Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Zika Virus

As part of our reading, we work indentedly exploring news items that have a national or international setting.

1. Find a quote from the main person in this news article?

WHO (World Health Organization) says ‘There is no vaccine or treatment for zika, which is like dengue and causes mild fever, rash and red eyes. An estimated 80 percent of people infected have no symptoms so then
Zika is ‘strongly suspected’ to cause babies to be born with abnormally small heads and brains. So it is very serious for pregnant women if they are infected with the Zika virus.’

2. In your own words describe what happened in this news article.

The Zika Virus has infected thousands of babies over Brazil. WHO (World Health Organization) states that there is no known treatment or cure for the virus. There is an estimate that 80% of people infected have no symptoms.  Pregnant woman are now being urged to rethink their Pacific and South America travel plans. Many travel agencies are now offering refunds.

3. Find out where this event took place and include some information about this place.

The article states the Zika Virus has been found in Brazil,  in the Pacific Islands and in South America.

4. Tell us when this event happened and explain what might happen in the future.

The virus was first found in Brazil last year December. Scientists and doctors will investigate the cause and hopefully find a cure.

5. Explain in your own words why this event took place.

There is  no known information about the Zika Virus.

6. Use the Dictionary in the bottom right-hand corner to find the meaning of 3 words from the article.

defects - A shortcoming, imperfection, or lack.
explosively - Relating to or having the nature of an explosion.
abnormally - Not normal.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Number Patterns

I am learning to find a rule and use it  to continue a number pattern.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Introducing Hillary

I wrote a short story about the new person to get to know her better.
Today I met the new girl her name is Hillary.

Hillary - She’s 11 years old and from La union the Philippines. She came from the Philippines last year October. Hillary likes to draw and play Minecraft. She’s really good and likes to do maths. She has a brother called Jeremy. She likes to watch anime and read horror stories. Hillary is kind of shy but seems really smart and cool.

The End.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Word Search

I made a word find using puzzle maker and then completed the word search.

Friday, 12 February 2016

5+a Day

L.I  We are learning to identify, name and group a range of vegetables and fruit, as part of our 5+ a day focus.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

1st Blog Entry 2016

Kumusta, I'm a year 8 Filipino and this my final year.  I've gotten smarter, older and taller (I think). Last year was great but this year will be even greater. I'm still at St Pats (St Patrick's) and still in room 8. I'm a very happy and excited person. I plan to be more involved in school sports and in team activities. I have a good feeling this year is going to be great. Please follow me on my final year at St. Patrick's.

                                                                 Me With Sister