December 2012

Greek Olympics Held at Cherry Creek

Attributions: 
By Sarah Sumsion
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Mr. Duncan leading the Olympians to the arena.
Olympians in native dress
City-State Argos
City-State Sparta
Bird's Eye View
Discus Throw
Javelin Throw
Long Jump
Long Jump
Long Jump
Long Jump
Score reporting to Council Members
Tongue Twisters
Tongue Twisters
Foot race
Foot race
Gathering for the awards assembly
Award recipient
Award recipient
Award recipient
Award recipient
Archons (teachers) in their togas creating Grecian Urns

The sixth graders at Cherry Creek participated in a Greek Olympic experience. Students were divided into city-states, authentic to Ancient Greece such as Athens, Sparta, Megara, Argos and Corinth. Many students wore native clothing (togas) or dressed in the color of their city-state and wore their crown of laurel leaves. The Olympians were led from their classroom to the Olympic Arena by Mr. Duncan carrying the Olympic flame. Each city-state rotated between events (javelin, discus throw, long jump, foot race, tongue twisters) with the highest scoring member reporting to their council member who reported their scores to their Archon (teacher). In the end, an awards ceremony was held giving the winning member of each city-state for each event a trophy and can of olives, in honor of the original award given - olive oil.  Fun was had by all and good sportsmanship was recognized. Until next year!

Singing Around the Tree

Attributions: 
By Sarah Sumsion
Choir
5th Graders
2nd Graders
Choir
1st Graders
6th Graders playing the bells

The student body at Cherry Creek were able to share their Christmas music in an assembly. We heard from the choir who sang several numbers. Each grade shared music to help ring in the holiday season. We ended in group carol singing led by Mrs. Deardeuff. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Mr. Duncan Delivers a Story and a Treat

Attributions: 
By Sarah Sumsion
Mr. Duncan reads a story
6th graders
Merry Christmas!

Mr. Duncan visited each class throughout the week spending time to read them a Christmas story, give a candy cane to each of them and visit with the students. It's one of his favorite things to do: spending time with the students. The classes all loved having him in their class and hearing his stories.  Thanks Mr. Duncan!  Merry Christmas!

December Awards Assembly

Attributions: 
By Sarah Sumsion
Award Winners

It's been another great month at Cherry Creek and we recognized 3 students from each class in the following categories: scholarship, citizenship and special recognition.  Congratulations to all the award recipients!

Nonfiction Presentations

Attributions: 
By Stephanie Truscott
Mrs. Truscott's class
Mrs. Truscott's class

Students in Mrs. Truscott's sixth grade class have been learning how to read nonfiction text. They have learned about text features and how those features help us understand information. Students presented what they learned to the rest of the class.

Cherry Creek Student Recognized by Mayor Clyde

Attributions: 
By Sarah Sumsion
Mr. Duncan recognizes T.J. Roberts at awards assembly

T.J. Roberts, a 6th grader, was recognized by the Springville Mayor, Mayor W.W. Clyde, at the latest city council meeting. He was acknowledged for all his efforts going the extra mile in the class and on the playground. T.J. is a remarkable boy and is well liked by his peers and teachers. Here, Mr. Duncan, reads the award he received at that meeting so our school could hear all about it.

2nd Graders Lead SHS Basketball Team to a Win

Attributions: 
By Teresa Chang
Mrs. Chang's class
Mrs. Chang's class
Mrs. Chang's class
Mrs. Chang's class
Mrs. Chang's class

Math and basketball make a great mix!  Mrs. Chang's class was visited by five members of the Springville High Basketball team.  The basketball players practiced math and read with the second graders providing fabulous role models and having fun at the same time.

The SHS basketball team then went on to play that night against Spanish Fork High and won by 18 points! Those 2nd graders really got the players' minds ready for the game. 

Christmas Choir Concert

Attributions: 
By Susan Deardeuff
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Thursday, December 13th the Cherry Creek Choir had the chance to show off all their hard work and skills to their parents at an evening concert.  The choir performed 12 different songs with soloists, harmonies and even some fun props.  The choir has been rehearsing these songs at early morning practices since the beginning of October.  Choir rehearsals will resume (and be open to new 3-6 grade students) mid-March...listen to morning announcements or watch for a note home for more details.  Thanks to all the staff and parents for making this choir a possibility!

We were also delighted to hear from our 6th grade orchestra. What a marvelous evening of music and talent provided by our Cherry Creek Crocs!

Award Winning Author Visits Cherry Creek

Attributions: 
By Sarah Sumsion
Fred & Mary retelling
5th/6th grade assembly
assembly
Mr. Wilkerson
Mr. Wilkerson
Mr. Wilkerson
Mr. Wilkerson & Mrs. Morrise's 5th grade class.
L. Kobie Wilkerson & Mr. Duncan

L. Kobie Wilkerson visited Cherry Creek Elementary to teach about writing and share his love of reading and education. Mr. Wilkerson spent lunch with the faculty answering questions they may have about his teaching and consulting background. Afterwards assemblies were held in small groups so he could share how he developed his book ideas, share digital versions of his book as well as answer questions the students had about him. Copies of his book "Queen Infinity" were provided for each teacher and staff member, where he gladly signed each copy. Mrs. Morrise's 5th grade class received a personal audience with him during their library time. Mr. Wilkerson spent his week in Utah visiting other schools and sharing similar messages. We appreciate him coming and inspiring our students to find their inner writer.

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