Thursday, June 18, 2009

Yesturday's Trip!!

Robert Mattei
Class 702
Ms. Bentley
June 18, 2009

- First Paragraph:

Where did you go for your 7th grade class trip?
In My 7th grade trip I went to Lake Compounce! That was Fun!
Where was this place located?
The Trip was located in Connecticut. That is really far!
What time did you leave?
I left like around 8 or 8:30 in the morning!
How long did it take to get on the bus?
It took us about 3 to 4 hours straight!
What did you do while you were on the bus waiting to leave?
I was using Angel's PSP watching a movie and playing his game!
How was the trip the park?
It was the best trip I have every went in my whole entire Life!
What did you do on the way to the park?
I was walking around to check out who the park looked like!
What movies did you watch?
On the I saw a movie about Harry Potter and Batmen!
How long was the bus ride?
About 3 to 4 Hours straight nawn stop!
How did you feel on the bus?
I felt excited at first because we were going to Lake Compounce but then it
turned out that I was getting sick and bored!
Why did you feel this way?
I felt sick because I did not eat nothing before I went on the bus!

- Second Paragraph:

Once you arrived at the theme park what did you do?
When I arrived at the theme park I got so happy because I just
wanted to go on every
How did you feel when you saw the park?
Who was in your group?
In my group there were 8 people and they were Me, Christian, Desire, Alhaji, Isaias,Steven, Ms.Bentley, and Angel.
What teacher were you with?
I was with Ms. Bentley.
What was the first ride that you went on?
I went to the Wild Cat!
Who went on this ride with you?
Ms.Bentley, Steven, Angel, Isaias, Alhaji, Me, Christian, Desire.
What other rides did you go on?
We went to the Wild Cat, We went to the Wipe Out,
, Then Steven and Alhaji went to Down Time, Then we went to get drinks, Giant Wheel, Then I went to the saw mill, Then we went to eat, then we went to the Zoomerrang, then we went to the Pirate, then we went to the Bomber Cars, also the Ghost Haunt and then we went to the Wipe Out!
What was your favorite ride?
The Zoomerrang! That was Hot!
Why was it your favorite?
It was my favorite because I went the fastest and I went all the way up!
What did you like about it?
The massive Height and Speed!
What ride did you dislike the most?
The Wipe Out!
What did you dislike?
I did not kie the Wipe Out because That got me dissy.
Did anything funny happen on any of the rides?
Yeah The way Steven was leaning on top of Christian and when Christian was leaning on Steven as well.
Did your teacher go on any rides with you?
Yes, Ms. Bentley went to all of the roller coaster.
What rides?
The Wild Cat, The Zoomerrang, The Wipe Out, The Saw Mill, The Giant Wheel, The Bomber Cars, and The Wipe Out again.
What did you order to eat?
I ordered a Hot-dog, and I ordered a Bag of Doritios Chips.
How did you like the food?
I liked the Hot-dog and The Chips.

- Third Paragraph:

What was the last ride that you went on?
The Wipe Out!
Besides getting on rides, what other stuff did you do or see at Lake Compounds?
I saw a lot of water slides and water rides, but we couldn't get wet.
How was the bus ride home?
Horrible!!!!!! Because I was Trowing Up a lot!
What movie did you watch on the way back?
We saw Batman Begins.
What did you like the most about Lake Compounds?
The Zoomerrang and The Wild Cat!!!
Would you want to go back ?
Yeah I would Definitely would like to go again so that I can try on the Boulder Dash!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Air Pollution

Robert Mattei
Class 702
Mr. Osei
June 5, 2009

For dot 2 dot I am making a movie on Imovie. And the movie that I am making is
about nature & science. The movie that I am making is about Air Pollution.
Air Pollution is a serious problem that is passing by earth. This is not cool Air Pollution is a Chemical mixture of gas & gasoline. We must try to not waist that much of gas because that will kill all animals & plants this is really deadly & sad. Here are some pictures of Air Pollution.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Movie Questions

Robert Mattei
Class 702
Ms. Bentley
June 2, 2009

The poverty affects the characters in Angela's Ashes, because in the movie
the characters live in a poor town where people are starving and they have no
where to sleep & stay.

The little babies kept on getting sick because the babies had nothing to eat
and they were getting fleas.

