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3rd Grade Goes to Clark Planitarium

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Tue, 10/17/2017 - 09:04
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by Michelle Gast

The third graders visited the Clark Planetarium last week! They had an interactive presentation and watched an IMAX movie about space. We are so thankful that our friends at the planetarium hosted us!

UPSTART Kindergarten Readiness Program

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:59
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by Lana Hiskey

UPSTART is a free, technology-delivered kindergarten readiness program that will give your child a fun start in reading, math, and science (with a focus on reading) in just 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

Please see attached flyers.

3rd Grade Learns Hearing Aid 101

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:33
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by Janelle Barrett

Last week in Mrs. Gast's class, Dr. Candi Bown, our district's amazing audiologist, and Naomi Whiting gave a hands-on presentation about how hearing aids work. Naomi shared her experience with wearing hearing aids and how it helps her in class. Students were able to have a turn to listen for themselves how hearing aids amplify sound. We loved learning about Naomi's ability to hear clearly with such wonderful technology!

Victory Assembly

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Fri, 10/06/2017 - 15:21
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by Janelle Barrett

The first victory assembly of the year was held this Wednesday. As is our tradition at Cherry Creek, it all started with a "victory lap" of the Leaders of the Month and Top Croc Award students--and, of course--Crocky!

During the assembly, we celebrated those students who earned awards and those who received croc cards. The WIG student leaders gave us an update on how we're doing with our attendance goal. So far this year, 85% of students have been on time 9 out of every 10 days. That's so close to our goal of 90% of students being on time every 9/10 days. Parents, help our kids get to school on time so they can start off the day ready to learn. Thanks for your effort and support with this goal!

A few brave teachers introduced the "Cherry Creek's Got Talent" opportunity to try out for a performance slot on Leadership Day. They showed their dancing talent, and got everyone involved and excited to show their talents.

One last special highlight of the assembly was having guests from KSL News Radio and Zion's Bank in Salt Lake City come to award Mrs. Golding with the Teacher Feature this week for all of Utah. 

Mrs. Golding Awarded KSL Teacher of the Week

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Wed, 10/04/2017 - 16:35
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by Janelle Barrett

During today's first victory assembly of the year, special guests from KSL News Radio and Zion's Bank came all the way from Salt Lake City to present Mrs. Golding with the Teacher of the Week Award in association with the KSL Teacher Feature program. Mrs. Golding was shocked and surprised to hear that one of her student's parents nomitated her for this recognition. In addition to receiving a plaque and gift certificates, KSL will interview Mrs. Golding to air on an upcoming radio segment. We are so lucky to have fabulous and dedicated teachers like Mrs. Golding at Cherry Creek. Congratulations!

Cherry Creek Used as Film Set for TV Series

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:40
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by Janelle Barrett

This week, film crews were at Cherry Creek to shoot scenes for a new TV series, Yellowstone. The series is written and executive produced by Oscar-nominated Taylor Sheridan, and will star Kevin Costner. Costner wasn't involved in the scenes being filmed at our school, but it was exciting to see the North gym and one of our empty classrooms get set up as a film set. The show follows the experiences of John Dutton (Costner) who owns the largest ranch in the United States, and the legal, political, and cultural struggles that come along with living on America's frontier. We understandably weren't permitted to take any pictures of the film set or the actors, but we're excited to play a small part in this TV series! Check out this article by the Salt Lake Tribune for more details about the show:

http://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/tv/2017/08/17/kevin-costners-new-tv-ser...

Mr. Earl Still Has His Marbles

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:12
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by Scott Earl

Last year, Noah Jones came to school with some marbles. I proceeded to tell him all of my memories of playing marbles as a kid. His grandpa had given him some cool marbles, so I told him I'd bring some marbles and play him a game or two. It all snowballed from there. More kids brought marbles to play with. Now there are quite a few of my students who play marbles every day at recess. I love playing marbles with my students. It gets them excited about having fun and playing with students they might not normally play with. It's a timeless game spanning the ages. We love recess and the time it gives us to build friendships and sharpen the saw!

Native American History in 5th

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:57
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by Chalyce Peck

Fifth graders have been learning about Native Americans in class and got to enjoy a special presentation from Mrs. Beyal last week. We learned that there is a lot of Native American influence in Utah and our American History. A lot of our food, vocabulary, herbs, and games have Native American roots. The students also learned about diversity and race, and how one color of skin is no better than another.

Can you guess which of the following things were influenced by Native Americans?

A. The Constitution of the United States

B. Lacrosse and Hockey

C. Tomatoes and Avacados

D. Success in WWII

E. All of the above

If you guessed "E. All of the above", you are correct!

Thanks Mrs. Beyal for teaching us so much about our history!

Magic Beads for Good Choices

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:15
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by Kim Golding

The first graders kicked off the first week of school by earning "Magic Beads" for making good choices, following rules, being kind, etc. Each bead they earned was threaded onto a pipe cleaner that was taped to their desk. On Friday we turned those pipe cleaners with beads into bracelets and talked about what it was that we thought made them so magical! Some of their ideas were: they glow in the dark, they change color with hot/cold water, and they can do things you tell them to do! We tried all of their suggestions, but nothing worked....until we walked outside! Their reactions were priceless when those beads instantly turned colors in the sun! Making good choices and being kind always pays off!

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