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!
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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!
Nebo School District will be hosting a series of Parent Awareness Nights. The topics of discussion will include mental health and safety planning with youth. Several community service providers will be present to answer question and help individuals to access services. See the event flyer for more information.
Mrs. Harvey's First Graders earned a prize from Mr. Gull for their hard work during the month of December. They chose to challenge him to GoNoodle "The Ultimate Champ" to see who could last the longest. Mr. Gull did really well against the 22 students, who are now working to earn another prize. There may be a rematch forthcoming.
We have had a week packed with holiday happenings including: winter reading carnival, singing around the tree, choir performances, Christmas programs and our reading incentive awards activity. Even amid the festivities, our teachers are amazing and have wonderful, enriching activities planned for the students. Thank you to ALL who have planned, supported, and helped to make these activities successful for our wonderful students at Rees. Photos will be posted on our Facebook page, so please follow us there.
In fourth grade, we have been learning all about soil. This week we made an edible soil profile. The students had a great time choosing which food best represented the bedrock, subsoil, topsoil, and humus. Although, I think they enjoyed eating their soil even more!