Facts about the Astronaut of the Week
Just about every week this year one student will be the "star" of the week. Since we study the solar system in fourth grade, I like to call him or her the "Astronaut of the Week". I will have students sign up early in the year for a particular week, so check with your child. Generally students choose a time around his/her birthday.
Sometime early in the assigned week, the "astronaut" will have 5 to 10 minutes to present special facts about himself or herself. The class will be able to ask the 'astronaut" questions when they are done. We have a very tricky and colorful bulletin board for this purpose along with a blow-up astronaut on a pulley! Students may wish to bring in a photo of their face to tape on the head of the astronaut. The spot is circular and about 3 inches in diameter.
Some Ideas to Consider for the Bulletin Board
* photographs of younger years, family members, pets, vacations, etc. (there is a border to slide them into)
* a list of likes and dislikes (with or without photographs or pictures); favorite singers, etc.
* artwork they have created
* Trophies and other special personal items may also be shared and taken home after they are presented, but I cannot be responsible for them.
As mentioned above, a circular facial photo about 3 inches in diameter to put inside the astronaut's helmet is optional.
See a sample of my bulletin board below!!!
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.... blast-off to a great year!