Sunday, December 20, 2015

Voices of Good Cheer

Mrs. Wright & Mrs. Currin's PreK students hosted their families as well as the 5th grade classes at a holiday concert in the library while second grade students traveled the school singing Christmas carols accompanied by Ms. Moore on guitar.




Holiday Story Hour

PreK, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and EC classes came to the library on Thursday, December 17 for our annual Holiday Story Hour.  Students had their golden ticket punched to enter the event.  They rotated through four stations: a reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas by Mr. Blanchard, an audio/video rendition of The Polar Express with Ms. Mabery, green screen holiday photo shoot with Ms. Hill, and cookies and milk with Mrs. Shearin.  Students wore their pajamas, and they each received a silver bell to represent the magic of the season.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Winter Music Program

Congratulations to Mrs. Jacobs, the 5th grade chorus, and the 3rd grade classes on a wonderful Winter Music Program!  Students sang, danced, acted, and brought holiday cheer to everyone!  Great job!


Monday, December 14, 2015

Maker Morning at the Media Center: Holiday Origami

On Saturday, December 12, Creekside students and their families attended the second Maker Morning at the Media Center of the school year, which was hosted in the cafeteria because of the large number of people attending!  This Makerspace event focused on holiday origami.  Families were provided with origami paper and instructions.  They worked together to create holiday ornaments and other origami sculptures.  


Friday, December 11, 2015

Donors Choose Grant Funded!

Thanks to Donors Choose, our Young Men of Purpose group members each have a copy of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey to study!  Thank you to everyone who donated to this grant!  If you would like to fund a classroom grant, please visit www.donorschoose.org.







BOB Mock Competition

Thank you to Angie Egerton and Ridgewood's Battle of the Books team for inviting Creekside's team to a mock competition at Barnes & Noble! We had a great time and love our friendly rivalry!





History Changers Museum

Creekside second graders attended at field trip at South Central High School on Monday, December 7.  High school students dressed as famous historical people to create a living History Changers Museum for the second graders.  They also taught the second graders a song in Spanish, performed skits of stories from around the world, and helped them create an Egyptian-style collar necklace.  Thank you so much to South Central students, librarians, and teachers for a wonderful time!






















Hour of Code

Creekside's 4th & 5th graders participated in the annual Hour of Code this week.  This is a global initiative to introduce students to computer science that has had over 166,000,000 participants so far worldwide.  Our students used Blockly to program Minecraft and Star Wars characters to solve a variety of puzzles.  For more information and to learn more about coding visit www.code.org.  To see pics of Hour of Code all around Pitt County, use #pcshourofcode.