What is 5th Grade learning about?

The 5th graders at Bancroft are currently learning Physical Science. They are studying about one of the greatest scientists of all time… Sir Issac Newton and his 3 Laws of Motion. Students are taking notes, illustrating examples and writing about each law. The final product will be a foldable wheel showcasing what they have learned!

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What is Mrs. Rozsits first grade class learning about?

Hello Bancroft Families,

The students in A3 have been investigating this question: “What do animals do in the winter?” We have read Animals in Winter and Over and Under the Snow to help us answer this question. A3 students can now tell you that some animals hibernate; hedgehogs, turtles, and bears. Some animals migrate; elk, caribou and many birds. Finally, some animals like rabbits, squirrels and deer adapt to their chilly winter environment. The students even chose what they would do if they had a choice. Most of the students wanted to hibernate but some were ready to adapt and enjoy our winter weather.

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Mrs. Donnell’s Class is working on reading

B-5 is working on reading with expression, accuracy and good volume. We are practicing parts to perform a readers’ theater on firefighters. The students have selected roles and have been reading aloud to practice for the performance. The class will have the opportunity to perform for the other second grade classrooms and receive feedback on their goals. It is exciting to see the increased fluency as a result of repeated practice. 

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Ms. Craig’s Class Learns about different Holidays Around the World

This week the students in C6 have been learning about the different holidays celebrated around the world. We spent time learning about Kwanza and the Kinara. Kwanza is based on seven principles, many of them we celebrate in our classroom daily, like umoja (unity) and kuumba (creativity). We also learned about the history of La Posada, the Christmas tree and poinsettias. We had a chance to share the different traditions that our families have during the holiday season and celebrate the uniqueness and diversity within our classroom!

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Mrs. Hills’ Class Makes Food Webs

Students in D4 have been working hard to learn about how animals interact with their environment. We made Food Webs for many different ecosystems! They did a great job!!

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Miss Mancini’s Class Learns about Countries

For the month of December, Miss Mancini’s class is learning about countries all around the world! We had a guest presenter on Zoom who shared about Italy. We made our own pizza’s as part of our cooking group. Students are collecting facts about each place we “visit” and creating a craft or activity from each country. Students are loving decorating the halls with our “artifacts” from our trip around the world!

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