September 2013

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Sun, 09/22/2013 - 20:02

Mrs. Alderks and Mrs Boyer's students came to school with a surprise! Their teachers were transformed into pirates. The class celebrated "Talk Like a Pirate Day" with pirate stories, songs and writing stories in pirate dialogue. Arrg!

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By Brooke Alderks

U.S. Synthetic Volunteers at Cherry Creek

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Sun, 09/22/2013 - 19:55

Cherry Creek was very lucky to have over 70 volunteers (some of them parents of students) from US Synthetic donate time and materials on United Way's Day of Caring. A large crew repainted lines and maps on the playground, as well as added more large graphics with shapes and the alphabet. Along with that, volunteers spent an hour in each classroom teaching students about math and reading, including doing a project and activity with each class.

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By Sarah Sumsion

Patriot's Day Guest Visits 6th Grade

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 16:02

Captain Will Biesinger from the Utah Army National Guard's Special Forces and father of Emma, a 5th grader, came to visit the 6th graders at Cherry Creek Elementary on 9/11 for Patriot's Day.  He led Mrs. Sumsion's class in the Pledge of Allegiance (which was very neat!) and then shared his experience of how he was a school teacher and after the attacks on 9/11 felt inspired that he had something to offer the military and joined to help fight for freedom in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. After 6 years he became a captain.

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By Sarah Sumsion

Noun Town

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Sat, 09/07/2013 - 21:55

Mrs. Golding's class learned about nouns this week and created a class "Noun Town: Where people, places, and things live!"

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By Kim Golding

We Can All Be a Hero!

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Sat, 09/07/2013 - 21:52

Local performer and speaker, Doug Osmond, visited Cherry Creek Elementary to promote the 3rd book in the Michael Vey series by author Richard Paul Evans. He encouraged reading and even played a gameshow with students asking trivia questions about popular books. Doug Osmond's formula for success was:

#1 Turn off the TV.  The average American watches 8 hours of TV a day. The average millionaire watches 8 hours of TV a WEEK.

#2 READ READ READ READ READ!

#3 Listen to and respect teachers, parents and others.

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By Sarah Sumsion

4th Grade ROCKS!

Submitted by sarah.sumsion on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 19:55

We enjoyed starting our rock unit today.  Students were able to make observations and sketch the different types of rocks.

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By Michelle Hartman