Senora Gabriela Moyer’s Clases de Espanol!

In fifth grade, students have completed maps of Mexico and their caracteristicas geograficas (geographical characteristics).

Fourth grade students are working on geographical characteristics of Bolivia and are having a great time creating 3-D maps.

In third grade, students are learning about the Taino people that lived in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico before Christopher Columbus landed in the New World.

In second grade, students took a virtual trip to Costa Rica where they will be collecting stamps for the different places they will visit. The first place is the jungle!

First grade students started their “Familia” book which will tell all about their family. The students will be presenting them to their classmates.

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Kids Heart Challenge Update

Kids Heart Challenge update: We are proud to announce that Bancroft Elementary School has reached its goal of raising more than $10,000 for the American Heart Association, raising $10,661.41 to fight heart disease and stroke! We are so proud of our students and families that helped us achieve our goal. All students helped to bring awareness in our community by participating in fun jumping and hopping stations. We’d like to thank Mrs. Leigh Castle, Mr. John Howanski, and Mrs. Kelly Hainsey for organizing a great event, our generous PTO, and Glen Willow Orchards for supporting our event by donating delicious fruit for the students to enjoy.

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Student Artists Are Working Hard in Ms. Finn’s Art Class

In Ms. Janice Finn’s art class, fifth grade student-artists are using asymmetry and oil pastels to create Cubist Fractured Faces like Pablo Picasso! The bold complimentary colors and strange faces have given the artists a whole new perspective on the definition of art. Our first grade artists are learning about the “Elements of Art” by creating a beaded Elements of Art book. The first grade artists love to sing along to the Elements of Art song as they make an illustrated page for each element. Third grade artists have created a Native American Talking Animal that is filled with Native American picture word stories and beautiful drawings of the natural resources found all around us. Art stretches the imaginations and engages students in learning.

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Mrs. Kate Bowen’s 2nd Grade Class Has Been Really Busy

Students in Mrs. Kate Bowen’s class recently read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad written by Judith Viorst. In order to practice their writing skills, the class decided to write about a wonderful, fantastic, awesome, really good day! Students also read Jamaica Louise James in their Storytown books. The reading inspired students to draw portraits of teachers and staff. The amazing portraits are on display in the hallways of Bancroft Elementary School.

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Mrs. Tracy Hopkins’ Class Writes Autobiographies

Mrs. Tracy Hopkins’ second grade students learned what it takes to be an author by writing their own autobiographies. Students learned that being an author takes time and requires patience and perseverance. Their autobiography stories turned out amazing! Together, students celebrated their stories with a review party in the second grade pod. Students and teachers read each other’s books, and wrote helpful reviews about something they liked, noticed, thought, and wondered. It was a wonderful, sharing celebration!

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