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Shining stars

SHINING STARS

GRADES: K-6

This gives the students a sense of belonging and also pride in their homeroom.

MATERIALS:

  • construction paper
  • star tracers
  • glitter
  • pencils, crayons, markers

METHOD:

  1. Have each child color and decorate a star with their first name printed across the middle.
  2. Hang just outside the classroom with a banner that reads “Stars of Room 3” or “Bright Stars of Room 3”.
  3. Tell the students every single day, that they are your “stars”. Tell them that you’ve never had a class of students who shine as brightly as they do. Make them proud to be in your classroom. Make them proud to be one of the classroom family.
  4. I’ve noticed that students become very protective of their classroom family and take more pride in keeping the classroom neat and tidy. There are fewer ‘put-downs’ and fewer problems because they are all taking responsibility for being ‘shining stars’. This activity works for all elementary grades K to 6. The older students will spend longer decorating their stars but they will all be very proud to have them displayed.

By: SHIRLEY BAKALA
KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA