The weather may not be changing very much, but our 5th graders got to learn about other changes in our lives. We had a representative from The Discovery Gateway Children's Museum teach us about physical changes and chemical reactions. We also got to do hands on experiments. What a fun way to learn!
We are pleased to award Jen Gasser the Teacher of the Year for Rees Elementary 2018! One of Jen's colleagues had this to say about her:
"She is energetic, fun, willing to work, and she cares deeply about her students and their learning. She has served as a debate coach and association rep, and has spend countless hours as a student council adviser planning many school-wide events like Warm the Soles, Ghosty Grams, and BYU conference.
The library was transformed into a Mountain Man heaven last week with our visitors Brian and Paul Squires. These men came to Rees to share their incredible knowledge with the 4th grades. They held the students captive with their stories and details about their clothing, tools and history. We appreciate them coming to share with us!
TONIGHT 1/29/19 is Family Arts Night. This is an opportunity for ALL Rees families to come and participate with their children in different art mediums. We will have master artists in photography, visual arts, dance and storytelling here to share their talents with you. We will begin at 6:00 pm, and have 4 twenty minute rotations. Refreshments will be served at the end!
As part of our focus on different art mediums, we host a Family Arts Night every year. This year it will be held on Monday January 29th, at 6:00. We will meet in the gym and then families will have the opportunity to rotate and participate in the different art forms that your students have been learning about this year. This is a super fun night and your whole family is invited. Refreshments will be served.
Our younger students in grades 1-3 have been participating in their Artist in Residence rotations this week. They will continue into next week with a parent showcase on February 2nd at 1:30 p.m. Students were able to choose between photography, visual arts, dance and storytelling. They have had a great time so far and are learning techniques and skills for their art medium. Today in dance they were learning how to move with the mood and volume of the music. In photography they learned how to look at objects from different angles such as under, through and over. Visua
Penny Wars is underway here at Rees Elementary, and will continue until Friday the 26th. For those unfamiliar, every year we collect pennies to purchase shoes for the Warm the Soles organization. Classes each have their own cans and are competing to see who can earn the most money. Every penny dropped in the class can earns 1 point.
6th-grade students had an assignment to write a story with a 2nd-grader as the main character. They were each paired up with a 2nd-grader and came into our classrooms in November to meet and interview their buddy. They visited us right before Christmas Break to read their imaginative stories. They also surprised us with a candy cane and bracelet. We were all impressed by their creativity, detailed pictures, and generosity as they gave their hard work away as a special gift. Thank you for being great examples of SERVING and SUPPORTING 6th-graders!