Next Week Your Child will be a Star!
While your child is the Star, each day of the week will consist of an exciting
event or activity to honor him or her and to help us get to know our special
A small backpack has been sent home with your child to
use as the “sharing sack.” Please help your child collect special items from home with which
to fill the bag, and send it back to school with your child on Monday to share with his or her
classmates. Try to encourage your child to choose items that have some sort of meaning
rather than just a collection of toys.
On the Star of the Week bulletin board, there is a photo holder that can display twelve 4 x 6 pictures. If
possible, have your child pick 12 of his or her favorite pictures to display for the class. The pictures
will be returned at the end of the week with no harm done.
Your star student brings one of his or her favorite picture
books to read to the class (or have the teacher read to the class) at our class meeting.
Parents, you will write a letter to the class telling us
how special your child is to you. Send the letter in a sealed envelope to school with your
child, and I will read the letter to the class at class meeting. The content of the letter is up to
you, but you may want to choose from one of the following ideas: describe special or funny
stories about your child for the class to hear, write a silly or serious poem about your child, tell
us some neat things we may not know about your child, send silly or special pictures with a
letter describing the pictures, or write a short story with your child as the main character. You
may also send a special video for the class to watch if you choose. (Sometimes parents have
taped messages or choose to send in a funny baby video for the class to see.)
If possible, join your child in the cafeteria for a special
lunch on this day. You may also choose to invite a sibling or a favorite relative to be your
child’s lunch buddy. You can have the buddy be a surprise or let your child know ahead of
time. If you are unable to make it during our lunch period (12:00-12:40), please let me know,
and I will plan a special lunch for your child instead. You can bring lunch from a favorite
restaurant to the cafeteria, or you can order lunch at school.
Please let me know ahead of time if
you are planning to order a school lunch so that I can place your order.
Your star student will be presented with a friendship poster
created by his or her classmates. The poster will include the Star’s picture, surrounded by
compliments written by his or her classmates.
* The events planned for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday can be swapped in order to
accommodate your personal schedules if you are planning to be a lunch buddy during the week.