I finished my Star of the Week packet with a Hollywood Theme. Before it goes on sale at Teachers Pay Teachers, I wanted to have a GIVEAWAY for my followers! The packet includes an 11x17 Star of the Week poster, a parent letter that describes what they need to have their child do to complete the poster, two choices of Star of the Week class-written book covers and two choices of Star of the Week pages using handwriting lines and plain lines.
When I used this 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! If this sounds like something you'd like to try, you can enter to win a copy using the "Rafflecopter" below.
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