If I was the father I will work a lot such as work over time, & I will get paid well
so that I can get enough money so that I can by a lot of food & house supplies as

She did not work so that she can by food for the family and she did not wash the
families clothes.

He did not work as well and he was addicted in drinking & he tries to stop
but he can't.

The family lives in these conditions because they didn't have no place to stay & they didn't have any food as well so mostly you can say that they are poor.
They can work & they can change in the way they act. Such as clean the house.
Yeah bums who live on the streets & at the train station.
Yes, because in Ireland there are people who don't take a bath & that they don't have any food to eat.
Because, in America there are people who don't have food but there are people
who try to help the homeless people on the streets.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Career Day Information 2

Robert Mattei
Class 702
Ms. Sa
May 29, 2009

Aim: What did I learned at Career Day?

- Some things that I enjoyed in career day, was that I liked
visitors from other places come, so that they can experience what we
are working which is Dot2Dot. And, my presenter was really interested
in what we were working on.

- Yeah, I was interested in what Teniola was doing which is working in
a business center. I think she was doing a good job in working that,
business center because she was working for 6 years straight.

- Next Year I would like to learn about Sports such as Baseball, and
I would also like to learn about art.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

IMove Questions - Steve Harmon

Robert Mattei
Class 702
Ms. Bentley
May 12, 2009

How do you feel about using IMOVIE?
I felt good, about it because I expressed myself in my part of the movie.
What was the best part about creating the movie with your group?
The best part was that we get to play around with the website and the instruments.
When you showed you video in class yesterday, how did your classmates react?
They liked our video and they reacted like if they were shocked by the way it showed.
What feedback did they give you?
They told us that we just need to improve more in our music and our theme.
After showing your video, what changes do you feel you need to make
(list at least 3 changes)?
1. Music
2. Theme
3. Nothing More
How do you feel about the other videos that you saw?
It was okay but I didn't like the video Steven made.
Do you think your video is the best, why or why not?
Yeah, because we really worked hard and we put a lot of effard to it.
Who's video did you enjoy the most, why?
Ours and Marijo's video because we all tried our best and we followed all of the steps as well.
What advice do you have for a student from another school who has never used IMovie?
They should try it and they would like it if they play around with it.
If someone has never read Monster before, do you think they will understand what you're talking about when looking at your film?
No, because if they didn't read the book Monster how in the world will they understand they are just going to give you a weird looking face.

IMove Questions

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Why do I have to think about a career now?

Robert Mattei
Class 702
Ms. SA
May 5, 2009

Why are we thinking about careers right now?

- We are thinking about Careers right now, so that we can discuss and learn about each others dissociation on our chose of our Career jobs. So, that why we should be thinking about careers right now. Also, it is important for us to learn and discuss about our careers, because we can experience our Careers in the future also we can help each other make the dissuasion they want for there future Career jobs.

- This project is going to help me by choosing my career wisely, and it will help me by getting a perfectly view in how I would look when I choose my final result in my Career job. Yes, I have started thinking about my future because I wanted to think about my future job so that I can have a perfect view in how my future would look like.
Three Careers :
- Artist
- Photographer
- Athletics

- I would like to learn more about being an Artist because I would like to know, how long does it take until you get to practice your drawing skills on a car?

- I would like to learn more about being an Photographer, because I would like to know, how to control the emotions on the camera and there special effects?

- I would also like to learn more about being an Athletic because I would like to know, how to learn different types of ways in being helpful
to others and by being a good athletic person who plays Baseball.
I would like to learn a lot of things about being a Artist, being a Photographer, and also being a Athletic. Because, I would like to learn how much money would you be paid for doing incredible art designs on cars? I would like to learn different types of methods in using the camera and the special effects they use?
I would also like to learn about, how
to learn different types of ways in being helpful to others and by being a good athletic person who plays Baseball.

Is Steve Harmon innocent or guilty?

