Science in Kindergarten

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This week in Kindergarten we are focusing on non-living things.  Today during science, the students used their imaginations to make non-living things found in our world.  Creations included a house boat, an airplane, a food truck, a tractor, a construction work place, and a train!  We love doing hands-on projects in class!!

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by Chelsie Bergera

3rd Grade Math Sports

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Miss Brice's class reviews their multiplication facts by playing sports! Students practicing certain fact families (multiples of 2 or 10, for example) get to play tennis. Other fact families play hockey, and some basketball. It's a fun way to keep the kids motivated. They get a lot of opportunities to practice with the support of a classmate. Math is always fun in our class!

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by Lyndsee Brice

Gum Drop Engineering

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In sixth grade we explore engineering. On Halloween we built structures with gum drops and toothpicks. The goal was to create the tallest free standing structure. Sixth graders are very creative!!

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by Stephanie Truscott

Teachers Teaching Teachers

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Cherry Creek's second year of math instruction training (CMI) is well underway! Every other Monday afternoon, teachers participate in lessons and activities to improve math instruction and learning in their classrooms. Today's lesson involved teachers instructing teachers in other grade levels on how to complete various problems using specific strategies. The goal is to achieve improved conceptualization and understanding of math calculations and real life problems. Our teachers do so much to provide the best possible education for our students. Thank you so much for all your hard work!

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by Janelle Barrett

5th Grade Genius Hour

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Our fifth grade classes have begun a presentation series led by students who have researched a topic of interest. After they find interesting information on their topic and put together a presentation to demonstrate their knowledge, then they can present during "Genius Hour". Topics so far have included illustration techniques, how airplanes fly, foreign languages (Polish!), sports, and more! It's inspiring to see the kids do research to learn about something they are excited about! 

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by Chalyce Peck and Clint Cornwall