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Student of the week highlights one student per week throughout the school year. Here are different ideas to implement Student of the Week in your classroom.
Student of the Week
Posted by:Monique #48962

Every year I send home a letter for the Student of the week. The children are given a set week that they are the "SOTW". On the Monday of their week, they are to come to school with a poster. It should have the following on it: 3 Favorite books, 3 favorite sports/hobbies, 3 favorite animals, and something else which I can't remember. These are on the edges of the poster, while inside, there should be 4 - 6 pictures of the child, (their choice). Of course, their name is at the top and they are to decorate it in their own creative way. They present their posters to the class on Monday. Throughout the week they get to be at the front of the line, be my helper, if needed, eat lunch with me 1 day, and read/share their favorite story to/with the class on Friday. (I like if...

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Star of the Week
Posted by:DJ #44321

I randomly choose students weekly. I am the 1st kid of the week. Each student fills out an "All About Me" sheet. My schedule is as follows:

Mon. - student puts up bulletin board
Tues. - student explains bb using a pointer and reads all about me sheet
Thursday - classmates fill out acrostic about the kid of the week
Example: John is fun to play with
Oh boy is he a fast runner
He is a great soccer player
Never treats people mean
The kid of the week picks their favorites from all of the examples and then I put the poem on a poster, and everyone in the class signs it.
Fri - the kid of the week has an activity that is a surprise for the rest of the class
Examples are extra recess,...

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Student of the Week
Posted by:Lisa #59444

This year I plan to spotlight each student in my class with an area outside our classroom. In years past I sent home a backback and instructed students to put in things that helped us learn more about them. I model this by being the first "Student of the Week." I also have them tell me important things about them like: favorite foods, pets, what they want to be when they grow up, favorite T.V. show, favorite color, favorite book, favorite thing to do, favorite subject, etc. This is included on the bulletin board about them. I include a picture and their name in glitter. They bring their things on Monday and they tell us about it then. It stays up all week and then the bag is sent home with the new student on Friday to bring in the following Monday. I encourage them to only bring in...

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Student of Week
Posted by:WA teacher #74200

I also do Student of the Week - On Monday they bring in their completed questionairre and pictures from home. The questionairre has the following on it:

who is in their family
what they like to do together
their pets
things they like to do
favorite food
favorite toy
favorite story
what they like to do after school
their special collection
what they want to be when they grow up

On Tuesday they share their picture and questionairre with the class. On Wednesday they can bring in a pet and on Thursday, the class creates a compliment book for them.

I have seen other teachers have a day where the student brings in a special guest or a collection to share with the class.

I enjoy doing Student of the Week -...

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Student of the week
Posted by:Misty #53293

I set up a bulletin board for my student of the week to bring 5 pictures with captions from home. I laminated two manilla envelopes. The first one is to send home to get the pictures,it has an explanation on the outside, and some post-its for captions. The second is one to send them back on Friday, on the outside I thank the parent for sending special memories to share with the class. This is simple, and my kids loved it. During free time many couldn't wait to look at the new pictures. The student of the week was so proud to display them. Also on Friday we have 5 minutes of fame. The student has 5 minutes to share anything. Trophie, medals etc. I leave this up to them whether they want to do it or not.

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Star of the Week
Posted by:Emily #44320

I do star of the week, and it goes in alphabetical order (regardless of behavior) that way everyone gets a chance to shine, and the "bad" kids aren't left wondering if they will ever get to be star of the week. I start with myself so they can get to know me, and so they will kinda know what to expect to bring/showcase. I teach 5th by the way. I have a bb in our room, and they are responsible for putting their things up on Monday, and for taking them down on Friday. I take as much work off me as possible. I don't let them bring in 3-d objects, just drawings or pictures that they have (we don't have room for 3-d objects to be displayed).

You could do this on your website also. Depending on the age of your students, you could have them...

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student of the week
Posted by:teacher #74229

When my children were younger, some of their teachers did this. Students knew who were selected in advance. On Fridays, the "student" would bring in pics, xmas, sports...anything. They can also bring memorable things from their life, any little thing of interest..(like shells from the ocean because they vacation there). They are also first in line all week. Parents are invited to come in to spend time with the child on a particular day. An award certificate and some little gift (like a special pen/pencil).Finally, the parent/parents submit a special recipe (usually cookies) using a form and at the end of the year all the recipes are copied and put into a special booklet for mom. Most do this the friday before mother's day. You can also type up a form asking questions for the student to put on their bulletin board.

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star student
Posted by:SusanTeach #122525

I don't think it's horrible if you don't have a Star Student (several of my colleagues don't), but I really think you could make it easier on yourself and still do it. Mine sure look forward to their week!

Since I have a jungle theme, I have a King/Queen of the Jungle. I'll attach the letter I send home to parents so you can see what privileges it gives the child. I'll also attach the form they fill out (at home) and put on a small bulletin board in our classroom library, so the other kids can read it throughout the week.

The whole thing doesn't take time away from learning, so it works for us! :)

For a personal note from classmates, I do that on birthdays. On the first week of school, I give the kids a birthday sheet (I'll attach that, too)...

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Star of the Week
Posted by:Kathryn Dequenne #12208

I used a bulletin board to highlight a Star of the Week last year. Rather than focus on achievement (some students would never make it), I used it to simply spotlight a student. The first week of school I gave each student a piece of posterboard. They were to take it home and make a poster about themselves. Some of them attached ribbons they had won, photos, family times, etc. I drew these posters at ramdom each week and placed the new one on the bulletin board. That student then was our line leader and my all around helper for the week. They also explained the different things on their poster and why they were important to them.

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Star of the Week
Posted by:Jenn #75601

I post my SOW's picture on a bulletin board. For morning work (MON) each student is required to pick a positive character trait of that person and write it on a notecard along with proof of why they chose that trait for that person.

EX. Trustworthy
Casey is a very trustworthy friend. Last week when we were in lunch she found my money and returned it to me. I know that I can count on her....etc, etc.

I post the notecards all over the bulletin board.
At the end of the week I take them all down a punch a hole in each one and tie them together for the student to keep. THEY LOVE READING WHAT THE OTHERS WROTE! It is also something they can save.
Hope this can help you!

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star of the week
Posted by:mamie #49943

This is a great idea. I began using it this year. Each child is assigned a week. They may use any medium they wish. They bring pictures of themselves and their families, favorite sports figures, singing groups, favorite vacations. They are beginning to be more creative. They are writing little stories, making posters. It has been great. All the children come by and stop to read. Makes all children feel special. They have been great to help each other put the bullentin boards up. I teach 6th grade and they love it.

There is something else that I also do for real awards. I have a bullentin board that is entitled "Look to the Stars." I take pictures of all my students, then each month I have an awards ceremony. I award the winners certificates that I make myself, (I can put what I want too on them) and their...

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