Friday, February 27, 2009

Reflection on Bronx Masquerade

Marijo Alves

The book that I am reading is called Bronx Masquerade. The book is about student who has problems with the way they look and how there life is. In the book the students start to change they think more positive about there selves. So far in the book I met 12 charters. I like the fact that they are starting to think positive about themselves. I cannot relate to anyone.

The character that I like the most in the book is Tanisha because she likes when people look at someone on the inside and not the flesh on the outside. When I am at school all the boys ever talk about is this girl got a donk, They never look at some one on the inside and I know sometimes the girls who get called ugly I know that they just want you to look further beyond. I have a big problem with that because just hate judge mental people. This is a person vs.person

I relate to Lupe because she wants to have a baby at a young age. To me she is stupid because you are to young and you didn't go back to collage yet. The thing that I hate about her is she is stupid she doesn't listen to her self and she is not taking advise from someone who experienced it. The character that I will create is a girl and her name would be JayMary. She would be a positive thinker and missing something in her life but acts like she still has one. She is someone who focus on an early career and makes the right decisions in life. That is my character.

Monday, February 23, 2009

My Vaction

On My vaction I thought I would be borad but it was fine at first until things began to happen I kida went nuts I think. Friday: Yea Vaction times I thought as I came out from school, after all these boring days in school but then again it was not so boring. At first I was afriad to leave because I thought about the math test but it was not so much to worry about unless I don't work hard enough. Anyway I went home and chilled with my dad for a couple of minutes then I began to mess with my 2 year old baby brother he was not fun to play with any more because he bagan to watch blues clues. I got boared so I went in my bed room and began to play drums on a book I did not want to read it so I played drums on it just because I love to drum and rap music I love music.

Later that same day I went on the computer to listen to some rapping music written by Mr.Cheeks I love to rap so I get some tips off of his song lights camera action. After I wrote my rap I read it aloud to my mother as she sat in the coach she was tired she just came from work. I goes like this

Who's dat jumping out the sky M.A.I Marijo here we go bring the mask out the girls the black out the boys just pass out better tap out of the top rope as she hit the floor mama is in kitchen making cookie dough what you gonna do when your on your back feeling a body slam all day and yu wack your like what the heck can't you that this girl loves the WWE when you in the face of man mystery flippin' and spinnin' and doing it fast you can't remove the secret mask Who's dat jumping out the sky M.A.I Marijo here we go bring the mask out the girls the black out the boys just pass out better tap out Who's dat jumping out the sky M.A.I Marijo here we go bring the mask out the girls the black out the boys just pass out better tap out Mrs.Mysterious is serious and she gets furious and delirious and everybodys curious you want to know where she is from who is she know not a bam thing she gets busy everyone knows her as crazy meme and it don't matter if you in your house or trapped in a cage what she looks like you all dying to see but guess what look like the winner is me C'mon Who's dat jumping out the sky M.A.I Marijo here we go bring the mask out the girls the black out the boys just pass out better tap out Who's dat jumping out the sky M.A.I Marijo here we go bring the mask out the girls the black out the boys just pass out better tap out oh

Later that day after my crazy rap I decided to watch my favorite Jamaican dvd all day and perform for my mothers friends that was comming over they would be coming back valentines day to so no body misses any thing. The DVD was all about music and a little bit of Jamaican history it is called heart land reggae. Only one friend came over that friday then another they were disrupting my alone play time in the living room I was mad yea but that was not going to stop me from using a book as a guitar in frount of the tv and dancing. My mother found me to be a very energetic child and a young star.

Valentines day: All I did was play music it was cool reggae and lets not forget my favorite song written by Dream Rock'n that thang love it. It was fun I watch the same DVD and left without a word people applaused me I was a little upset because when I am home I do things that is funny to other people but is normal to my family. My mother went out to party which left me and my dad with my brothers and sisters in the house my dad was in the living room and my big sister Jamela and I went to go watch the movie "SHOTTA" it is an Jamaican movie with Bob Marley's son Kymani Marley. That was so much fun I fell asleep.

After Valentines day: I did the same thing for the rest of the days watch Heart land reggae and make blue berries muffin and bake cake my parents loved it so did I, I love to bake just not cookies. I had fun and thats my weekened.

Racism In Everday life

I guess I can say that racism in everyday life is sometimes when you walk next to an hispanic on the bus or stand next to them on the block they start speaking spanish to each other and then start laughing and when you leave they begin to smile and tease you as you walk. But I will say up to this day there will be no more of that people sit down and then blame the white people alone for racism just because well thanks to our half breathe president all of this is going to end.

Friday, February 13, 2009



Rap Cheeks
Rap like the wind
You are the studio
Tease SN (Shiny Nose) and laugh hard with me


Chocolate Cake Creamy

I love my cake
black yummy rich, man
So dark it is like a black board

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Similie and Metaphor Poem

February 12,2009

My bull is white a silver fish in the river,

White, shimmering crane bird on the riverbank,

White fresh milk!

