Cell structure and organisation

Welcome to our new topic: CELLS

We have already learnt that there are multicellular and unicellular organisms. That is to say, that some living organisms are made of one cell and others of more than one cell. So….what is a cell?

1- Read the text 2.1 “Cell structure and organisation”, page 15 and solve exercise 1.

2- Search in the web pictures where examples of structures named in the exercise above are shown. (stomach,tissue,body system, organs, organism, cell, root). Add them in a new post in your blog. Remember to label the pictures and write down the meaning of each word.

Stomach: an animal organ that process food.
Tissue: grouped cells of the same type

Organs: a group of tissues that work together.

Body system: a group of organs that work together


Organism: a living thing.
Cell: the basic unit of all living things
Root: a plant organ that absorbs water.

Crime report

Our teacher Pilar Pando asked to look up for a crime report

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Three people were shot and killed and a fourth was wounded after a woman opened fire on a Long Island street, officials and family members said Thursday.

The victims — one man and three women — had arrived in a Chevy TrailBlazer on Davidson St. near Troy Ave. in Wyandanch at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday when bullets started flying, Det. Lt. Kevin Beyrer told Newsday.

“A gunman came upon the vehicle and opened fire,” Beyrer said.

It was not immediately clear if all four victims were in the vehicle when the shooting started, a Suffolk County police spokeswoman said Thursday.

“Some may have been standing outside the vehicle,” she explained.

A man who was reportedly behind the wheel and two women died at the scene, officials said.

The third woman was rushed to an area hospital with injuries that were considered non-life threatening, officials said.

The shooter remained at large Thursday morning.

Family members of one of the dead women — whom they identified as Stephanie Almadina, 23, of Bay Shore — said neighbors saw a woman pulling the trigger.


One of the dead victims in the Wyandanch shooting was identified by family members as 24-year-old Stephanie Almedina.

“The girl shot them, ran and some car picked her up,” Almadina’s uncle Thomas Rivera said, adding that witnesses saw the woman fleeing the scene in a white Mercedes.

A Suffolk County Police spokeswoman could not confirm if the shooting was gang related or if a woman was the shooter.

Police identified Almadina by the young woman’s neck tattoo, heartbroken family members told Newsday.

Almadina’s mother could be seen bawling over the hood of her car as crime scene investigators assessed the carnage.

Family members said Almadina had gone through a “rough patch” but was getting her life back on track and was studying to become a home health aide.

“When it comes to street stuff everybody lives by certain code,” Almadina’s older sister Alisha Rivera told Newsday. “You never know if somebody’s going to talk and help. All I know is I lost my little sister. She was trying to become a better person be home with family and be with my mother more.”

Wound: An injury to an organism, especially one in which the skin or another external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.

Open fire: to begin shooting at someone or something

Spokeswoman: A woman who speaks on behalf of another or others.

Gang: A group of criminals or hoodlums who band together for mutual protection and profit.

BawlingCall out loudly, announce

Hood: A neighborhood, usually in the inner city.

Asessesto estimate or judge the value, character, etc., of; evaluate.

Carnage A number of violently killed or maimed bodies.

Rough patch: gone through a difficult time in life, or made wrong decisions.


Kathleen Raine

Our teacher Pato Chujman tld us to look up information about the writer of the poem “Passion” by Katlhleen Raine.

  • Born 14 June 1908 – 6 July 2003
  • Kathleen Raine was born at Ilford, Essex (now part of London)
  • British poet, critic, and scholar writing. A visionary poet whose work probed the intersection of science and mysticism, Raine bridged elements of Jungian psychology and neo-Platonism in her work
  • Interested in various forms of spirituality, most prominently Platonism and Neoplatonism, she was a founder member of the Temenos Academy.
  • Raine received the Queen’s Gold Medal for Literature, the Harriet Monroe Memorial Prize, the Oscar Blumenthal Prize, the Chapelbrook Award, the Cholmondeley Award, and the Smith Literary Award and a Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
  • Poetry was deeply ingrained in the daily lives of her maternal ancestors. From her father she gained a love of etymology and the literary aspect of poetry. She wrote that for her poetry was “not something invented but given…Brought up as I was in a household where poets were so regarded it naturally became my ambition to be a poet”
  • Her first book of poetry, Stone And Flower (1943). Living in Time (1946). The Pythoness in 1949. Her classics include Who Are We?,  the two-volume Blake and Tradition.