Classroom jobs are essential to fostering a cooperative classroom environment. The students take ownership of their classroom and it become accountable to each other for their contribution to the class. In my classroom there are several ways to participate and lend a helping hand.
At the beginning of the year, I go to the teacher supply store and purchase several sets of small note cards. I place them on binder rings and then place those on a hook with the heading of the job. Each ring has a note card with each students name on a label (much easier than writing out each set of cards). At calendar time, I flip the note cards and assign the jobs accordingly. This system has worked out well because the children generally have a job everyday and the kiddos feel that it is fair.
Our Classroom Jobs
Line leader-first person in line
Door holder-second person in line
Caboose-last in line
Lunch Kit Monitor- carries the lunch kits to lunch and recess)
Station Manager -help students that aren't sure what to do during literacy stations/change the station chart at rotation time
Hand Sanitizer Monitor- Gives everyone a squirt before snack and lunch
Teacher Helper (2 students)- helps pass out papers/pick up papers
Calendar Manager- Makes sure that calendar is ready for the day
Pencil Sharpener- Makes sure that their are several sharp pencils for our class
Homework Helper- Checks to see if everyone has their homework and books
Hoovers- Help keep the classroom clean and tidy
Chair Checker- Stacks and unstacks chairs for their classmates
I am also planning to add Zoo Keeper to my long list of jobs so that all my reading buddies can make their way back to their home in our classroom library (Thanks Mel!)
As I have been getting ready for next year, I have come across some really great ideas! This classroom jobs chart was too cute not to share!
to joi in on the linky fun!! Thanks Mel!