Yesterday we had our first "Star Person of the Day"!!! Each day for the next 14 days I will choose a student's name out of our star jar. This person then is treated like a star for the day. We interview the star to find out how old they are, what they like to eat, their favorite color and to find out something that they like to play. This person gets to wear a star necklace and be the line leader for the whole day. The other part of being the star is that we focus on that student's name. We look at how many letters are in their name, what letter is in the beginning, what is at the end and we try to name other objects that start with the same letter sound. We also sing to the star (to the tune of "Twinkle, twinkle little star"): "Special, special, special star. How we wonder who you are. ___________ are you here today? Stand up tall and then we'll say.....welcome, welcome special star we're so glad your who you are!" The most fun is when we cheer that child's name as loud as we can! This is a great activity for the beginning of the year to get to know each student and for literacy awareness. The kids are excited to see who will be the next STAR!