Our first awards assembly of the year honored students from each class. The Scholarship Award went to those who worked very hard to complete all their assignments and achieve good grades. The Citizenship Award recognized students who were respectful and kind to those around them. Many students also received the Special Recognition Award from their teachers for having outstanding character qualities. Congratulations to all the award recipients!
Ahoy Mateys! On Wednesday, September 19th the third grade students came to school with a surprise. Their teachers turned into pirates! We celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day. We enjoyed playing treasure ship math, battleship with spelling, and even had Captain Duncan (Mr. Duncan) come share a story with us about pirates. Arrrrrg! We missed Mrs. Wimmer but were grateful the substitute was willing to join in the fun. We all had a wonderful time.
Constitution Day was honored and remembered at Cherry Creek Elementary September 17 by a special flag raising ceremony presented by military cadets. The faculty, staff and students gathered around the flagpole. While the flag was being raised, The Star Spangled Banner was broadcast and the 4th graders signed the words to the song under the direction of Mrs. Smallcomb, who later taught each class the sign language during music. Red balloons were released by the student council commemorating this significant day in history.
Students were able to practice expression and fluency as they prepared for a class readers theater presentation. Students worked hard in small groups so that when the day arrived they would be prepared to present. We enjoyed listening to each group as they performed their varied readers theater.
Welcome to Kindergarten! This first month, we have loved getting to know all of our wonderful new students! This month has been filled with lots of activities and instructions for our little ones. Last week we read many stories about the “Gingerbread Man.” The students wrote their own Gingerbread stories and decorated their own Gingerbread Man. If you walk down the Kindergarten hall, you will be able to see all the GREAT work that has been completed. One day, the Gingerbread Man even visited our classrooms! What a fun day it was when we went on a Gingerbread Man Hunt to find that tricky and speedy little guy. We never did find him, but luckily he left us a treat in our classroom. As teachers, we have already grown to love your children. Thanks for being great parents and we look forward to a wonderful year here in Kindergarten!
Mr. Duncan, our fearless principal, worked with the 5th graders and our marvelous lunch ladies serving lunch to the Cherry Creek Crocs. He greeted each one with a smile and made sure the students selected a fruit or vegetable with their meal. Thanks for helping us be healthy!
The sixth graders went to work for Mr. Wonka the first week of school packaging caramels. They followed Mr. Wonka's #1 Rule: If you have 10 of something, you MUST package. Students grouped caramels into long boxes, flats, cartons and so forth until all the caramels were packaged and ready to ship. They learned about place value, addition and subtraction when "orders" were changed. They were tempted to eat them, but resisted!
Cherry Creek students were treated to the NED Show assembly on Tuesday, September 4. Students learned how to become a champion in school and in life. NED stands for--Never give up, Encourage others, Do your best! As part of the message, presenter Leah Alford, used yo-yo tricks to amaze the students. Sales for yo-yo's were through the roof following the assembly. Students were allowed to use their yo-yo's in the NED Zone on the playground!