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Mr. Duncan Delivers a Story and a Treat

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:40
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By Sarah Sumsion
Mr. Duncan reads a story
6th graders
Merry Christmas!

Mr. Duncan visited each class throughout the week spending time to read them a Christmas story, give a candy cane to each of them and visit with the students. It's one of his favorite things to do: spending time with the students. The classes all loved having him in their class and hearing his stories.  Thanks Mr. Duncan!  Merry Christmas!

December Awards Assembly

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:36
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By Sarah Sumsion
Award Winners

It's been another great month at Cherry Creek and we recognized 3 students from each class in the following categories: scholarship, citizenship and special recognition.  Congratulations to all the award recipients!

Nonfiction Presentations

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:27
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By Stephanie Truscott
Mrs. Truscott's class
Mrs. Truscott's class

Students in Mrs. Truscott's sixth grade class have been learning how to read nonfiction text. They have learned about text features and how those features help us understand information. Students presented what they learned to the rest of the class.

Cherry Creek Student Recognized by Mayor Clyde

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 09:39
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By Sarah Sumsion
Mr. Duncan recognizes T.J. Roberts at awards assembly

T.J. Roberts, a 6th grader, was recognized by the Springville Mayor, Mayor W.W. Clyde, at the latest city council meeting. He was acknowledged for all his efforts going the extra mile in the class and on the playground. T.J. is a remarkable boy and is well liked by his peers and teachers. Here, Mr. Duncan, reads the award he received at that meeting so our school could hear all about it.

2nd Graders Lead SHS Basketball Team to a Win

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 18:41
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By Teresa Chang
Mrs. Chang's class
Mrs. Chang's class
Mrs. Chang's class
Mrs. Chang's class
Mrs. Chang's class

Math and basketball make a great mix!  Mrs. Chang's class was visited by five members of the Springville High Basketball team.  The basketball players practiced math and read with the second graders providing fabulous role models and having fun at the same time.

The SHS basketball team then went on to play that night against Spanish Fork High and won by 18 points! Those 2nd graders really got the players' minds ready for the game. 

Christmas Choir Concert

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 15:42
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By Susan Deardeuff
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Thursday, December 13th the Cherry Creek Choir had the chance to show off all their hard work and skills to their parents at an evening concert.  The choir performed 12 different songs with soloists, harmonies and even some fun props.  The choir has been rehearsing these songs at early morning practices since the beginning of October.  Choir rehearsals will resume (and be open to new 3-6 grade students) mid-March...listen to morning announcements or watch for a note home for more details.  Thanks to all the staff and parents for making this choir a possibility!

We were also delighted to hear from our 6th grade orchestra. What a marvelous evening of music and talent provided by our Cherry Creek Crocs!

Award Winning Author Visits Cherry Creek

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Wed, 12/12/2012 - 18:35
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By Sarah Sumsion
Fred & Mary retelling
5th/6th grade assembly
assembly
Mr. Wilkerson
Mr. Wilkerson
Mr. Wilkerson
Mr. Wilkerson & Mrs. Morrise's 5th grade class.
L. Kobie Wilkerson & Mr. Duncan

L. Kobie Wilkerson visited Cherry Creek Elementary to teach about writing and share his love of reading and education. Mr. Wilkerson spent lunch with the faculty answering questions they may have about his teaching and consulting background. Afterwards assemblies were held in small groups so he could share how he developed his book ideas, share digital versions of his book as well as answer questions the students had about him. Copies of his book "Queen Infinity" were provided for each teacher and staff member, where he gladly signed each copy. Mrs. Morrise's 5th grade class received a personal audience with him during their library time. Mr. Wilkerson spent his week in Utah visiting other schools and sharing similar messages. We appreciate him coming and inspiring our students to find their inner writer.

Sixth Grade War

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Wed, 12/12/2012 - 12:09
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By Sarah Sumsion
Trianna & Tristen
Bailey & Beth
Mallory & Kaylyn
Allison & James
Bailey & Beth

The sixth graders are learning about integers and absolute values. They played a game called Absolute Value War where they had positive and negative numbers. Both students turned over a card and made a statement about what the number was and it's absolute value. The number with the lowest absolute value (number closest to zero) won. Students really enjoyed playing the game and improving their knowledge of integers.

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