6th Grade Team
Welcome Wildcats! I am a graduate of Florida Southern College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. I am certified in Elementary Education grades K-6th and ESOL. I have been a teacher at McKeel since 2004. My love for teaching was fostered at a young age when I began teaching Pre-School. I knew then, that I wanted to be a teacher. Prior to coming to McKeel Academy Central, I taught Pre-School for almost 15 years, I served in the Polk County School System as a Library Paraprofessional, taught 1st and 3rd grades at a local elementary school, and I have also worked at Florida Southern College in the Music Department as an Administrative Assistant. Through all my educational adventures, I have learned so much along the way that makes me who I am today. Since being at McKeel, I have now taught all elementary grades K-5th. I am also thrilled to say that I enjoy teaching the middle schoolers in 6th grade at MAC. This year we will focus on how to improve their reading comprehension strategies and I will help them enhance their writing skills. With a little hard work on from them, and their dedication to the process, they can achieve so very much! I am very thankful for the gift of being able to help others learn! In 2012, I was honored to be named Teacher of the Year at McKeel Central.
I want my students to feel welcome and involved in our classroom. I encourage problem solving, collaboration, creativity, and responsibility. I incorporate many different teaching strategies and tools. One of my favorite teaching tools is the use of technology. I feel students can best relate to technology since it is already such a big part of their world. There are times the students teach the teacher! I want my students to feel empowered by their education and find the things they learn will always be useful and purposeful to them in the years to come. I want them to know that it is ok to make a mistake. Things that challenge us, tend to make us grow and stronger with time. I am looking forward to another great year at our school.
Something to think about...
Believe you can
and you are halfway there.
Mrs. Rees Class Schedule 18-19
This will be the daily schedule this year for Mrs. Rees'
Homeroom, ELA, and Elective classes:
8:00-8:25 – Welcome and Morning Work (Homeroom)
8:25-8:55 – MAC TIME (Differentiated Reading Groups)
8:58-9:58– Block 1
10:01-11:01– Block 2
11:08-11:33 Lunch with Block 2
11:40-12:45– Block 3
12:45-2:33 Block 4
12:50-1:30– PE/Music (within Block 4)
**Friday only: 1:35-2:15 Art (Thursdays we will have extended Block 4)
2:33-3:00 Elective (M, T, W only)
3:00-3:15 – Dismissal
Students always need their earbuds, scissors, glue and all other supplies each week.
iPads need to be fully charged each day for classes.
Parents ~ Please be sure you are signing your student's agenda each day.
Often times, there may be a reminder, note from teacher, or other in the agenda for your information.