Fourth grade students immersed themselves in a Civil War encampment with Mr. Brad Thomas, the Chief Ranger from York River State Park. They learned discipline, how to march, how to care for their mount, and how soldiers passed their time. Chief Ranger Thomas does historical re-enactments in his free time.
Kindergarten students learned about community helpers! After reading Albert’s Alphabet by Leslie Tryon, students in Mrs. Carlsen’s class became builders, constructing their own letters of the alphabet. Using the STEM model, students developed a design plan and then used materials to create their self-selected letters.
Students, staff, and community members came together on March 16th from 5:30 – 7:00 to experience math, science and wellness activities after school! Stations included Dance Dance Revolution, Saving Freddie, marshmallow towers, virtual reality, rainbow bridges, geometric creatures, penny bridges, sound and vibration, balloon races, rock wall climbing, healthy food samples in the cafeteria, bowling for fractions and more. The book fair was also open during the evening and was a big hit!
Thank you to our community participation in stations such as Sentara Hospital germ busters, Police child ID making, JCC Parks and Rec, Lifetime Family Dental, Safe School bike safety, Kel Rae Farms healthy foods, Hornets football and cheering, WHRO Odd Squad, and Lion’s Club vision screening.
Students in Mrs. Collins’ 6th grade math class celebrated Pi Day on 3/14! The class measured their circular snacks, made pi bracelets, created pi-themed pictures, and topped off the celebration with a competition to see who could memorize the most digits of pi. Congratulations to Evan M., who memorized pi to 129 decimal places. Lana P. came in 2nd place with 122 decimal places. Great job!
The Norge Battle of the Books team won the local level competition on Wednesday, March 8 at the Williamsburg Regional Library. The Norge team includes fourth graders Landon V, Caleb D, Bridget S, Judah H, David L, and Cal A. The team is led by Mrs. Koenig, the Norge media specialist and Mrs. Parsons, a second grade teacher.
Students joined the Battle of the Books team in January and met every Friday morning to practice for the competition. There were 12 books on the battle list, and students were asked to read as many as possible to prepare.
The Norge Battle of the Books team will now move on to the Regional competition on March 18 at the Williamsburg Regional Library. Good luck Norge!
Students of all grades experimented with Virtual Reality during computer lab rotations in the classrooms this week. Students experienced flying, walking down the streets of cities such as Tokyo and Paris, and looking through a kaleidoscope.
Students used Knox V2 viewers with iPod touches. The Knox V2 is Google Cardboard certified.
On March 2, 2017 Norge celebrated Read Across America Day. Students and staff dressed like their favorite Dr. Seuss characters and local Kiwanis club members came to read books in the classrooms.
Pictured here are the fifth grade teachers dressed like star-bellied sneetches, the SCA officers who helped assist the Kiwanis club members around the school, and Mrs. Coggin’s second grade class dressed like “Student 1, Student 2, etc.” (like Thing 1 and Thing 2 from The Cat in the Hat) with a Kiwanis volunteer.