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

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring Break

We have been on Spring Break this past week, so there are no updates from school. School will start back on Monday. When we get back, we will have one week before the iLEAP test. We will be preparing for that, so hopefully things do not get to hectic at school. The students seem to be ready to take the test and are not showing any nervous signs! I am also excited to experience this testing first hand before I have my own classroom. I wish everyone luck with the testing week!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

March 23

Today the students took a vocabulary and story test on the book Shades of Gray. The only homework for tonight is to complete the spelling worksheet. The students will have a spelling test on Friday. Friday is also "Candy and a Movie" day. If the students are well behaved, the entire school will designate Friday as a day where the students can watch a movie and eat candy at a certain time of the day.

So far student teaching is going GREAT! I absolutely love it so far. The students are great, and the teacher is amazing. I am learning a great deal; from content to classroom management to even how students learn and work in different ways. This is turning out to be a wonderful and very rewarding experience. I just thought I would let you all know how that was going! Thanks for reading.

Steven Cortez

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Plan for Blog

I plan to use this Blog to help me in Student Teaching. I am student teaching in the 5th grade at Hillcrest Elementary. I feel that this blog could be a great opportunity for me to get used to posting about homework and upcoming tests. I can also use this blog to help me to keep track of how I am doing as an up and coming teacher.