Know Your States is happening this year on February 7, 14, and 21, 2023!
Any and all students are welcome to join in this enriching experience of knowing our country. It’s a required test for all fifth graders, and it is a wonderful opportunity for all other Redhawks to become well prepared while having fun with a variety of learning tools and games on how to learn where our states and capitals are in America. Redhawks in all grades are invited to participate! Once your Redhawk scores 100% on the states test, they’ll qualify to take the capitals test. Each student who passes the states test with a perfect score will receive a certificate. Students who pass the capitals test with a perfect score will receive a medal.
We’re paperless now and have moved the test online. The school will provide devices for the students to take the test on during their lunchtime in the MPR.
IMPORTANT TIPS FOR YOUR STUDENT TO REMEMBER:
1. CLICK THE SUBMIT BUTTON!!! The test is online. If they take the test but don’t hit “submit” at the end, their test will not show up in our results, therefore making their results nonexistent. Remind them to hit submit even if they don’t finish so there’s a record of them attempting to take the test.
2. Make sure they know how to log on to their device. Their log on is their student ID and their password is either the default one set by the district, or something different if you changed it. This is how they log on to school devices, and how they will log on for the test. If it helps, write it on a piece of paper for them to take to the test. Only log on info should be on the paper, nothing else.
3. Make sure they know their student ID and school email address. Their email address is their student number @orangeusd.org (i.e. [email protected]). If their email address isn’t written correctly on the test, their results won’t get emailed. You can include their email address with the log on credentials on the piece of paper they may take to the test as mentioned in point 2.
Good luck and happy studying!
Know Your States Resources and Helpful Hints
State Capitals Study Aid
Fifty Nifty United States on YouTube
Fifty States and Capitals Song on YouTube
Wakko’s 50 State Capitals on YouTube
Tour The States Music Video
Online Practice Test: Sheppard Software
Online Practice Test: Lizard Point
➢ If you remember New Mexico is next to Mexico, it will help you find it
➢ Florida bams Alabama but misses Mississippi
➢ Pennsylvania put on his New Jersey (Looks like a jersey is squeezed on his right side)
➢ Vermont is shaped like a “V”
➢ Louisiana looks like an “L” and starts with “L” which will remind you of Louisiana
➢ You can remember Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa by saying they are the 3-in-a-row “I” states
➢ The 4 sisters: West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina all sit on top of their mama, Georgia
➢ Kentucky looks just like a “Kentucky Fried Chicken” leg
➢ Michigan looks like a mitten
➢ Colorado looks like a box stacked up with Utah and Wyoming…”Why?” Maybe Montana, the big boss above them, can tell you
➢ Minnesota looks like an “M” if you turn it on its side
➢ Does Idaho kind of look like an “I”?