Mrs. Rees

Mrs. Rees

6th Grade Team
donnarees@mckeelschools.com


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.  

~T. Roosevelt



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


Upcoming Dates!  


IMPORTANT REMINDERS!

Wednesday, October 17th: Picture Retakes
Friday, October 19th: All Pro Dad Meeting/Breakfast, 7:00-7:30am (cafeteria)
Thursday, October 25th: PTO Sponsored Skate Night
Friday, October 29th: Report Cards Distributed
Thursday, November 8th: Chick-fil-a Spirit Night, 5-8pm, North and South location
Friday, November 16th: All Pro Dad Meeting/Breakfast, 7:00-7:30am (cafeteria)
Monday, November 19th-23rd: No School, Fall Break
Thursday, December 6th: Christmas Parade
Thursday, December 20th: End of 2nd Grading Period/1st Semester
Friday, December 21st: No School for Grades K-6, PreK in Session
Monday, December 24th – Friday, January 3rd: No School, Winter Break
Monday, January 7th: Students Return from Winter Bre

Supplies/Agendas 

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.


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