My favorite part about Mondays is, of course, Tara's Monday Made It Linky Party! Be sure to join in and/or check out all the awesome projects.
I have four projects (with freebies) to share with you:
1. Porter Patriot of the Week
What student doesn't love to be honored with special activities for a week?! I hope that implementing Porter Patriot of the Week (Porter is my school's name and our mascot is the patriot) will create a sense of community as we celebrate each student. The display in the classroom that I created is where the Porter Patriot of the Week will showcase photos of his/herself. I want to implement Beth Newingham's star student activities:
First, she gives the parents a star of the week schedule for the entire year.
On Mondays the student brings in three special items and photos to share with the class.
On Tuesdays the student reads his or her favorite book to the class.
On Wednesdays the parent writes a letter to the class about a special story involving their child.
On Thursdays a special guest (parent, relative, etc.) joins the student for lunch.
On Fridays the student is recognized by their classmates...I want to do something like [this pin] where the students write compliments to the Porter Patriot.
You can download a Star Student of the Week sign for free in my TpT store.
Be sure to check out Beth's class website to read more details about implementing star student of the week. She has other great resources on her class site too.
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3. Parent Volunteer Tote
For my parent volunteers that visit the classroom, I want to have materials handy just for them (Thanks for the suggestion, Nikki!). I was given this tote as a gift (Thanks, Hillary!) and it works perfectly for holding school supplies. The blue paper tray it's sitting in will hold any materials, directions, etc. for the parent volunteer. You can download a blank tote tag for free in my TpT store.
4. Book Ring Calendar
last Monday but have since updated its display. I think it looks more cohesive now. You can download my calendar file for free in my TpT store.
I posted about other projects (freebies included) during the weekend too. Click the pictures to learn more. :)
Have an excellent week!! :)