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.
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!