Are you looking for a easy Star Student of the Week activity that is engaging and easy to prep as your head back-to-school?
Then get to know more about your students interests, special abilities, likes, dislikes, families, favorites, pets, hopes, and dreams with this Mystery Clue Bag activity!
Each week one student in my classroom is chosen to fill a "Top Secret" bag with small items based on list of idea suggestions included in a family letter. That child then brings in his or her bag of clues to share with the rest of the group.
The guessing game format of this activity requires the class to "think like detectives," make inferences about each clue item, ask questions, and then determine the significance of each of the Star Student's special objects or pictures.
This activity is a great way to build listening, questioning, and inference skills in a fun and focused format, and gives your group the opportunity to learn more about and respect the unique talents and capabilities of others.
This resource includes the following materials and guide sheets:
*Printable Bulletin Board Accents and Labels--Color
*Mystery Clue Bag Labels--Color and Black and White
*Printable Family Letter and Clue Idea List
*Star Student Name Frames --Color and Black and White
*Boy and Girl Brag Tags--Color
*12 Talk Stick Toppers and 3 Blank Magnifying Glass Templates-- Questions to facilitate your Star Student interview
A thorough description of how I used the original August 2014 resource in my classroom this year can be found here!
TEACHER DEALS AND DOLLAR STEALS
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