On the first day of school, all of the 5th grade classes: Mr. Earl, Mrs. Nielson, Mrs. Peck, and Mrs. Oldroyd's, met outside to do a Get to Know You Scavenger Hunt. Each child had to find different people that filled requirements such as - Have you tried asparagus? What is your favorite book? Is your birthday in January? Do you have 2 older sisters? After that, we got into groups of ten and did the human knot as pictured. Lots of fun so far and that was only the first day!
Cherry Creek Crocs are Unstoppable!! Today Mr. Duncan introduced the students to our theme for the year: "Unstoppable Me!" It is based off a book that every teacher has in their classroom. The student body watched a movie about Richie Parker, a man born with no arms, and showed how he didn't let that stop his dreams (driving a car) and ambitions (designing race car parts). A quote by John Wayne was shared that matches this month's theme, courage. "Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." Back in class each student wrote down a goal for themselves on how they can be unstoppable. Students and faculty members received a wristband to remind ourselves that we are all unstoppable!