Mrs. Varner's class blog.

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.
~Rabindranath Tagore

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Hey everyone. I've got a new website. I think it will work better for my class purposes. New students please visit and explore. Parents, you can subscribe to get instant messages about homework, assignments, and important dates right to your phone or email. I look forward to meeting you on August 20 at Back to School night. Come anytime between 4 - 6 pm. Here is the link:

Friday, May 25, 2012

Day 170

AM/PM--Tall Tales. We read a few tall tales and then wrote one of our own. Math: We discussed how measuring is useful in everyday life and how the metric system and customary/standard measuring system is different and similar. Social Studies: I did my best to give the fastest WW1 summary as possible. We talked about the causes, major events, significance in history, results and connection with WW2. 6th Grade verse faculty basketball. Reader's Theatre of Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King Jr. Fun Friday HW: Have a good weekend. Remember Tuesday is field day. If you did not bring money for pizza you need to bring your own lunch. You also need to bring water and sunscreen.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Day 169

AM/PM-- Worked on our Reader's Theatre 4th grade program Music Math: We performed our Standard Capacity Song to some of the 6th grade classes. Have your student read it with you to see if they remember the words. 5th grade Wax Museum. FYI, I decide to not include our class in this 5th grade activity because we had already did a biography project at the beginning of the year so I did think that the children needed to do that again. I choose to finish up with our US History instead. Lang. Arts: Performance of our Reader's theatre: Rosa Parks and Jackie Robinson. HW: Bring your $2.00 for the field day. Finish your Self Startbooks, DMRs and journals. These will all be turned in tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Day 166

AM/PM-- Civil Rights Movements, Reader's Theatre Math: Standard/Customary Measurements So. Social: Immigration, Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty (Civil War Scrapbooks due today) Read Aloud 5th Grade presentation HW: Bring your $2.00 for lunch for the field day. Finish your Self-start books.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Day 165

AM/PM --Reader's Theatre on Civil Rights events Math: Reviewing and practicing the metric System (King Henry Died Monday Drinking Chocolate Milk) Finishing our Social Studies Book Music Family Meeting: What was your favorite thing about 5th grade and what are you doing this summer 5th grade program for 1 thru 3. HW: Remember to bring you $2.00. Also we are performing again tomorrow for grades 4 - 6 and K so bring your shirt, flashlight, and sunglasses.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Day 163

AM/PM--GR, library 2nd grade program Science Review Social Studies: Practicing our Gettysburg Address and made Lincoln hats Science Test part 2 HW; Read Memorize your part. Also I emailed everyone some information about some important things that are happening this week. I will send home a paper copy tomorrow.