The annual PTA Fun Run was held on Friday, September 25, 2015 at Rees Elementary. It was already Team Jersey day for the Red/Green Ribbon week and having a fun run was a great way to team up together to promote healthy habits. Grades K-2 ran one lap around the neighborhood, grades 3-4 ran two laps and grades 5-6 ran three laps. Each student received a medal or bracelet as they crossed the finished line. Students who placed in the top three in each group, received a Gatorade and a new pair of socks! Everyone was served apples, granola bars and water for a yummy snack.
This week was Red and Green Ribbon Week. The student council planned and organized each day to remind all of us to keep our bodies safe and healthy.
Monday: Wear Red
Tuesday: Crazy Hair Day (drugs and violence are a hairy mess)
Wednesday: Superhero Shirt Day (be someone’s hero-stay away from drugs and violence)
Thursday: Pajama Day (don’t be asleep to the dangers of drugs and violence)
Friday: Team Jersey Day (team up against drugs and violence)
*More pictures to come next week!
Miss Ledingham's class had a State Fair. Each student got to choose a state to study. We made slide shows at school and projects at home. We worked on these reports for about one month. On the day of the State Fair everybody brought in such cool projects. From posters and paintings to displays and models, everyone was creative in using what they had at home from sugar cubes and clay to Legos and lights. Everyone had a BLAST!
Miss Ledingham's class has also been studying earthquakes. We learned about tectonic plates and how they move and change the earth's surface. If they move towards each other they form a mountain. We also learned that when the plates rub against each other buildings can fall. And if they separate a rift is created in the ground. After we learned about what causes earthquakes we made cakes that we quaked them in four different ways. It was very fun!!
Miss Ledingham's class has been studying volcanoes. There are three types of volcanoes and they are shield volcanoes, cone volcanoes and the strato/composite volcanoes. We were sorted into 6 groups. Two groups did the shield volcano, two did the cinder cone volcano and two did the strato volcano. We made presentation slides and volcanoes out of clay. Finally we went into a first grade class to present our slides and explode the volcanoes. It was really cool to see how each one exploded!
On Friday, September 11, 6th grade went on a field trip to Diamond Fork Canyon. One of the games we played was the ¨A¨ game. This was a teamwork game. There were ropes attached to a giant letter A. We got in a circle and people grabbed the ropes and pulled the letter A up. The object of the game was to get the water without touching the ground.
A few days ago Mrs. James and Mr. M’s class made hot air balloons for science. Some of them were a success, others were not. Some went very far, to the train tracks! Others only went a couple of feet. Most of them went really high like over the school! Some only went high like over the fence. Some of the balloons had a great shape but others not. We found out that the best shape was a light bulb shape and the rectangular prism shape. The rectangular prism one went to the train tracks. All the kids had a great time and enjoyed flying them over and over again.
To say thank you to our wonderful and supportive parents, the school held a family movie night on Friday, September 11, 2015. Students and their families were invited to the school to enjoy an outside movie on the ‘big screen’. The lawn filled up quickly with blankets, chairs, excitement and laughter. Popcorn was gobbled, books were given away, water bottles were chilled, and delicious fry bread was served (talk about a long line!). It was so fun to see parents from our community with their families (and even teachers with their families) come together to kick off the new year. Thank y
Maple Mountain High School football players made an appearance to several classrooms last Friday. The players read to students and threw a ball around to show off their skills. Students enjoyed interacting with the big high school kids.
Thanks to an Eagle Scout project, our school has a bright colorful map of the United States out by the playground. The students are loving it!