Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What is Star Student?

At the beginning of the year we work on a unit called Star Names. Each day we begin with activities based on our "Star Student". Each child in the class has the opportunity to be the "star student" throughout the first couple weeks of school. Using his/her name, we complete fun activites such as comparing their names to other children, finding words that begin with the same sounds, and make noticings about his/her name. At the end of our whole group, the students draw a picture of the Star Student and write his/her name on top. We put these drawings together as a keepsake book. It is a time that makes all our children feel like they are a star in our small world.


Jennifer MacArthur said...

Elizabeth was Star Student a couple of weeks ago and it was a lot of fun looking through the pictures. There is some real talent in the class!

Kathy Puskar said...

Ethan was so excited when he was the star student! Thank you for all of the wonderful drawings! I can't wait to come into class and meet everyone.