Teaching Tip Tuesday: Classroom Jobs
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Before the year starts, I create a list of classroom jobs that will help keep our classroom running efficiently. I make sure to include enough jobs so that EVERY student has one. My current list is below (with a couple of blank spots to add more jobs if new students come)...
My job chart (above) is just printed on a regular sheet of paper and laminated. I then use clothespins with students' numbers on them to clip beside the assigned jobs. This makes changing jobs easy and it takes up very little space in my classroom (yay...because space is a limited commodity!)
One of the reward coupons I use in my class is "Job Swap" so students do have the opportunity to select that as a reward to have a chance to "try out" a different job. They love that!
If you're trying to do it ALL yourself, share the love and let the students help around the classroom! It will ease your load and help them build responsibility! :)
If you already use classroom jobs, do you have different jobs than the ones listed above? Is there a certain job that helps you out tremendously??
I added "teacher's assistant" for the first time this year and this job helps me out daily! This student puts all of the collected papers in number order each afternoon so that they are ready for me to grade! The student LOVES being the "teacher's assistant" and it saves me precious minutes of after school time!