This week we have been getting back into our routine and catching up on some work.
It has been two weeks since we have been back from camp. Camp was awesome. We all enjoyed it and loved our great experience and are catching up on some work - like recounts, "Inside Me" poems, explanation writing and getting back into our SSR (Sustained Silent Reading).
Here is some of the students' explanation writing on hobo stoves:
Explanation Writing - Hobo Stoves
A hobo stove is a fun and easy way to cook and prepare simple meals.
A hobo stove is a tin stove which is roughly a 17-18 cm long stove and the little tin is 8 cm long. The little tin has some wax and spiral shaped cardboard so you can light it. The little tin is actually a condensed milk or baked bean tin, and they work perfectly! The bigger tin is for cooking similar to a fry pan. You can cook almost anything on it - for instance sausages, pikelets or pancakes etc.
When you want to cook or start cooking on a hobo stove, you first light up the small tin. Once it has been lit, you cover the bigger tin over the smaller tin which makes it all hot when you leave it for approximately 2-3 minutes. Once it is heated, you can add a little bit of olive oil and once you have poured the oil you can start cooking - which is a lot of fun!
When you have finished cooking, you can carefully remove the bigger tin and blow out the smaller tin. Leave it for a while to cool and once it has cooled down you can wash it.
25 May 2010
A hobo stove is used for outside cooking. It is great for camps.
A hobo stove has two units. There is the outside unit and it has to be 17.5 cm or bigger. It has holes around the top and bottom. The top hole lets smoke and carbon dioxide out and the bottom lets air come in. The second unit is a small can about as big as 8.5cm. This can is used for the flame. It has card board and wax in it.
You first light a match and place it on the card board and wait for a flame then put the big can on top.
When you have finished put the big can over the small one and the flame will be gone.
But I think no one under about 10 or 11 should use the hobo stove without a parent or guardian with them. But over all, hobo stoves are fun to use. Nikhil 25 May 2010
A hobo stove is something that you use to cook on. Hobo stoves are made from a large steel tin and a small steel tin filled with corrugated cardboard covered in wax.A few groups of students had a competition to create a camp alphabet in less than 5 minutes. Here are the combined results:
When you light a hobo stove with a match, it is the small tin with corrugated cardboard and wax in it that you light. Then you put the large tin on top to let oxygen get in and out of it.
When you start to cook anything you need to oil the cooking surface. On a hobo stove you can cook pancakes, fruit, sausages and toast in sandwiches in tin foil when it has heated up.
When you have finished using the hobo stove, lift up the bottom of the hobo stove and turn it so the part that you were cooking is facing the ground. Then put it on top of the little tin. Leave it for a little while to cool down. Wash it when it has cooled down.
Hobo stoves are fun to cook on.
25 May 2010
A - Awhitu, awesome, apple crumble, aqua shoes
B - Bolivia, burgers, ball, bed, beach
C - Cabins, cans, crabs, camp, cliffs
D - Dads, dinner, dirty, dishes
H - Hose, hobo stoves, helado,
I - Ice-cream, idiots, intense, I made new friends
J - Jelly, jogging, jueves, juice
K - Kids, kauri tree, kind parents
L - Lighthouse, la comida, lentils, lookout
O - Orpheus, orienteering, our times have been fun
P - Posts, pohutukawa, pies, pikelets
Q - Queues, quail,
R - Road, rimu, rocks, rescuing sausages
S - Sunset, sunrise, sea, soccer
T - Tide, tins, toilets, towels, trees
U - Undies, ukulele, urinal,
V - Venezuela, vegetarian, verandah
W - Walking, wind, wet, water
X- Extreme, extraordinary
Y- You're always having fun
Z - Zoom slide, zebra-coloured cows