Friend of the Week
Your child will be given a week to be our "Friend". Everything your child needs for his/her week will be sent home by Friday of the previous week. We get to learn more about our "friend" and special things happen during this week.
Monday: “Overall Me” Poster:
A week before your child’s special week a “Overall Me” poster will come home. Your child will have the week to complete the poster. Please make sure they do their personal best and that they make it colorful. They need to bring it back to school by Monday morning. Your child will share their information with the class, and it will be displayed for everyone to see throughout the week.
Tuesday: Friend of the Week Writing Back Pack and Furry Friend:
The weekend before your child’s special week, a back pack will come home. Inside the back pack is our furry friend “Monty the Monkey”. Monty gets a chance to spend the weekend with your child. Your child will need to write an entry in our class journal about the adventures they had together. The back pack, the journal and of course Monty, need to be returned to school by Tuesday to be shared.
Wednesday: Favorite Book, Poem or Riddle:
The Friend of the Week brings one of his or her favorite books, poems or riddles to read to the class (or have the teacher read to the class) at our class meeting. The child’s book may stay in our classroom library to be enjoyed during our D.E.A.R. time. Please let your child know if you would like the book to be brought home that day.
Thursday: Guest Reader:
Please have a family member or friend come in and read to our class. The students really enjoy this. If you can keep it a secret so we can surprise your child. Guest reading times are from 3:00 - 3:30.
Friday: Parent Letter and Letter from Classmates:
Parents 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 the class meeting. The content of the letter is up to you, but you may want to choose from 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 or write a short story with your child as the main character. You may also send a video for the class to watch if you would like. Please make sure it’s a DVD or on a flash drive. Also, each week the student will receive a booklet made up of letters they receive from their classmates. These are a treasure. ;)