Robert Mattei
Class 702
Ms. Bentley
May 5, 2009

Why do you feel he is innocent/guilty?
I feel that Steve is Innocent, because he was telling the truth about that he didn't robbed or killed Mr. Nesbitt.
What role did you think he had in the crime?
I think he didn't have a role in the Crime because he just said that he didn't kill or robbed Mr. Nesbitt.
How do you think the robbery occurred?
The Robbery occurred, by the hands of King because he was the one who made up the plan of the robbery.
Give your account of what you think happened that night.
Do you think Steve knows Bobo? Why ? Why not?
I don't think that Steve knows Bobo, because at the court he said that he didn't know Steve. And, what happened at night King shot Mr. Nesbitt.
Why do you think Steve is friends with people like James King and Osvaldo?
Steve is now Friends with James King and Osvaldo because he gave them respect and when you give people respect you gain respect.

How can our friends influence us?
They can give oner and respect by giving us, and we can help each other by giving us our space.
How was Steve influenced by his friends?
He gave them respect and now he has friends cause he gave respect to everyone he sees.
Have you ever been in a situation like Steve Harmon where you got into trouble because of the people you associate with?
Yeah, when I had a problem with a kid in my old school and he was trying to scare me by bringing a pocket knife. But, I wasn't scared I just had to what until after school so that I can fight him.
Why is it important to choose your friends wisely?
It is important to choose your friends wisely because any thing can happened they can try to jump you, they can back stab you or any thing like that.
How do you think Steve's lawyer, O'Brien, feels about Steve's choice of friends?
She feels worried because any thing can happen to Steve just because he Didn't choose his friends wisely.

Do you believe Steve is being negatively influenced by his friends or do you believe he is just like them?
He is trying to be like them but he can't because he is different by them just by the way he acts and feels about things.
Look at your character chart. What does Steve have in common with his friends? Though, Worried, and Scared.
What are their differences?
They each act differently, and they have types of Character Traits such as a killer and thugs.
Why does Steve want to me like James King?
He wants to be like James King because he wants to be all big and bad, and so that he can control people.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Carrer Day Info.

Robert is a seventh grade student who has special interests and abilities in school. He described his grades as average in math, above average in science, above average in reading, and above average in social studies. He seems to have several areas of interest. His primary interest appears to be in fine arts. He seems to like color, texture, and creating products, by drawing, painting, or participating in set and costume design, or graphic layouts. He may also be interested in photography.

Robert's second area of interest appears to be in athletics. He seems to like physical activity and may be interested in learning about sports, nutrition, physical therapy, or sports medicine.

Robert's third area of interest appears to be in video/photography, as he seems to enjoy photography, making a movie, or creating a video.

Robert also has specific preferred instructional styles. Learning or instructional styles are the ways students like to learn and the strategies parents and teachers use to help them learn. Robert has very clearly defined learning preferences. His preferred instructional style is through technology that helps him to learn by using various interactive multi-media devices and Internet content. His second choice of learning style is independent study in a topic of choice. Although he does like working independently, Robert may be interested in sharing some responsibilities for this project with a small group of other interested students. It may be necessary for his teachers or other adults to help him with this independent work, as the final work may result in an advanced product, such as an experiment, a video, a service, a technology product such as a powerpoint, or an oral presentation. Robert also enjoys simulations that help him to learn content and skills through role-playing people or events. Robert also likes acting, or pretending to be a character, and may like to study history by participating in simulations. For example, he may want to role-play Thomas Jefferson in the signing of the Declaration of Independence or Eleanor Roosevelt during World War II.

Robert also has a preferred product style. That is, he has certain kinds of products that he likes to complete. His first product choice is artistic as he likes to draw, paint, or sculpt, and may also enjoy choosing colors and working with design or texture. His second choice of product style is hands-on, as he enjoys working on things with his hands, and/or likes building, constructing, and designing things. Robert's third choice of product style is service, as he likes to provide assistance to individuals or groups in his community. Robert may also want to lead a group of students to do something that provides help to others in need.

Monday, April 27, 2009


Robert mattei
Class 702
Ms. Bentley
April 27, 2009

Do you feel racism still exists?
Yes, I still think Racism still exists, because every day people call Black, people the
''N'' word and they still talk about the way people look just because they have a different skin color.
In what ways does racism exists?
Racism exists, by the way people uses foul language such as the ''N'' word, the
''C'' word and the other types of words.
Have you ever experienced racism?
A couple of times just of the way I look but I don't care because I know that I am going
to change in the future.
In what ways have you experienced racism?
Just the way I look and by the way they talk to me by calling me names but I don't pay attention to it because I just egnore them.
Does Steve Harmon experience Racism?
Yes, because O'Brien Just came out of no where and said but, ''Your Black, Your Young and You are in a Trial''.

