Hey Team Thunder! Do you and your family have "pumpkin art" that you would like to share? E-mail your photo to me at email@example.com before 10:00 p.m. on Sunday night so we can display it on mrippolito.com!
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
We want Halloween to be safe and fun for all Rio Norte students and staff this year. Here’s a great way for you to follow the rules, and enjoy this year’s Halloween celebration on Friday, October 29.
1. No masks may be worn. A mask may be brought to school for the costume contest at lunch and may be worn during the time of the contest only. Masks worn at any other time will be confiscated.
2. All costume clothing must conform to the dress code.
3. Flip-flop sandals and appropriate pajamas may be worn as part of a costume.
4. No spikes, chains, or ropes may be brought to school.
5. If you choose to dress in a sports theme, no baseball bats, hockey sticks, golf clubs, etc. may be brought to school. Also, no cleats may be worn.
6. No weapons of any kind, real or fake. To bring even a fake weapon to school—even on Halloween—can still be an expellable offense.
7. Make-up, hair dye, and hats are permitted, as long as it is not dangerous or disruptive.
8. Finally: No costume may be worn that will prevent you from learning and fully participating in the day’s activities.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Of course, standard text message rates apply.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
create your twitter account and link it to your cell phone - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Sgt Bret McCauley, twice awarded the Purple Heart for his service as a US Marine in Iraq, came to speak to my classes today. He was seriously injured in an explosion from a suicide bomber in Fallujah in 2003. His message was that you can't control what happens to you, but you can control your reaction.
Here is what was left of the truck that Sgt McCauley was travelling in when he was injured.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
There is a slight possibility that Fox 11 News may come to my classroom to do a story on Sgt McCauley during Periods 2 (history), 3 (yearbook), or 4 (history), and again another slight chance that your child may appear on TV.
If you have any objection to your child appearing on the local Fox 11 News, please let me know. If they do end up running the story on TV, I will post that information on mrippolito.com.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
You can buy Halloween Grams for your favorite Rio Norte student now through Thursday, October 21. Each Halloween Gram is only $1 and includes a fun goody bag and your special, personalized message! All the money supports field trips for Rio Norte students. Buy them this week, and they will be personally delivered in homeroom next Friday, October 29. You can get one for each of your friends!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
The Shake-Up has been postponed at Rio Norte due to thunderstorms forecast for tomorrow. I'll keep you posted so you know when it will be rescheduled. --Mr. Ippolito
Friday, October 15, 2010
Today in history we transitioned from the Maya to the Aztecs. There are many similarities between the Maya and the Aztecs thanks to a process called cultural diffusion. Pay attention to what makes the Maya, Aztecs, and later the Inca SIMILAR and DIFFERENT as we continue our studies of Mesoamerican cultures.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
We had two additional minimum days thrown at us after the A-B block schedule had already been set for the year. One is at the end of the first quarter (this Friday) and the other will be at the end of third quarter (in March).
Christopher_Columbus_Hero___HUMAN_EVENTS_-1199623.pdf (27 KB)
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Columbus - Howard Zinn.pdf (3041 KB)
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Monday, October 11, 2010
Sorry again about the BrainPop confusion. Apparently, our username and password allow unlimited students to login AT SCHOOL between 7:30 am and 5:30 pm. Of course, our internet connection at school is so slow that we barely have enough bandwidth for teachers to log onto BrainPop. Anyway, enough of my complaining about our slow network. Here's the video we watched today in case you were absent or you simply want to watch it again. Enjoy!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Need help with pre-algebra or algebra? I just stumbled upon a website called Khan Academy. Sal Khan has produced nearly 2,000 tutorial videos on a range of subjects, including pre-algebra and algebra. You might find them helpful. You can check it out here: http://www.khanacademy.org/
Friday, October 8, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Today in Mr. Ippolito's class we did two things:
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
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Listen online now. Podcast is now available for download HERE (right-mouse click to save). For instructions on how to import into iTunes to play on your iPod, click here: