May 2018

We Learn: Mini Society

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:03

Last Thursday, 5th graders set up shop out on the fields and welcomed the students for business! It was a fun day for all, and a great chance for students to learn what it's like to run a business. 

We Learn: Insects and the Habits

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:48

In first grade, we have been learning about insects using QR codes and our iPads. Students have been learning about the anatomy of insects, and how they work together. We watched the fable, "The Ant and the Grasshopper" and talked about how the grasshopper did not live Habit #2: Begin with the End in Mind. 

by Krista Hardman

We Inspire: Final Victory Assembly

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:35

Last Friday we held the final victory assembly of the year--and there was much to celebrate! The students learned that they far surpassed their school-wide WIG (wildly important goal) of moving up 1,800 reading levels. In fact, they moved up over 2,100 reading levels this year! That earns them a water party (for K-2nd) or a trip to the new Springville rec center pool (3rd-6th).

by Janelle Barrett

We Learn: Pre-teaching model in 6th grade

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:26
This year, Mrs. Finch's 6th grade students have been trying something a little different. We have started something called Pre-Teaching. The way it works is that the students will learn a new lesson for the first time in my class 2-3 days before they learn the same lesson in their regular class. I introduce the material, they form different ideas on the material, and within that time we try to solidify the concept as much as we can.
by Katelyn Finch

We Learn: Polynesian Artwork

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Mon, 05/14/2018 - 09:04

This year Cherry Creek students have been studying the art and culture of New Zealand, Australia, and various Polynesian islands. Here is a sampling of some their Oceania-themed art:


6th Tint Gradient Underwater Silhouettes. After learning about tints and shades, monochromatic color schemes, and negative and positive space in art, students painted a circular gradient by gradually adding increasing amounts of blue into white paint. Then, observing photos, they drew outlines and cut silhouettes of sea creatures to add to their blue gradient backgrounds.

by Rosalyn Payne

We Learn: SAGE Commitment Cards

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:46

Mrs. Peck’s class created commitment cards for SAGE. We made goals for our training (homework), practice (class work) and game day (tests).

The idea came from the movie "When The Game Stands Tall." We talked about not getting a perfect score, but having perfect effort to show how much we learned and grew this year.

by Chalyce Peck

We Lead: Leadership Lessons with Mr. Andersen

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Tue, 05/08/2018 - 16:49

Our incredible school counselor, Troy Andersen, spends time with each class to reinforce the 7 Habits. In recent months, students have helped create artwork showing ways that they live the habits, that Mr. Andersen then posts around the school. This way, the kids can have a personal reminder of ways to be their best selves. We're so grateful for Mr. Andersen and the time he takes to talk with our students and build a positive culture at our school!

by Janelle Barrett

We Lead: Mrs. Crowley Lives Habit 2

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:03

This is Mrs. Crowley beginning with the end in mind! Even though she is done teaching at Cherry Creek after this year, she is staying up late some nights to complete her license upgrade requirements. This way, if she decides to teach again after her husband completes his master's degree, she will already have her Level II license ready to go!

by Kendra Crowley

We Inspire: Lighthouse Celebration on May 7th

Submitted by janelle.barrett on Tue, 05/01/2018 - 09:53

Mark your calendars to join us for an evening of fun and celebration on Monday, May 7th at 6:30pm in the North Gym!

Franklin Covey representatives will be coming to formally award Cherry Creek as a Lighthouse School, which will be followed by the BYU Dunk Team! Free food will be served, as well as door prizes given - so be sure to come on time to get your seat!

We hope you'll join us for this exciting event! See the attached flier for details.