Do you think there is racism in our country's court system?
Yes, because there are still people who call other people the ''N'' word and other words they come up with.
Can a minority get a fair trial? Why or why not?
Sure, if they can belive in there self and if they can give people another chance.
Do you think Steve Harmon will get a fair trial? Why? Why Not?
Yes, but people don't think that he should because just of an accitdent of shooting a person.
How do you think O'Brien feels about the Jury they selected for Steve's trail?
He felt disappointed, because O'Brien wanted Steve to lose the Court and he thought that people were helping Steve when he did a bad thing. Also he never liked Steve when the first time he came.

Why do you feel some people think that our country's court systems are racist?
I also agree because they are just blaming every thing on Black people when the white people do worser things then Black people.
Why do you feel there are more black men in jail than college?
I feel disappointed because instead of the black men following there dreams in be coming something useful they just waist there time doing bad things in the street.

Friday, April 3, 2009


Robert Mattei
Class 702
Ms. Sa
April 03 - 2009

Aim: How do we solve proportions by using cross products?

Explain - The Term cross product helps me better because I just need to cross
multiply, the numbers. Also you can look at the ratio that is given in
your expression for an example. Use the ratio and make that the
denominator of the proportion and cross multiply.

6 4
----- , -----
12 6

This is an example of an proportion expression. Now, Cross Multiply !

Describe - 2 x
----- = ------- 2x = 36, x = 18
3 12

Its wrong its not suppose to be 36 it is suppose to be 24 not 36.
Then when you put 24 you will get the right answer.

Show - 6 2
------ ---------
45 15

6 • 15 = 90

2 • 45 = 90

The equation is Proportional because the answer is the same,
and if the answer is the same it is Proportional. But, if the answer
are not the same they are Non-Proportional.

Monday, March 23, 2009

About Me & Baseball


Derek Jeter smacks the ball to
third base.
SWOOSH!!! He slid to 2nd base safely.
Next up Johny Damon
He smacks the Bat out of the field
BANG!!! Home run 2 run shot.

My "Big Day" Poem

Today was very Bad

People screaming and talking

A day to forget


Short, Plays Baseball, Practice Catching, Artist
Sibling of My Mom
Lover of Baseball
Who fears To die early
Who needs To go to college soon.
Who gives Money and help sick kids
Who would like to see Me playing baseball when I grow up
Resident of New York


Two - Step Equations

Journal Assignment Two-Step Equations

Name: Robert Mattei

T-mobile charges $34.99 a month for phone service. They also charge $0.48 per minute for long distance calls. If Joshua's bill was $64.75, how many minutes of long distance calls did she make?

Part A - Write an equation that can be used to solve the problem.

Equation: $34.99 • 0.48¢m - $64.75

Part B - Solve your equation and answer the question in a complete

sentence. $34.99

1) • 0.48


1,679.52 - $64.75 =

2) 1,679.52

- 64.75



She made about 1,614.77 minutes of her long distance of her cell phone.

Because first I created an equation of $34.99 • .48¢.

And it gave me 1,679.52. Then I did the next part of the Equation which was

1,614.77. So, probably it would be 1,614.77 minutes.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Haiku Poem

Robert Mattei March 19, 2009

Class 702 Ms. Bentley

Haiku Poem

BANG! the bat swings hard
The ball is out of the gate
And its a home run

1) The purpose I wrote this poem was that I like Baseball and its my
favorite sport.

2) The mood of this poem is Emotional, and its a fun experience.

3) Yes, when you read this poem you can paint a clear picture about the ball
going over the gate.

4) Write 2 more Haiku Poems about
- Basket Ball
- Foot Ball

Basket Ball

SWOOSH! I shot The Ball
BANG! I made a 3 pointer.
The team won the game.

BOOM! The players get hit.
BANG!! The team made a touch down.
The team won the Game.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Robert Mattei March 17, 2009

Class 702 Ms. Bentley

Yesterday at the Field Trip I've learned a lot of things about the Native Americans and about there History n Culture. I've Learned Many Things that i have not learned yet. And, at the trip I seen the types of Clothes the
Native American and I've Also seen there fresh kicks that they created.
That trip was really intresting and fun.

