Gabriel and Jack Making
By Gabriel and Jack
Room 14, 2010
This is Jack and Gabriel. One day, they went to Room 7 with
some other children and Mr McMillan to make Hokey Pokey.
They wrote this story to tell us how they did it.
First we make sure that everything was ready to make hokey
pokey. This is what we used.
Container of sugar
We took a paper towel and put on the butter
and wiped it on the baking tray. This was to
stop the hokey pokey sticking to the tray.
After that, we took
4 tablespoons of
sugar and put it in
the pot and 2
golden syrup as
We took the
spoon and put
it on a paper
towel so it did
not stick on the
We started to
mix it on a low
heated it until
the mixture got
Whaea Nadine was setting the time for 7 minutes.
It had to boil that long so the hokey pokey can be
nice and crunchy.
We were still mixing until it got golden. It did not take
too long. Here, Jack is putting in the baking soda and
Gabriel is mixing it fast.
The hokey pokey fluffed up and we poured it on the
tray as fast as we could so it did not stick to the pot.
We thought it looked like mud because it was dark
brown. Let’s just hope it does not taste like mud.
Then went to the kitchen in the hall to wash the pots.
The pots were soaking in the sink to clean them more
easily. Then we filled the sink with the hot water and
dishwashing liquid. The hokey pokey came off easily.
We went up to the
wrapped the hokey
pokey with glad-wrap
and put it in the fridge
so it could set.
The next day we
went to Mr McMillan
for the hokey pokey
We took a knife and
cracked it in pieces
and tasted it.
It was crunchy and it
did not taste like
mud. It was very
sweet and nice.
Then on Friday we
went back to Mr
taught us how to
make boxes with
glue, scissors, pen,
ruler, and paper.
It was very fun.
In the afternoon Mr McMillan called us again. The glue on
our box was dry. Then we halved the hokey pokey and put
it inside the box. We put tape on the lid to close it and
then went home.
As we left, Mr McMillan said “Don’t eat it all at once
or you will get sick!”
We didn’t……get sick.