We are sneaking in a few fun activities I'll hopefully post later this week, but for now, I decided to share what we do for Star of the Week. I know many of you do Student/Star of the Week, too, and I would love to hear your ideas. Here's what we do in my room...
Each Thursday, a child goes home with the special star of the week letter and a poster board. On Monday, they return the poster *hopefully* filled with pictures of their family and their life. That day, they share their poster and have an interview with the class.
Here is the result of our interview with our star today:
We hang the Star's poster and interview writing outside our door. So many people stop by and look at it, which I think is so cool. It helps everyone in the school connect with our sweet little kindergartners.
All week, the Star gets to line up right behind the line leader (I don't find this that exciting, but for some reason my kinders really really do.) And the Star gets to sit in this special chair:
A lot of times, the Star's family will also come in for a special activity (usually reading their favorite story and sharing a snack). It's a really special week for the kid and the family!
If you're looking for some different Star of the Week ideas, I did a few new things when I looped to first last year. Instead of sending home a blank poster board, I sent an "All About Me" poster where they had to write in things about themselves to go with their pictures.
Rather than doing another interview, we did a making words activity using the name of the Star. We put all the words we made into a wordle that I printed and posted in the hall. Here's an example (using my name).
And for a spin on Show and Tell, we did a Mystery Box. The Star took home our empty Mystery Box and returned it with an object and three clues. The class guessed the object based on the clues.
Do you do Star of the Week or something similar? What's your favorite activity to do?