Rufus the Reindeer Travels to Norge Elementary

Rufus the Reindeer, a holiday version of “Flat Stanley”, travels around the country posting pictures of his adventures.  This Rufus was sent to Mrs. Beatty by Evelyn Pratt, a former Norge student.  Rufus joined Mrs. Beatty’s fourth grade class while they completed the Hour of Code in the computer lab on December 17th.15-12-17 Rufus the Reindeer

Congratulations Winter Door Decoration Contest Winners!

Congratulations to all of the Winter Door Decoration Contest Winners!

Best Overall: Wilcoxson, Abercrombie, Samuels, & Thomas, Autism Specialists

Most Creative: Cattell, Computer Lab
Best Winter Theme: Parsons, Second Grade
Best Craftsmanship: Tuohy, Delo, and Rhue, Office Staff

Take a look at all of the creative door decorations in this video:

Norge Runs the Sleighbell 5K

Over 60 Norge students, staff, and family members, including the Norge SHIP Running Club, came to run/walk the Sentara Sleighbell 5K on December 12.  Racer, the Norge Roadrunner mascot, came to cheer the team on too!  Everybody did an awesome job and finished the race.  It was beautiful weather for a healthy Saturday morning start!

The Hour of Code is Underway!

K-2 students are enjoying their hour of code this week.

Students complete puzzles and mazes using computer programming logic.  Students also learn to “pair program”, which means working with a partner.  Students have to be encouraging and cooperative in order to be successful!

Below are links to the puzzles students are participating in:

Pair Programming
Kindergarten: Course 1 Puzzles
First Grade: Course 1 Mazes
Second Grade: Course 2 Mazes

Next week students in grades 3-5 will participate in the Hour of Code.

Third Grade: Choice between Minecraft and Star Wars
Fourth Grade: Choice between Minecraft and Star Wars
Fifth Grade: Play Lab then Flappy

First Grade Studies the Nutcracker Ballet

Mrs. Wheeler’s first grade class learned about the Nutcracker Ballet in music class with Mrs. Turner. They trotted with noodle ponies and played Boom Whackers to “The Nutcracker Suite”. On December 11, the whole first grade will attend the Williamsburg Ballet’s version of the Nutcracker.

15-12-10 Nutcracker First Grade

Partner Reading in Third Grade

Mrs. Darcy’s class pairs up to do partner reading with non-fiction text.15-12-08 Partner Reading Darcy

PTA Spaghetti Night is a Success!