The attached file has all you need to implement an amazing organizational tool into your classroom. As both an educator and mom of six, I know how important and difficult it is to instill organizational skill into the minds of students. I started using STAR books five years ago and I LOVE them...my parents love them...administrators love them...and students love them! STAR is an acronym for Students Taking Academic Responsibility (Grd. 4-8) or you could use Students That Are Responsible (Grd K-2). I really make a HUGE deal out of STAR books at the beginning of each year. I build them up and treat them as though they are priceless...the kids LOVE it! They become so anxious and excited to get the books. I do not distribute them until I have gone over the rules and expectations for many days. It becomes quite a big deal! In the attached file you will receive:
*STAR Notebook Overview (for parents and students)
*"What's Inside Our STAR?" (I slip this in the clear sleeve on the back of the binder for reference throughout the year)
*AR Goal Tracking Sheet
*Homework Assignment Sheet
This idea is my adaptation of an idea a found online many years ago. I believe it was MOOSE books...this is just my spin on it. If you Google, you will find tons of other acronyms that you could use to fit your classroom theme or personal interests. All of my sheets are editable for your convenience.
I hope you enjoy your purchase and it saves you LOTS of time! Please email me with any questions or corrections: