Welcome to Mrs. Popkin's Fifth Grade



Lumberkings Game for 5th grade:    May 14, 10:15 departure
5/16 5th Grade Band Concert 3:30 HS Auditorium
5/20 Dare Car Ride
5/21 Dare Car Ride
5/27 Honors Assembly 1:30
5/27 Limo Car Ride
5/28 Practice for Talent Show
5/29 Space Party
5/30 Talent Show

Parent Letter Get information about book orders, snack breaks, birthday treats, homework policies, and even more!.

10 AR POINTS DUE ON Friday, May 23. 

Online Dictionary
Acrostic poem website
Diamante Poem website

Saxon  math book online

Click on Saxon math book link in line above
Choose the required state, district, and school
For 5th grade: username is saxonstudent and password is Southside5
Once you have accessed the site, click on "my library" and select math book
10 AR points per month, every month.  (August and September are combined.)
These are the common prepositions the kids need to learn.  We will memorize 5 a night until we're done.
about around beside for near outside
above at by from of over
across before down in off past
after behind during inside on through
along below except into out to
under
until
up
with
without

Book Orders

Scholastic Book Orders On-line This link will take you to the scholastic book web site.  Here you can order books from home.  Our class will still get the credit so we can order books for our classroom library.  We get a $3.00 gift certificate for every online order.  After you get to the scholastic site, just follow the online directions.

Class activation code:  GP9HP

Science

This is a link to science notes, directions, etc.
Click on the link to view the cool creatures at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Social Studies

This is a link to social studies notes, directions, projects, etc.
Famous People of the Revolutionary War
More Famous Revolutionary War Heroes
      
Lewis and Clark for kids
Lewis and Clark Facts        
Lewis and Clark Weapons
Prairie Dog Barking
Newfoundland Dogs
Grizzly Bears
Hail Storm
More Hail
Great Falls of the Missouri
Following Lewis and Clark

Reading   

Context clues practice for students  
Vocabulary Word Lists

Writing

Here you can find examples of the different kinds of writing we do on a daily basis.

Math

This is a link to today's math notes.  
Math Games.  Here is a new site with math games to play... Everyone should play the fraction eater to practice equivalent fractions.

DOL 

This is a link to our daily language activities.  Click here to see the sentences we work on each day.  This is a great way to study for the DOL quizzes we have after every five lessons.

Reading Text: basal series, Storybook Magazine, various novels

Assigned Reading for AR  : any AR books within your ZPD  (unless approved by Mrs. Popkin)

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below 66%


Favorite Links:

Yahooligans



 

Weekly Spelling List

5/12-5/16
civil rights
segregation
discrimination
integration
freedom

lynch
non-violence
prejudice
protest
riot

demonstration
disobedience





National Geographic for Kids This is a great kids' site.  The Creature Feature section gives lots of great animal information.
Ask Jeeves Is there something you need to know?  Ask your questions here!
Current Read Aloud Running Out of Time



FYI - I don't mind if the students read outside their ZPD as long as most of their books are NOT below their ZPD.  It is all right if they read a book below their level every now and then.  I like picture books too!


Accelerated Reader This link will take you to the accelerated reader website.  You can check on titles or check to see how many points your child has.  ALL TESTS still must be taken at school.  Your child's username is the first letter of their first name and the first four letters of their last name. For example, Trevor Popkin would be tpopk.  Your child's password is their initials.  The first time a parents logs on AS A PARENT you will need to follow the prompts to register.  Students are all set to go.





Famous Person Project      
Don't start this project until instructed to by Mrs. Popkin.  This will be done very late in the school year.
Prices in the 20sl
America's Library
My Hero

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