Star of the Week! FREEBIE

Do you have a Star of the Week?!?


In my class we don't have much time for show and tell, or "sharing" so instead, I opt for a star of the week! It is quick n' easy and both the students and the parents appreciate this sweet little book we make for the star each week.

I have all the students names on colored popsicle sticks and each Friday I pick who will be the Star of the Week for the upcoming week. I also send a little note home to parents asking them to send in a picture of their child and their family to be on display for the week!


Throughout the week, the STAR is my special little helper and my line leader. I like to make them feel extra special all week and they take their weekly duties very seriously!!

Every Thursday morning we take the first 20 minutes of school to sit down and create our star of the week book as a class. The Star gets to color in the cover of the book and complete the "Some Fun Facts" page.

While the star is completing these pages, the rest of the class, including ME, is completing this page:

On Friday, I laminate the front cover and bind the book together before I read it to the class. My oh my, I swear I get teary-eyed at least once a month when I look into the crowd and see my star with the BIGGEST smile on their face as they listen to the nice things their classmates write about them.

I love it!!

And like I said before, it is always a student & parent favorite!

You can get the whole book, including the parent letter at my TPT store {here}.

If you download, I would love for some feedback on my TPT page :)

And major thanks to Nikki (Melonheadz) for the cute clipart, and Michelle (The 3AM Teacher) for the sweet chevron backgrounds!

Catch ya on the flip-side!

24 comments

  1. Hi Susan,

    I've never done a Star of the Week. Our school has two Students of the Month from each class who are selected. I would like to start a Student of the Week this year to include more students. I especially like your letter and picture that the students complete for the Star Student. I'll have to check them out at your store. I love the ideas!

    Mona
    First Grade Schoolhouse

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    1. Thanks Mona!! The books really do come out adorable :) I challenge the students to think of different reasons why the Star is special so we have a good variety!

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  2. Love this idea!

    Gladys
    http://teachinginhighheels.blogspot.com

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  3. Thank you so much!! I can't wait to use this booklet with my new class!! :-)

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    1. They come out really cute! I hope your kiddos appreciate them :)

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  4. I have been on the lookout for Star of the Week items. Thank you for sharing!! Do you put anything else up on the board besides the photo(s) the family sends in?
    Storie
    Stories by Storie

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    1. I have an oldddd Scholastic (I think?) poster that has some things to fill out about their favorite color, food, etc. It is laminated and I just use a dry-erase marker to fill in the answers each week. That is on the whiteboard too, next to my frame.

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  5. My best friend at school always gets after me for not doing a star of the week...I like the way this is set up...it is going to happen this year! Thanks for sharing!
    Hilary
    Rockin' Teacher Materials

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    1. You are welcome Hilary! I love doing it and the student feels soooo special that Friday when we read their book - it is adorable! I had a parent from a couple years ago tell me she has the book in her daughter's room with her other favorite bed time stories and they read it from time to time!

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  6. I love your pack!! It looks super cute!! :) I like how you have it organized.
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  7. Too Cute!! I totally was a bad teacher and didn't do a Star Student at all last year. Not once. I always did in the past. This has me back on track -- love it!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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    1. Thanks friend!! You were so not a bad teacher - now you'll just be an even better one!!

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  8. I haven't done Star of the Week for years! It is a great idea and I need to start doing it again. Great idea! Thanks for the packet.

    Shelly


    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

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    1. Thanks Shelly! The kids just feel so special when it is their turn, that's why I loveeee it!

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing this! I used to do something I learned while I was student teaching. My master teacher called it the "Warm Fuzzy." We would write something nice about the "Warm Fuzzy," but I never thought of putting it together into a book. Plus, yours is way cuter! I'm definitely giving this a try!!

    Rebecca

    First Grade Fascination

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    1. The warm fuzzy! I love that!! So cute :)

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I truly appreciate it!! I tried responding to you via email, but unfortunately your blog isn't set up to do that :( if you need help to change that I just blogged about it :) http://mrsstanfordsclass.blogspot.com/2012/07/excellent-post-about-comments-and.html

    Blessings,
    Jessica
    ✏ Mrs. Stanford's Class ✏

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  11. Thank you for sharing this idea! I would use this idea in my classroom because children need to know that they are special and it may also give them incentive to be the "the star of the week."

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