Today I am so excited to share a really fun day I had with my students during our last week of school. As you know, we really dive into our Fancy Vocabulary unit during the month of May. This starts with lots of Fancy Nancy books, anchor charts, vocabulary activities, and of course – a really adorable Vocabulary Parade around our whole district! You can find posts about the activities we complete during this unit by clicking below:
CLICK HERE to read about starting your own Vocabulary Parade
CLICK HERE to read about additional Fancy Vocabulary activities
So what do we do to wrap up this fun vocabulary unit?
Have a Vocabulary Party, of course!
I started by inviting our families to the party in our classroom newsletter. We held the party during the afternoon of our Vocabulary Parade day. When our parents arrived, we did our “parade performance” for them. Each student had the chance to show off his or her costume and tell what their word was fancy for. Then, we sang our Vocabulary Song. You can find this cute Fancy Vocabulary Song in my May Fluency Pack. They looked so precious!
After we performed, we enjoyed some yummy and colorful cupcakes as a “fancy” treat! I had lots of extra cupcakes for our families, but I also wrote each child’s word from the parade on chalkboard toppers that I found at Michael’s Craft Store! They loved having their own unique cupcake to look for (and it also helped them identify and practice reading each other’s words).
After we ate our cupcakes, the students played a little Fancy Vocabulary game called Fancy Word Race that I made for our party. They had so much fun playing and the families loved getting to spend this special time with their children. I also loved that the parents were teaching the kids additional “fancy words” as they played and enjoyed the game.
You can download this little game for FREE from Google Docs
by clicking HERE or by clicking on the picture below!
After we played the vocabulary game, my kiddos’ spread out around the room with their families and enjoyed lots of READING of course! I gathered a bunch of Fancy Nancy books that we read with our families! It warmed my heart to look around and see my kiddos curled up in various places of the room with their families and books in their hands!
Our Vocabulary Party was a wonderful day filled with lots of fun, love from our families, learning, and most importantly – words! Are you looking for a Vocabulary CURRICULUM to use with your students?! I have an amazing curriculum bundle that you will definitely want to check out! It comes with an easy-to-follow weekly routine, digital books, lesson plans, student materials, teacher pages, word play activities, assessments, and so much more! Here’s a quick glimpse at the weekly routine. Then, click your grade level below to learn more!
To learn more, and to download a sample week in the free preview file, click on your grade level below: