I had seen the idea for using the Fancy Nancy books to teach vocabulary and creating a Fancy Nancy Words bulletin board before. I had been wanting to implement it since forever ago, but just never did. So, this week I DID IT!! Wahoo! And, let me tell you, it is spectacular, splendid, and sensational (Those are fancy words for great!)
There are tons of Fancy Nancy books so I plan on reading one about twice a week until the end of the school year. Next year, I will start this MUCH earlier and do a different book each week.
I hit up Dollar Tree (big surprise) and bought these:
So, I can transform into this for each story.
I had one of my students take this picture, so it’s at a weird angle 🙂
I dress as Fancy Nancy for each story. (I looked for a boa and couldn’t find one, so Christmas garland worked, but as soon as I find a boa, you better believe I will be wearing it.)
I go through each book first to see which words I want to introduce. I write them on the board and we discuss them, that way the students can listen for the words while I am reading. After reading the book, we fill out our papers to add to our Fancy Nancy Word Book.
I tell them to write their words from the book in a fancy way.
The students are overjoyed (that’s a fancy word for happy) to get to try out their skills with cursive and bubble letters.
I write the words on index cards (decorate them with sequins) and post them on our Fancy Nancy Words bulletin board.
I am still in the process of making this “fancier.”
Another fun aspect to our Fancy Nancy words is that if I hear any student using one of our “Fancy” words, I pick up my glitter:
5 pack from Dollar Tree
And sprinkle one dash on their desk.
Ooh la la! This is a smashing success. In case you didn’t already know this… KIDS LOVE GLITTER!!!
I will post more things as I add them to our Fancy Nancy fun!
I hope you had a spectacular, splendid, and sensational day.