The student-of-the-week will be selected on Fridays to highlight the excellent effort, improvement, and/or overall excellence of one student in particular. Due to the nature of having only one student per week, the children understand that if they are not selected early in the process, it is NOT reflective of them not doing well, simply the process.
The student-of-the-week is different from the Top Dog. Top Dog is randomly selected as a "Show-and-Tell" type of activity, whereas, student-of-the-week is designed to reinforce excellent effort, improvement, progress, etc. Each Friday, the students organize their desk belonging and wipe the tops clean. During this time, the student-of-the-week will be given the choice/chance to "move into" the color camo desk.