Friday, September 18, 2009


Today in Room 1 we started reading 'The Garbage King' by Elizabeth Laird. The story is set in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. We've only just started but already I want to know what Merges is up to, and if Mamos is going to be safe.

Some places to learn more about Ethiopia:
Addis Ababa

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Kiwiana Quiz

Kiwiana Quiz

Click on the link to test your knowledge of New Zealand geography.

Can you beat 15/18? It's a tough ask!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

DNA Fingerprinting

DNA Fingerprinting

Click on the above link to learn more about DNA fingerprinting. You can even put your knowledge to the test to solve a crime. Good Luck!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Basic Facts

Basic Facts Game

How well do you know your basic facts? Put your skills to the test with these two games.

Good Luck

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Breadwinner

I found reading the Breadwinner very insightful into things that are happening in Afghanistan. It made me appreciate how lucky we are to live in a country that is more tolerant of different beliefs and treats everyone more equally.

LTranimo asked if there was a sequel. We were left wondering what happens to Parvana's mother and sister. The good news is that there is a sequel titled Parvana's Journey. I will try to get a copy from the National Library.

What did you think of the book, its characters and life in Afghanistan?