Onomanapia Poem

Robert Mattei March 17, 2009

Class 702 Ms. Bentley

Summer - Onomatopoeia Poem

It's so hot you can play Baseball
You can SMACK it, and you can brag about it.
I can Hear the kids scream as they play at
the Playground, all around.
I touch the bat as I go to the Plate
Then BANG, I hit the bat and the bat CRACKED
in half.
I smell the hot steaming Hot Dogs when my father is
cooking them
I taste the hot steaming hot dogs and they were great
Then I SMACKED the ball again and I see it fly over the gate.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Work for the Paragraphs

Robert Mattei March 13, 2009

Class 702 Ms. Bentley

Paragraph 1:
How was the math exam part 1? The math exam from Part 1 was easy. Did you find it difficult? No, Because mostly I knew the answer. why? why not? How was part 2? The math exam from part 2 was really easy but some of the questions were kind of hard and they were confusing.was it difficult , medium , or easy? Was Part 2 easier or more difficult than Part 1? Part 1 and Part 2 were easy but some of the questions were difficult.Why? Why not? What score do you think you received on the math exam? I think I should recieve a 3 or a 4 because I tried my best. How long did it take you to finish the exam? At least 35 minutes. Did you go over your answers? yeah, because I I wanted to get a good grade so that I can get a good grade in order for me to pass the 8th grade. Why? Why not?

Paragraph 2: How do you feel you did on the poetry quiz yesterday in Ms. Bentley's ELA? I think I did good because I practiced and I study for the quiz. What was the most difficult part about it. That i needed to make a couple of poems and inferences about the Figurative Languages. How do you feel you did on the poetry quiz today? I think I did good. What did you find most difficult? When you had to write and work on Onomanpiea and other Figurative Languages. What do you think your grade will be? At least a 3 or a 4. Do you feel you were prepared for this quiz? Yeah, cause I practiced and study for the quiz. Why? Why not?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Limmerick and Cinquain Poems

Robert Mattei March 05, 2009
Class 702 Ms. Bentley

Limmerick Poem

The bat smacks
The players get a couple of snacks
The ball gets smacks and it looks like it is not coming back.
The player says pass me the ball or go to the end of the hall.
One of the players said thanks for having my back!

Cinquain Poem

The ball gets smacked
Crack the bat splits in half
Bang the people Collide at night
That's right

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Limmerick poem

  Robert Mattei                                    March 04, 2009

  Class 702                                            Ms. Bentley

    Limmerick Poem 

The bat smacks 
The players get a couple of snacks 
The ball gets smacks and it looks like it is not coming back.
The player says pass me the ball or go to the end of the hall.
One of the players said thanks for having my back!


Friday, February 27, 2009

The Bronx Masquerade Character That I Relate To The Most

The Book that I am reading in class is that is The Bronx Masquerade. The book is about
different kind of kids that have serious relationships in school and that they have problems in school while they enter in The Bronx Masquerade. The types of students that I know so far are Davon, Tyrone, and Chackuna. What I know about Davon so far is that Davon like to read and write poems. The things that I know about Tyrone is that every time some one reads a poem or make a poem he always have to make a comment no matter what. And, the types of comments that Tyrone makes are good and respectful comments he makes. The other things that I know about Chackuna is that she is smart and she says that she isn't any type of women men think she is. I pretty like this book because this book is pretty Intresting and you can really relate your life with theres. I can relate with Davon the most because he likes poems and I like drawing with both have things that we like.

The things that Me and Davon have in common is that we both have things that we like the most which is that Davon like Poems and That I like Drawing. I kind of like Davon the least because he likes to many things and I don't like to many things. The Person who I like is Tanisha because she likes to be popular and she only like to hang out with people who respect her and likes her. Mostly, in my family I'm like the one who gets more things then my rest of my family members. I'm the one who gets good things I think this is because I am popular because I get things more then any body else.

