When your child is star student of the week, each day will consist of an exciting event or activity to h
onor him or her.
Sharing Sack: During the week before a student is Star of the Week, a tote bag will be sent home with the child. Students have a week to collect 3 special items with which to fill the bag at home and bring it back to share with classmates on Monday. Students should also bring 12 photos of their choice to display on the Star of the Week bulletin board.
Favorite Book: The star student brings one of his or her books to read to the class. Students can read the book aloud to the class if it can be read in less than 10 minutes long or give a book-talk if the book is longer.
Parent Letter: Parents will write a letter to the class telling us how special your child is to you. Send the letter in a sealed envelope to school with your child and I will read the letter to the class at class meeting. The content of the letter is up to you, but you may want to choose from the following ideas: Describe special or funny stories about your child for the class to hear, write a silly or serious poem about your child, tell us some neat things we may not know about your child, send silly or special pictures with a letter describing the pictures, or write a short story with your child as the main character. You may also send a video for the class to watch if you choose.
Lunch Buddy: If possible, join your child in the cafeteria for a special lunch on this day. You may also choose to invite a sibling or a favorite relative to be your child’s lunch buddy. You can have the buddy be a surprise or let your child know ahead of time. If you are unable to make it during our lunch period (12:30-1:10), please let me know, and I will plan a special lunch for your child.
Star Recognition: The star student will be recognized by his or her classmates and presented with a "Star of the Week" certificate, pencil and book the students have made.
The events planned for Wednesday, Thursday , and Friday can be swapped in order to accommodate your personal schedules if you are planning to be a lunch buddy during the week.