As teachers, we realize the importance of making sure that each child in our classroom feels special. One way that I can accomplish that is by having one week dedicated to each child in my classroom. This post is going to explain exactly how I accomplish this!
On Friday of each week, one student is chosen to be the next week’s Star of the Week. They bring home the Star of the Week bag, poster, and letter explaining how we will celebrate the child. Over the weekend the child is responsible for (and excited to) fill out the poster, practice their favorite book, find some photos, and gather a few items that he/she wants to share with the class for show-and-tell.
The week starts with the Star of the Week telling the class about their poster and pictures. As you can see, they get to use my pointer finger and microphone… which is a big deal! We talk about speaking slowly and clearly when speaking in front of a group. The kids always do a nice job of telling great stories and details when explaining their pictures!
What do you do to celebrate each child in YOUR classroom? I’d love to hear your ideas!!!