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Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 17:07
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By Sarah Sumsion

November is at our doorstep. Here is the PTA newsletter in English and Spanish. Please click the attachment file listed below to open the document. Thanks to Jamie Leishman and all other contributors for their help in putting together a great newsletter.

Sensing Great Things in Kindergarten

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Sat, 10/27/2012 - 15:24
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By Chelsie Bergera
5 Senses.JPG

Last week Mrs. Bergera's kindergarten had so much fun learning about their 5 senses. Everyday they would explore the world around them with a different sense.  They saw different colors, smelled delicious fruit, listened for nursery rhymes, felt different textures in their classroom, and finish the unit by using their sense of taste to describe things that were sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. What a SMART group of kids we have at Cherry Creek Elementary!! 

Shaping Up in 2nd Grade

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 20:22
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By Sarah Sumsion
Second Graders

The second graders in Mrs. Averyt's class were able to explore shapes and make tangrams for their fast finishers. Ask a second grader what their favorite tangram was.

Sixth Grade Super Speed Math

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Wed, 10/17/2012 - 18:32
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By Sarah Sumsion
Bailey and Beth
Jessica and Mallory
Jason and Isaiah
Nikki and Jade

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. 

Student Council Invited to BYU

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 15:29
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By Susan Deardeuff
Student Council deep in thought
Student Council
Dog pile!

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 Week at Cherry Creek

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 18:02
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By Emily Bachmann
Safety Week
Walking to school
Let's wear green!
Safety Week
Walking to school with parents is great!
Staying safe
SHS Drill Team
Safety Week at Cherry Creek

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.)

Fridays are Spirit Days

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 10:05
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By Sarah Sumsion
We won! - Mrs. Sumsion-s 6th Grade Class
OK - We'll behave...
...but we're so excited!

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!

Poppin' in First Grade

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 18:05
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By Kristi Suguturaga
First Grade
First Grade
First Grade

(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. 

Orchestra Program Enriches Lives

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 20:49
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By Sarah Sumsion
Orchestra rehearsal

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.

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