Tropical Leaves

The Age of Discovery - Term 3, Week 2



Francisco Pizarro and the Incas
00:00 / 09:31
00:00 / 01:13

Good morning one and all!

I hope you had a lovey weekend. It was wonderful to have some sun. 

We will hear a story about another character today, which will continue on Tuesday.

I thought it would be fun to share the odd joke with each other. If you have one, you can email it to me and I will share it on our website on your behalf. Here's one to start:

A man walks into a library and orders fish and chips.

The librarian says, "This is a library."

The man says, "Oh. Sorry," Then in a whisper, "I'd like some fish and chips."

Have a great day!

Love Larissa


Dictation week 2
00:00 / 03:08
Fall of the Incas
00:00 / 06:59
00:00 / 01:13

Welcome to Tuesday's lessons. 

No-one has sent me a joke yet - have a think and chat and let me know if you have one.

I have a joke for you which is better said to someone than just read off the page. See if you can master the necessary skill to interrupt the person you are telling the joke to, with the punch line. Wait until they just start thinking of an answer, but don't wait too long!

What's the difference between a good joke and a bad joke timing.

A bit more drizzle today I think - sun tomorrow maybe. But like Christian says, "There's no such thing as good or bad weather, just weather."

Enjoy your day. Love, Larissa 


Ferdinand Magellan
00:00 / 12:44
00:00 / 01:13


Here is a joke from Viola: 

Why did the kid that was doing home schooling ask his mum for a high chair to sit in?

So he could get over his work.

Muchas gracias Viola! Any one else want to share a joke? You could search for one this afternoon. Ask your family if they know a good one. If you think of one email it to me... por favor!

How has your instrument practise been going? Remember that a few minutes a day is really beneficial in keeping your skills developing. That's better than 30 minutes once a week. 

Am i being too verbose?


Also, if anyone wants an extra project, feel free to contact me - I have some ideas :)


Buenos dias. Adios, 



Spanish practise
00:00 / 01:31
Crossing the Pacific
00:00 / 10:59
00:00 / 01:13

Hola clase siete,

Magellan's adventure continues today... In the activities for today I have given you a time allotment against each task as a way of helping you manage your time. Of course you can choose to take more time if you wish so long as you have energy for all parts of Main Lesson. If you do a thorough job but finish earlier, that's fine too. Comprendo?

I am delirious with happiness to be able to share this joke with you today - thanks to Josie :)

A banana walks into a cafe and does the splits. The waitress says, "Hey we've got a dessert named after you!" The banana replies, "What?... Kevin?"

Hasta la vista,



The Renaissance
00:00 / 08:57
Track Name
00:00 / 01:04

Buenos dias clase siete, 

Muchas gracias for your lovely work you have sent me. 

Los siento clase siete - I made a faux pas. Yesterday, I put the maths worksheet on the website in place of the answers. This is fixed now. How did that happen!? No lo comprendo.

Aquí hay una brona de Tessa

(Here is a joke from Tessa)

A horse walks into a restaurant. The waitress says, "Hey,"

The horse replies, "Lady, you can read my mind".

Muchas gracias Tessa :)

I hope you all have a lovely weekend, enjoying the sun.