Fifth grade classes practiced doing a Mystery Skype with each other on January 18, 2019 to prepare for their upcoming challenge. Mystery Skype is a game where two classrooms from different states Skype in with each other and take turns asking each other questions to see who can narrow down which state the other classroom […]
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This year the Chinese New Year is February 5. In preparation for it, Ms. Chen, mother of Jayden in kindergarten and Liam in second grade, came in to share a tradition with Mrs. Carlsen and Mrs. Perry’s kindergarten class. Ms. Chen showed the class how to make dumplings, which represent good fortune for the New […]
As part of a weather unit, Ms. Coggin’s second graders are learning about extreme weather such as hurricanes and tornadoes, weathering, and erosion. Students had fun participating and making observations during an experiment on erosion. Students were asked to consider what they can do “in real life” to prevent erosion after seeing the effects of […]
2019-20 Course Planning Night & Curriculum Fairs (formerly Parent Information Nights) Incoming or Current Middle & High School Families Learn first-hand information about the upcoming academic year, speak to representatives from each subject area, and get a jumpstart on the student course selection/registration process! Middle School Course Planning Night & Curriculum Fair Tuesday, February 5th, […]
This month the girls in the Norge GEMS Junior club were challenged to build a bridge from the book The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Each team was given the same materials and then the bridge was tested to see if it could hold the three goats (large marshmallows) for at least 30 seconds without breaking. […]
Screening for Gifted Services Referral Deadline: February 1, 2019 The Williamsburg-James City County Program for Gifted Students is currently accepting referrals for the following students: Initial referrals for current K-4th grade enrichment; Initial referrals for current 4th grade students for 5th grade specific academic classes (language arts and/or mathematics); Retesting referrals for students who have […]
The Norge GEMS take turns flying drones! GEMS is a math, science, and engineering club for girls in fourth and fifth grade.
Norge fifth graders participated in MAD Science workshops on January 10-11, 2019. Cosmo Chelsea came in to each fifth grade classroom to do a hands-on lesson on atoms, elements, molecules and compounds with the students. She also reinforced the concepts of physical versus chemical change, and the kids had so much fun! A huge thank […]
Third grade students in Mrs. Davis’s class rolled two dice. Then they used those numbers to create a fact family. Students wrote out the whole fact family and then generated multiplication and division word problems from those facts.