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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Scones!

Kia ora :) For technology we made some scones relating to kiwiana and what is kiwi-like. I was in a group of 6 (including me) And we made some pretty nice scones. They were a bit salty but really nice and soft. The cheese was my favourite. We had to make Cheese, Dates & Plain scones. This is our scone recipe if yo u would like to follow the recipe just read down below :)


Friday, October 20, 2017

Carpool Karaoke

For our assembly Room 6 done the famous "Carpool Karaoke" By James Corden. This is our version. It was really fun dressing up and getting to play around in Mrs . Henare's car =D I was with my good friends Paris & Adelia. We lipsynced Shoop by Salt 'N' Pepa & Ew! By Jimmy Fallon.


Weekly Plenary

Kia ora koutou :) A task our class has to do weekly is to write our weekly plenary. This is my weekly plenary. I found it a bit difficult trying to find my work to link but apart form that everything was very easy. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Book reviews - Wish upon a unicorn & The magic finger

Kia ora koutou this is my book review for my blog. We had a challenge to complete 7 novels to earn kids sized pizza at Hell's Pizza. To get a pizza you need to read 7 novels and stamp it on your pizza wheel you will be given at your school. So far i have read 2 novels. 

Wish upon a unicorn - about a little girl who falls through her grandmothers floor and into another world. She fights her way back to her other world and gets imprisoned in a dirty prison where elves and unicorns are kept. She can also talk to unicorns through her mind and helps to save all the prisoners and returns home safely.

The magic finger- A little girl has a gift called the magic finger, when she gets angry she uses the magic finger and accidentally turns her neighbours into ducks! A bunch of ducks take over their house and then they have to live in a nest, Fortunately they get turned back and they lived happily ever after!






Thursday, August 31, 2017

Life cycle of a manatee

For writing we are learning about explanation writing we got to choose a topic of our choice. I decided to do the life cycle of a manatee. I found them interesting since the female manatee are pregnant for 1 year! I found trying to find the information for the manatee's adulthood hard to find since Google didn't have much websites to provide the information i needed. Hope you enjoy my explanation :)

Manatee life cycle
Have you ever wondered about the life cycle of a manatee? Manatees or sea cows have a different life cycle than other sea mammals. They are known to be gentle mammals that lives in the coastal waters or lakes around The caribbean, United states, Central America, Eastern Mexico or South America.  The manatee has a lifespan of about 40-50 years but can live up to 60 years.
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Firstly a female manatee won’t reach maturity till she is the 3 or 5 years of age. They will then start mating with other males at age 6. They will only breed every 3-5 years unless they lose their calf in the first year then they will mate the following year. A female won’t connect with her male partner but will be in a mating herd of approximately a dozen other male bulls. The breeding and births can happen at any time of the year but will occur usually around Spring and Summer. The female will carry the calf for about 1 year.

Secondly when the female is ready to give birth she will seek for a quiet place to give birth. The calf will either be born head or tail first and will weigh around 60 -70 pounds, they are also around 3-4 feet long. Once they are born they will vocalize and then a mother- calf bond begins for about 2 years, they will also be able to swim and nurse immediately after birth. After they are born the mother will bring the calf up to the surface to breathe.The calf starts nursing underwater and will start to frequently. The mother reaches the young calf  They will usually only stay for their mother for around 1 year, some calves may stay with their mother till they are around 1 and ½ or 2 years of age.

Thirdly the female manatee won’t reach maturity till she is about 5 years of age, and she will only breed 3-5 times a year. She won’t form a permanent bond with a male manatee but instead will be in a mating herd with  a dozen other male manatees or bulls. The breeding and birth can happen around anytime during the year, but most births will occur during Spring and Summer. The manatee will often travel alone and will mostly stay underwater, but will come out of the water to breathe air up on the surface. A manatee migrates to warmer waters during seasonal changes because they can’t sustain water temperatures below 63 degrees. A manatee has a slow metabolism, cold water might drain out the manatee’s body heat.

Manatees have a different life cycle than other mammals. From being a calf to their adulthood and their breeding. The adult manatee will only have a baby once a year and then the life cycle will begin again.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Auto draw

Kia ora :) I was tutuing with this website called auto draw where you try draw something and it will suggest or think of what your drawing. Then you get options so you don't have to draw! This one is under the sea. You can also add colour like i did and make a drawing stick to another one