Monthly Archives: September 2018

Kittens and Cats

Kittens can’t see and hear fully until 2-3 weeks old. Kittens sleep around 18 hours a day. Kittens have a strong sense of smell. Cats’ and kittens’ whiskers are about as long as their bodys are wide. All kittens are born with blue eyes and will have fully developed eye colour at around 8 weeks old. Even the darkest eyed cats once had little blue eyes when they first opened. Kittens can be right or left pawed. Kittens have 26 teeth. Adult cats have 30 teeth, but kittens initially only have 26 teeth. They lose these baby teeth when they are about 6 months old and the full set of 30 teeth will grow to replace them. A kitten’s purring keeps it healthy.

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is an irreplaceable, natural wonder of the world. It is the world’s largest reef system. It is home to 1600 species of fish, 30 species of dolphins and whales, 6 species of sea turtles and 134 species of rays and sharks. It is so large it can be seen from outer space. It is found off the coast of Queensland , Australia. The Great Barrier Reef is a popular tourist destination with about 2 million visitors each year. Sting rays haveĀ  special muscles that allow it to detect tiny beating hearts, making it easy to find prey in these sands. Hammerheads are their biggest enemy. The Great Barrier Reef is about 500,000 years old, but it hasn’t always looked how it does today. Reefs on Australia’s continental shelf have taken on many forms depending on the sea level, and the current formation is about 6,000 to 8,000 years old.

 

 

My name is Eimear. I am eleven years old. There are four people in my family, my mum my dad and my little sister. My favourite thing to do is read. I also like to play the tin whistle. I like to play basketball as well. I like to learn new things and my favourite subject is mathematics. I like to bake and cook goods for my family. My favourite thing I have baked for my family was a rice crispie cake, and my favourite thing I cooked for my family was nachos. I also like to help out whenever I can in the kitchen.