Friday, February 27, 2009

The Bronx Masquerade

February 27,2009

In class right know, we reading a book called The Bronx Masquerade. This book is about different people expressing how their life is using poems. So far, we met about 10 to 12. In this book, I like how people express their life styles using poetry. What I don't like about the book is that one of the characters in the book, Tyrone, always has something to say after somebody else talks. I don't have anything in common with any of these characters.

I relate to Gloria Martinez the least. This is because she has a son in the tenth grade and I don't want a child any time soon. The character I dislike the most is Tyrone. This is because any time someone finish telling about their life, he has something to say.If I can make my own character for this book, it would be a councler. This is because everybody in this book has a issue in their life.

Monday, February 23, 2009

During My Vacation

February 23, 2009

During My Vacation
During the vacation, I really didn't do nothing. I just stayed home, watched television, andwent on the computer. It was very very boring. Every morining my dad came waking us up screaming in our ears at 6a.m. for no reason. i was exosted, tired, annoyed, and my eyes where hurting. This is what actually happened on my vacation.


I don't like racism. I think it is stupid and childish. I do not think it is natural at all. People who are races really needs to stop and get a life.

Friday, February 13, 2009


February 13, 2009

a spicy sun
is very delicious
soft as a pillow in the cloud

fun as parties
it's tasty at the end
a day at a relaxing beach

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Similies and Metaphor

February 12, 2009

My bull is white like the silver fish in the river,

White like the shimmering crane bird on the riverbank,

White like fresh milk!

His roar is like thunder to the Turkish cannon on the steep shore.

My bull is dark like the rain cloud in a storm.

He is like summer and winter.

Half of him is dark like the storm cloud

Half of him is light like the sunshine.

His back shines like the morning star.

His brow is red like the back of a hornbill.

His forehead is like a flag, calling the people from a distance.

He resembles the rainbow.

I will water him at the river,

With my spear I shall drive my enemies.

Let them water their herds at the well;

The river belongs to me and my bull.

Drink, my bull, form the river; I am here to guard you with my spear.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Jim Crow

February 9, 2009

Today is class, we learned about the Jim Crow system. The Jim Crow law is when Colored people are segregated from Whites. I think that non-whites were affected terrebly by the Jim Crow system. I think that Malcolm x hated this law. That is why he fought against it.

Langston was an african american poet. When Langston was growing up life for blacks was tough. Today in class i read the poem marrigold round. I think that blacks have it easy now than 1930 because the Jim Crow system is over. Today,black can actually be right next to whites with no problem.

I think that the Jim crow system is a problem beacause block is mainly just cells in your body no need for segregation. Langston fought for freedom by writing poems. Shirly Chisholm fought by running for president. Malcolm X fought by violence. MLKJ fought by non-violence. If people didnt fight for freedom, whites will have had control over the black race or even have a genocide on the black race.

Jim Crow System [Merry-Go-Round (Colored Child at Carnival)]Poem

February 9, 2009

(1)What was Jim Crow?
(2)How did Langston Hughes deal with Jim Crow?

Where is the Jim Crow section
On this merry-go-round,
Mister, cuase I want to ride?
Down South where I come from
White and colored
Can't sit side by side.
Down South on the train
There's a Jim Crow car.
On the bus we're put in the back--
But there ain't no back
To a merry-go-round!
Where's the horse
For a kid that's black?

What do you think the poem is about?
How do you think it felt being a young kid growing up with segregation?
If you were to get on a Merry-go-round today, would you have the same experience as the kid in the poem? Why or why not?
Why do you think Langston Hughes wrote this poem?

  1. I think that the poem is about how whites and blacks were segregated.
  2. I think that it was hard and tough being a growing COLORED person.
  3. No. This is because segregation was over a few years ago.
  4. I think he wrote this poem to show how we couldn't be next to a white person at all before.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Literacy Class: Ms. Bentley

February 5, 2009

Today in class, we learn about Malcolm X. We were discussing on how Malcolm X life was. I feel that Malcolm X is a great man and many people such as him help people of different races to get freedom. Yes I would like to learn more about Malcolm X.

I feel that black history month is good. I would like to learn about many people who helped us with our freedom. Many people think of only Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks when they hear black history month but there are so many other people who helped us. If you try, everybody can make a difference. Black history month is when Blacks, Hispanics, Asian, etc... take time to honor the people who gave us freedom and it is a time to feel special.

There are some black authors that I know. One of them is Maya Angelou. I do like writing poems. It lets you express your feelings in a way you can understand this is why I like writing poems.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sampling Mehthods

February 4, 2009

Aim: How do we compare and analyze sampling methods?

Describe a situation where you will survey a sample instead of the population.

_People who like cake in my building and 200 people live there.
a) Random: Asking 50 people coming out of your building.
b) Convenient: asking people who live on my floor.
c) Biased: People who come out eating cake.

Monday, February 2, 2009

How do we use spreadsheets to create graphs?

February 2, 2009

Aim: How do we use spreadsheets to create graphs?

Today, in class 702, we used spreadsheets to create a graph. First, went to microsoft excel spreadsheet. Then, we made a data. The way we did it was by putting all the activaties in one row and the budgets in another. We did 2 different types of graphs which were a circle graph and a bar graph. We were trying to see which graph graph represented the data better.

The graph that best showed the data was a bar graph. This is because the bar graph displayed the data. The circle graph only showed how the set of data is divided into parts. A line graph would not be an appropriate display because it only shows how a set of weather, such at weather increases and decreases, changes. This is what class 702 did today.