November 2016

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Sedgwick!

Attributions: 
by Janelle Barrett

This week's lucky spotlight teacher is Robert Sedgwick! Mr. Sedgwick has joined the fourth grade team this year, after having taught second grade for many years here at Cherry Creek. He loves to be a positive role model for kids. He loves working at Cherry Creek because, "everyone is so positive and willing to go the extra mile." Mr. Sedgwick certainly goes the extra mile for all of us as he is our technology guru. We would be lost and confused without him! His wife and four kids all love reading and having fun adventures together. Mr. Sedgwick's guilty pleasure is chocolate ice cream and a movie. And in case you're already working on your Christmas shopping, Mr. Sedgwick loves gift cards. 

Native American Culture

Attributions: 
by Janelle Barrett

Recently, both the third and fourth grade classes have been able to attend a presentation about Native American history and culture. They specifically learned about Native Americans from Utah and their culture including housing, clothing, and food.

Teacher Spotlight: Miss Barrett

Attributions: 
Kjirsten Collins

Today's spotlight goes to our amazing speech-language pathologist (SLP), Janelle Barrett!  Miss Barrett is in her fourth year at Cherry Creek, and we're so grateful to have her!  She grew up all the way in Minnesota with her parents and four siblings.  Then she moved here to Utah to go to BYU for both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in communication disorders. When she's not busy being a wonderful SLP, Miss Barrett likes to cook, sew, play the violin, and do yoga.  Her favorite part about being a speech pathologist is helping kids do things they've never done before.  If she could pick a favorite teacher gift, it would be gift cards.  Thanks for all you do, Miss Barrett!

Kindergarten Safari

Attributions: 
by Chelsie Bergera

The kindergarteners have been having fun the past two weeks learning all about animals. This week we went on a safari around our classroom to look for wild animals.  The kids look so great in their safari hats!

4th Grade Field Trip

Attributions: 
by Michelle Gast

Yesterday, our fourth grade classes went on an exciting field trip to the Museum of Natural History in Salt Lake City. The students had fun navigating the museum and learning more about the history of the great state of Utah!

Mr. Cornwall Receives District PEAK Award

Attributions: 

Clint Cornwall, Teacher, Cherry Creek Elementary
Nominated by: Corinne Briggs
“My son is in Mr. Cornwall's class and can be quite a challenge due to his diagnosed high-functioning autism. In recent months, it was decided to take my son out of the special education program and to be fully integrated with the general education program. Mr. Cornwall has been extremely patient with my son and has provided timely feedback regarding my son's behavior, both positive and negative. Despite the challenge of my son's difficulties, I can tell that Mr. Cornwall truly cares about my son and his other students He wants all of them to succeed. Mr. Cornwall’s excellence in teaching is reflected in the high number of awards his students are able to achieve with his encouragement.”