Every Monday one child gets the chance to become the student of the week! This child presents their “Read All About Me” poster (email me if you didn’t get one at Back to School Night and I will send one home with your child). They also get to take home our class mascot: Dustin the Desert Turtle (don’t worry, he’s not real!). Dustin comes with a binder in which your child can draw and write (dictation ok!) about their time with Dustin. They will bring Dustin home on Monday, and can keep him until the following Monday. When they bring Dustin back that following Monday, they will share their work in the binder, with Dustin’s help 🙂 If you have the time to give Dustin a bath (just soak him in warm water with some gentle detergent and put him in the sun to dry), that would be fabulous. If not, no worries. The student of the week can also bring in one thing from home to share (pretty much the only time children get to do so). The student of the week can also bring in a favorite book from home for me to read to the class. Have fun!