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Technology Used in Mrs. Morgan's Room

Mrs. Morgan's First Graders at Grant Elementary have been busy using technology to become better readers, spellers, mathematicians, and coders.

They have used apps like Seesaw, Magnet letters, and IXL to polish their language arts and math skills.

The first graders have also been learning to code using our Code and Go Robot Mouse.
It is amazing to see the growth these students…

First Graders Learn About Maps

Mrs. Morgan's and Mrs. Baker' first graders at Grant Elementary have been studying maps as part of our Wonders Reading program. The class decided to visit the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce. On our route, we discussed directions, street names, and the best way to get to our destination.

Jenni Canham, at the Chamber, gave us a wonderful tour of the building and explained how different people…

Red Ribbon Run

The annual Red Ribbon Run was held on Saturday, October 10th at the Sunset Plaza Mall. Over 200 runners participated in the event with close to 20 students from Grant elementary. The top 3 boys and girls in each age group received medals. Although we didn't have any Grant Elementary students place, we had some that were very close to placing,and had a couple former Grant students that are now at…

Special Education Working to Improve Student Vocabulary

The Special Education Department is continuing to work toward a district goal of improving students’ vocabulary.  The goal that the district has set is “By 2017, 70% of students in grades 2-10 will demonstrate improvement in vocabulary skills by one point as measured by the MAP assessment.  This goal will be an ongoing goal until 2020.”  

The following list contains the words that all elementary…

November Internet Safety Topic

Norfolk Public Schools sets passwords for our elementary students to use.  Students are instructed to use only their own passwords when logging in to the computer or to their Google accounts and never to share their passwords with others.   Outside of NPS,  students may be creating passwords for other purposes, so we included…

Meet and Mentor (M&M) Groups

Meet and Mentor (M & M) groups meet twice a month for all Grant students and all Grant staff.  Each staff member (classified and certified) leads a small group of 7-9 students for 15 minutes every other week; each group has students in grades kindergarten through fourth grade.  The cross grade level groupings have helped us build community as our discussions…

New Dictionaries for Third Grade Students

Norfolk Morning Kiwana's member Kim Long came to visit and brought dandy DICTIONARIES for every third grade student!! Thank you Morning Kiwanas!!!

A Peek Inside Miss Gleason's Classroom

Third grade is such an amazing year in the life of a child.  The learning curve is intense and the transitions are many! Here is a peek into a new third grade student’s school day…

Instead of learning to read, we are now reading to learn!  We are learning to dig deeper into our reading.  We constantly look back and reread to find text…

OCTOBER DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP TOPIC

OCTOBER DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP TOPIC

Do Not Share your Private Information Online

 

Suggestions for Parents & Guardians:

Advise children to avoid providing the following information in any form when playing online:

  • Full…

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week

Grant students will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week the week of October 2rd-6th.  This week is a time for students to learn about the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol and to help them make wise decisions about their…