February 2014

Aargh!!

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By Kim Golding

Last week our 1st graders enjoyed learning all about spelling the sound "ar" with the help of Pirate Mark, a treasure hunt for "ar" words, and using our best pirate voices! Aaaargh!!

We Love the USA!!

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By Chelsie Bergera

This week in Kindergarten, we had fun learning about the National Symbols. We love the beautiful White House, the awesome Liberty Bell, and even the majestic flag.

Valentine Box Contest

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By MarJean Strong

The Cherry Creek PTA sponsored a Valentine box decorating contest. Students Kindergarten through sixth grade participated. Since Monday the displayed creations have lined the halls with an awesome variety of containers (Valentine boxes).

On Friday, the student council members judged for categories like most school spirit, most Disney, most girlie, most electronic, most boyish, best book style, most fantasy, most realistic, and best from a movie.

Every child that displayed their decorated Valentine box were winners. They all received a coupon for a free admission to Spanish Fork 8 Theater.

Teacher of the Year

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By Sarah Sumsion

We are so pleased to announce the Cherry Creek Teacher of the Year - Mrs. Chelsie Bergera! She was nominated by her fellow teachers. Mrs. Bergera is so deserving and works so hard. She has served as the team leader this year as well. Mrs. Smartt shared that when she and Ms. Gibb were hired one week before school started several years ago, Mrs. Bergera happily helped them, sharing any lessons or copies she had to help them get started off on the right foot. You can see how much she loves her students and how talented she is when she teaches. Mr. Duncan has also utilized her knowledge to help him become more familiar with the ins and outs of kindergarten. We cheer for Mrs. Bergera's continued success.

Love in Kindergarten

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By Chelsie Bergera

We sure have a lot of people that we love in Kindergarten.  We love our moms, dads, friends, grandparents, pets, cousins, brothers, sisters, teachers, and so much more!! 

Sixth Grade Science Fair

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By Sarah Sumsion

The sixth graders and a select few fifth graders participated in the annual science fair on Friday, February 7. Students had been working on the scientific process in class and were able to apply those principles as they spent a month preparing for the fair. All students were able to choose their own topic, usually something of interest to them, do some research, and text their hypothesis. There was a great turn out of parents, family and fellow students at the walk through of the science fair. Ten participants including some partnerships were awarded medals for their high scores by volunteer judges, who we appreciate greatly, and will be moving on to the district science fair. Thank you all students and parents and judges who helped us make this day memorable. See our Cherry Creek Facebook page for all the pictures.

100 Days of First Grade

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By Kristi Sugu

First grade celebrated the 100th day of school by doing a number of different things. We wrote about what we want to do before we are 100 years old. We created ten groups if ten and then drew them onto white t-shirts. We made 100 day hats and glasses and necklaces with 100 beads grouped into ten different colors. We did a number of different math and literacy games including a 100 count Hershey kiss hunt and writing about what we do if we had $100.  It was a fun day of counting to 100 and now we can say that we are 100 days smarter!!!

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