Welcome to Room 13's Learning Journey blog. We are a class of Year 7-9 year olds in Auckland, New Zealand.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Making Whitebait Fritters for Matariki

Wow, exciting! Lots of us had no idea about what whitebait was. Luckily the Weka Reading group found out a lot of information by reading a book on whitebait from the reading resources. 

Then, after they had asked lots more questions, they did a Google search to find more information and answer their questions. 
They learned that:
    1.  When you search the Internet it can be like looking for a needle in a haystack!
    2.  If you add a comma, then the word "New Zealand" to your search key word, then you will get information from your own country - the search is "narrowed".
    3.  Whitebait are small, juvenile fish from 5 different species in New Zealand. They are very tiny... but very delicious when they are put in fritters.
      The Weka reading group made a Keynote presentation which they will need to upload to our blog.

      Matariki is a special festival in New Zealand that we have been learning about... class members will post their information about this festival that is little-known even in New Zealand.