Music with Miss Ford

ABOUT ME: Miss Ford is one of our General Music teacher here at Bancroft! Miss Ford is a graduate of Temple University, where she studied Music Education and Opera Performance. Miss Ford is the director or our 4th and 5th Grade Chorus, and Orff Ensemble. She enjoys baking, fitness, and playing piano and guitar. In her music classes, you can expect to do lots of singing, creating, and learning how to play lots of instruments!

What are we doing in music class? 

“In 1st Grade we are currently practicing reading rhythms and our new solfege notes, Sol, La and Mi!

In 2nd Grade we are learning about 16th Notes and how to play a simple pattern on the xylophone.

In 3rd Grade we are identifying dynamics in music and listening for them in music!

4th and 5th Graders are continuing to play the ukulele, and learning about different genres of music”. 

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Third Grade- Mrs. Barlow

Over the last few weeks C5 has researched the three branches of

government. Students individually researched how our federal government

is run and organized. Next, students collaborated with peers to create a

poster showing their understanding of government. Students then

presented their posters and explained how our government is organized

and balanced. Finally, students creatively created their own island

explaining the roles of government, civic duties and laws. Students also

created a national flag and its symbolism for their island.

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2nd Grade- Mrs. Hopkins

Mrs. Hopkins’ 2nd grade class has been focusing on letter writing this month. We wrote to our guest reader, Mrs. McComsey, after she read a book about fancy words. She challenged us to use the words in our writing and we did an awesome job! We also wrote letters to Jack Hartmann to let him know how much we love learning with his cool brain break videos. We are hoping he writes back soon. This week it was very exciting to write letters to our parents to let them know all about 2nd grade at conferences. Next, we will be writing to Helen Lester, an author in our reading series. Letter writing has been so fun!

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Bancroft’s Flower Show

The Bancroft Flower Show in Kennett Square!

Bancroft Students have been working hard to create unique and beautiful flower paintings. Students were inspired by different artists and carefully looked at shapes and colors that were needed to complete each masterpiece. The generous PTO donated these canvases so each class could collaborate and take pride in their homeroom’s painting.
The 16 x 20 canvases will be raffled off and presented at the Liberty Marketplace located at 148 W. State Street in Kennett Square PA.
Join us on March 9th for a special evening of Art and School pride! #Bancroftproud
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Second Grade’s Portraits

Second grade has been so busy this month designing and drawing teacher portraits. After reading the Fountas and Pinnell Interactive Read aloud: Jamaica Louise James from “Finding the beauty around the world” unit. The second grade was inspired and decided to put beauty in the hallways here at Bancroft. The students picked a teacher, studied their photo and drew a portrait. As a group we decided to put masks on the teacher portraits. The teachers in second grade are so proud of the kids. They did an amazing job. 

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100 Days Smarter

100 Days Smarter!!!

Bancroft students celebrated their 100th day of school on Wednesday, February 9th. First Graders were so excited to enjoy special activities for the 100th day of school from each of the first grade teachers! As the teachers visited each classroom, they brought special activities to celebrate being 100 days smarter! Mrs. Hoernig gave students “$100” bills and they wrote what they would do with that much money. Mrs. Rozsits had students playing and stacking 100 cups with partners and building pictures with 100 shapes. Ms. Evans shared a mystery picture on a 100 chart and had students create monsters decorated with 100 details. Mrs. Bender read the book “Jake’s 100th Day of School” and students wrote a special bookmark filled with 100’s!

It was a fun-filled day of imagining, creating, and celebrating!

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Third Grade- Miss Pearson

Miss Pearson’s class has been working on persuasive writing. Not only have they each chosen topics that are important to them, but they worked with their peers to create counterarguments to strengthen their point. They have showcased their ability to convince others through writing and through persuasive posters. This 3rd grade room can teach you all about creating Google Slide decks and writing paragraphs on Google Docs!

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Here’s what’s happening in PE and Health

Here’s what’s happening in health & PE!

In PE, we are excited to bring back the Kids Heart Challenge (formerly Jump Rope for Heart)! Students are raising money for the American Heart Association and bringing awareness to heart disease and stroke. All students will be participating in a “jump day” during their PE class in February! We have also been busy working on our sports skills! We just recently wrapped up our basketball unit and are moving into hockey! We have been so impressed with the athletic talent of our Bancroft students!
In health class, we have been focusing on Personal Health. We have learned about germs and hand washing, teeth, feelings/emotions, friendships, sleep, exercise and the body systems! We even had our school dental hygienist come in as a guest speaker! She even brought toothbrushes! We also participate in a mindful moment each class. Students are really looking forward to Spring for our next Mileage Club session!
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What is 5th Grade learning about?

The 5th graders at Bancroft are currently learning Physical Science. They are studying about one of the greatest scientists of all time… Sir Issac Newton and his 3 Laws of Motion. Students are taking notes, illustrating examples and writing about each law. The final product will be a foldable wheel showcasing what they have learned!

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What is Mrs. Rozsits first grade class learning about?

Hello Bancroft Families,

The students in A3 have been investigating this question: “What do animals do in the winter?” We have read Animals in Winter and Over and Under the Snow to help us answer this question. A3 students can now tell you that some animals hibernate; hedgehogs, turtles, and bears. Some animals migrate; elk, caribou and many birds. Finally, some animals like rabbits, squirrels and deer adapt to their chilly winter environment. The students even chose what they would do if they had a choice. Most of the students wanted to hibernate but some were ready to adapt and enjoy our winter weather.

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