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Food needs are greater now

| By Alexandra, 7th grade | June 2020 … Martha’s Choice Marketplace in Norristown is more than a pantry giving food in boxes to people in need—it’s a whole grocery store with aisles where people can choose what they need, based on their family’s needs. Now, because of the coronavirus, Martha’s Choice has started a […]

Waiting for a vaccine

| By Alana, 7th grade | June 2020 … Dr. Elizabeth Rappaport met this spring with East Norriton Middle School reporters through a Zoom teleconference to discuss vaccines for COVID-19. A vaccine can protect a person from getting an infectious disease. There currently is no vaccine against COVID-19 since it is a new virus. But […]

Sending a message of hope

| By St. Veronica Healthy Hero staff | May 2020 … St. Veronica Healthy Hero third-grade reporters have created rainbows for children in Philadelphia homeless shelters as a sign of love, joy, and hope during the coronavirus shutdown. The reporters began to make their rainbows after watching a video interview on www.healthynewsworks.org with Dr. Karen […]

Rebuilding after the virus

| By Tyler, 8th grade | May 2020 … I recently interviewed Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey who is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and former chief executive officer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She said that our lives cannot return to normal until an effective vaccine or treatment is created. I completely agree […]

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Tips about wearing a mask

| By Michaila, 7th grade | July 2020 … I am learning so much about how to stay safe during these times. I am part of Healthy NewsWorks’ digital camp and we recently interviewed Rhona Cooper. She’s a nurse and public health preparedness clinical coordinator for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. She mentioned several […]

The sad summer

| Sara, 7th grade | June 2020 … This year summer has been very different. I usually can see my friends more, go to parties, and interact with people. But, now I can barely do that. And when I do I have to social distance. This isn’t like any summer we have ever had. The […]

Summer is off to a good start

| Bryana, 4th grade | June 2020 … Although we are in a pandemic, my summer has been good so far. I have been going to my pool and also doing a lot of crafts. I have been with my family a lot. —Bryana is a reporter with the St. Veronica Healthy Hero in Philadelphia […]

Developing a daily routine

| By Laiya, 3d grade | May 2020 … I am doing my work every day. My routine is to brush my teeth, wash my face, get dressed, and go to my Mom-Mom’s and Pop-Pop’s house. I wake up at 7:00 because my Mom has to work. I do not wear my pajamas all day […]

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Reporting Assignments

Get kids writing essays, creating illustrations, and doing more activities that can be contributed to the Making Sense of the Virus web page.

Spanish Flu: Learning from the past

Help students discover the history of the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 and share what they learn in writing or illustrations.

Yellow Fever: Learning from the past

Help students discover the history of the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793 and share what they learn in writing or illustrations.