We Are Thankful

Every year, the Life Skills class at Bancroft Elementary School prepares soup and dessert to serve to the staff in order to express their gratitude. This year the annual Thanksgiving Feast was even more special; Mrs. Sara Simasek’s Special Friends Club helped get ready for the festivities. On the morning of the feast, the Special Friends Club gathered to set up the tables and decorate. The students made signs to welcome guests and enjoyed each other’s company. ​These students are thankful for friendship!

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Mrs. Laurie Myers’ Class Learns About Landforms

Students in Mrs. Laurie Myers’ fourth grade class are working on a Landforms Project. The students are using their notes to create a flip-book that depicts prominent landforms important to Pennsylvania and describes how they are formed. This is a cross-curricular project that ties in Pennsylvania geography (social studies) with identifying various Earth structures (science).

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Special Friends Club

Just like the traditional Girl Scout song “Make new friends and keep the old,” Bancroft Elementary School’s Special Friends Club enjoys getting together with returning members and getting to know new friends. This week the students gathered in Mrs. Sara Simasek’s room to share greetings, an activity, and a craft. They added leaves of friendship and thankfulness to a Special Friends Tree.

Mrs. Simasek told the students that friendship is like a tree because when the roots are strong the tree is healthy. The Special Friends Club is rooted in mutual respect and kindness. ​The students enjoy spending time together not only during Special Friends Club meetings, but also during recess, lunch, and other social opportunities. As the song lyrics say: “A circle is round, it has no end, that’s how long I want to be your friend!”

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Music Classes Are Writing Journals and Learning About Note Names

There is so much going on this year in music class!

Third, fourth, and fifth grade students have been learning about musical elements and what to listen for in music. They have created individual music listening journals that will keep track of their monthly listening examples and information pertaining to the genre/style of music.

First and second grade students have been working hard at playing the xylophones and learning about note names and playing techniques. They have come so far in such a short amount of time!

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