Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Spelling Words This Week 11/13-11/20



Friday, October 19, 2018


We have started doing some spelling in conjunction with the phonics lessons that come with the ELA series I am piloting. Only two teachers in 5th grade will be doing spelling. Students should have received a list on Monday. We have been practicing the words throughout the week while learning about closed syllables. I will collect data on how the students are doing spelling the words and I will put the scores on Powerschool, but they will not count in their grades. This pilot will run a few weeks!

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Mr. Hippen

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Vocabulary Quiz

We will have a vocabulary quiz on Friday. Happy Studying!

Hatchet- Vocabulary (Chapters 4-6)

hummock (n.)- a very small hill

swarm (n.)- a very large group of insects, especially when they are flying

murky (adj.)- not clear

stranded (v.)- stuck in a place that you hadn’t planned to spend time in

sloshing (v.)- to move about actively within a container or open space

lean-to (n.)- a shelter that uses the earth to support at least one side

slender (adj.)- thin in an attractive or graceful way

ruefully (adv.)- feeling or showing that you wish you had not done something

interlaced (v.)- to link or weave two things together

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Conference Schedule

Here is a link to my conference schedule. It should be editable. Plug in the time frame that works for you! Hard to believe conferences are already here!

Mr. Hippen

Hippen Conference Schedule- Fall, 2018

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Book Order

Hi 5H Parents!

I like to send a book order home right away at the beginning of a school year. Your student will find two flyers in their mailbox on Meet the Teacher night. Feel free to find your mailbox and take these home to peruse. There is NO obligation to purchase books. If you choose to order books, use this code online:


The book order is due on Wednesday, September 5th- plenty of time! If books get ordered, I get bonus points and use the points to order new books for my classroom!

Mr. Hippen

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Meet the Teacher Night!

Hi there Parents of 5H!

I am really excited to begin the school year! Thanks so much for entrusting your kids to me! 

I want to let you know of the first important date! Meet the Teacher Night is on Tuesday, August 21st, from 4:30-6:30. Please bring all your school supplies! We won't worry about getting them all sorted out until school starts! Looking forward to meeting you all!

Mr. Hippen