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 in my early twenties 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 (most of which were at The Publix Child Development Center), 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 the teacher 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. In 2012, I was honored to be named Teacher of the Year at McKeel Central.
This year we will focus on how students can improve their reading comprehension strategies and I will help them enhance their writing skills. With a little hard work 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!
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.
LESSONS FOR: January 6-10, 2020
Reading: Review and Summative
Reading Practice/Tutorial: Mission Impossible: Finding the Theme
Language: Review and Summative
Writing: Analyzing Informative Writing Organizational Structures
Please note: Homework is not given unless extra practice is needed. Students will have a plethora of activities to do in my classes for practice on each skill. I will only send work home unless class work is not getting done in a timely manner or the student needs extra work on a specific skill.
Also, please note that your student will have an AR Goal for each quarter. It will be on a label in the agenda, once assessed. It is up to the individual student to read their library book each day (20 minutes is recommended) and take AR tests on the books they have read to obtain their individual goal by the deadline and receive the school-wide AR reward.
MRS. REES' SCHEDULE 2019-2020
Welcome Back to a new school year! I look forward to teaching a new group of students for the 19-20 school year.
My daily schedule will be:
Block 1 9:25-10:25
Block 2/Lunch 10:28-12:00 (Lunch time will be: 11:11-11:36)
Block 3 12:40-1:40
Block 4 1:43-2:43
Be sure to sign up for the REMIND messaging if you have not done so.
Contact your homeroom teacher for the info if you haven't done so already. :)
Something to think about...
You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
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.