The sixth graders have begun Super Speed Math to become Super Improvers! Students, working as partners, review addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions in a timed race against their own best score. Students verbally answer as many problems as they can while their partner carefully looks at each answer and gives them immediate feedback if they miss one. The correction is made and the student continues racing against the clock. Within the first day, students were already improving the number of facts they could answer in 1 minute and became Super Improvers. This is a fun and exciting beginning to math instruction and takes only 5 minutes.
Our student council went to BYU for a leadership conference. They learned what it takes to be a good leader on student council and how to be a friend to everyone. The kids that went are: Hallie Endicott (president), Madeline Ungruen (V.P.), Paityn Braithwaite (publicity officer), Katie Johnson (Treasurer) and Mason Larsen (Secretary).
Safety Walk to School Day was Wednesday, October 10th. Many students were able to walk to school with their parents! Parents commented that they enjoyed exercising and spending time with their students on the way to school. Students enjoyed being greeted by the Springville High Drill Team and receiving recognition stickers. Thank you parents, students, and drill team members for making Safety Walk to School Day a success! (Click "next" to see more pictures.)
Friday's are Spirit Day at Cherry Creek Elementary. Students are encouraged to show their school spirit by wearing red, often their school shirt. The class with the highest percentage of students showing their school pride win the Croc Trophy and 2 Croc Claws each (redeemable for school prizes). The winning class on September 28 was Mrs. Sumsion's 6th grade class. They jumped for joy when they heard they won!
(Click "Read More" to flip the picture straight.) Our 1st graders did a popcorn activity where we ate popcorn and described it in adjectives. We brought in a big popcorn popper and the students helped to make it. Then we created our own popcorn adjectives.
The sixth grade orchestra program is well underway at Cherry Creek Elementary. Students are learning the basics of rhythm, counting, technique and instrument care. Music is a wonderful way to expand our cultural horizons, not to mention improve our math and reading skills.
Our first awards assembly of the year honored students from each class. The Scholarship Award went to those who worked very hard to complete all their assignments and achieve good grades. The Citizenship Award recognized students who were respectful and kind to those around them. Many students also received the Special Recognition Award from their teachers for having outstanding character qualities. Congratulations to all the award recipients!
Ahoy Mateys! On Wednesday, September 19th the third grade students came to school with a surprise. Their teachers turned into pirates! We celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day. We enjoyed playing treasure ship math, battleship with spelling, and even had Captain Duncan (Mr. Duncan) come share a story with us about pirates. Arrrrrg! We missed Mrs. Wimmer but were grateful the substitute was willing to join in the fun. We all had a wonderful time.