The Language of Math

by Janelle Barrett

Math is hard. That's why Ms. Barrett, our speech-language pathologist, went in to a classroom this week to teach a lesson to students on the language of math. It was amazing to see how quickly students could do quick mental math, but have a hard time telling how they knew which operation to choose based on the words in a problem. Ms. Barrett taught students to look for words like "total" and "all together" to know to use addition, and words like "left" or "difference" to use subtraction. The students then role played number sentences based on word problems involving Mr.

Keeping Our Water Clean

by Saila and Camille

Save Billy, Bob, and Joe!

By Saila and Camille

 Did you know that there are villains that are getting into our water?  Stormwater is water from rain, snow, sleet, and hail that travels down our gutters into the storm drain.

 1) People are throwing trash anywhere they want and it can get in the water we drink.

2) Clean up waste from your pets.

3) Grass clippings can get in the drain, so if you see any, sweep them up.

4) Make sure that you try not to get any dirt or sand in the drain because it can be in our water.

January Victory Assembly

by Janelle Barrett

Last week, Cherry Creek students held their monthly Victory Assembly to celebrate students who received Top Croc and Leader of the Month awards. During the assembly, Mr. Duncan talked about February's "Catch of the Creek", a school-wide improvement challenge. He encouraged students to participate in spirit day every Friday by wearing red. The class with the most students wearing red will get to have a tropy in their classroom for the next week. Another great highlight of the assembly was spotlighting students in each grade level who have met their reading WIG (wildly important goal).

Science Fair

by Sarah Sumsion

Our sixth grade students worked very hard all month to produce a science project. Congratulations to our finalists advancing to the district science fair. Well done to all our students! And we offer a big THANK YOU to all our volunteer judges (parents, Questar employees, staff and high school science scholars). We couldn't have done it without you!