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A Third Grade Student’s First Snow!

A third grade student at Norge recently moved from Kenya to Williamsburg, VA.  The winter storm on December 9, 2018 was his first time seeing snow, and when we returned to school he built his first snowman with friends during recess!  Everyone was so excited!

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Mrs. Coggin’s Class Helps a Family in Need

The students in Ms Coggin’s second grade class teamed up to help a family of five in need this holiday season. Students learned about the importance of giving to others, how if everyone does a little a lot can be achieved, and giving to others expecting nothing in return. Students also reflected on how they, even at a young age, can help make a positive difference in the lives of others. Our students are excited for this family and feel good about helping others.

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Norge Winter Concert

The 5th grade Winter Concert was a winter wonderland of musical talent!

Performances were given by the Advanced Recorders, Orchestra, General Music, Band, and Chorus conducted by Mrs. Annette Turner, Mrs. Susan Hines, and Mr. Jeff Garris.

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Norge Staff Breakfast

The Norge office team cooked up a delicious breakfast for the staff on the last day of school before Winter Break.  Thank you!

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GEMS Junior Girls Engineer Bowls for Stone Soup

This month the GEMS Jr. girls were tasked with designing a bowl that could hold the most “soup” after reading Stone Soup.  They only had a few materials to work with, and had to come up with a plan as a team.  They did great for their first STEM challenge!

Mrs. Carlsen’s Class Learns About Diwali

Mrs. Carlsen’s class learns about Diwali!  It is the Hindu festival of lights and was celebrated this year on November 7.  Mrs. Desai came and brought a traditional dessert from India.  Each child also colored a picture and took home a diya, a clay lamp.

Classes Join Together for Holiday STEM Acitivity

Ms. Bourn’s and Mrs. Collins’s classes collaborated for a special holiday STEM activity.  They were challenged to build a Christmas tree using cups!  Both classes had a great time working together!

Kindergarten Takes a Ride on the Polar Express

Mrs. Canova and Mrs. Roehrbein’s kindergarten classes joined together to celebrate their Holidays Around the World unit!  This included a “train ride” in their pajamas on the Polar Express complete with a special train ticket used to board the “train”.  Each student received a small bell!  They also enjoyed some time in the “Dining Car” for a special snack.  The children were able to retell the story afterward.  A memorable learning experience was had by all.

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Kindergarten Builds Gingerbread Houses

Ms. Bellis’s kindergarten students used STEM to build gingerbread houses.

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First Graders Learn About Fire Safety

First graders at Norge learned about fire safety from our local fire station #1.  They learned about the jobs of fire fighters and EMTs. The visit included checking out an ambulance and fire truck!

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