Monday, July 3, 2017

Elephants Elephants Everywhere!

  1. Did you know that elephants can hear one another’s trumpeting calls up to 5 miles away.
  2. Elephants are not only cultural icons  in India  and throughout Asia, they also help to maintain the integrity of their forest and grasslands habitats.
  3. The elephants gestation  period is 22 months - longer than any other land animal in the world. A new born human baby weighs an average of 7 pounds while a newborn elephant baby can weigh up to 260 pound! The baby can stand up shortly after being born.
  4. The oldest known elephant in the world lived for 86 years (1917 -  2003). The average lifespan of an elephant is from 50 to 70 years. The largest known elephant was shot in Angola in 1956 and weighed about  24 000 pounds! It had a shoulder height of 3.96 metres.

Kia ora my name is Mapihi and I am a  year six student at Te Kura o Waima up North in the Hokianga. This Term I am an independent worker and I am researching elephants. This is some of my independent work I have been working on this term. My next learning step is to participate in more sporting events, and feel free to comment and leave some ideas or hints so I can improve and expand on.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Persuasive writing

We are learning to write a persuasive argument. 


I think  that Cinderella should not be treated  the way that she was being treated by her stepmother.
I think Cinderella shouldn't do her stepmother's and stepsister's work they should do it themselves. Just because Cinderella's dad never came back from work doesn't mean that they can tell her what to do all the time.

I think that Cinderella's stepmother should  let Cinderella go to the ball instead of telling her to polish their shoes. I think Cinderella should have been allowed to go to the royal ball without going as a different person. I think that is unfair for Cinderella.

I think that Cinderella's stepmother and sisters should treat Cinderella the same as a real daughter and a real sister not like a stepdaughter or a step sister even though they aren't real sister or a real daughter.


Thursday, June 16, 2016