Thursday, November 1, 2012

                  Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is about living a drug-free lifestyle. To learn more about Red Ribbon Week please visit this link:

 THURSDAY: Today was all about "SOCK IT TO DRUGS" which meant all students were allowed to wear mismatched socks. This day was just to show the students that it is okay to be different,and its okay to live a drug-free life!!!!

FRIDAY: Tomorrow all students will be allowed to wear team jerseys or school spirit shirts."TEAM UP AGAINST DRUGS" this shows that all kids and adults can work together to support their schools.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

More eggs in vinegar experiments...


What makes the shell soft and gelatinous?


Leave me a comment and let me know!

Friday, September 28, 2012


We had a great time at HESTEC yesterday!  We learned about the World Birding Center (and that it has a gift shop there, not at HESTEC!!!)  If you want to see more of the exhibits, Saturday is community day.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Target game

This is another great game, but you need a partner to play it.  The Target Game is fun, but make sure that you have a partner and that you follow the rules!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Don't Forget!!!

This is a reminder that we are going to be going to HESTEC this week!  I can't wait to go and see the exhibits!!  Are you interested in the STEM fields for a career?  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  These are the jobs of the future!

LittleShopofPhysicsnasa drive to explore

World Birding Center

This is a cool comparing fractions game!

Remember when we compared fractions mentally using 0, 1/2, and 1 whole as benchmarks?  Here is a game where you can practice that!  It is called Tug Team Fractions and you can play against a friend on the internet or against the computer!

Here are more pictures of the projects...

Did you get to play Tug Team Fractions?  What did you think about it? 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

More projects...

Mr. Duey - Fractions

I love this video - we reinforced rewriting improper fractions into mixed numbers and saw how to make a fraction into a decimal.


Monday, September 17, 2012

My Number Tissue Box Projects

Wow - what great projects that I have received so far!  I think that it is great that the students chose 3 different numbers to show the factors, multiples, facts, and prime factorization of their special number.

Leave me a comment if you need the rubric again for your project.  Remember, you get 50 points extra credit if you turn in the project this week and 25 points next week.  If you turn in the project on time, October 1st, then you will not receive any extra credit.  I can't wait to see you all's creativity!

Blasting off,

Mrs. Chapa

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The product game!

Last week, we practiced finding factors and multiples.  If you want to play the product game on the computer, you can google "the product game" or play against a parent here.

This upcoming week, we are going to apply what we have learned to science by studying Circadian rhythms.  We are also going to apply multiples to ferris wheels and use products to create groupings on a picnic.  Finally, we are going to use factor strings to find prime factorization and you will be able to explain what the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic is!

Enjoy your weekend and I hope that Stanford, Harvard, and Princeton are as excited about this week's investigations as I am!

Blasting off,
Mrs. Chapa

Monday, August 27, 2012

6th Grade Supply List

Wow - what a wonderful group of 6th graders!  We are so happy to have you at the Academy for Academic Enhancement as our "trailblazing" 6th graders.  Here is the supply list:

2 - 1 1/2 inch binder
1 - 2 inch binder
2 - Composition notebook
1 - Single subject spiral notebook with 3 holes, wide-ruled
1 - package of dividers
1 - package of loose leaf notebook paper, wide-ruled
60 - pencils for school year (5 dozen)
1 - protractor
1 - package of standard post-its (light colors)
1 - package of colored pencils
1 - package of washable markers
4 - glue sticks for school year
1 - box of kleenex

Friday, August 24, 2012

Welcome To A New School Year

My name is Mrs. Aide Pena and I will be your Laguage Arts and Social Studies teacher.  I have lots of ideas in the making for you all.  I know we are going to have a great learning experience together.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Getting Prepared

Wow, we are busy working on getting ready for the upcoming school year.  Ms. Garcia, Mrs. Pena, and myself, Mrs. Chapa, are already getting the classrooms in order to maximize student learning.  We are so excited to meet you and to get you started on meeting your potential in 6th grade.