I start off by being the first Star of the Week. I have my Star of the Week display up for Meet the Teacher Night. This is a great way for parents to get to know me better and serves as an exemplar for what is expected from the Star of the Week.
To create the display, I printed the Star of the Week sign from my TpT Star of the Week Take Home Packet. I decorated a "Read All About Me!" poster by Scholastic, and I shared some special photos. I hot glued clothespins and clips to the board to hold the poster and photos. If you look closely, the photo second from the right is me on my first day of first grade!
I send the poster home in my Star of the Week Take Home Pack on Friday. The pack includes a binder, parent directions, a journal page, the "Read All About Me!" poster, Star of the Week goodie bag, and a book, Star of the Week by Barney Saltzberg.
On Monday, we share the journal entry, the poster and the photos. I let the Star of the Week sit in a bean bag chair in the Book Nook for the whole week (normally, the students are only allowed in the bean bag chairs during Book Nook center). On Friday, each student creates a page of a class-made book about our Star of the Week, they use a Star of the Week File Folder Word Wall to help guided them with adjectives describing the Star of the Week. The Star of the Week decorates a cover page. I complete a page and then compile all the pages into a class-made book. I send it home with the student on Friday. *All of these pages are included in my Star of the Week Take Home Pack.