The entire Norge community came together outside at 2:00 on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day. The Norge SCA, coordinated by sponsor Lori Harms, led the Earth Day rally by telling students how to help our keep our environment clean and ideas for recycling. Mrs. Turner led the second grade students in a few Earth Day songs, including a special song with their handmade instruments! The advanced recorders played “Colors of the Wind” and the whole school sang “What do we do with a Water Waster” together. We were reminded that while Earth Day is on April 22, we should remember to protect our Earth every day of the year.
Williamsburg-James City County School’s Safe Routes to School held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on April 22 for Norge’s new bike rack. Norge Elementary participates in a walk to school event once a month and many of our families enjoyed the Earth Day walk. These walks provide environmental benefits as well as a healthy activity to start the day! School Board Parliamentarian, James Nickols, was our special guest. Mr. Nickols and Dr. Pickles, Principal, completed the ribbon cutting ceremony with several of our walk to school families.
The first grade students performed the musical Swamped! with singing, acting, and memorized speaking parts. Each student had a few special words to say as the swamp critters tried to teach the Bully Bullfrog how to live a happy life and be nice to his friends. The students performed during the school day for the entire school population and then performed again at 7pm that night.
The first grade teachers, along with Mrs. Turner, the music teacher, worked for months to put the musical together. Mrs. Wiggins, the art teacher, played a big part in the costume creations. Mrs. Greene and Mrs. Brown, special education assistants, had speaking parts in the play.
Thank you to the rest of the Norge staff that helped make this year’s musical a success!
Mrs. Wiggins encourages first graders to work together to create and identify various types of lines. With the help of a few pipe cleaners, students are able to work through the process of trial and error to each create a different line. Students also use recycled paint chips to aid in color grouping mastery.
VA SOL 1.7