Non-Fiction Scavenger Hunt in Second Grade

Mrs. Johnson’s class goes on a non-fiction scavenger hunt to find information located in various non-fiction books.  This is good practice for non-fiction text features and basic researching skills!

Second Grade Students Label Mrs. Kuklis

Mrs. Kuklis’s class is learning about non-fiction text features.  In order to practice labeling and diagramming this information, students were asked to label their teacher with sticky notes.  Pictured here is Mrs. Kuklis with labels for her nose, mouth, feet, etc.  What a fun activity to set the stage for great learning!

Third Grade Studies Patterns in Math

Third graders use geometric shapes to build repeating patterns in Mrs. Darcy’s third grade classroom!

Rotary Club Delivers Dictionaries to 3rd Grade

The Williamsburg Rotary Club raises money every year in order to supply every student in James City County Schools their own personal student dictionary.  A few members came to Norge on November 17 to deliver personal dictionaries to each of our third grade students.

What is Rotary?
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.

Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women. The world’s Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.

The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.

Information taken from: http://www.williamsburgrotary.org/WhatIsRotary.cfm

Students Earn Prizes for Top Donations during Walk-a-Thon

The Norge PTA passed out an extra gift to the students that brought in the top donations for the PTA Walk-a-Thon. Fourth graders Camden and Aiden, from Mrs. Beatty’s class, received piggy banks donated from C&F bank for all their hard work. Great job to all of our Roadrunners that brought in donations to support our school!

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Veteran’s Day Salute

Norge honored our Veterans on November 11, 2015 during a program which featured speeches, songs, and letters written by our military students.  We honored our Norge heroes as they entered the gymnasium by branch of service and closed out the program with a Warhill High School student playing Taps on the trumpet.

SCA School Store Open Tuesday Mornings

Fourth graders Sara and Taylor work at the school store.  The SCA school store is open every Tuesday morning from 9:15-9:30.

Kindergarten Studies The Dot in Art

Kindergarten students read the book The Dot, written by Peter Reynolds, in art class with Mrs. Wiggins and then created their own “dot”.  The students learned about colors and shapes, and also practiced signing their name on their artwork.  The Dot teaches children to be confident in life and not to be afraid to express yourself.

The States of Matter are Delicious!

Second Grade finds that changing states of matter can be delicious!

The first activity was called “Matter in a Baggie”.  Students observed changes in chocolate chips when heat was applied and then removed.  Students held the chocolate chips (in baggies) in their hands for 10 minutes. The result….a melted mess!  Then they placed the baggies in the freezer to observe what happened when heat was removed (they froze).

The second activity was called the “Changing States of Matter” experiment where students made Jell-O.  They observed  a tea kettle of water creating steam (liquid to gas); solid to liquid (adding heated water to the Jell-O powder); and liquid to solid (by refrigerating the liquid Jell-O). Students also discussed tools and units for measuring the volume of liquids.