Star of the Week! FREEBIE

July 29, 2012

Do you have a Star of the Week?!?

In my class we don’t have much time for show and tell, or “sharing” so instead, I opt for a star of the week! It is quick n’ easy and both the students and the parents appreciate this sweet little book we make for the star each week.
I have all the students names on colored popsicle sticks and each Friday I pick who will be the Star of the Week for the upcoming week. I also send a little note home to parents asking them to send in a picture of their child and their family to be on display for the week!

Throughout the week, the STAR is my special little helper and my line leader. I like to make them feel extra special all week and they take their weekly duties very seriously!!

Every Thursday morning we take the first 20 minutes of school to sit down and create our star of the week book as a class. The Star gets to color in the cover of the book and complete the “Some Fun Facts” page.

While the star is completing these pages, the rest of the class, including ME, is completing this page:

On Friday, I laminate the front cover and bind the book together before I read it to the class. My oh my, I swear I get teary-eyed at least once a month when I look into the crowd and see my star with the BIGGEST smile on their face as they listen to the nice things their classmates write about them.

I love it!!

And like I said before, it is always a student & parent favorite!

You can get the whole book, including the parent letter at my TPT store {here}.

If you download, I would love for some feedback on my TPT page ๐Ÿ™‚

And major thanks to Nikki (Melonheadz) for the cute clipart, and Michelle (The 3AM Teacher) for the sweet chevron backgrounds!

Catch ya on the flip-side!

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  • Hi Susan,

    I've never done a Star of the Week. Our school has two Students of the Month from each class who are selected. I would like to start a Student of the Week this year to include more students. I especially like your letter and picture that the students complete for the Star Student. I'll have to check them out at your store. I love the ideas!

    Mona
    First Grade Schoolhouse

    • Thanks Mona!! The books really do come out adorable ๐Ÿ™‚ I challenge the students to think of different reasons why the Star is special so we have a good variety!

    • I have an oldddd Scholastic (I think?) poster that has some things to fill out about their favorite color, food, etc. It is laminated and I just use a dry-erase marker to fill in the answers each week. That is on the whiteboard too, next to my frame.

    • You are welcome Hilary! I love doing it and the student feels soooo special that Friday when we read their book – it is adorable! I had a parent from a couple years ago tell me she has the book in her daughter's room with her other favorite bed time stories and they read it from time to time!

  • Thank you so much for sharing this! I used to do something I learned while I was student teaching. My master teacher called it the "Warm Fuzzy." We would write something nice about the "Warm Fuzzy," but I never thought of putting it together into a book. Plus, yours is way cuter! I'm definitely giving this a try!!

    Rebecca

    First Grade Fascination

  • Thank you for sharing this idea! I would use this idea in my classroom because children need to know that they are special and it may also give them incentive to be the "the star of the week."