Isaiah: What did I see? I saw a goat with hay. Then it was on the goat! Then I saw the goat's head under the iron black things. Then I fed goats with hay. Then I did this. Then I went to the toilet. Before I listened to the goat man. Then I looked at the goats and thought, "I wish I could feed the goats." Then I saw Ms Leah feeding the goats! Then I fed the goats! Then I touched the goats!
Maanya: I learned about goats. We all fed the goats and watched them milk the goats. So then we went to the Grade 3 goats and then the goats chewed Qaseh's jacket and licked her hands. Then food was still on her hands. The teacher said let it lick you so your hands are clean. She was okay with it. That was my field trip. How we fed it? We fed it in my hand. Then we touched the food.
Elliot: The Goat Farm
Goats are good at climbing. You can see on their teeth how many years old they are. They eat grass and hay. They are responsible and line up by themselves. They are natural animals. They are mammals. They will not attack. They will only attack if you hurt it.
Jake: I feed the female and male. I also pat the goats. I go to another section to feed or pat.
Cesca: We learned only female goats have milk. They have babies. We feed the goat. It was very good!
Freya: Goats are good at climbing, hungry, cheeky. There are big goats, little goats. You can tell a kid from a goat because of the teeth. They are so hungry. We did not learn how to feed a goat, because we know. Well, most of us. Old goats can't get up very well, like baby goats can. They can be accidentally mixed up with sheep.
Karin: We learned about goat teeth and we fed the goats. And I saw the mother goat had a baby in her tummy. The people take the goat milk from the machine to take the milk. And we are going to drink the goat milk. And we saw the baby goat. And I can't wait to drink the goat milk.
Qaseh: I gave food to the goats and I looked at the goats. They put something on the goats to have milk. And when I gave food to the goats, he licked my hand. And he licked my jacket. And we took the milk we got at the farm.
Justin: About the Goat Farm
I learned which goat is a boy or a girl, and the babies. I learned the big goat's name and learned how to feed the goats and pet the goats. I learned which country they are from, America, and there are different goats. I learned goats have two things at the stomach (udders) and cows have four.
Chaitanya: I learned about goats. We feed the goats and pet them.
Flynn: The Goat Farm
We learned the ages of the goats from the teeth. We also learned how the goats get milked. We also learned how they feed the goats. We also learned which country the goats come from. They come from America.
James: About the Goat Farm
Hello, I'm James. Today I'm talking about the goat farm. In the goat farm I saw daddies, mommies, kids, and the daddies have horns. The others do not. And we fed them hay. And the pooh is like circles.
Darshan: The Goat Farm
We learned the ages of the goats from the teeth. We also learned how the goats get milked. We also learned how they feed the goats. We also learned which place the goats come from, the USA. We fed them hay. We also learned when they milked the goats. We also learned that cows' and goats' fur is soft.
Ryo: About the Goat Farm
I learned that goats eat some kind of leaves. I learned how to feed the goats. I learned how goats' fur is short and soft. I learned goats and sheep are similar. I learned that the goats are in cages. I learned how to make its milk. I learned how goats are responsible.
I touched the goats.
Seheon: The Goat Farm
We learned goats are good at climbing things. Goats eat grass. They are good at jumping. The men was taking milk from them. When they are young, the horns are inside their bodies. When they become older, the boys have horns on their heads. The goats are mammals so they don't lay eggs. They eat a lot and grow.We saw goats and fed them.
After the trip we went back to school and tried some delicious goat milk. Mmm, good!
This afternoon Ms Leah needed our help. She collected the money for tomorrow's field trip to Hay Dairy Farm, but needed to work out if we had enough money for the entry and goat's milk, and how much money we would have left over to purchase hay to feed the goats.
To find out the answer to her questions, we needed to calculate how much money each group needed, count the money each group actually had and then find out the surplus, or money left over. We worked together in small groups.
Ryo, Seheon, Chaitanya, and Isaiah
3.21 x 4 = 12. 84 Or
3.21 + 3.21 + 3.21 + 3.21 = 12.84
2 x 5 = 10 because 5 + 5 = 10
1 x 6 = 6
10 + 6 = 16
16 - 12 = 4
100 - 84 = 16
Freya, Leo, Jake and Cesca
3.21 + 3.21 + 3.21 + 3.21
3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 12
.20 + .20 + .20 + .20 = .80
.01 + .01 + .01 + .01 = .04
4 + 4 + 4 + 4 = 16
Darshan, Elliot, Maanya, and Karin
3.21 x 4 = 12.84
3.21 + 3.21 + 3.21 + 3.21 = 12.84
4 x 4 = 16
4 + 4 + 4 + 4 = 16
16 - 12= 4
Justin, Flynn, Ameen, Qaseh and James
5 x 321 = 1605 so $16.05
Need = $16.05
Actual = $20.00
20 - 16 = 4
100 - 5 = 95
20.00 - 16. 05 = 3.95
We then brought our surplus amounts to the carpet. Three groups had $3.16 left over and one group had $3.95. We know a package of hay costs $5 so we wanted to see how many packages of hay we can buy.
