Star of the Week

19 September 2011
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.  

To purchase my Star of the Week Take Home Pack for only $3, click {here}.



  1. So cute! I love it! My favorite is how you hang your pictures below with clothespins! Do you do that for your kiddos too?

  2. Thank you!!
    Yes, I hang the students' photos there too. I ask each student to send in 4-5 photos.

  3. I just purchased it! I can't wait to use it! It looks so cute and useful! I just have to get the book, now.

  4. Perfect post Erica! My back to school night is this Thursday & I'm wondering how to approach "Star of the Week" in a new grade level [first]. Thanks so much for your fabulous ideas, heading over to TPT now! ! By the way, my cousin goes to Lindenhurst and is in first grade. I'm going to have to find out who her teacher is. Happy teaching!!

    :) Erin

  5. Awesome idea, Erica. Just pinned it :)

    Grade ONEderful

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    Funky First Grade Fun

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  9. Love this! I purchased the posters this year from Scholastic and will love incorporating your materials with them! Thanks!

    Learning is a Journey

  10. I LOVE this! How do you attach the clothespins to the bulletin board so they do not fall down? Thanks! Leanne


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