Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the Land Down Under - Sydney, Australia 10,000 Nautical Miles from Westlake, Ohio."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to the Land Down Under - Sydney, Australia 10,000 Nautical Miles from Westlake, Ohio
Right now, it’s 3:30 PM on Tuesday in Sydney But it’s still Monday in Westlake (11:30 PM to be exact!) So G’Day from the Future!
G’Day? Huh? Why G’Day G’day is Australian Slang for Hello Mate – Dude Bob’s your uncle – there you have it Biscuit – Cookie Crisp – Chip Chip – French Fry They’d call Mrs. Shields a ‘Chalkie’ (that’s their slang for teacher! Don’t believe me? Listen here!!! Or this one – which I know you’ve never seen…Listen here!!!one
Australian Fun Facts Botany Bay (Sydney’s original name) was founded by the English in 1789 – they’re younger than we are! Australia started out a jail – you steal something in England, you get sent to Australia Because it’s South of the equator, the water in the toilet circles the opposite way, and the seasons are flipped (it’s Spring for them!) They have private zoos where you can feed kangaroos and pet koalas (although koalas are really mean and crabby!)
Speaking of Founding Australia… This is a replica of the HMS Endeavour – the ship Captain Cook sailed from England to Explore the South Seas
It’s Part of the National Maritime Museum – Which Pays Honour to Australia’s Ocean Heritage
It Was Remembrance Day in Australia Remembrance Day is November 11, and all the English Colonies honour the military on that day. Stanley got to catch the Australian Navy Memorial
Then he looked down– woah! Those were floating right up next to the pier – no way was Stanley going to make friends with the Squishies!Squishies
After All that Exploring, Stanley Was Hungry, so he had Elevensies What’s elevensies? It’s morning tea! Stanley ate vegemite on toast and had a flat white (coffee with steamed milk) What’s vegemite? It’s a spread made from Brewer’s Yeast (a by product of making beer), vegetables, and spices.
When he Went to Pay, Stanley Found out that Australia Has No Pennies But they still charge like they do. So if you buy something that costs $4.32, you’d only pay $4.30, and if it cost $5.68, you’d pay $5.70. See, rounding does come in handy!
Stanley flies home at the end of the week – he’s going to try and bring in some Australian goodies for the class if he can get them through customs! Here’s something oh so Australian to tide you over until then!oh so Australian