We added the dollars first.
3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 12
We added the dimes next.
.10 + .10 + .10 + .90 = 1.20
We then added the nickels and pennies.
.06 + .06 + .06 + .05 = .23
Next we added up the dollars, dimes, nickels and pennies.
12.00 + 1.20 + .23 = $13.43
As each package of hay costs $5, we then needed to see how many groups of 5 we could make out of $13.43.
5 + 5 = 10 yes
5 + 5 + 5 = 15 no
Tomorrow we can buy 2 packages of hay to feed to the goats! And we'll still have a little money left, $3.43.
This is my Show & Tell. This is chocolate. My mother sent this for me. This is made of cocoa beans. And it goes to the factory. And it goes to many machines and they wrap it. And they transport it to the market. Any they sell it.
Elliot: Did you know that chocolate is also made from milk?
Ms Leah: What country is your chocolate from?
Chaitanya: Where was it packaged?
Jake: When was it made?
I'm not sure. It doesn't say on here.
Cesca: It's probably on the box. It should have an expiration date.
If something has already expired, it will get something greenish. Like on cheese.
Chaitanya: I think it will also get stinky.
Today I will introduce Japanese tofu.
Tofu is made from soy beans and Nigari.
Nigari is a powder remaining when you make salt from sea water.
1. First you need to put the soy beans into water.
2. When they get soft, you put them in a mixer with water and grind them.
3. After that you need to boil the soy beans.
4. And you need to squeeze them and get the soy milk.
5. Then you put Nigari into it. Nigari is to make the soy milk hard.
6. Finally, you get tofu.
Hi. Today I'll introduce to you about Japanese mochi. Mochi is a rice cake. Do you know what it is made from? It's made from rice. Farmers grow rice in the fields. In Autumn, they harvest them and send them to the shops. We can buy its rice.
In Japan, we make mochi from rice at home. It makes for New Year Celebration. Making mochi is a traditional year end event in Japan.
We use these items for making mochi.
Big bowl is 'usu' and wood stick is 'kine'.
At first we put steamed rice into 'usu'. And hit it by 'kine'. Hit, hit, hit... then mochi is doen.
Newly made mochi is yummy.
Please try it!
This is a recycled cranberry juice. Do you know what it's made of? It's actually made of limes, grapes, lemon. It doesn't look like it, but it is. I can taste it.
Qaseh: Are those grapes or cranberries?
Oh, I mean cranberries. They are cranberries.
Cesca: Which country is it from?
It's produced in the UK.
Ms Leah: How is it made?
Maybe they squeeze the lemon and lime. I don't know what they do to the cranberries.
Chaitanya: They probably crush them.
James: Using a machine.
Ms Leah: Are there any other ingredients, like sugar?
Maanya: Yes, there's some sugar, but not a lot of sugar. It's not too sweet.
We read the ingredients off the package. We decided to watch a video about how cranberry juice is made.
I'm going to talk about flour, and it can make bread, pasta, noodles. Sometimes if you leave flour open for a long time, also with the pasta, insects will go inside. And then if you cook it and eat it, it can make you sick. So my mom always puts flour in the freezer and pasta somewhere.
Ms Leah: Where does flour come from?
Flour comes from some plant, wheat.
Jake: How do they make the pasta?
Karin: Remember we made noodles in Mandarin? They use flour to make them. They put water and flour. You can also make dumplings with flour.
Cesca: How can flour be made into that powder?
Karin: I'm not sure about that.
We decided to watch a video to find out.
We also watched a video about how pasta is made.
Qaseh: That's like what I learned from this book about pasta.
Chaitanya: After they package the pasta, it goes by truck to the shops.
Elliot: Or it may go to other countries, like Singapore, Japan or Australia.
We talked about the words 'export' and 'import'.
Today we visited the Grade 4 Human Body Exhibition.
Qaseh: I learned about pain and how we feel pain.
James: A message goes to our brain.
Ameen: Our brain is a message center.
Elliot: The message goes through our body through these little things.
Cesca: And some people when they are born cannot feel pain.
Maanya: And it's really dangerous for them.
Qaseh: 17, right? The girl was 17.
Maanya: But usually people with that cannot live so long, like 3 or 4.
Cesca: Because if they break something or burn themselves, they do not know. They don't feel the pain.
Seheon: And I learned about which foods are good for which parts of the body. Like some types of food are good for the eyes, and some are good for the stomach.
Elliot: But did they say sugar was good for the brain? I thought they said sugar was healthy for the brain.
Darshan: No, sugar is unhealthy. Sugar is very unhealthy for the brain. Maybe they said 'unhealthy'.
Jake: Sugar makes it difficult to concentrate.
Seheon: And it was interesting, because they talked about if you have a problem in different areas what foods you can eat.
Ameen: And there was one about broken bones.
Ryo: And sleep. There was one about what happens if you don't sleep enough.