Local Meterologist and Reporter Visit Bancroft

First grade students at Bancroft Elementary School had a BLAST learning about meteorology and traffic from FOX 29’s Sue Serio and Bob Kelly! What a fun way to start off our weather unit by having a meteorologist talk about clouds, precipitation and forecasting. Tied together with our social studies “community helpers” unit, Mr. Kelly taught us about the importance of reporting news, and to “work hard” to become what we want to be in life. Thanks Fox 29!

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Bancroft First Grade Science is a Blast

volcanoes_2Over the past month, the first grade students at Bancroft Elementary School have been studying various landforms. They should be able to tell you about mountains, valleys, the plains, and much more. The students have thoroughly enjoyed reading and writing about our Earth’s land and water. During the study they walked around the school property to look for signs of erosion.

As a concluding project, each first grade class made volcanoes. They then demonstrated the main eruption with soda and Mentos outside, and watched the lava flow eruptions in our classrooms. Everyone had a BLAST!volcanoes_3

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Bancroft 3rd Grade Celebrates Law Day

Each year in February, third grade students at Bancroft Elementary School participate in Law Day to highlight the social studies curriculum study of American government. Bancroft Elementary School parent and lawyer, Mr. Donald Kohler, visits the school to teach students about the different parts of a legal proceeding and plays the judge. Third grade students take part in a skit about a bus law case. Students take part in this mock interactive trial by serving as various members in the case. They memorize lines and help reach a verdict while increasing their reading fluency.

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Bancroft 2nd Grade Students Model Jamaica Louise James

Bancroft Elementary School’s second grade students read Jamaica Louise James, by Amy Hest, in their Storytown reading book. This story is about a young girl, Jamaica, and her grandmother who work in the subway station. In order to brighten up the colorless and empty subway walls, Jamaica draws pictures of the many people her grandmother describes to her. Besides bringing life to the subway station, it also makes all the real people of Jamaica’s drawings happy to see themselves through the artwork. The second grade students did the same thing as Jamaica, but for Bancroft Elementary School staff by drawing a different staff member and hanging them up to brighten Bancroft’s walls.jamaica_1jamaica_5jamaica_7jamaica__4jamaica_3jamaica_6

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4th Grade Bancroft Students Begin Laptop Loaner Program

20 Bancroft fourth grade students receive a loaner laptop computer to use at their home. Mr. Dan Maguire, KCSD Superivisor of Technology Services, demonstrates how to access and navigate through logins and certain programs for students and their families.

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Bingo Night at Bancroft

Bancroft’s fifth grade class’ Bingo Night was a huge success! Everyone had a great time playing bingo while the fifth grade class earned money from the Bingo proceeds to help fund their Hershey Park Science Day field trip. Bingo night had a record attendance which added to the excitement for the evening.

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