Welcome to my Blog "Racing for Success." I chose this as the name of my blog because I currently run Track for Louisiana Tech University and racing is something that I love and do often. Also, success is something that I strive for as well as try to get others to strive for, so I thought it was fitting. I hope you find this blog useful and informative!

Steven Cortez

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Week Preview

For the following week, we have many things planned.
Spelling - A continuation of spelling lessons with new words.
Reading - Chapers 11-16 of "Number the Stars" book.
Language - Independent Writing (choose a card and write on the topic).
Math - Finish equations and start unit on graphing.
Social Studies - Finish the Revolutionary War unit.

This is a general summary of what the week will have in store for us.

Steven Cortez

Field Trip

Our Field Trip to the Jean Baptiste Fort and the alligator farm in Natchitouches, Louisiana was a success. The students learned about the first permanant settlement in Louisiana and got to see first hand what the fort their looked like. The students also had a good time at the alligator farm. They got the chance to watch and observe different animals (alligators, emu's, goats, racoons, and snakes) and how they eat and also interact with other animals of the same kind. I thought the trip was very informative as well as fun. I have a couple of pictures posted at the bottom of my blog as well.

Steven Cortez

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Here is the storybook that my class created! I thought it would be neat to share it with you all! The students worked really hard on it and are really proud of their product! Enjoy!

Steven Cortez

A Little More About Me

Here is a vodcast to tell you a little more about me. Enjoy!

Last Day of iLEAP

Today was the last day of iLEAP. The students took the social studies and science sections of the test. The students did a great job this week!

Reminders for tomorrow: There will be a spelling and DOL test tomorrow.

Steven Cortez

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

3rd Day of iLEAP

The third day of iLEAP is done! Today the students completed the reading section, including spelling. Tomorrow will be the science and social studies sections. This will be the final day of testing if no make-ups are needed. The students have been doing great so far! Once again, remember to get a good night's rest and a good breakfast in the morning.

Steven Cortez

End of the Year Overview

End of the Year

I could not figure out how to put a video file in one of the gadgets place, so I just created a blog instead (until I can figure it out). This video shows what will be happening for the rest of the year in the 5th grade class where I student teach.

Steven Cortez