November 2017

Artist in Residence Parent Showcase

Submitted by amy.darrington on Tue, 11/14/2017 - 15:44

"From Sea to Shining Sea"

Artists In Residence

There will be a showcase of the students’ art on Friday November 17th.  Students who have been studying about Dance and Storytelling will perform at 1:30 in the gym.  (Due to time restraints only a few students from each grade will be sharing their stories.  Check with your student to find out if they are performing.)  

2nd grade BRAG TAGS

Submitted by amy.darrington on Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:03

These students passed their timed addition test and completed 50 problems in less than 3 minutes with 100% accuracy.  They earned their bronze addition brag tag.  Way to aim high and achieve 2nd graders!

Photo: Heidi Groneman

2nd grade Students of the Month for September and October

Submitted by amy.darrington on Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:02

Rees 2nd graders have been SOARING!  

These students showed excellence in the classroom by doing a variety of things, such as bringing their take-home library book back each day, showing improvement in math and reading, working hard and being great examples to their classmates. ​


Photos: Heidi Groneman

Pumpkins are not just for carving!

Submitted by amy.darrington on Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:16

We had a great Math Pumpkin activity!  We predicted, measured, weighed, and guessed how many pumpkin seeds there were in our pumpkins.  Then we counted out the number of seeds in our pumpkins by putting the seeds into groups of 10.  It is always amazing to everyone that just because a pumpkin is bigger than another, it doesn't mean that it is going to have more seeds that a smaller pumpkin. 

Photos and Article: Julie Chidester

Mrs.Chidester's Students of the Month for September and October

Submitted by amy.darrington on Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:12
Mrs. Chidester's September and October Students of the Month - Here are our Students of the Month for September and October.  I'm so proud of them for S.O.A.R.-ing!  They are Serving and Supporting and Aiming High and Achieving in Kindergarten. AM September - Brynlee Ozuna and Makenna CunninghamOctober - Cole Hobbs and Ty Jones PMSeptember - Kessa Jones and Parker HoltOctober - Ava Brown, Colby Christensen, and Oliver Betts
Photo and article: Julie Chidester

PTA Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Submitted by adam.gull on Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:44

They say cookies make the world a better place. That is why the PTA is selling cookie dough from Pizza Factory this year. This is a great fundraising opportunity with a fun, quality product, and half the funds collected going to the PTA.  The money raised helps support PTA activities and sponsored events like: Book Fair, Teacher Appreciation Day, Family Activity Night, Box Tops, Reflections, SEP dinners and more! 

Save the Date! (4th, 5th, 6th, grades)

Submitted by amy.darrington on Fri, 11/03/2017 - 13:50

It's time again for our annual Artist in Residence.  We will have artists here for two weeks teaching about dance, photography, visual arts and storytelling.  All 4th, 5th and 6th grade students will be participating in this rotation.  The parent performance will be held on November 17th at 1:30 PM.  We hope you can join us!  

First Grade Students of the Month

Submitted by amy.darrington on Fri, 11/03/2017 - 09:22

Congratulations to our first grade students of the month. They worked hard in the month of October like Rees Eagles.

Left to right top row: Brighton Jackson, Kanyon Houghton, Jade Merits, Dallin Collett.Left to right bottom row: Bradley Mayer, Austin Millet, Taken Kingston, LG Carrasquilla
Photo and article: Carla Nixon

6th grade Hot Air Balloons

Submitted by amy.darrington on Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:18

It's a bird!  It's a plane!  It's actually a hot air balloon created by the Rees Elementary 6th graders.  Our 6th graders wrapped up learning about molecules, density, and heat by designing and launching hot air balloons.  It was a wonderful way to solidify key ideas and see scientific principles in action!  Not only did the 6th graders enjoy it, but other students were amazed to see the hot air balloons out on the playground and floating by their classroom windows.

Photos by Jen Gasser