Farmer of the Week {A Student of the Week Classroom Managment Idea}

Hey friends! Long time no blog! I know, I know... I've said this before... but I really do hope to do better about blogging more frequently and get back in to it! 

We just finished up our first full week of school and I wanted to stop by the blog today and share again with you something that I've been doing in my classroom for several years now that I absolutely LOVE and have found to be super duper effective in helping me manage ALLLLL the things. 
I've had a camping theme the last 5 years.. so this year I decided to switch it up and traded in my forest animals and trees for farm animals and all things barnyard from Creative Teaching Press! If you are looking for a new theme check out CTP at my affliate link.
A new theme means a new student of the week.

Let me introduce you to my "Farmer of the Week!" This special student is featured in the hallway on my barn display for everyone to learn about. The Farmer of the Week is my special helper and line leader for the entire week. So no changing or keeping track of daily leaders/helpers. If a job/task requires more than one helper then the Farmer of the Week gets to pick a friend... and they love picking a friend! Lots of times they want to pick someone to help out even if it is a one man job. They love to spread the Farmer of the Week love and duties around! HA 

I made a barn in the hallway to display the all about me poster. I hot glued a couple of clothes pins to the barn and it's easy to hang the poster and change out weekly. I've got the poster from Really Good Stuff. They have them at Oriental Trading and Amazon as well. I send them home along with a note explaining the special week on the Thursday or Friday before their week as the Farmer of the Week. This gives them the weekend to work on their poster. They bring it back on Monday and share with the class and then I laminate it and hang it out in the hallway for others to learn all about our special Farmer. 

The Farmer of the Week has the option of bringing in a special snack (pre-packaged of course) to share with the class on Friday... and they love this! It's perfect if you can make it where that student's birthday is during that week because usually they want to send in birthday treats during that week so this covers both of those in one lick! :)

Having a student of the week can help do is with managing show in tell if you do that. Dedicate a certain day during their week for show and tell. This way each student has the chance to do it, it's one day a week and you are done.

Having a student of the week is also a great chance for students to lift that special student up with compliments and kind words. We all need those! I let students write special letters to the Farmer of the Week and bind them together into a special little book... it makes a great little keepsake!

I also let the Farmer of the Week be the Go Noodle DJ. They get to pick the brain breaks out for the whole entire week! They LOVE this!

Don't have a farm theme but would love to implement this?? I have a variety of other themes to choose from in my little tpt store. These packs include everything you need to get a student of the week going in your classroom... PLUS NO MORE CHANGING JOBS/LEADERS daily!! That was a game changer for me friends! Plus, I've included editable notes in these packs so you can tweak it and make it your own for your classroom if needed!

I currently have the following themes: Farm, Camping, Jungle/Monkey, Rock Star, Llama, Cactus, Circus, and Owl.  CLICK HERE to check out all of the options currently available.

Don't see your theme but would love to implement this in your class?? I'd love to help! Shoot me a message and let me know what your theme is and I'd be happy to make one for you!

This has worked wonders for me over the years and has really helped me with managing things as well as keeping it fun and special for my students, but most of all keeping it EASY for me!! It's organized, it covers it all, and the kids love it!! :)

How do you manage ALLLL the things in your classroom or celebrate students?? I'd love to know what you do in your classroom!

Happy Sunday! If you are back to school I hope it is going well and off to a smooth as possible start!

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