September 10, 2010

The Fancy Nancy Post

“I think fancy words are almost like magic. You can take a plain word like feather and – presto change-o! - turn it into something special … a plume! When you use one in a sentence, it's like adding sprinkles to vanilla ice cream!"

(Nancy from Fancy Nancy)

This week we decided to have a fancy homeschool day and read Fancy Nancy books written by Jane O'Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. Miss A put on a glamorous purple dress and a sparkling tiara with blue dazzling diamond slipper sandals.

I changed Miss A's pencil container for one a bit more posh (that's a fancy word for fancy) and added some kawaii (that means cute in Japanese) plush amis (that means friends in French). I designed a fancy desktop wallpaper featuring Fancy Nancy and Miss A for the school computer. I also printed some fantastique (that's French for fantastic) materials from the internet for our use.

Miss A. loved reading about Fancy Nancy and had a fabulous time. She loved learning alternate words for things such as: fuchsia for purple, parfaits for ice-cream sundaes, chauffeur for driver and stupendous for great.

Here's a list of the Fancy Nancy Books we read: Fancy Nancy, Fancy Nancy Explorer Extraordinaire!, Fancy Nancy The Dazzling Book Report and Fancy Nancy's Favorite Fancy Words From Accessories to Zany.

Do you know a special little girl? Do you know a little girl who likes to dress up and use her imagination? If so, then I encourage you to get some Fancy Nancy books and have a special fancy day. Since sharing is caring, here are the links for the resources I used:

Fancy Nancy Butterfly Activity Kit
Fancy Nancy Posh Pup Activity Kit
Fancy Nancy Fashion Show Kit
Fancy Nancy Explorer Extraordinaire Kit
Fancy Nancy Paper Doll
Fancy Nancy Explorer Stickers
Fancy Nancy Sticker Sheet
Fancy Nancy Summer Coloring Sheet
Fancy Nancy Do Not Disturb Sign

Have a fancy @-}-- fabulous day!


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Becky Jane said...

Delightful Post! My 5 darlings and I have had many tea parties...but never did the pinky-up with a cookie on it as shown in the video! So cute. I've added these books to my list. I'm your newest follower from MBC...hope you can stop by for a visit...I think you would especially enjoy wandering through my Sweet Memories, A Children's Garden tab...we've had many tea parties here!
Thanks, Becky Jane
Raising kids can be a lot like weeding the rose bed...well worth it, but...OUCH!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

What a wonderful homeschooling idea. When I homeschooled my two daughters, I used books as great ways to make their learning come alive. She is adorable!

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