Mrs Amosa taught us about ANZAC Day last Wednesday. ANZAC Day happens each April 25th in the far away lands of Australia, New Zealand, and Turkey. It is a day of remembrance over a terrible battle fought a long, long, long time ago in World War I.

ANZAC Day is about two friends who tried to do something they thought was good but a third friend came and got mad at them for it and hurt them. Everyone felt so sad and bad about the fighting, people from many different lands still remember it today. Our friends in Indonesia told us about it too:
Image Wednesday is ANZAC day. Today we are wearing flowers in commemoration. Wednesday morning at sunrise there will be a parade.
How do you feel after fighting with a friend? This one was so bad everyone is still feeling bad about it, even though it was a long time ago. What can you do to be a good friend to someone who feels sorry after a fight?
Mrs Amosa made special ANZAC cookies after our talk to remember the importance of being kind. Here is the recipe! People make these special cookies to remember how to be a good friend.
1 cup plain flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup desiccated coconut (not sweetened)
3/4 cup brown sugar
125 g butter
2 tbsp golden syrup (I used blue agave syrup from Trader Joe’s – – closest thing I could find)
2 tbsp water
1 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 325F
  1. Sift flour then add other dry ingredients (except baking soda)
  2. Put butter, syrup & water in small saucepan over medium heat until all ingredients are melted.  Stir in baking soda.
  3. Add all ingredients together and stir until combined
  4. Roll level tablespoons of mix into balls and place on non-stick tray, flatten with fork.
  5. Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown, set aside on tray for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack.
  6. Eat the cookies and think of some kind words to say to a friend!

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