Thursday, June 18, 2009

NonFiction Post 5

1.Sonny got thrown out of two schools and had no where else to go to school.
2. The story takes place during the 30s and 40s.
3. Sonny got sent to live with his grandfather in downtown on Eldrige Street.
4. The only reason Sonny went to school was because it was cold outside and he needed to be warm.
5. The dad has a real dont care attitude and basically gave up on Sonny.

1. How does the family feel about Sonny not being able not to go into any other school?
2. Will Sonny and his friends ever end up doing drugs?
3. Does the family think going to church will change Sonny's way of life.
4. Will Sonny get a job to occupy him?

3 Vocab
1. Burly-large in bodily size; stout; sturdy.
2. Meddlesome- given to meddling; interfering; intrusive.
3.Sermon- a discourse for the purpose of religious instruction or exhortation, esp. one based on a text of Scripture and delivered by a member of the clergy as part of a religious service.

1 Overview.
1. During this part of the book, Sonny and his mother got sent to court because of him being accused for attempting to throw the boy out the window; Sonny cannot go back to any schools.

Monday, June 15, 2009

NonFiction Post 4

1. At age 8 Sonny was already running away from the police.
2. Sonny's sisters are just being introduced in the book.
3. The characters remind me of some kids form Boston.
4. I think Sonny acts the way he does because he's not happy with his home.
5. Sonny says the reason he became bad was because he got in trouble when he was being good.

1. Where was Mama when Sonny was catting and skipping
2. Did the girls in Harlem get in trouble like the girls did?
3. What made the kids be so bad and become criminals?

3 Vocab
1. Plight- a condition, state, or situation, esp. an unfavorable or unfortunate one
2. Reverted- to return to a former habit, practice, belief, condition, etc
3. Psychiatric- the practice or science of diagnosing and treating mental disorders

1 Overview
1. Sonny got accused of trying to throw a boy outside the window and was sent to a mental hospital

Friday, June 5, 2009

NonFiction Post 3

1. Momma is very emotional
2. I dont think Dad cares about his family
3. I think Sonny will change if he goes to Warwick.
4. Sonny is shows emotion because he is finally scared of whats instore at Warwick
5. I would expect Sonny to learn his lesson after Sonny beat him.

4 Questions
1. What is a paddy boy?
2. How does dad feel about Sonny going to Warwick?
3. Why would Sonny continued to skip even though his father brutally beats him?
4. How old are Carole and Margie?

3 Vocab
1. Truant- a person who shirks or neglects his or her duty
2. Strop- a rope or a band of metal surrounding and supporting a block, deadeye, etc
3. Borough- one of the five administrative divisions of New York City

1. Overview Sentence.
1. Sonny began to reminicse on the past when he used to skip school and play "catting"

NonFiction Post 2

1. I think Sonny thought the nurse was gay by the way he was talking.
2. The nurse was pushing all up on Sonny trying to make a move on him\
3. Sonny, his brother Pimp and their mother all seem to not like the father
4. I think the mother is scared of the father because whenever he does something the mother doesnt do anything but cry
5. The setting of the story is Harlem, New York

1. Does Sonny inform anyone about the gay nurse?
2. Will the nurse ever appear back in the story again?
3. Does any of Sonny's friends have girlfriends?
4. Will Sonny and his friends ever bother Ms. Gamey again after he got shot?

3 Vocab
1. Riot- a noisy, violent public disorder caused by a group or crowd of persons, as by a crowd protesting against another group, a government policy, etc., in the streets.
2. Pomade- a scented ointment, esp. one used for the scalp or for dressing the hair.

1 Overview
1. A gay nurse comes into Sonny's room and was trying to make a move on him; When he gets out the hospital he has to go to court.

NonFiction Post 1

1. The main character was a boy named Sonny and he's about 13 years old.
2. Sonny's mother seems to care a lot about him.
3. I think Turk is Sonny's best friend.
4. Turk doesnt care much about Sonny when he was shot
5. The dad's response to Sonny's being shot was very ghetto and rude.

1. Why is someone trying to shoot Sonny?
2. During what time period does this story take place?
3. Where did Sonny get shot?
4. Where is the setting of this story?

3 Vocab
1. Intravenously- through or within a vein
2. Solemn- grave, sober, or mirthless, as a person, the face, speech, tone, or mood
3. Convalescent- of or pertaining to convalescence or convalescing persons

1 Overview
1. Sonny gets shot near his house and has to go to the hospital.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Post 6

1.The Golden Ratio has been discovered over 4,500 years ago.
2.Alexander the Great's teacher Manaechmus is reputed to have discoverthe curves of ellipse, the parabola and the hyperbola
3. Mathematics was an absolute must in the education of all state leaders and philosophers

4 Questions
1. Why was math a must back during B.C ?
2. Why don't people take math so seriously now ?
3.What is a astrophysicist ?
4. What is a socioeconomic vision?

3 Vocab
1. Broideries

Post 5

1.Everything string quart and symphony orchestra uses Pythagoras' discovery of whole-number relationships.
2. Piero's lucid book on perspective became the standard manual for artists who attempted to paint plane figures and solids.
3. Mendelssohn suggest that ancient Egyptians may not have used the same unit of length to measure vertical and horiazonal distances
4. Either tha ancient Babylonians or the ancient Egyptians discovered the Golden Ratio and it's properties
5. Pyramids and Golden Numberism may be stronger then any solid solid evidence

4 Questions
1.What does music have to do with math and numbers ?
2. What unit of length did ancient Egyptians use to measure vertical and horizontal distances ?
3. What is the Golden Numberism ?
4. What is the Great Pyramind ?

3 Vocab