UPDATED THROUGH 2020!
The Ocean Themed Student of the Week Pack Includes:
3 Styles of Star of the Week Posters in color and B&W:
Oceanographer, Sea Star, and Big Fish
2 dated and 1 undated book cover for each style
4 styles of student book handwriting sheets
1 parent letter for each style
I send home the parent letter with one boy and girl who will be the Stars the following week. I have new students go earlier in the year so we can get to know them. Then, I "randomly" choose students for the rest of the year (but I have my shy kids and kids who need to make new friends go first--don't tell!). On Mondays, the Stars share their posters that they worked on over the weekend. They are also allowed to bring a special item for sharing. This is a big deal because the kids don't get to share toys or things like that normally--only items related to what we're learning in class. Each day of the week the kids have the option to share other items or stories about their hobbies, families, etc... On Thursday, the class writes a page to go in a book that each Star gets. Usually, kids write compliments or tell why they like the Star. Then, at the end of the week, the stories are 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! I laminate the posters, 3-hole punch them, and bind them with binder rings. This is by far the favorite free reading choice in class!
♥Teaching Fabulous Firsties & Second Grade Smarties!♥
Ocean Themed Student of the Week Pack
by Corinna Woita
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