I know I have mentioned Beth Newingham’s fabulous website for her Michigan classroom, but if you haven’t had a chance to check it out, I am uploading a document I got from her. We have used it very successfully in our fourth grades this year and last. It’s a great motivator and also a nice way to involve parents.
My daughter is Star of the Week for her class this week (her teacher uses the same format as well) and Maggie has been so excited. In a nutshell, the format is this: Monday-share poster, photos, and special items; Tuesday-share favorite childhood book (A great chance to have older students practice a little fluency-even the most reluctant reader is almost always willing to read a picture book aloud); Wednesday-parent letter shared with classmates (see below); Thursday-Lunch Buddy-a parent comes and eats with their child; Friday-star friends-a small poster that has the child’s picture is surrounded by nice comments/compliments from all classmates.
The document is here:
Star of the Week Letter