Friday, February 7, 2014

Fancy Day

Fancy Friday, was one exquisite (that's a fancy word for great) day!  Our anticipation has been building all week in excitement for this stupendous day.  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.  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!
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