Over the next Six terms we are going to have a ‘Child of the Week’ each week. Your child will be called ‘Special Person of the Week’. Whilst your child is the ‘Special Person of the Week’, each day of the week will consist of an exciting event or activity to honour him or her and to help us get to know our special classmate a bit better.
Monday: Sharing Sack:
A small draw string sack will be 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.
Tuesday: Favourite Book:
The ‘Special Person of the Week’ brings one of his or her favourite picture books to read to the class (or have the teacher read to the class).
Wednesday: Parent Letter:
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. 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 interesting 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 DVD for the class to watch if you choose. (You could record a message or choose to send in a funny baby DVD for the class to see.)
Thursday: Star Friends
The ‘Special Person of the Week’ is presented with a friendship poster created by his or her classmates. The poster will include the child’s picture, surrounded by compliments written by his or her classmates.
Friday: Table top activities
Your child will inform us of their favourite interests such as cars or butterflies. I will then incorporate these into activities to be completed in class during the morning such as dancing like butterflies or counting cars.