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Rainy Day Service

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:27pm
Attributions: by Jan Grotegut

What better way to spend inside recess days than give service! Mrs. Grotegut, one of our Title 1 technicians, kept our 5th and 6th grade students busy during lunch recess by having them decorate cards and place mats to give to the Meals on Wheels program. Today, they made 43 cards and 13 place mats! This will surely bring smiles to those who participate in Meals on Wheels. What an inspirational way to spend free time! Way to go, Crocs!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Science in Kindergarten

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:38am
Attributions: by Chelsie Bergera
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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!!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

3rd Grade Math Sports

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 2:07pm
Attributions: by Lyndsee Brice
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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!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Gum Drop Engineering

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:39am
Attributions: by Stephanie Truscott
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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!!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Teachers Teaching Teachers

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:34pm
Attributions: by Janelle Barrett
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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!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

5th Grade Genius Hour

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 2:29pm
Attributions: by Chalyce Peck and Clint Cornwall
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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! 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

4th Grade at the Bean Museum

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 11:20am
Attributions: by Jill Strong
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Last week, fourth grade students were able to take yet another field trip to the BYU Bean Museum. They were able to see animals in their environments and learn about different adaptations. The Museum of Peoples and Cultures was also a part of the field trip and the students' favorite part was the arrowhead they got to find and take home!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Latinos In Action

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 11:02am
Attributions: by Janelle Barrett

Today was the first day that Cherry Creek welcomed the Latinos In Action students from Springville Junior High, under the supervision of Mr. Glen Beebe. This group of Spanish speaking students will come once a week for a half hour to help our students with reading or math, regardless of whether our students speak Spanish or English. The Latinos In Action group set such a good example to our students of helping one another and working hard even when learning a second language. Thanks for your service!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

National School Lunch Week

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:12am
Attributions: by Patty Maloy
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Since we only get to do this once a year we had to have a little fun for NSLW! It was a fun week. Thanks to Elizabeth for the apple samples and BYU student visitors. With our Top School Lunch Chef recipe winners we were able to give out donated meal certificates. Its a recipe worth trying out! And thanks to the district for the bike. Our lucky regular school lunch eater, Alexis, was very happy and excited to take home her new bike!!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

3rd Grade Goes to Clark Planitarium

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:04am
Attributions: by Michelle Gast
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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!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

UPSTART Kindergarten Readiness Program

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:59am
Attributions: by Lana Hiskey
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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.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

3rd Grade Learns Hearing Aid 101

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:33am
Attributions: by Janelle Barrett
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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!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Victory Assembly

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 3:21pm
Attributions: by Janelle Barrett
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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. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Mrs. Golding Awarded KSL Teacher of the Week

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:35pm
Attributions: by Janelle Barrett
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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!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

4th Grade at the Natural History Museum

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 9:55am
Attributions: by Susan Deardeuff
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Last month 4th graders had the opportunity to go to the Natural History Museum at Thanksgiving Point. Students were able to check out lots of dionosaur bones and interesting displays. They even had a chance to do some digging of their own!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Cherry Creek Used as Film Set for TV Series

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 3:40pm
Attributions: 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...

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Mr. Earl Still Has His Marbles

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:12am
Attributions: by Scott Earl
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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!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Native American History in 5th

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:57am
Attributions: by Chalyce Peck
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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

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!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Magic Beads for Good Choices

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:15am
Attributions: by Kim Golding
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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! Their reactions were priceless when those beads instantly turned colors in the sun! Making good choices and being kind always pays off!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Mrs. Finch honored with PEAK Award

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 1:38pm
Attributions: by Janelle Barrett

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:

“Katelyn is amazing with her students and their parents/guardians. She is very patient and helps everyone feel at peace with the services that are being offered. She has exceptional lessons that help students improve a lot. She helped one student raise his SAGE writing score by 139 points!! Katelyn works diligently with teachers on student IEPs. She works with the Dance Festival and other events for our Events Action Team. She is always positive and willing to go the extra mile to make it above and beyond awesome.”

“I am impressed with Katelyn. She has a heavy load as a resource teacher. Katelyn consistently communicates with me on how we can both meet my five self-contained students’ needs and be a team to help them academically and socially. She is happy to accommodate or try different and new approaches so our students succeed. Katelyn has been wonderful to work with and is a huge asset to our special education program at our school. She is kind and friendly to everyone. She has welcomed new students to her class with a loving attitude and is always positive.”

Categories: Elementary, Springville

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