Bancroft first grade students from A-5, Mrs. Peterson’s class, had the best library media center book return percentage for the month and won a five minute ‘all they could carry’ book exchange last week. Students had five minutes to select as many library books as they could carry to recognize their exceptional responsibility for returning library books on time. The students had a fantastic time selecting many different types of books to read.
Bancroft third grade students celebrated Law Day on Friday, February 10, 2017. This is an annual event that fits perfectly into the third grade social studies government curriculum. Bancroft parent and local area lawyer, Mr. Don Kohler, comes to play the role of the judge. This interactive skit allows students take part in a court case involving an incident on the bus. Students are the jury who decide the liability after hearing all the evidence. Law Day is a fun and interactive way for students to learn more about government roles and increases student reading fluency.
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Every fall and spring a group of first and second grade students gather together after school to participate in Bancroft Elementary School’s Jump Rope Club. This club promotes physical activity and cooperation while encouraging fun. The fall session was a huge success. Students learned the basics of how to jump rope, as well as more complex skills and tricks. Each week the students learn something new such as partner jumping, group jumping, and Chinese jump rope. There was so much interest in for Jump Rope Club this year that the spring session is already full with students who were not able to participate in the fall. Thank you to Cory Hogan who was Mrs. Stacey Hoernig’s honorary assistant this past session. Mrs. Hoernig looks forward to working with a new group of students this upcoming spring!
Students and staff were treated to class and grade level holiday presentations during Bancroft Elementary School’s holiday morning meeting. Students performed various holiday songs, poems, and even dances. Everyone sang holiday songs along with music teacher, Mrs. Michelle Strickland, and the building leadership team entertained everyone with their rendition of “The Snowman.” It was also announced that the the school-wide pajama drive collected 205 pajamas for children in the Kennett area.
Bancroft Elementary School’s After School Sports meets on Wednesdays with Mrs. Kamber Real and Mrs. Mallory Smith. The group plays sports and games that work on team building, sportsmanship, and fitness. Some of the games they play are capture the flag, kickball, dodge-ball, ultimate Frisbee, and basketball. It is a great way to participate in physical exercise, while learning how to get along with others and meet new friends.