December 2016

Letters From Santa!

Photos by second grade teachers

The second graders wrote a letter to Santa early in December in hopes that he would respond before Christmas break.  Anticipation was exploding from the students!  Lo and behold, he did!  However, he was so busy he had his elves answer for him instead!  The kids were so excited they couldn’t contain themselves.  We all loved it!


Awesome Authors at Rees

Photos by Mrs. Tew and Mrs. Keisel

The sixth grade students had a special surprised for the second graders before Christmas break.  Sixth graders interviewed a second grader and then created a story all about them.  The second graders were so excited to meet a new “older” friend (and they’re not scary!) at school.  They read them their story and ate a candy cane together.  Thanks to the sixth grade students for their hard work to make these stories so special to our second graders.


Gingerbread House Contest

Photos by Mr. Gull

At Monday’s collaboration, teachers were busy creating a gingerbread house for a team building activity.  Kits were provided, but the teachers put a creative twist on it.  It was fun!  Students voted for a gingerbread house and the winner is: the sixth grade team with their creativity of incorporating Brigham Young University!  Congratulations!  



Do You Hear What I Hear?


If you’re at Rees Elementary this time of year, more than likely, you are hearing what I’m hearing.  Singing!  Christmas songs are being sung throughout the school. 

Each year, we gather together to sing Christmas songs as a school.  Songs are chosen from a hat as students lead the audience with light sabers.  A new piece was added this year where teachers participated in a Christmas lip-sync. 

December Reading Carnival


The gym filled up quickly as students celebrated!  When students meet their teacher’s reading expectations, students earn tickets.  These tickets go toward carnival activities put on by each grade level at the school.  They can be spent however they choose.  This only happens twice a year.  Continue marking those reading calendars for the carnival that will be held at the end of the year.  Great job students!


Twelve Acts of Service

Photo by Mr. Gull

Our class decided to spread some cheer and happiness throughout the school by doing a version of the 12 Days of Christmas, only we did 12 random acts of kindness. Most classes received a spontaneous treat from us. We would pick a class from random and surprise them. We read to our Kinder friends and helped clean the cafeteria after breakfast. The class could not forget our awesome office staff so we gave them "a break on us" with a gift card to Sip-In. We also gave books to some classes.

Quilts and Cookies

Photos by Mrs. Smith

Mrs. Smith’s fourth grade class had an extra special Christmas party.  A mom and grandma volunteered to plan a party for the class.  What the students didn’t know is they’d be learning a new skill-quilting!  Students tied a quilt and fleece blankets to give to a family in need this Christmas.  Mrs.

Game Time


Grades 2-6 attended the women’s basketball game at BYU on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.  This was the first time our school went together.  Students cheered on BYU and it was so loud!  During the game we found out that the bus fare was donated by a generous couple so students could attend the game.  How awesome!  We all had a great time!