High Five

Welcome to High Five at Bancroft IB School. We are so glad you are here and ready to begin your school career at Bancroft!

Bancroft is a wonderful, caring school rich with diversity. I have loved working at Bancroft for the past 10 plus years! Prior to Bancroft I was an ECSE Teacher with Minneapolis. I have been with Minneapolis for over 20 years now- always teaching in ealry childhood. Early childhood is where the magic begins! I love watching how much High Fivers learn and grow throughout the year. They learn to master school and become wonderful friends and comminity memembers. I belieave early childhood should be fun! In our class we learn through play and exploration. I am exctied to get to know you and your family this year.

At home I live with my husband, Dan, Cora (16), Stefan (14) and Renee (11), plus a dog and beared dragon. We are busy these years with kid activties-sports, theater and music. But we love every minute. 

We are very lucky to have Sue Carlson our AE, who will be wokring in the classroom daily. Sue has been with Minneapolis for over 20 yeats also and is a wealth of fun and knowledge. She is a mom and grandmother. 

Please always feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns.

I look forward to working with you this year.


Ms. Ali



IB Unit of Inquiry: Who We Are

Central Idea: We use play to learn how to become part of a group.

Lines of Inquiry:

•Communicating and developing friendships

•Learning rules and routines


We will focus on this Learner Profile Attributes: Caring, principled


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