Bancroft 3rd Grade Celebrates Law Day

Each year in February, third grade students at Bancroft Elementary School participate in Law Day to highlight the social studies curriculum study of American government. Bancroft Elementary School parent and lawyer, Mr. Donald Kohler, visits the school to teach students about the different parts of a legal proceeding and plays the judge. Third grade students take part in a skit about a bus law case. Students take part in this mock interactive trial by serving as various members in the case. They memorize lines and help reach a verdict while increasing their reading fluency.

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Bancroft 2nd Grade Students Model Jamaica Louise James

Bancroft Elementary School’s second grade students read Jamaica Louise James, by Amy Hest, in their Storytown reading book. This story is about a young girl, Jamaica, and her grandmother who work in the subway station. In order to brighten up the colorless and empty subway walls, Jamaica draws pictures of the many people her grandmother describes to her. Besides bringing life to the subway station, it also makes all the real people of Jamaica’s drawings happy to see themselves through the artwork. The second grade students did the same thing as Jamaica, but for Bancroft Elementary School staff by drawing a different staff member and hanging them up to brighten Bancroft’s walls.jamaica_1jamaica_5jamaica_7jamaica__4jamaica_3jamaica_6

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