Student of the Week?

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  1. lee710

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    Do you do it in your classroom? Do you have them create a poster or bring in pictures? What else do you do?

    Thanks! :)
     
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  3. runsw/scissors

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    I have never done a student of the week thing. This year as a getting-to-know-you activity I had each student complete a poster about themselves. I kind of hinted that I may be posting them throughout the year (different one each week/ every other week) and they seemed excited. I don't know what else to do though. What would 5th graders not consider dorky?
     
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    I do star of the week in 2nd grade, and they love it. I make it optional (I pick names at random), so if they're nervous, they don't have to. Sometimes its good to get that public speaking practice. I just have them fill out a little worksheet with facts about themselves, like favorite book, favorite food, people in their family, pets, favorite subject, etc. Then on Fridays, they can bring in up to 5 items from home to share with the class. Then I let the rest of the class ask them questions. The whole thing only takes about 15 minutes and they really look forward to it!
     
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    Ooh I like that idea mrs100. I might alter my activity a little. I've used "family shields". I cut out a shield shape out of construction paper and let them take it home and put pictures, their family name, country they are from, whatever they want on it. Then I hang it up in the classroom. It lets the kids show off a little bit of their life to their classmates. But I'm always looking for ways to give the kids opportunities to get rewards or do something special.
     
  6. buck8teacher

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    I have my kids fill out a poster. I send it home in a folder on Friday and they share it on Monday. They can also bring in pictures.

    This year I am going to have them write a letter to the star of the week. It's a great way to review letter writing and they are super short letters, I got a great format from a fellow teaching friend.

    I'm going to make a cover and staple all the letters together, the cover will say "Our letters to ________________. By Miss Buck8teacher's Class."
     
  7. marianne509

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    Did you make the poster yourself buck8teacher?? What kinds of things are on it? Also, can you explain what is entailed in the format of your letters? Thanks!
     
  8. Ms.T

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    Smilemakers has some really cool posters - I think they're about 12x18, or 16x20. They're pretty inexpensive, they come in a set of 30.
     
  9. shantroy

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    I love the letter idea. I still have the letters I got from my classmates when I was Star of the week or VIP or whatever the teacher that year called it. We did it in 1st second and thrid grade. They're such a great keepsake, I still read them to this day (almost 20 years later!)
     

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