Friday, November 20, 2009

New Zealand words!

Here are explanations for some of our kiwi words...

Jandal: is a shoe. It is our name for a flip flop or a thong.
Gum boot: a shoe for rainy days or on the farm. It is called a Wellington boot in England.
Pavlova: a pudding made of eggs and sugar, lots of cream and fruits.
Kiwi: a small brown bird with a long beak that only lives in New Zealand.
The Haka: A Maori War dance. The All Blacks perform a haka before they start a rugby match
The All Blacks: The New Zealand Rugby Team

If there's any other words you want to know about let us know and we'll add them in!

Room 9 Pukekos


  1. Dear Room 9,
    Thanks for the useful list of words above-now we will know what everything means when we come and visit you in just over 3 weeks time! The Pavlova sounds very yummy!
    See you soon
    Liz and Lewis

  2. Hi Pukekos,

    We really like your list of NZ words. We especially like that you have mentioned the All Blacks. Can you tell us who the Black Caps and All Whites are, please?

    Love from

  3. Theweather is almost the same like you guys. America IS a cool place to live. I think cardinals are. Our school is a peacebuilder school and it has cool teachers.American foos. yes it is. When it's night time over there it is day time here in arizona.

  4. The weather is the same as over there. America is a cool place to live in and it's relaxed. For me the cardinals. My school is a peacebuilder and cool teachers. American food. When it's night time over there it's day time here in arizona. What kind of food is special over there. please leave a comment on my blog and my classes blog thankyou!!!

  5. hi,my name is Jesus.Im in Mr.Miller's class and i have some answers to your question's.A place that is only in Tucson is Eegee's,eegee's is a slush drink,they come in many diferent flavors.Our state tree is the Palo Verde(it means green tree).What hind of stuff are special to New Zealand?Please write back at

  6. Hi Yendarra School the weather in Tucson right now is cold but it gets very hot in the summer time.America is very cool because we have the Grand Canyon here.The Grand Canyon is very big and tall because the Colorado River runs through it.Our school is cool because of the nice teachers here.We have mexican food here it is very good.When its day here its night there.What kind of food does New Zealand.

    Anthony from room25

  7. America is a very nice place to live because we have one of the greatest wounders of the world THE GRAND CAYON it is 13 miles wide ,4,000 to 5,500 feet deep,and 217 miles long and very amazing and beautiful.

  8. The weather in Arizona is hot.It can get to 100°F.America is a great place to live.There is alot of animals that are important to Arizona.One of them is the cardinal.Arizona has a variety of food.


  9. Arizona is really hot.America is a cool place to live in.Our time is different so when its day here its night where you are.The bald Eagle repersents our nation.We have P.E. do you guys?

    from Fernando

  10. Hi Class 9!

    Do you know how to perform the Haka? It would be cool to see a video of your class doing the Haka! Be careful when Liz and Lewis come to visit that they do not eat all of your Pavlova!