Joe Cool is my version of Star of the Week. Since I am a huge Snoopy fan (plus it is a little different) I decided to name my Star of the Week after the coolest dog in the business. Joe Cool is a fun way to get to know your students and their families. This is a week long activity for each student in your class. The students will share photos and important items, read a favorite picture book, share a story they wrote and introduce the class to family (including pets). Joe Cool also gets some special privledges for the week. Joe Cool gets to be the line leader, phone operator and gets a special cushy chair. You as the teacher also get to be Joe Cool for one week so in addition to learning about your students they learn about you.
I have used this exact project with grades 3, 4 and 5. It could also be used with 6th graders in an Elementary setting. I feel with a little tweaking 2nd graders could do this project as well.