From Mrs. Goodman:
November 25, 2013 · No Comments · First Grade
November 18, 2013 · Comments Off · Third Grade
From Ms. Freeman:
Ms. Freeman’s class is crazy about multiplication. We’ve come up with a unique, fun way to practice our multiplication facts. What other way than to multi-task! Check out the video to watch my students get down with the Cha-Cha while answering multiplication facts on the ActivExpressions!
Memorizing multiplication facts can be a task for some students. Having ActivEpressions in the classroom is a plus because you can generate multiplication facts for the student’s to practice. Students are able to work at their own pace or you can put them to the challenge by setting a timer. When you come up with creative ways for the students to memorize multiplication facts they will appreciate it and have a blast doing it.
What are some creative ways you use to get students to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and/or division facts?
October 29, 2013 · Comments Off · second grade
From Ms. Mapp-Jonathan:
Second graders at Victory are doing wonderful things. We have been very busy. My second graders participated in a Swim/Gym program sponsored by the Portsmouth YMCA and Portsmouth Public Schools.
The Swim/Gym Program is designed to promote fitness and personal water safety skills. Our second graders learned personal safety skills, water adjustment, floating and treading. Students were also involved in 25 minutes of fitness activities.
We also received a surprise visit from two special characters, Chuck E and the Cat in the Hat. Chuck E stopped by to invite the students from Victory to a family night of fun at Chuck E Cheese. We were very excited. The Cat in the Hat made a special appearance in our classroom to read our favorite story. We would like to send a special thank you to both of them.
Although we have had some fun times in Room 203, we are also busy learning. Our students are busy at work on the computers, working on the Waterford Early Literacy Program. The program is designed specifically for the early grades, pre-k through second grade, with easy navigation, scaffold instruction, audio, and multimedia prompts to ensure success. Our students are also working in small groups in order to reinforce skills learned in the whole group instruction. This allows students more attention and gives them a chance to ask specific questions they may have about what they have learned. Good job second graders!
October 21, 2013 · Comments Off · Uncategorized
From Ms. Mallory:
Click here to play Ms. Mallory’s podcast: Ms. Mallory Abstract Art
To get additional information on the use of Abstract art, check out these websites:
October 14, 2013 · Comments Off · Kindergarten
From Ms. T Harris:
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Kindergarten at Victory Elementary! The students are off to a victoriousstart this year and learning many exciting new things. We are counting to 100, creating patterns, reading our sight words, and identifying the characters and settings in books.
*Remember to read a book to your child daily.
Successful Story Time Reading Tips
Have your child…
- name the parts of the book and tell you their purpose.
- picture walk and make a prediction of what the story will be about.
- point to the words as you read.
- identify sight words throughout the story.
- name the characters in the story.
- tell you the setting of the story.
- tell you the sequence of the story (What happened first, next, and last).
September 30, 2013 · Comments Off · Library
From Ms. Ross:
See our book fair webpage at:
Can’t make the book fair in person?
Go to the webpage and shop for book fair items online!
September 26, 2013 · Comments Off · English, Fourth Grade, Math, Sixth Grade, Third Grade
From Ms. Everts:
We are gearing up for some exciting things here at Victory this year! If you have a student in Ms. Roberson’s 3rd grade Reading class, Ms. Everts’ 4th grade Math class, or Mrs. Marshall’s 6th grade Math class, they will take part in being in a “flipped” classroom. Most days we will be using the traditional teaching model for instruction, but 1 day a week we will “flip” starting in October! In short, a “flipped classroom” switches around the traditional order of teaching. It moves the less-interactive lecture portion out of the classroom into pre-class homework and allows valuable class time for students to receive higher level group practice and individualized teaching. It creates a supportive environment in the classroom where the teacher is present and able to help students. It provides greater time for rich discussion and questioning during class, helping students think more deeply about the subject and better preparing them for individual work. And it challenges students to learn how to take charge of their learning, becoming resourceful, responsible, life-long learners. The “flip” will become the homework for that night in that subject area, in an effort to be ready for more activity during the following day. More information will be coming to you, via your student, email, or on Edmodo in every effort to make this change as smooth as possible. We welcome any input you may have both positive and as well as any concerns, throughout this process. As always thank you for your support during these changes!
September 19, 2013 · Comments Off · From the Principal's Desk
2013-2014 Principal’s Cabinet
Victory Elementary is an exciting place to learn. At our school you will find instructional leaders and a faculty that listens to the concerns of students, parents, and the greater community. It is our desire to build a collaborative relationship that focuses on the development of the whole child. My team and I are thrilled about what we are about to embark upon this school year. Please take some time to meet some of the individuals that make this school a great place.
Check back soon for words from your school leaders.
June 3, 2013 · Comments Off · First Grade, Math, science
From Ms. Outlaw:
First grade is exploring and making connections in Math and Science. Through investigation and application room 303 puts SOLs in “real life” context. Exploration doesn’t just happen in the classroom. Our first grade scientists went to the depths of our school yard to collect specimens of natural resources. They discovered what natural resources are, ways we use them and why we need to conserve them.
Here are some pictures of our students as they work on investigations addressing standards found in SCIENCE 1.1 and 1.8 and MATH 1.9 and 1.10.
May 29, 2013 · Comments Off · Kindergarten
From Ms. Cleland:
Think computer that accommodates up to six, interactive, sounds, vibrant colors, and fun animated characters. One of the latest additions to kindergarten is a Promethean ActivTable. Victory Elementary was selected to have an ActivTable in one of our five kindergarten classrooms. The ActivTable is a touch screen table which can accommodate up to six students who can work simultaneously at one time. It does require students to decide as a group how they will complete an activity and which activity to choose. Once the game is started its fierce competition to the end.
The Promethean ActivTable is loaded with activities aligned with core curriculum learning objectives. Students can group pictures with the same beginning sound, build words, complete phonics activities, compose in motion puzzles, and much more. They may decide as a group the difficulty levels also. The children enjoy working on the table in small groups. Wouldn’t you also love to have a computer built for more than one?