Sunday, January 13, 2008

A Star is Born!

There is BIG excitement in our house this week! Our little first grader has been anxiously awaiting this monumental moment ALL school year, and FINALLY it has happened -- FINALLY, she is -- STAR OF THE WEEK! What is that, you're asking? Well, it is only THE most exciting, prestigious thing to happen to a first grader (in her class) all year!


On Friday afternoon, my girl came running off the school bus and up the driveway yelling, "I'm Star of the Week!!" She was so excited! She sat right down at the table and immediately began to fill out the questionnaire that was sent home, asking her about her favorite things -- food, toy, book, movie, etc. We also need to gather up 12 pictures to send in to school with her tomorrow, which her teacher will put up on the big "Star of the Week" display board. She is also allowed to bring in her favorite book which they will put on display, as well. In addition, this week her teacher will pass out a sheet of paper to each student and they will draw pictures and write about how they feel about my special girl. At the end of the week her teacher will present her with these papers, which will have been made into a special book.
This is such a nice way for my girl and her classmates to get to know each other, and it's wonderful that each child walks away with a treasured keepsake to help them remember their first grade friends!
We're off to gather pictures!

4 comments:

Christine said...

How is the star of the week going?

Deanna said...

Well, I'll tell you -- we had a crazy morning today because I had to give her a shower so that she would be all fresh and clean for Star of the Week. Then I had to blow dry her hair and do it up "fancy", and Daddy got out a pretty outfit for her, and she had a big breakfast and headed off with all of her 12 pictures and her favorite book (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets). This afternoon I spoke with her after school and she said they hadn't had time to go through and put up her pictures and they have a field trip tomorrow (which Daddy is joining them for -- Strong Museum) and so hopefully Wednesday they'll get to it! I personally was disappointed for her, especially when I said, "Did they do anything special for you today as Star of the Week?" and she said no, but then said, "But that's ok Mommy, really!" Honestly, sometimes I get more disappointed about things (for her) than she does! Sweet girl, that one!

Christine said...

Oh! So sad! Hope Star of the week got better (for you!)

Deanna said...

She had a nice week -- they put her pictures up, which she was very excited about, and the class made a stories and pictures for her, which the teacher will make into a book for her. And she should get that on Tuesday when she goes back to school, which will be nice because that's her birthday!