Students at Cherry Creek Elementary held their final Ken Garff Road to Success rewards assembly. The students received tickets for certain numbers of days read at home throughout the school year. At the assembly, Mr. Duncan and Ms. Ferguson drew out tickets from a giant tumbler and MANY students were awarded prizes, from bouncy balls, hackey sacks and books to backpacks, camp chairs, ipods, bikes and $50 savings bonds towards college. The students were very excited to hear their names read and some students won multiple prizes. All students received free meal vouchers for Costa Vida, Old Spaghetti Factory, and Chuck-o-rama. A HUGE Cherry Creek thank you to all the sponsors (Ken Garff, Zion's Bank, O.C. Tanner, Walmart, Sam's Club, Questar, Utah Educational Savings Plan, Fox 13, X96, Mix 107.9, 101.5/105.1 The Eagle, U92 Utah's Beat, Rewind 100.7, Wingers, TGI Friday's, Chuck-o-Rama, Chik-fil-a, The Old Spaghetti Factory, Costa Vida, Fat Cats) and to those that made donations large and small to benefit and reward our wonderful readers this year!
Author J. Scott Savage inspired students today during an assembly to encourage reading AND writing from the Cherry Creek Crocs. Using student participation, they sketched out a storyline involving a 10-year-old protagonist, giant banana, 5 really boring movies and an attacking picnic basket. Students were encouraged to share their stories through writing in class, as well as to visit him at the Springville Public Library that night. Mr. Savage is the author of the Farworld fantasy series and the Case File 13 monster series. Students received a bookmark, free posters and a personal invitation to email him their questions about writing and reading, promising he answers every email he receives. J. Scott Savage is a local author from Spanish Fork, but has been traveling all over the country promoting literacy and his books.
Wednesday, May 8, was Sonic Night. A portion of all proceeds sold that night went to Cherry Creek Elementary to help with purchasing supplies and other needs at the school. A BIG thank you to Sonic in Springville for supporting our school as well as a HUGE thank you to parents, faculty and students who stopped by Sonic that night!
Kindergarten had dun this week learning about the circus! On Friday, each child had the opportunity to perform a circus for their classmates. There were acrobats, tight roper walkers, animals, animal trainers, muscle men, clowns, magicians, and even a ring master. Great Job Kindergarten Kids!
The 2nd graders and 6th graders in Ms. Baldwin and Mrs. Sumsion's class met up for buddy reading. All the students were excited about meeting a new friend in a different grade. The 6th graders reported they were impressed by the 2nd graders reading! This was a great way to inject the sometimes-end-of-year duldrums with a fresh idea and new experiences. The students had a wide selection of books to choose from, compliments of the school library and the classroom library. In the future these classes will meet up for Buddy Math and Buddy PE and possibly Buddy Science before the end of the year.
The April Awards Assembly was crashed when the sixth graders performed a flash mob to the song, "Final Countdown". It was a surprise to the school and the students danced fantastically! (We are unable to load the video on this school website due to capacity limitations.) Here's the link to the flash mob: Flash Mob