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

My bull is dark rain cloud in a storm.

He is summer and winter.

Half of him is a dark storm cloud

Half of him is the light sunshine.

His back shines the morning star.

His brow is red, the back of a hornbill.

His forehead is 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.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What Dis Racism Mean

Yo, This poem slash rap is a crazy thing I mean just think of racism well if you feel that you are going through things that you believe that should end then do things it what you demand.   I speak my mind no matter what but if you are to scared I don't blame you, you have to let the blacks who fought for us rise from the dead and help you out.  That is how I believe.


February 11,2009

Man just to think of this pain racism is the last thing that remains
Thinking of the Whites and Blacks the word raciest feels like I am under attack
I look above at the clouds that the sun hides behind,  I just want it to come out and shine
My brian is full, state of New York wanna listen to music and not treated like a dork
My hair is like wool being yanked but guess what I am not the losing skank 
under ground the bell will ring Barrack Obama saves everything.  You are tight, it's not over you say maybe it's not but for now things go my way.

Monday, February 9, 2009

February 9,2009 IT'S MY BIRTHDAY I AM 13 YEARS OLD

Today in Literacy class I learned about Jim Crow. It means segregation. I think white people had a better chance because they had all rights to do what ever they want. Malcolm X thought that it was not fair so he stood out against it. I don't blame Malcolm at all. Martin Luther King Jr. , Malcolm X, Shirley Chrisholm.

Langston Hughes is a man that wrote poitry about life with Jim Crow. Black people had no right and had no reapect and had to be brave but there was consiquences. The poem that I read in class today is merry go round. Yes people is better off no of days than those days we are happy that those days are finally over. Well working in places to make money and well using the bathrooms lets not forget using bathrooms.

No body likes Jim Crows but the evil white people. Hughes fought against it in poems because haha I know that he hates every little thing about it I do to I don't blame. Chisholm fought against it by trying to be the president and make a change. Malcolm fought vilonce by violince and I think I would of done the same. I don't think so because people would think that they are scared to speak out so what is the point of helping any way.

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?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Malcom X

February 5,2009

Today in class we learned about Malcom X, Malcom X is a man who fought for human rights. He fought vilonce with vilonce. I can compare Malcom to Martin Luther King Jr. because they both fought for the same thing. I would say the diffence between the two is Martin fought in a more pieace full way but that didn't work. Malcom relized and fought fire with fire. The thing what I like about Malcom is he did not take the name that the slave master gave he used X for un known of stolen. I would of done the same thing I like Malcom X a lot.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Jenning's Diary

Dear me,

I guess what now live with Sal my dream and my life my mother will be better soon and I hope Sal takes over to be my father I am so happy and wonder ful life turns out to be the best.


Jenning's Diary

Dear me,

I can't believe that lady Sister A. AKA frog face strip me in front everyone I hate her boo she is so mean that I believe will never happen to me again. I felt embarassed I wanted to run away so I did.


Jenning's Diary

Dear Me,

I came home with Walter we moved mom looked terrible she coulden't move oh Jerome came back and I well kind of saw him get rushed to the hospital and mom cut the strings that held her neck in place and she was rushed to the hospital I saw Stacy again she moved and I was lefted alone back into the home I went and pain

Jenning's Diary

Dear me,

The day my mother fell down I was sad I care about my mom. That was not the worst part the worst part was when I was told that I had to go back to a home I was ready to go and see Mark but I knew that was impossible I heard about my father being a drunk man I had a lot to seek. I saw Jerome, I am only 10 and I have a lot of preasure on my shoulders.

Jenning's Diary




Sampling Methods

Marijo Alves
February 4, 2009 

I want to know how many teachers like Dunken Donuts,  I am going to use 3 sample instead of the population they are going to be Random picking Convenient picking and Biased picking.  

  •  Random:  Julian asked teachers randomly standing in front of the school if they liked dunken donuts. 
  • Convenient: The first 20 teachers that walk near by me
  • Biased: Julian asked teachers going to dunken donuts.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Dear Jennings,

I felt sorry for Mark because he was a lifer and then he passed away we were friends even closer he was my brother.  I decided to call him my brother because he was lonley and he needed someone to be there with him.  

How do we use spreadsheets to create graphs?

Marijo Alves
February 2,2009

AIM:  How do we use spreadsheets to create graphs?

Hello my name is Marijo Alves and I am in class 702.  Today in math class I learned how to use the internet to make graphs,  I was able to see the difference between the graphs.  We compares bar graphs to circle graphs and I think that bar graph was a better way to tell data because I can see the numbers and it is lined up in a better way.  I don't think that line graphs is the proper way to tell data with this type of data because line graphs are for time that increase or decreases during time.  For example, a plant  you use a line graph to tell time for when it is growing. That is what I learn in Math Class Today!  ($$$)