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September 2015

Math Games in 2nd!

Submitted by lyndsee.brice on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 13:01
Robert Sedgwick

In Mr. Sedgwick's second grade class, we love to work at getting faster at our math facts for our school wide WIG! We can practice getting faster by playing math games. Some of the math games are: Tens Go Fish, Addition War, Pick Up Ten. We hope each of us can reach our goals by the end of Term 1!

Tea Party Math Review

Submitted by lyndsee.brice on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 07:38
Sarah Sumsion

Ogden Riley from Mrs Sumsion's 6th grade class writes, "We did a tea party math review. We would exchange notes then we'd take the partner's notes and so forth. This activity was a great exercise for the 7 Habits. We were synergizing and sharpening the saw. And for ya'll that don't know what the 7 Habits are, they are habits that will help you get through life easier. I challange you to go look up the 7 Habits TODAY!"

Shapes & iPads

Submitted by lyndsee.brice on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 07:58
Mari Kadish

This week in Kindergarten the students had a blast learning about shapes! They cut out shapes from magazines, made shapes out of popsicle sticks and playdough, and even went on a shape hunt around our school and used iPads to take pictures of all the shapes they found.

2015 PEAK Award

Submitted by lyndsee.brice on Mon, 09/14/2015 - 18:55

Our very own Mr. Duncan is one of few to receive a PEAK award! Here is some information of what this award is:


Nebo School District wants to showcase our Positive Energy and Kind employees. PEAK Awards are nominated by patrons and recognized by the Superintendent Staff and Nebo School Board of Education. The award is administered by the Communications and Community Relations Department.


This initiative is designed to focus on "raising the bar" on providing exceptional customer service, both internally and externally. A key component of this initiative is the development of the PEAK Award. The PEAK (Positive Energy and Kindness) Award is presented monthly to someone in the Nebo School District who "really gets it" when it comes to providing exceptional customer service, which in turn results in positive impacts on everyone including students, parents, co-workers and members of the community.

Mr. Duncan absolutely deserve this award! He was nominated Mrs. Michelle Gast and Mrs. Kerrie Taylor, and we all feel so lucky to have him at Cherry Creek. Here are the words that were shared about Mr. Duncan.

“Our staff are leaders who have been inspired to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more. Mike ignites the fire to fuel this type of environment that encourages and facilitates leadership. He has the ability to see the good in everyone. Teachers and students are inspired and uplifted just by being around him. Mike pays attention to details and can often be found expressing his gratitude to everyone for a job well done. These praises come verbally or by handwritten notes. Mike takes the time to understand the needs of the school community and appreciate the dedication of those within it.”

Community Visit for 1st Grade!

Submitted by lyndsee.brice on Mon, 09/14/2015 - 09:47
Kim Golding

On Friday, to culminate our unit on community helpers, the first graders got to spend some time listening to local firefighter Matt Johnson who volunteers for the Springville City Fire Department and works for the Salt Lake City Fire Department. He talked to the students about what he does as a firefighter in the community and how important it was for him to go to school to be able to become a firefighter. He also talked to them about fire safety, what to do in an emergency, and gave them coloring books to take home and talk about with their families! They loved it!! Thanks, Matt!!

Student Lighthouse Kickoff

Submitted by lyndsee.brice on Sat, 09/12/2015 - 11:41
Sarah Sumsion

The Cherry Creek Student Lighthouse Kickoff was a huge success! Each teacher selected a student leader to be their lighthouse representative for their class. This year, 3rd through 6th grade lighthouse reps participated in a kickoff. Students were first tied together by their wrists and challenged to try to eat a root beer float. They had to get creative to find a way to work together. Next the group learned what was expected and the purpose of the lighthouse team. The students broke into 3 groups and rotated through break out sessions taught by Mrs. Gast, Mr. Duncan and Ms. Ferguson on problem solving, presenting and speaking, notable leaders and valuable leadership qualities. Mrs. Sumsion provided team building activities between each session where students had to guide a blindfolded student to find their matching shoe, silently communicate to come up with 21 fingers as a team, and a getting-to-know-you game. Students wrapped things up getting a special lighthouse team folder and were given their first assignment. We are very excited about this fantastic group of leaders we have at our school on the lighthouse team this year. Kindergarten through 2nd grade student lighthouse reps will join the team in January. 

Community Helpers

Submitted by lyndsee.brice on Fri, 09/11/2015 - 16:18
Cecily McDonald

This week we learned about community helpers. The first picture is of 6 students in my class who dressed up as community helpers. The rest of the class had to guess who they were and describe why they are important in our community.There are 2 pictures of the Firefighter assembly we had.  We had fire fighter from Springville come in and talked to the entire first grade about his job and fire safety. One picture is a few students sorting words with the short "a" and "i" sounds. The last two weeks we have focused on both of those sounds. The students loved working together to sort them!  The final picture is a picture of the cards we made for Taysom Hill. Our first grade class learned how to put first things first! -Mrs. McDonald

Paperclips Galore

Submitted by lyndsee.brice on Fri, 09/11/2015 - 16:12
Sarah Sumsion

Ogden Riley, publicity leader from Mrs Sumsion's 6th grade class writes, "We ended up getting 300+ paperclips at one of the tables. Look how strong the skin was. This was a fun activity. At the end of the assignment WE HAD AN OCEAN OF WATER ON EACH TABLE. 

Skittles Math

Submitted by lyndsee.brice on Wed, 09/09/2015 - 09:13
Chalyce Peck

In 5th grade we learned about place value by using skittles. Each skittle was worth 1 unit. We discovered that 10 was an easy number to package them up into and count up easily. The students are hard at work putting those packages of 10 together. They called a package of 10 - tenlets. When we put 10 of those together, we got onehundrefiers. :) We got so good that we kept going on to thousandators and beyond. . .


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