You can become popular by first learning to like yourself for who you are. Also by being cheerful whenever you can, as people are drawn to those who are bright all the time, as long as it isn't fake or overwhelming. To get more information you can visit the www.ehow.com/how_2034472_be-popular.html website.
why do you want to be popular ?..... to fit in and not get made fun off and to have someone to sit with at lunch ?? well then you would be changing your self to fit in ... and you should never change for anybody
To people wondering why you would want to be popular, probably because you will be in school for 12 years and you want to spend those 12 years (a big chunk of your childhood) enjoying it. Not like it really matters from 1st to probably 5th or 6th grade but still. You can enjoy life without being very popular and a lot of people do, but try to hang out with the popular groups at school and don't be too quiet but don't be a too much of a chatter box. Try to be funny but dont get annoying because then people probably won't want to be around you. Keep things to a limit but be social. Just saying hi in the halls might even help. It might also take some time. Join clubs or sports that people are in. It might get your name out there. Just type up your question and many different links will come up for more help. Hope this helps a bit.