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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Star of the Week!

      I have always loved doing Star of the Week because I see my students so excited when they are the Star and the parents really love being involved too.  The parents come in for lunch on the Thursday their child is the Star and they will even sometimes bring a surprise (whether it is a non-homemade sandwich or a special somebody).  My little kiddos love it!  I also have my Firsties be the Line Leader when they are Star of the Week, which is always a VERY big deal!  I recently had the line leader start checking the line too, so they get to check to make sure everyone is in line, facing forward, quiet, and hands are behind their back. Once again, checker...a VERY big deal for Firsties! 

I finally got done making my Star of the Week Ready-to-go-Packet and I cannot wait to use it this year.  I used to buy posters, but now I am just going to print them out, put them up when they are the Star, and then bind the 4 pages to make a book on Friday at the end of their Star Week. 
Here's a look at my posters/book.  I made them black and white also! 
I am so excited to use these! They look so much better than that boring poster I used to use.  And...they won't just get thrown away by the family at the end of the week because they don't know what to do with a poster in their house.  

 I also made things that I have found extremely helpful when I do Star of the Week, teacher tracking pages, certificates, labels, reminders to the parents, an introduction letter to the parents, a sign, and a general overview. See below for the others that are included...
I also hand out Starburst Gummies with the certificate and use one of the labels to go with it. I get them at Target in the large box (I LOVE target).  I think they come 24 to a pack...so I get two and save the rest for my hungry days when I realized I worked all the way through my lunch.

Something else that I am looking forward to doing is possibly a Star of the Week sign.  I haven't decided if I want a sign like this for only birthdays or one for birthdays and one for the Star of the Week. I'm leaning toward just birthdays...but in case anyone else hasn't seen this pin...it's to the right.  I couldn't find who this picture belongs to because when you click the pin, it just shows you the picture.  If this is yours or someone you know- please let me know so I can give them proper credit. I love the idea.
Do you do Star of the Week?  If so, what's your favorite thing about it?                                    


K is for Kinderrific said...

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PS. I love your Star of the Week stuff! My kids love it too!!!!

K is for Kinderrific

Brigid said...

Cute packet! My kids love "Star of the Week" too! If you have time stop by my blog and join my "Classroom Tours Linky Party"! I would love to see your classroom!! If you aren't ready just quite yet, share a before pic and then go back and share an after pic! :)


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