Thursday, 11 January 2018

SLJ week 2, day 5

SLJ, Winter Learning Journey
Day 5: Coming to an End
Activity 1: Ve Day!

After six long years of fighting, World War II finally came to an end in 1945. The entire country was ecstatic and parties were thrown all over New Zealand to celebrate VE Day (Victory in Europe). Imagine that you were living in New Zealand in 1945 and you had to plan a VE day party at your house. Who would you invite? What would you do to celebrate?

On your blog, tell us all about your (imaginary) VE party. If it was me, I would invite all of my closest friends and family over to my house for a big barbecue. We would eat hamburgers and play basketball in the driveway. Some of us would probably walk to the local beach to play soccer on the beach and to go for a swim (if the weather was warm enough)!

I would invite my family over and have a bbq. We would play basketball in the backyard and other fun family games. I would also play loud music and set up a pool incase itp gets too hot. We would cook ham burgers, paddies, sausages, bacon, chicken and other meats. 
Activity 2: Making a Fashion Statement

In the years following World War II, things slowly returned to normal in New Zealand. Soldiers returned home and settled back into regular life; and national sporting teams, like the New Zealand cricket team, got back together and started playing matches again. In the late 1940s, men and women would go to watch these events, men wearing hats and suits and women wearing dresses, hats, and gloves. Compare the pictures of common clothing from the late 1940s to what you wear now (i.e. in 2017). Are they similar or are they quite different?


On your blog tell us which of the two styles you prefer and why. The pictures above were taken over 65 years ago! What do you think people will be wearing 65 years from now?

I'd rather wear these kind of clothes because there comfortable and i like the style. I think the fashion/clothes from 65 years now would be very weird and it would be metal. Maybe from 65 years now there would be no more fabric to make any more clothes/shoes. 
Bonus Activity: Sweet Tooth

When World War II ended, a number of people from Europe moved to New Zealand looking for a peaceful place to live and raise a family. When they came, they brought recipes and foods from their native countries with them, including hamburgers, pizza and other delicious foods.

I usually have a chocolate chip cookie with my tea. I love biscuits! What is your favourite sweet treat or dessert? Use google to find a recipe for it. Type the recipe out on your blog. Make sure you also include a picture.

Red Velvet Cake


2 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour 
1 1/2 cups sugar 
2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa 
1 tablespoon baking powder 
1 teaspoon salt 
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil 
1 cup buttermilk 
1 teaspoon vanilla 
1 bottle (1 oz) red food color 
2 eggs

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms and sides of 3 (8- or 9-inch) round pans with shortening; lightly flour. 
2 In large bowl, beat all cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat 2 minutes on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pans. 
3 Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. 
4 In medium saucepan, mix 1/2 cup flour and 1 1/2 cups milk with whisk until smooth. Cook over medium heat until mixture is very thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes. In large bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups sugar and the butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour mixture by tablespoonfuls; beat on high speed until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Fill and frost cake, using 1 cup frosting between layers. Store covered in refrigerator.

Image result for red velvet cake 

1 comment:

  1. Kia ora Salote!

    Again, great work with these activities. I like that you always put lots of effort into your responses! That sounds like a great way to celebrate VE day. You'd need to have it in summer so it'd be the perfect weather for you! Where would you have it? At your house, or at a park?

    I like that you shared a photo of the kind of clothes you like so we can see the comparisons. Fashion definitely is a lot more comfortable and less formal now than it was back then.

    That's an interesting thought, maybe they won't use fabric in 65 years and use metal or other materials... What do you think the clothes with look like?

    That red velvet cake looks delicious! My favourite is banana or chocolate cake. I just made a banana cake in he weekend with all my leftover bananas. Do you bake at home?

    Nicky :)