Welcome to the fifth grade!  I’m delighted that you’re taking time to view my webpage.  You’ll find lots of helpful information that will keep you well informed about class requirements, daily homework assignments, test dates, etc. 

This year I will teach Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies to my homeroom students as well as Mr. Hallman’s class.  I have several fun activities planned that I know the students will enjoy. It’s going to be a great year!

For those of you that I haven’t met, let me share a little about myself. Valdosta has been my home since the age of two.  I attended Lowndes County Schools and graduated from Valdosta State University with a degree in Middle Grades Education, concentrating in the areas of Language Arts, Reading, Science, and Social Studies, and a master's degree in Educational Leadership. I am certified to teach elementary grades Pre-K through 5th. This will be my 28th year of teaching.

My husband, David, is also from Valdosta.  We are fortunate to have most our immediate family living in Valdosta as well.  I enjoy spending time with them, traveling, cooking, hiking, and watching my favorite teams The Atlanta Hawks and The Chicago Bulls.

I am looking forward to working with you and your child to make this a rewarding year.


Supply List

  • Wide-ruled notebook paper
  • 2 dozen yellow wooden pencils (not mechanical or decorative)
  • 1 pack of colored pencils or crayons
  • 1 pkg of washable markers (no permanent markers please)
  • 1 three-ring binder (two inch width)
  • 1 pack of 8-tab subject dividers
  • 2 pocket folders (3-prongs, no plastic folders please)
  • 1 spiral notebook  (single subject)
  • 2 book covers
  • 1 box of tissues
  • 1 pkg sheet protectors
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • 1 pkg dry erase markers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Clorox-type wipes
  • 1 USB storage drive (i.e. thumb drive, jump drive, flash drive)-OPTIONAL
  • 2 highlighters

Important Information:

  • For test dates and other important information concerning my E.L.A., Reading, and/or S.S. classes, join me on Remind101. Daily homework assignments will be posted on the board and on my website.

    Remind101 for Mrs. Pipkin's Homeroom:
    Text @ab7d0d to 81010

    Remind101 for Mr. Hallman's Homeroom:
    Text @ab7d0d2 to 81010

Homework Assignments

Contact Information

Email:  lorrainepipkin@lowndes.k12.ga.us
Westside Elementary School:  245-2289