3rd Grade News



    May 23-28th

    3rd Grade — Avery County Schools


    Hello Families!

    We hope you had a great weekend!   


    This week, we will be presenting our final projects for our marine life posters and sharing our final essays with each other.  We will then write letters to next year's third-graders - giving them advice, insight, and things to look forward to!  

    Please continue to have your child read for 30 minutes every night!  


    This week in math we will continue with our last few lessons for Saxon math.  No homework will be assigned.

    Please return all Saxon math books by Wednesday of this week!  Thank you! 

    Social Studies & Science  

    This week, we will be reading the last chapter in our unit: Exploration in Early North America.  We will send home a study guide on Tuesday.  We will play jeopardy on Wednesday and their test will be on Thursday.


    Summer 2022 Camps

    Cherry Creek Academy is excited to host summer camps this summer.  Please select from the offerings below for the camp(s) that best suits your schedule, child’s age, and sport(s) you wish to attend.  Each camp has a participation fee of up to $200 and will require registration paperwork to be filled out by the parent or guardian before the student can participate in the summer camp. Participation fees include a long sleeve CCA Athletics T-shirt.  Please notify Mr. Mahan with any questions you may have at dmahan@cherrycreekacademy.org. Once you have registered, you will receive confirmation and be connected with the coach or teacher for that camp.

    Please note, that these camps will fill up fast. We will honor the first 30 to sign up for K-2 Movementsoccer, volleyball, martial arts, basketball, and art camp for each session.  Our Cross Country Camp is grouped so that no more than 15 may sign up for each session.  If there is an overwhelming number of participants, we will consider an additional 3rd session for that camp.  The additional session will take place June 13th-17th for volleyball, soccer, martial arts, and basketball.  Please adhere to the practice times for each camp.  Students not picked up from their camp within fifteen minutes of the end time will be given one opportunity to stay with the coaches.  After the second late pickup, we will issue a refund for that student and they will no longer be able to participate in that session.



    • Please be sure to check your student’s planner each night.
    • CCA's summer sports camps registration is now open. Please click here for more information. 

    This week's spelling words:

    No more spelling words for the rest of the year! 

Art - Mrs. Peterson


    Art Studio News

    Ms. Achs and Ms. Doyle

    May 23 - 27, 2022

    Our young artists are superstars!  Their artwork looked amazing last week at the Spring Art & Music Festival.  It was an incredible event and it was so nice to have our school community back together in person for this event.  As we finish our last two days of art this week, look for artwork coming home.  We will be taking down and returning art to students this week as well as sending home our last projects that we are working on.  It was an amazing spring semester and I am so glad I got to teach our 3rd graders this year.  I hope everyone has the summer break they are dreaming of and we can get back together in the fall and hit the ground running for another amazing year.  I hope some of our new 4th graders will join me to paint in our Canvas and Cookies sessions this summer.  If I don’t see you this summer, then, until we meet again, take care!

    Here is the code to scan to sign up for any of the 4 Canvas and Cookie sessions during the month of June:

    Summer Canvas and Cookie Event sign up information


Library - Mrs. Lanyi


    May 23 - 27, 2022

    Happy May!  I can't believe that we are in the last month of the school year.  I am looking forward to all of our end of year events. As always feel free to email me with any questions at slanyi@cherrycreekacademy.org

    I can't believe this is the last week of the school year! This week we will be having some fun in the library.  Please look in the Eagle for some wonderful summer reading resources. Remember all library books were due on Friday, May 20th. If your child has lost a book, it will need to be paid for or replaced.  You may send cash or a check made out to CCA, or pay on the CCA website. Please contact me with any questions. 

Music - Mrs. Glosup

  • Ms. Achs and Ms. Doyle:   Music class was scheduled for the first semester of this school year.  This means you have completed music for 3rd grade!


    Ms. Truitt:

    In May, 3rd grade is finishing out the semester with singing!  We are looking at the list of Core Knowledge songs for singing and performance.  We are finally using those singing voices again after our break from singing due to Covid restrictions.  We are also spending a lot of time with music reading skills in preparation for our May 19 performance!

    Our Art and Music Festival is Thursday, May 19 at 6:00 P.M.  Please arrive and report to your homeroom by 5:45 that evening!  Here is a link to more information!

    Please reach out with any questions you may have!

PE - Ms. Rutz

  • Ms. Truitts class, We will be meeting in person 2-3 times per week. The first two days will be knowledge content days and the third day rotation (Fridays) will be FUN FRIDAYs. This is a non-content game day. 

    With cold weather, come extra clothing items. Please make sure on PE days your child is ready to be active with tennis shoes/ active seekers, and a water bottle. 

    Your child's class will be structured as follows: Warm up activity/ games, knowledge content, cool down activity, clean up/ sanitation/ hand washing.  Please see the PE Curriculum Map on my teacher's webpage for the weekly rotation. 

    The month of May is as follows: 

    • Dibbling
    • Volleying
    • Holiday Games
    • Backyard/ field day games

    This will help each of you begin to learn:

    • Responsibilities and Routines
    • Acceptance and super grouping
    • Trust and Technology
    • Appreciation and Assistance through movement. 


    Be ready to bring your personal water bottle to PE every class period! 

    Ms. Achs, and Ms. Doyles class: Please feel free to check out my teacher's webpage for online activities. Here you can find the Clogged Artery Folder. This will have exercises, workouts, and active games that can be done. Please have fun, and stay active! See you again soon! 


    Please feel free to reach out to me: krutz@cherrycreekacademy.org. I would love to receive photos from each of your families being active.  


    Summer Canvas and Cookie Event sign up information

Technology - Ms. Wong

  • Technology


    Ms. Ach's and Ms. Doyle's Class: In the month of May we will start by finishing our digital animation drawing project. We will then finish our time together with a "Choose Your Own" project where students will get to choose any program we used this year to help teach/educate their classmates on a topic of their choice. We will then spend our last two days together sharing our creations.

    Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you have. My email is swong@cherrycreekacademy.org