November 2015

Rees Artists

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Students from the fourth, fifth and sixth grade classes performed on Friday, November 13 to share what they had learned during the two weeks of Artists in Residency at Rees Elementary.  Students were able to choose between 4 different art forms: visual arts, musical theater, storytelling, and creative movement.  Each art form enriched students’ knowledge, abilities and talents.  Some groups performed on stage while other projects are displayed at the school.  Thank you to the artists who spend so much of their time preparing and teaching the students at our school.  Everyone did such a wond

2nd Grade Field Trip

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Photos by the Second Grade Teachers

On Friday, November 6th, second grade students visited the Springville Art Museum.  This was a first for many of our students. We learned many different techniques and styles of different art forms.  We even learned how to gesture draw with a tornado as a body!  We’re so lucky to have this museum close to our homes.

 

Crystal Apple Award

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Congratulations to Jeff Ballard for being the recipient the Crystal Apple Award!  Mr. Ballard has taught for 30 dedicated years in Nebo School District.  He has many roles here at Rees Elementary: a fourth grade teacher, leader of RAD drumming, the computer guru and more.

 

Veteran's Day

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The Veteran’s Day assembly was held on Monday, November 9th.  After the flags were posted, the second grade students sang “The Star Spangled Banner” in sign language.  We were honored to have such great men who have served for our country visit us and tell about their service.  Students were taught to do “one more” thing to be a better students, a better child, a better friend and a better American.  Great job second graders and a big thank you to Veteran’s who have served and who are serving for our beautiful country.

 

2nd Grade October Students of the Month

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These students were chosen as students of the month for their outstanding behavior in their classrooms.  Congratulations!  Students pictured (in no particular order): Eli Renz, Shelby Lunt, Swazie Patterson, Braxton Frampton, Tristan Powell, Chase Barton, Lucas Crouch (not pictured), Adley Kaighn, Cristian Lozada, Ethan Tangren and Clara Carr.  Also pictured are students who have recently earned their Bronze sticker for fast facts.  We also want to give a big congratulations to Colby Wright for being the first second grader to earn the Silver sticker!  Great job friends!

 

A Musical Day

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article and photos by Kirstie Brickey

It was A Musical Day in first grade on October 28, 2015 as Mr. Ballard and a few of his RAD students taught us about some of the instruments they use.