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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School Nurse Shares GERM-Buster Lesson With Students

Hand washing is the single most important means of preventing the spread of infection, and Bancroft Elementary School’s nurse, Mrs. Maureen Orlando, has been sharing a GERM-buster lesson with classes to discuss the why, when, and most importantly, how to wash hands. The use of the GlitterBug hand washing products and an ultraviolet light allows students to visualize the trail of contamination we often spread via our hands!

So when we have germs on our hands, who you gonna call?


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Second Grade Students Become Published Authors

The students in Mrs. Sherri Donnell’s second grade class have been hard at work writing and publishing their first hardback book. The second grade received a grant from the Kennett Education Foundation to purchase two blank hardback books per student. Mrs. Donnell explains that the students modeled their books after the popular “Who is?” series. They wrote about their life experiences and had fun making goals for the future.

The class will celebrate being published at the end of the year with a parent publication picnic and dedication where students will donate one of their books to the library for future students to read.

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Mr. Seamus Solon’s Students Work Hard to Reach Their Goals

Students in Mr. Seamus Solon’s class are working hard to reach their goals. Each student’s goals were created to meet their needs and build on existing skills. From addition and subtraction, to spelling and fluency, students have been working on a variety of activities to meet their goals. Together, students track their progress to see how far they have come. Mr. Solon’s class knows that sometimes things are hard, but if they keep working hard, they can achieve anything!

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Mrs. Amanda Kochersperger’s Second Grade Class Participates in Fun Writing Activities

This year, Mrs. Amanda Kochersperger’s second grade class is learning how to become better writers through a variety of fun activities. Students enjoy sharing what they did over the weekend with the Weekend Web writing prompt. Students also enjoy taking Brain Breaks, where they practice yoga movements to calm their bodies and refocus their minds. Brain Breaks help students feel connected as a group, creating a collaborative environment.

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Mrs. Kate Craig’s Class Learns about the Branches of Government

The students of C6 have been super busy! Students are busy learning all about the different branches of government in preparation for their upcoming Law Day. The students have been researching the different branches to gain a better understanding of how the government works. They’ve done an excellent job creating posters to present.

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