250 Worthington Drive

Bridgeport, WV 26330


Little Indians

Mrs. Clayton's Fifth Grade

For extra practice and

fun educational games, explore the links at the bottom of the page.

Connecting home and school makes us a great community of learners!

      (scroll down for tips to help at home)

What's Making News

Our Prickett's Fort field trip is Thursday, Sept. 21.  Please return your $4 and permission form ASAP if you have not already done so.

Fundraiser orders and money are due on Friday, Sept. 22.

Friday, Sept. 22 is a 2-hour early dismissal.

What We're Learning

Science:  Informational Text Features; The Solar System; The Scientific Process

SS: Map Skills; Government

Health: Fitness


1.) sign       

2.) groan

3.) reply

4.) thrown

5.) strike

6.) mighty

7.) stroll

8.) compose

9.) dough

10.) height

require, reproach, defy, plight, opponent, ravenous

11.) excite

12.) apply

13.) slight

14.) define

15.) odor

16.) spider

17.) control

18.) silent

19.) brighten

20.) approach




apparent motion







"When parents are involved in their children's education at home, they do better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school and the schools they go to are better." -A New Generation of Evidence: The Family is Critical to Student Achievement. (Henderson & Berla, 1994)

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Easy tips for helping at home:

*Use car time to talk with your children. There's no phone or television to interfere. No one can get up and leave. And kids know they really have your ear.

*Help your child start a home library; paperback books are fine. Encourage your child to swap books with friends. Check used book stores. Give books as gifts.

*Use the "Rule of Thumb" to see if a book is on your children's reading level: Have them read a page of the book aloud. Have them hold up one finger for each word they don't know. If they hold up four fingers and a thumb before the end of the page, the book is probably too hard for them to read alone. But it might be a great book to read aloud.

*Help kids learn from problems, not be devastated by them. Many parents don't ever use the word "failure." They may talk about a "glitch," a "problem," or a "snag." But even when something doesn't work out as they'd planned, successful people try to learn something from the experience.

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