Monday, 26 October 2015


Description: We had to write a letter to the dad in the story. And here is my letter to him telling about the how things are going at home and at school.


At home we are running out of food and money, also last night a barn burnt down, we were hoping it was the school but yeah I am kind of disappointed!! 

Also the Post Office is crazy I could not even fit in the shop so sorry!! I could not post your things you asked for. I will try tomorrow!

When I was at the Lunch bar everyone try's to avoid us, the man would not serve me but everyone started leaving so he served me FINALLY! But that was the last of our cash. He brought some over for us, Mum was so thankful.



Description: We had to answer so we questions we we had read 7 - 8 chapters then some more questions for 8 - 9 chapters. The book we are reading is this land we call home.

7 - 8 Chapters Questions

Paula remains loyal to her friend Ken in spite of the loss of her brother at Pearl Harbour (p. 53) What does this tell you about Paula?

Ken is a great friend of her brothers & Paula is being nice to him because of the loss.

Can you identify with Paula’s feelings when she finds out Grandpa Miller’s threats? 

Worried & anxious about it.

Have you ever felt so angry that you could explode? (P.56) How did you deal with it?

Having to go to bed when they get to stay and watch something 

What feelings did the incident in the food store on page 62 evoke in you? What is your stance (opinion) on the issue of persecution of Japanese families?

9 - 10 Chapters Questions

Do you think people should use the term ‘Jap’ (P.70) Why/Why not?

No because it sounds quite rude and is quite offensive in the past they used to but in World War 11
It started to become more derogatory.

Ken makes an entry in his diary about the government freezing bank accounts of Japanese families so people cannot get money out. (P.72) Why do you think the government froaze the accounts? 

Because they want them gone and know one likes the Japanese being there.

Can this action be justified? Why/why not?

Yes - By being nice to other people and accepting their decisions.

How does the author convey the feelings of Kaz and Ken as the Izumis prepare to leave their home? (pp 76-77)

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Pearl Habour

Description: Hannah P and I researched about the attack at pearl harbour here is our information put together into a poster. The book we are reading is called This Land We Call Home.

Monday, 12 October 2015

This Land We Calł Home

Assess the cover the blurb and the title.
What made you choose this book?  
What appeals to you?  
What hooked you in?
Make some predictions about the story.  When and where do you think the story is set?  What do you think is going to happen?  Why?


1. The front cover made me curious to find what was happening in this image, with the 2
    seasons Autum & Spring. Also the title hooked me in because I wanted to know what land was it? Also what was the barb wire why? would there be barb wire there.

2. What appeals to me is the blossom tree and the title on the front, I also would like to read a author's book that I don't know about.

3. What hooked me in was... Reading the blurb hooked me in because I would like to read a book in a different decade.

4. My predictions are... That Ken's family are in the end going to be one of the important family's in their country!