End of Term 3 Activity - 2nd Grade


Second grade students gathered outside to celebrate their outstanding behavior for Term 3.  Activities students could participate in were sidewalk chalk, jump roping, hula-hooping, play on the playground or activities with the giant parachute.  Mr. Pitcher even joined in on the fun because of all the excitement the kids were showing.  Thanks for being awesome students.  Second grade is the best!


Mrs. Wiley - Classified Employee of the Year


Tracy Wiley has been a valued parent and staff member at Rees for about 10 years.  She has kept everyone well fed with her culinary talents as she has organized and cooked for faculty luncheons.  Everyone looks forward to Tracy’s main course and especially the desserts.  Her amazing food has helped create a feeling of comradery among teachers at Rees Elementary.

Chinese Acrobats


Ni hao (pronounced ‘nee how’) Rees Elementary! 

We had some special visitors come to our school on Tuesday all the way from China!  The acrobats have been performing across the country and made a special stop just for us.  They had some incredible talent to share.  We loved it!  Such amazing talent!  The acrobats had to be dedicated and work hard work to get as good as they have.  Mr. Pitcher reminded us that in order for us to be good at something, we need to work hard as well.


We want sunshine!


Where is the sunshine?!  The first grade and Mrs. Keisel’s 2nd Grade class took advantage of the warmer weather a few weeks ago and spent the last 30 minutes of the day out in the sunshine for Fun Friday.  Here’s to hoping it comes out for Spring Break!  



National Breakfast Week

Photos by Jen Horner

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!”  


A Visit From The Rainforest Van


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.


Read Across America


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!


2nd Grade Field Trip


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.  


Don't Be A Bull-Y


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