Monday, February 9, 2015

Fancy Day

Fancy Friday, was one exquisite (that's a fancy word for great) day!  It was stupendous 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 activities throughout the day. 1st graders read Fancy Nancy books, went on a fancy word hunt, completed word problems on fuschia paper 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.  A large part of 1st graders Writer's Workshop is focusing on using word choice in our writing pieces. 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. Thomson and Mrs. Higgins' classes. Students paired up to finish the day with some phenomenal reading.
1st graders (and their teacher) had a splendiferous Fancy Day learning and working, with our pinkies up!

Common Core State Standard L.1.6: Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring adjectives.

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