Mr. Earl Still Has His Marbles

Submitted by janelle.barrett on

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.

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by Scott Earl

Native American History in 5th

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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

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by Chalyce Peck

Magic Beads for Good Choices

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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!

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by Kim Golding

Mrs. Finch honored with PEAK Award

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Congratulations to Mrs. Finch, who received the district's PEAK award last night at the school board meeting! This award is given to those who have made a significant difference in their school by showing kindness and a positive attitude. She was nominated by Mrs. Sumsion and Mrs. Peck. Here's what they had to say about Mrs. Finch:

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by Janelle Barrett

Fall Carnival Save the Date!

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Cherry Creek PTA is so excited to announce our School Carnival and Fundraiser! This is our biggest carnival yet and believe me you do not want to miss it!!!

 Friday, September 22nd from 5:00-8:00 PM

 Please come, have dinner, treats and enjoy a fun evening out with your family.  

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by Morgan Black