Family  Kids

Welcome to Second Grade!! 

I am your teacher, Mrs. Norton, for the 2020-2021 school year!  I am so excited to get connected and learn together this year!

 I have lived in Virginia my entire life!  The only time I left “home” was to attend college at East Carolina University where I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  I then came back to VA after graduating and began teaching in Prince William County as a 3rd grade teacher.  A few years later, I decided to obtain my master’s degree and participate in a cohort graduate program for Elementary Educator’s.  I graduated and obtained that degree in 2006 from George Mason University.  I also came to work at Buckland Mills Elementary that same year when it opened in the fall.  I’ve been a Wildcat ever since, taught both 2nd and 3rd grades, for the last 14 years!

 I also married my husband, Paul, that year, it was a busy, but very exciting time!  I now live in the town of Haymarket with my husband and 4 wonderful children.  I have 2 boys and 2 girls.  My oldest, Rylie, is 11 and headed to middle school this school year!  My son Paul is 9 and going into 4th grade and Parker is 4 and headed back to preschool!  Lastly, Elliott (Ellie) is 6 and headed to 1st grade.  My children are very active in sports and clubs, so you may see us on the soccer field, at the gym, or around town, as we love to take walks and ride bikes.  Our favorite place is the beach!


 I am really looking forward to our PAWSOME year together as a 2nd grade team and starting my 20th year of teaching with you!  It will be fun to navigate virtual learning together!  I am currently taking classes through Shenandoah University to earn my reading endorsement, so I am not only a virtual teacher, but a virtual student too!  We are in this together and I can’t wait to get started!

Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions! 


Our Weekly Online Schedule


  • Student Independent Online Learning via Canvas


  • Office Hours 9:00 - 9:30
  • Small Group/Differentiated Instruction and/or Canvas assigned work            9:30 -10:15
  • Live Language Arts Instruction/Social Studies orScience     10:15 -11:00
  • Small Group Instruction and/or Canvas assigned work    11:00 -12:00
  • Lunch          12:00 - 1:00
  • ENCORE      1:00 - 1:45
  • Live Math Instruction 1:45 -2:30
  • Small Group Instruction and/or Canvas assigned work    2:30 -3:40

  (This time may include START, Special Education and ELL Services for some students)


ENCORE Schedule


ENCORE will be on a four-day rotation schedule. There will be no ENCORE on Mondays.

If school is not in session due to a student holiday, workday or weather related cancelation the scheduled ENCORE will be missed and we would resume with the next days ENCORE upon our return.

        Monday        No ENCORE

        Day 1          MUSIC (recorded)

        Day 2          ART (live)

        Day 3          PE (live)

        Day 4          SPANISH (live)

        Monday        No ENCORE

        Day 5          MUSIC (live)

        Day 6          ART (recorded)

        Day 7          PE (live)

        Day 8          LIBRARY (live)