Honor Roll Students / Don’t stop dreaming

Dear Students:

I am very proud to recognize the outstanding student academic achievement in the last six weeks.

Congratulations to every hard-working student on these lists. This is an honor and a personal accomplishment. If it is any indication of the effort you will put into life, you will be successful in all you do. You should indeed be proud of your work!

Parents, please join us in celebrating our honor roll students for the 1st six weeks evaluation.

I am so very proud of you and your accomplishments, but don’t forget that the work has just begun, and this is not the time to relax or get comfortable. Now is the time to take this momentum and build on your success.

May your future be as bright as the smiles you wear now and remember to be proud of yourself because we, your teachers and the school administration, already are.

Mrs. Garcia

“Never stop dreaming, 
never stop believing, 
never give up, 
never stop trying, and 
never stop learning.” 

Roy T. Bennett

CBA 2 Quick Review Problems

Next Monday we will have the Curriculum-Based Assessment 2 (CBA 2). The test is based on the Math 7th curriculum that you are mastering in this six weeks period. The CBA is a powerful tool for testing and measuring student progress, identifying students at risk for failing state tests and identifying skill deficits to be addressed through interventions to increase student learning performance.

It is very important that the teacher knows the strengths and weaknesses of their students to help them to be successful academically. This assessment is just one of the ways to collect data to meet LISD goals.

You can practice solving by yourself the following questions. Work each problem by yourself.  Write the solution to each problem step by step. If you have any doubt about how to solve any question, please see the solution in the presentation.

I am also assigning you a similar homework via your JunoEd/Jupiter account (extra points).

Notice to All Students


 – Leave the excuses at the door.

– If you did not do your homework, just admit it.

– If you did not understand the assignment, ask for help.

– If you did not study for the test, then accept the grade and resolve to do better next time

(with the teacher’s help if necessary).

– If you refuse to follow the class rules, then accept the consequences.

The rules are not open for discussion or debate.
The teacher is here for one reason and one reason only:





Author Anonymous


Today’s Assignment

Solve the following questions:   Proportions in Real Life

Lesson Frame
The problem of the Day

 We will APPLY SIMILARITY in real-world situations.

I will EXPLAIN to my partner in some ways that PROPORTIONS  are used in my home.

SF01       Scale_Drawing

SF02       Scale_Factor

PP05      Proportions word problems and equations

SF04       Shadow

SF05       Similar Figures_Missing Side

PP43      Distance – Rate – Time Word Problems.

PP50      Car_Math

Help Topics



 Create and solve your own problem by applying proportions in real life situation.

Word problem Writing Template

My own problem

Problem Solving Format

Essential Questions
Observation, Self-graded quizzes, and Journal
How do I represent and/or solve real-world and mathematical problems using rates, ratios, and/or percents?
Discount, Tax, Percent of change, Proportional rates, cross-products, proportions, equivalent ratios, solving a proportion


Shadows Math from Ms Garcia on Vimeo.
Ratio Tables


Don’t Miss Class!

A quality education can only be obtained through daily student attendance, which will always be enforced.
Dr. Sylvia G. Rios
LISD Superintendent of Schools


Too many absences excused or unexcused
can keep students from succeeding in school and in life.

A serious attendance problem often begins with a few unexcused absences.

All the research studies carried out show that dropout patterns were linked with poor attendance,

Every day counts!

There is no substitute for being present.

Student Code of Conduct – Laredo Independent School District

“For any class missed, the teacher must assign the student make-up work based on the instructional objectives for the subject or course and the needs of the individual student in mastering the essential knowledge and skills or in meeting subject or course requirements.”

“The student will be responsible for obtaining and completing the make-up work in a satisfactory manner and within the time specified by the teacher.”

“A student who does not make up assigned work within the time allotted by the teacher will receive a grade of zero for the assignment.”

In my teaching blog, you can find the explanations of all the topics of the math 7th program. There are also hundreds of videos with ready-made lessons and more than 1000 interactive quizzes with extensive practice questions to practice the different type problems corresponding to math 7th.

In the winter season, it is common for some students to become ill and miss class. Taking this into account, in October, November, and December, we will cover the theoretical part of all the topics that we will study in the winter season.

If any of you get sick and cannot attend class, please let me know and I will indicate the topics and videos you should study in my blog, and the corresponding the interactive worksheets, drills, and exercises you should do. If you have any additional questions I will gladly answer them via Skype.

The Lesson of the Butterfly


By Paulo Coelho

A man spent hours watching a butterfly struggling to emerge from its cocoon. It managed to make a small hole, but its body was too large to get through it. After a long struggle, it appeared to be exhausted and remained absolutely still.
The man decided to help the butterfly and, with a pair of scissors, he cut open the cocoon, thus releasing the butterfly. However, the butterfly’s body was very small and wrinkled and its wings were all crumpled.
The man continued to watch, hoping that, at any moment, the butterfly would open its wings and fly away. Nothing happened; in fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its brief life dragging around its shrunken body and shrivelled wings, incapable of flight.
What the man – out of kindness and his eagerness to help – had failed to understand was that the tight cocoon and the efforts that the butterfly had to make in order to squeeze out of that tiny hole were Nature’s way of training the butterfly and of strengthening its wings.
Sometimes, a little extra effort is precisely what prepares us for the next obstacle to be faced. Anyone who refuses to make that effort, or gets the wrong sort of help, is left unprepared to fight the next battle and never manages to fly off to their destiny.
(Adapted from a story sent in by Sonaira D’Avila)