February 2013

Crystal Apple Award Recipient - Mrs. Susan Deardeuff

Attributions: 
By Sarah Sumsion
Susan Deardeuff- Crystal Apple Teacher

Susan Deardeuff was the winner of the Crystal Apple Award at Cherry Creek Elementary, an award given by teachers to teachers. This is what her colleagues had to say about her:

 

"Working with Susan has been such an enjoyable experience. If you watch her with the students you can tell she loves what she does. Her personality invites all students to participate and feel important in her class. Her students know that she cares about them.

 

Susan deserves this award because she embodies what a teacher should be. I can feel her dedication and love for her students as she describes lessons she’s taught and successes she’s had. If you want to find someone who can truly make learning an enjoyable experience then Susan is your gal! I am grateful to work with such a talented individual."

 

"Susan is an excellent teacher.  The students love her!!  She can be goofy then serious and the students know when to relax and when to be on task.  She has created many learning activities in her classroom and shares what she learns.  Our fourth – grade team works well together and we are great friends. 

Student Council has become a very important part of how our school functions.  There are many activities the students plan and take charge of that prepare them for leadership positions in the future.   Susan and Stephanie have trained and guided these students well.

The school choir, under Susan’s direction, has grown leaps and bounds from the first year.  The students learn how to read music, how to control breathing and voice, and how to perform in front of different kinds of audiences.  They feel talented and a valuable member of an organization.  She is super at building self-worth."

Third Grade Inventors

Attributions: 
By Nancy Taylor
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Third grade students have been learning about simple machines.  They were given the opportunity to invent a machine using two or more simple machines.  Students used their imaginations inventing machines to hold their ties, to bring them breakfast in bed and more.

Third Grade Artists

Attributions: 
By Erica Boyer
3rd Grade Art
3rd Grade Art

This year, the students in Mrs. Alderks' and Mrs. Boyer's third grade class have been studying a different artist each month.  We learn about the life of these artists, what art works they are famous for, and even create a work of art imitating each artist!  So far we have learned about Leonardo DaVinci, Pablo Picasso, Norman Rockwell, Vincent VanGogh, and Andy Warhol.  We've had a lot of fun learning about these amazing artists! Here are our renditions of Starry Night by Van Gogh. 

Bingo Board Winners

Attributions: 
By Sarah Sumsion
Bingo Board Winners

Cherry Creek students have been doing great things and earning gold croc claws. A bingo was earned last week and the winners enjoyed an ice cream party with Mr. Duncan. Congrats to all the bingo board winners: Jade Trejo, Jax Fordham, Emma Biesinger, Lily Diaz, Jackson Allmen, Kari Cooper, Alfredo Garcia, Mikelle Olson, Emma Skeem, Tyger Ogden, Jessica Pratt, and Mallory McKell. Keep up the great work Crocs!

Sixth Grade Human Graphing

Attributions: 
By Stephanie Truscott
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Mrs. Truscott’s class has been learning how to make box and whisker plots with data. We went to the gym and made our own human box and whisker plot using our heights as our data.

First Grade Dental Care

Attributions: 
By Macall Johnson
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For dental health month all the first graders were able to participate in an assembly to learn how to properly care for their teeth. We learned to brush twice a day, and floss at least once daily! We enjoyed the visit from the office of Dr. Hammond and Dr. Ellis.

Cherry Creek Chess Champions

Attributions: 
By Sarah Sumsion
Tournament Participants

A chess tournament was held over the weekend at Cherry Creek. Students helped earn a trophy for our school. Congratulations to all the winners! Participants were:
James Tripp, Madeline Unguren, Cadence Tripp, Oliver Unguren

Is There a Doctor in the House?

Attributions: 
By Amy Braithwaite
1st Grade Doctors
1st Grade Doctors
1st Grade Doctors

 

 ...Contraction Doctor that is!The first grade has been performing some pretty important surgeries lately.  These special doctors were called in because there were two words that needed to be put together to make a newer, shorter word and that required some letters having to be removed.  Serious surgery!   They were equipped with surgical masks, their scalpals (scissors) and some band-aids to help hold the two words together.  They had a lot of successful surgeries though and all were pleased with the results. These doctors are always on-call now, just in case there are surgeries needed in the future.  They are well prepared now!

 

Another Successful Science Fair

Attributions: 
By Sarah Sumsion
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All set
Setting up
Setting up
Student displays
Student displays
Bailey showing the judge his space shuttle
Students prepared to share
Sharing with the judges
Waiting to be judged
Students and parents
Students touring
Students touring
Students touring
Students touring

The science fair was in full swing on Friday, February 1, 2013.  Every 6th grade student participated and some 5th grade students chose to have projects displayed as well. Judges from around the valley gave their time to come and hear oral presentations from each of the students and rate their projects based on how well they followed the scientific method as well as project completion, content, quality and the thoroughness of covering their topic through their display, written report and a journal. Parents and the student body were able to tour the science fair in the afternoon. It was a fabulous day of science and exploration!