Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fancy Day

Fancy Friday which quickly turned into Fancy Tuesday due to our little snow day was one exquisite (that's a fancy word for great) day!  I was genuinely disappointed when we didn't have school last week and our Fancy Day was postponed.  We have all been very excited!  But no worries, it was well worth the wait today to see all the 1st graders dressed in their imaginative posh outfits!  Of course, I couldn't resist dressing in my most elegant clothes too.
Students were thrilled (that's even more excited then excited) to complete Fancy Nancy activities throughout the day.  1st graders read Fancy Nancy books, went on a fancy word hunt and used elegant vocabulary; looking exquisite while doing it all.  Some adorable darlings used fancy handwriting including hearts as periods.  Snack time was transformed (that's a fancy word for changed) into a Tea Party, using our imagination of course.  We also learned about Jane O'Connor and Robin Glasser the author and illustrator of the Fancy Nancy series.  They both gave us superb tips for writing and illustrating our pieces.

A large part of 1st graders Writer's Workshop from now until the end of the year will be using word choice in our writing.  Our Fancy Word Wall will help 1st grade writers' pieces sparkle and dazzle.  We have already added a huge amount of fancy words to our wall.  Keep your ears and eyes open for 1st graders using them while speaking and writing.

To end our fabulous Fancy Day we had a little soiree with Mrs. Higgins' class.  Our classes paired up to finish the day with some phenomenal reading.

1st graders (and their teacher) had a stupendous Fancy Day learning and working, with our pinkies up!

1 comment:

  1. Bonjour Mademoiselle Klipfel et mon amis,
    I adore your elegant Fancy Day outfits. I bet your soiree with Mrs. Higgins' posh class was a magnificent occasion.
    xoxo Mrs. Klipfel