Tests confirm source of coronavirus outbreak in China

The deadly coronavirus has infected over 2700 people and killed at least 81 people, and began in the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, China. The virus came from “wet” markets, originating from animals and traveling to humans. The trading of these wild animals (including rats, crocodiles, snakes, and camel meat) is connected to this outbreak. This virus has come at an especially unfortunate time, because it is Lunar New Year which is the busiest travel season. People crowd into public transportation to return to work after visiting their families for the holiday, so the government of Shanghai is extending the holiday by a week to attempt to reduce the spread of the virus. Schools are closed, private cars are banned, and hospitals are being built for the increasing number of patients.

The coronavirus is definitely spreading fast, but people are taking action to stop it. They are reducing the interaction with people in China, and helping those who are infected. However, they should also focus on banning the trade with wild animals, so this virus would not break out in the first place. They should not only cease the spreading, but stop how it was transferred to humans in the first place. This would prevent the epidemic from happening from the beginning. This way, people all over China can celebrate the Lunar New Year together without worrying about the deadly coronavirus.

Where I’m From

April is poetry month, where our school has an art and poetry festival. All of the 5th grade had to write a poem about where they are from, like what things are a part of them.

I wanted my poem a little bit more different from everyone else’s. Most people’s poems would list things: things they cherish, phrases often said in their house, things they love to do (hobbies), family names, etc. My poem was more like a story, and I only talked about three things (of course I love more than three things, but I couldn’t write more than one page).

After we finished our poems, we colored them, and that really brought them alive!

Most of us recorded ourselves in front of a green screen reciting the poem, so we could chose a background in our video.

The rest of us made a short movie, where we added different pictures together to form a video, then added a voice over. I also wanted to make a video, so I did. I didn’t know what site to make it on. After trying out lots of different movie making sites, I finally decided to use WeVideo, which was my original choice. I started a video, adding different pictures and videos to match my poem. I didn’t really like it though, I thought it was too boring. Then I came up with an idea. I totally changed the content in my video, and I think it looks way better.

Check my final video out:


Colonial Informational Book Reflection

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I enjoyed writing my Colonial Informational Book. It was a fun experience. If you want to learn more about it, read on or click on the bolded words above, ‘Colonial Informational Book.’

This is somewhat how the process went:

  1. Plan on paper. Research and put info on post-its.
  2. Continue #1.
  3. Start typing it on the computer. Use google docs first.
  4. Change to typing info on google slides.
  5. Revise. Edit. Repeat.
  6. Check for spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
  7. Make sure that everything works (links and so on).
  8. Make last finishing touches.
  9. Publish on Blog!