4th Grade Learns Geometry with Sphero

Fourth Graders in Mrs. Beatty’s class learned computer programming using Sphero, a spherical robot.  As part of their unit on geometry, students were tasked with creating a program using block coding that would make the Sphero drive in the shape of a polygon.  All groups were successful at writing code that made their Sphero move!  Great job, future programmers!

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Relay for Life Yard Sale Scheduled for January 28th

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Norge Relay for Life Yard Sale 2017 Registration Form

Norge Relay for Life Yard Sale Flyer 2017

The yard sale for Relay For Life is on Saturday, 1/28/17 (rain date 2/4/17).

We would like you to think of us as you are cleaning your garages, sheds or closets during these cool months. Maybe you’re remodeling for the coming holidays or consolidating for the new stuff you will be getting. This is a big event for our Relay For Life team, and we would appreciate any items you would be willing to donate for this worthy cause.  If you have items that you need to get rid of immediately, and can’t wait until January, please contact our Relay For Life team, and we will see if we can find somewhere to store it until the yard sale.

Thank you for any donations for our event.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from our Norge family to yours!

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Third Grade Creates a Menu and Stays in Budget

Mrs. Davis’s third grade class worked on an open ended math project during the Thanksgiving season.  The students were challenged to create a Thanksgiving menu for Turkey.  The menu needed to meet the needs of his six woodland  creature friends, and also had to stay within a budget of $50.

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Beep Beep News Backdrop Artists

The Norge Beep Beep News Artists work behind the scenes to create beautiful backgrounds for the Beep Beep News broadcasts. The background changes every month with a new theme.

You can view the Beep Beep News Broadcast each week here: Beep Beep News

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Norge Clinic in Need of Clothing Donations

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The clinic is in need of clothing. While we appreciate and use any donation the following list contains items we really need at this time.

Boys
Underpants small (6) and medium (8)
Pants size 5/6 and 7/8

Girls
Underpants small (6) and medium (8)
Pants or leggings size 5/6 and 7/8

Your donations are greatly appreciated.

With warm regards,
Karen Byrd R.N.

TREX Plastic Bag Recycling Competition Begins

Pictured here is Madison, Norge’s 2016 Environmental Protection Officer.  This is an elected student job within the SCA (student council association).   She is pictured here with a pile of clean plastic bags to start Norge Elementary’s TREX competition.  Clean plastic bags are collected in the TREX boxes in the hallways all over the county, and the school with the most collected bags will win a TREX prize.

Send in your plastic bags all year to help us recycle and win the competition!

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Norge SCA Sponsors a Salvation Army of Greater Williamsburg Food Drive

The Salvation Army of Greater Williamsburg food drive started Tuesday, November 1 and runs through Wednesday, November 30.  The Norge Elementary SCA is sponsoring this collection of nonperishable foods to replenish the Emergency Assistance pantry. The grade that brings in the most items for the food drive will be able to sit with whomever they would like on Friday, December 2, during lunch.

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Mrs. Johnson’s Class Explores Oobleck

Students in Mrs. Johnson’s second grade class are enjoying special lesson days once a month with Mrs. Collins, the Norge 3-5 Visions teacher.  Every 2nd Friday of the month, Mrs. Collins and Mrs. Johnson collaborate to come up with lesson ideas that promote critical thinking and extensions from the basic second grade curriculum.

On November 11, Mrs. Collins introduced the lesson by reading the students a (fictitious) letter she had received from a NASA employee about an “unknowns substance” they had encountered.  NASA was asking this class to explore the substance, try to identify it, and determine if it was a solid or a liquid.

The substance is made of cornstarch and water and is sometimes referred to as “Oobleck”.

Students made their way around the room, testing the substance at different stations to explore its properties.  They took notes and talked in groups about their findings.

At the end of the lesson, Mrs. Collins made a “call” to NASA to let them know they had determined it was both a solid and a liquid, and is also described as a “suspension”.

Norge Celebrates Veteran’s Day

 

Norge honored our Veterans on November 11, 2016 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.  We also heard many of our students speak from their hearts about their loved ones in the armed services and what it is like to be in a military family.

Our Veteran’s Day program also had many musical performances.  We heard the third grade students sing “Proud of our Veterans”.  Later, the third graders, along with the 5th grade chorus and the Advanced Recorders, sang “My Country Tis of Thee”.   We closed out the program with a Warhill High School student playing Taps on the trumpet.