The Explorer of the Week packet includes an 11x17 Explorer of the Week Poster, 1 Parent Letter, 2 different Explorer of the Week book covers, and 2 Explorer of the Week writing papers (handwriting lines and plain lines). These items are embellished with adorable Thistlegirl Designs.
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This is a brand new packet I am going to use with my first graders. Last year, I used my similar product, but it was the Hollywood Star of the week. When I used it with my second graders last year, I would send home the parent letter with one boy and girl who would be the Stars the following week. I chose to have new students go earlier in the year so we could all get to know them. Then, I "randomly" chose students for the rest of the year (but I had my shy kids and kids who needed to make new friends go first--don't tell!). On Mondays, the Stars would share their posters that they worked on over the weekend. Also, they were allowed to bring a special item for sharing. This was a big deal because the kids don't get to share toys or things like that--only items related to what we're learning in class. Each day of the week the kids had the option to share other items or stories about their hobbies, families, etc... On Thursday, the class would write a page to go in each of the Star of the Week's class books. Usually, they gave a compliment or told the Star about mutual interests. Then, at the end of the week, the stories were collected and bound into a book for each Star to take home. The kids LOVE this! Even the shy kids want to talk about themselves!