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Students LOVED being able to write on their desks for grammar this week. Third graders were thinking of nouns that ended in -x, -sh, -ch, or -y. They knew that if the noun ended in one of these letters, they would have to ad -es to make the noun plural, or drop the -y and add -ies. They went WILD coming up with as many words as they could for each of these categories. Who knew grammar could be so fun?!
On Thursday,September 18, our PTA sponsored Parents & Pastries before school began.
The newly elected Student Council served folks delicious cinnamon rolls provided by Allen's Bakery. Families read books together until the bell rang at 8:55, signaling the beginning of the school-day. Thank you Cherry Creek PTA.
5th grade had the awesome opportunity to hike up to Timp Cave this year. Since we study Earth's Surfaces, it was a perfect chance to see weathering and erosion in nature. We were able to see a Karst environment that was full of caves made out of limestone, Jabba the Hut, helictites, stalagmites, stalactites, lichens, fault lines, uplift, etc. Mr. Earl's and Mrs. Nielson's class got a chance to go first. Mrs. Peck's class got rained out (literally along with rock slides), but were able to go a week later.
Science is Awesome! Next trip: Hawaii to see the volcanoes over the hot spot. :)
For the past 2 weeks we have been having fun learning all about 2-D shapes. We read books about shapes, went on a shape hunt around the school and learned some fun new shape songs. On Friday, we had a great time working with a partner to build shape pictures. What amazing kids we have in kindergarten.
Springville Youth continue to help build a strong community. On September 16th, Springville Mayor Wilford Clyde, awarded two students with the Mayor Recognition Award. Chandler Kiser who attends Westside Elementary was nominated by his 6th grade teacher, Monica Bair. She said, “Chandler constantly strives to do his best in every subject. He is constantly kind and respectful to all those around him…he looks out for other students who may not have friends and reaches out to them.” Award recipient, Heidi Sumsion, excels in many areas. Mike Duncan, her principal at Cherry Creek Elementary, wrote, “Heidi is a fantastic student. She is a friend to everyone and has an infectious smile.” Heidi recently came in 4th place at the Hershey Track finals in Hershey Pennsylvania. It is the second time she has had the honor of representing Springville at the National competition. Do you see a student striving for excellence and showing kindness? Nominate them today through the Springville’s Communities that Care Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-491-7823.
What a great turnout we had on Monday, September 15, at the PTA sponsored Family Reading Frenzy Pajama Party. Every child received a free book from our awesome PTA!!! Refreshments were served in the lunchroom. A popular rotation was in the Collaboration Center with the BYU athletes. One of our special guest readers was Lela the Puppeteer. Mrs. Taylor, Cherry Creek's secretary, shared a story in the library. For a Spanish option, Miss Ferguson shared her talent. ELSA was another guest reader.
Mrs. Golding's class has been watching 2 Monarch caterpillars go from caterpillar, to chrysalis, to butterfly!! We released "Elsa" on Friday and Mrs. Golding released "Anna" on Saturday after she hatched! We've loved every second of watching them and learning all about butterflies!!!
United Way and Questar teamed up to make a wonderful Day of Caring. Volunteers from United Way repainted the playground games such as hopscotch, the United States Map, and four square. Questar cleaned up a lot of our school, especially on the west side of the building. They took out old plants and weeds and replaced areas with fresh soil. Thank you so much to United Way and Questar for making Cherry Creek look even more beautiful!