The person who I dislike the most is Tyrone because every time some one finish saying some
thing he always has to say some thing smart. And, he gets on my nerve. The second person who I don't like is Davon because he thinks to much about poems and I think to much poem is kind of gay. Nah, I'm just playing I think poems are kind of cool but I think to much poems are kind of weird.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Over my Mid-Winter Break!!!

Robert Mattei
Class 702
February 25, 2009

My Mid-Winter Break

In My Mid winter break it was awsome, because on Friday the 13th I went and spend my time in the movies and I went to go see the new Movie Friday the 13th. That movie was hot and I liked it but other people say that it was trash but not for me. Then, on Saturday February 14, I Went and spend my time with my grandma because it was her birthday and we went to a resturant and then we went to a bakery store and brought her a cake. Then when everything was settle down we sang her a happy birthday song. Then, on Sunday February 15 we went to Queens to a fancy Resturant then my grandma said after we finish from the Resturant we will go and by you something you want. Then I said really and she said yeah. So, then I told her if she can by me a pair of sneakers by not any kind of sneaker I wanted the new pair of Jordan's The True Flights in Red Black n White. Then, after that i went to my fathers house and we went shopping and thats the only thing that happened and thats the only thing I did during my Mid-Winter Break.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Black History Month

Black History- Shirley Chisholm
I learned some things about Shirley that she ranned for president. I watched 2 videos about Shirley speech. I feel happy about Shirley because she was brave enough to talk about black history. Yes I would like to learn more things about Shirley Chisholm.I think Malcolm X feel very happy about Shirley Chisholm because she spoke very brave just like Malcolm X and she wasn't scared to speak. I would like to learn most about Rosa Parks. I learn some things about Black History of Malcolm X and Shirley Chisholm.I think blacks were treated a little more respected because she ran for president and was the first African American women who ran for president. I can name 2 women who ran for president and they are Shirley Chisholm and Hilary Clinton. She is important to history because she was brave and talked about lots of things and was the first African American women who ran for president.

Black History- Malcom X
I learn lots of things about Malcolm X and black History. I watched videos about Malcolm X talking about the KKK. I feel Malcolm X wasn't scared of the KKK and he had to make people not be scared of them and fight them. I would like to learn more about Malcolm X and his speeches.I feel sad because lots of things KKK did to lots of people. I would like to learn more about Martin Luther King, I know a lot of Martin Luther King, but I want to learn more about him. I only know a little about black History.I never read any poems about written by a Black author and I would like to read some. I never seen any poem written by a Black person and I would like to see that. I really like writing poems, but I like it when it got rhyming in it.

Friday, February 13, 2009


Robert Mattei
February 13, 2009
Class 702


Bread, and Mayo
Ham n Cheese and Soda
Lettuce and tomatoes with piece
Is my whole life
When I dance I fell like
a bird that Fly. I love this

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Langston Hughes Poem

Today in Literacy class I have learned new different things about black people and the things that they went threw. Also, I have learned the new word of the day which is Jim Crow. Jim Crow is actually not a real person , a Jim Crow is a former practice of segregating black people. I think that the non- whites were affected by the Jim Crow laws, because they don't care about the black people they just want to see and hear the black people suffer and that they stay in pain.

Langston Hughes was a important person who liked to write about poems. He really like to write poems about the things that happen in their lives and the things that goes on in life. I think the lives of black people was painful and raises, because the black peoples has suffered a lot and some black people were even killed just because they were different from others. Today I have read a poem from Langston Hughes called Merry - Go round it was a good poem.

I felt bad and disrespected at the same time because I have seen black people get hurt and also disrespected by others such as white peoples. Also, sometimes I feel disrespected because if I was a black person I would feel the same thing the black people will feel which were Pain, Suffer, some black women get rapted and also sexual abuse. By men and thats crazy and the only thing is that now I just give hope to the people who get hurt and that suffered from pain.

Monday, February 2, 2009

February 2 , 2009

Aim: How do we use spread sheets to create Graphs?

Today I learned how to create Different types of graphs such as Circle Graphs,
Bar graphs and also line Graphs. But, the cool thing is that I did it on the Laptop and the way I did that was by Going to the Microsoft Excel. That was really cool and then I did some types of data's. The types of data I did were The Amounts of Budgeted of Activities, and the other one was the Amounts of Points the Players
Scored. I had Learned new ways for making graphs in the computers .