About Bancroft Elementary
School Improvement Plan
Assessment Calendar 2016-17
Diego De Paz--Assistant Principal
The IB's Mission Statement
Our Programme of Inquiry
The IB Learner Profile
IB Coordinator--Sue Francis
Visit the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) Website
English Language Learners
Ali Peacha--Room 107
Melissa Machovsky--Room 101
Karisa Marquardt--Room 103
Samantha Dibble--Room 105
Debra Reinholdz--Room 109
Leah Lewis-Frazier--Room 119
Tish Monjeau--Room 124
Tiffany Renando--Room 126
Marta Simpson--Room 117
Becky Ramgren--Room 201
Rachel Zimmerman-Room 203
Ms. Kimberly McNair--Room 205
Ms. Catherine Lee--Room 207
Christine Canard--Room 209
Linda Melssen--Room 217
Beth Anderson--Room 219
Celia Marshall--Room 221
Amanda Quigley--Room 224
Anne Meister--Room 225
Beatrice Rendon--Room 226
Kelly Fulton--Room 43
Andrea Dye- Room 44
Katie Weber--Room 45
Toby Finley--Global Team Member and Reading Corp Coach
Speech and Communications
SERT (Special Education Resource Teacher)
Ms. Amy Cortright
Ms. Margaret Preston
Ms. Jeri Schultz
Ms. Amanda Vang
Ms. Emily Torres
Social Worker--Cathy Schacher
Ms. Lisa Hartmann--Math Specialist
Ms. Ashley Grover-- Instructional Specialist
Language Arts Links
Social Studies Links
Student Online Resources
Student Resources (email, Google Apps and Online Resources)
Clip Art Links
School Lunch, Breakfast and FFVP (Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program) Menus
Internet Safety information
MPS Department of Teaching and Learning
Math Resources for Parents
Spanish Web Links
Practice Spanish in class and at home!
5th Grade Spanish Class Website:
Word Reference is the best online dictionary I have found. It provides Spanish and English translations, definitions, and forums that discuss how to use or translate difficult phrases or idiomatic expressions.
General resources for learning Spanish:
: Lessons, worksheets, and flashcards that help with a variety of topics and pronunciation in Spanish.
BBC - Primary Languages (Spanish)
: Information about vocabulary and grammar with games and videos to make learning fun!
The QUIA website is a great tool to help students review and study vocabulary. There are pre-made activities and games, or students can make their own using their vocabulary sheet.
Español I - Review Pages
This teacher-created website lists vocabulary games organized by topics found on QUIA. It also has information on grammatical concepts.
The Quizlet website is similar to the QUIA website. It helps students study vocabulary that we learn in class through games, review and flashcard. Students can search under Spanish topics.
: Spanish Language learning program through Georgia Public Broadcasting. Watch episodes online and play games to help build vocabulary and comprehension.
: Free educational video archive with lots of videos in Spanish.
Videos we've watched in class:
"La Tienda de Luis--La Nueva Ayudante"
: This is the first episode of an educational Spanish learning series that features a silly storekeeper named Luis
"Preguntas y Respuestas" Song
: We use this song to practice asking questions in Spanish
"Los esqueletos" Song
: A skeleton counting song
"Día de los Muertos"
: A touching animation that gives insight into the meaning of Day of the Dead
"Yo Soy Un Pavo" Song
: A song about a turkey
"Día de acción de gracias / Thanksgiving" Song
: A bilingual song about giving thanks.
Día del Amor y la Amistad" Song:
A bilingual song celebrating friends and loved ones.
"The Spanish Alphabet" Song
: A fun march to practice letter names in Spanish
The Barking Mouse
: Cuban-American storyteller Antonio Sacre tells his version of the Cuban folktale that inspired our story of "El Gato y los Ratones"
La Batalla del 5 de Mayo
: A short animation that gives a brief overview of the history of Cinco de Mayo
Websites to support our learning:
Familia Matching Game
: A great way to practice family words in Spanish with sounds and pictures
Cuba Facts and Pictures
: National Geographic Kids' website with photos, information, and a video about Cuba
Geography for Kids: Cuba
: Important facts and a brief history of Cuba
A Kid's Life in Cuba
: A ThinkQuest report written by fourth and fifth grade students in WIsconsin
Color the Cuban Flag
Cuba Trivia Quiz
: A quiz in English with words and pictures
Cuba Trivia Quiz
: A quiz in Spanish for more advanced students
Cuban Food Quiz
: A quiz with pictures to practice vocabulary from our Cuban folktale
Los Verbos Quiz
: A quiz with pictures to practice verbs from our first unit
"Denme Cinco" Quiz:
A quiz with pictures to practice "Denme Cinco"
Life in the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Region of Mexico
: Children and Families Share Their Stories in English and Spanish
Mexico Facts and Pictures
National Geographic Kids' website with photos, information, and a video about Mexico
Time for Kids: Mexico
: Important facts. sightseeing guide, and a brief history of Mexico
Color the Mexican Flag
Summer Spanish Fun:
Spanish Storytimes and Book Clubs at
Hennepin County Public Libraries
Red Balloon Bookstore
. Use keyword search "Spanish" to find specific events on the calendar websites.
Enjoy the rhythms of Latin and Caribbean
music in the parks
. Performers such as Ecuador Manta, Zorongo Flamenco, and Charanga Tropical have several performances in various Minneapolis parks throughout the summer.
movie in the park at 8:30pm on July 25, Bossen Field Park. Movie starts at dusk.
Spend an afternoon immersed in world cultures during Family Fridays from 5:00-8:00pm at the
Midtown Global Market.
Take a trip to
on Lake Street to experience the tastes and fashions of Latin America.
Sing and dance at the
Flint Hills International Children's Festival
. There are a variety of artists and performing groups sharing their talents in Latin American music and dance on the free outdoor stages outside the Ordway between 10:00am and 5:00pm on May 30th and 31st.
Join a summer class or camp through
Minneapolis Community Ed
St. Paul Community Ed
to grow your skills during our break.