March 14-17 was National Breakfast Week at Rees. Our awesome lunch ladies had some fun activities going on for students. Prizes were won and the guessing game of “How Many Cheerios Are in the Jar?” was played. Thursday, which happened to be St. Patrick’s Day as well, was pajama day to remind students to “Wake up to breakfast!”
The Rainforest Van from the Living Planet Aquarium visited the 2nd grade classes on Monday. Students reviewed the continents and oceans of the world while learning about the habitats of animals on each continent. We were able to pet animals from the rainforest, learn about their diets, defense mechanisms, and more.
To celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, on March 2, Rees students received a boarding pass to lead them to classrooms throughout the school. Each teacher highlighted a genre, an author or a books series to introduce to students. Thanks to our office staff for putting this together. This is a tradition we look forward to every year!
The second grade students visited BYU campus on Thursday, February 28th. Students gathered in the Eyring Science building ooh-ing and aah-ing at the pendulum, rocks and minerals and the Illusional Dollar Bill. We then entered the planetarium to watch a video about the solar system. Next, a presentation was given on moon phases and constellations. Last, a question and answer session took place. Students had fun exploring and learning, which made another fun memory for second grade.
The Rodeo Royalty, SF rodeo representatives, the Mayor of SF, and Officer Peterson presented “Don’t Be a Bull-y” to Rees students on Wednesday. The clown talked about winners and losers. He explained to us, that at certain times, there will be a winner and a loser, but there are things we can say to help the losers. Rees students are smart because they knew those answers: “You’re awesome!”, “You can do it. Keep trying!” and “You did a good job!” were a few of the answers. To demonstrate this, he had students and teachers participate in barrel racing. Students raced around the barrels