Grade 4 skype a person who has MS

Student asking their question
Student asking their question

Grade 4 after their magnificent fundraising effort for the MS readathon drew up some questions and were able to skype a person who has multiple sclerosis and ask him directly, their questions. Skype was used for its videoconferencing facilities. Here are some of their questions:-

  1. When did you first find out that you had MS? How old were you then? How long have you had it for?
  2. How did you and your family react when you found out that you had MS?
  3. What did Doctors do to work out that you had MS?
  4. What Symptoms do you have?
  5. Many people with MS have trouble walking. Do you have trouble?
  6. Do you have trouble with your eyesight?
  7. Have they (The symptoms) made it hard or more difficult to do everyday things?
  8. What do you do for work? Have you had to change things since you got MS?  
  9. Do you have to take medication to help with your symptoms? What medication?Is your medication expensive?

What a fantastic outcome and great use of skype! Well done, Ms Vize and grade 4.

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Grade 4 and MS Readathon


starThis term the grade 4’s have participated in the MS Readathon. The Readathon is a fundraiser to raise money for research into the disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Congratulations Grade 4 on a great effort!

At the beginning of the fundraiser, grade 4s set the goal to raise $250 for the MS Society. They decided to work towards reading 120 books in the 30 day period. The grade persisted with the fundraising and managed to raise an outstanding $663.70!

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