Cherry Creek Elementary student, Anna Caldwell, was awarded the Springville Mayor’s Recognition Award in February. She was nominated by her sixth-grade teacher, Sarah Sumsion. Mrs. Sumsion is impressed by Anna’s constant display of service and leadership. Anna served as her class president and was also chosen to be a Lighthouse Representative associated with her school’s Leader in Me program. Mrs. Sumsion describes Anna as always smiling and positive and one step ahead of her half the time! Anna is the daughter of Justin and Tiffany Caldwell.
Cherry Creek has two amazing preschool classes, and today I snuck into Miss Marianne's class to see what these cute kids are learning about! During carpet time, they learned about subway trains and that they go very fast underground. Then they went to table rotations to learn about the letter Q, finding numbers on money, and telling parts of a story. These kids are full of energy, and they love to learn!
Math is hard. That's why Ms. Barrett, our speech-language pathologist, went in to a classroom this week to teach a lesson to students on the language of math. It was amazing to see how quickly students could do quick mental math, but have a hard time telling how they knew which operation to choose based on the words in a problem. Ms. Barrett taught students to look for words like "total" and "all together" to know to use addition, and words like "left" or "difference" to use subtraction. The students then role played number sentences based on word problems involving Mr. Duncan, Crocky, and Pete the Cat. They had a blast!
Save Billy, Bob, and Joe!
By Saila and Camille
Did you know that there are villains that are getting into our water? Stormwater is water from rain, snow, sleet, and hail that travels down our gutters into the storm drain.
1) People are throwing trash anywhere they want and it can get in the water we drink.
2) Clean up waste from your pets.
3) Grass clippings can get in the drain, so if you see any, sweep them up.
4) Make sure that you try not to get any dirt or sand in the drain because it can be in our water.
5) It is not safe for oil to get in the drain and when it gets in the drain it gets in our water. Fix car leaks and recycle the oil.
6) Wash cars on the grass to keep soap out of our stormwater pipes.
7) Bug spray is very dangerous for the drain. Follow directions carefully so you don't use too much.
8) You need to make sure to sweep fertilizers onto your lawn not in the gutter.
9) Don't spill anything like gas or oil in the gutters, use a funnel.
10) Don't throw open, liquid paint in trash! Don't wash paint brushes near gutters.
So make sure that you throw away your trash and clean up after your pets.
Last week, Cherry Creek students held their monthly Victory Assembly to celebrate students who received Top Croc and Leader of the Month awards. During the assembly, Mr. Duncan talked about February's "Catch of the Creek", a school-wide improvement challenge. He encouraged students to participate in spirit day every Friday by wearing red. The class with the most students wearing red will get to have a tropy in their classroom for the next week. Another great highlight of the assembly was spotlighting students in each grade level who have met their reading WIG (wildly important goal). Way to go! We truly have amazing students!
Our sixth grade students worked very hard all month to produce a science project. Congratulations to our finalists advancing to the district science fair. Well done to all our students! And we offer a big THANK YOU to all our volunteer judges (parents, Questar employees, staff and high school science scholars). We couldn't have done it without you!
Today, first graders celebrated making it through the first 100 days of school! They did a variety of activities having to do with the number 100. They built cup towers with 100 cups, made marshmallow and toothpick creations with 100 parts, decorated shirts with 100 pictures, and wore crowns with 100 stickers. They are 100 days smarter!
Our yearly Robotics after-school program started up again this month. Students are learning about the rules and elements of programming electronics using computer software and--you guessed it--robots! Yesterday's lesson focused on the importance of giving robots very specific instructions so that it will operate exactly how it's intended to. The students loved getting to see the robots in action!
Our sixth grade teachers are trying to round up volunteer judges for the upcoming Science Fair on February 3rd! Judges will need to arrive by 9:00 a.m. for a brief training meeting and outline, and the fair will end around 11:00 a.m.. Cherry Creek is located at 484 S 200 E in Springville. Anyone who may be interested in volunteering can RSVP or ask questions to Mrs. Shaffer: firstname.lastname@example.org. About 15 volunteers are needed. Thanks!
This week our kindergarten classes have been learning about all about rocks. On Tuesday, we spent some time being geologists and completing some cool experiments. The kids had fun seeing if rocks float, weighing them on a scale, seeing if they were magnetic, and looking at them with a magnifying glass. They had fun synergizing together and working as a team!!