Monday, July 9, 2012

Classroom Jobs

I have tried several different ways to use jobs in the classroom with displays, but always end up going back to this way that works for me. . . . .I back my job badges with a di-cut construction paper circle and laminate them.  Then I put a small velcro dot on the back.  On each child's desk, next to their nametag, is the other side of the velcro dot - -This is where the job badge goes.  The kids have a constant reminder of their job since the job badge is on their desk at all times.  

The students also switch the jobs for me each Monday morning.  This is how it goes: in alphabetical order, the first person puts their "old" job on the next person's dot.  That person put their "old" job on the next person and so-on and so-on.  Of course, the last person gives their "old" job to the first person.  I usually help them the first couple of times, but it amazes me how quickly they remember the order and can do it themselves while I am taking attendance or writing notes in planners.

Here is a copy of last year's job badges - click on the picture for a copy!  Enjoy!!

Let me know how you do jobs in your classroom by leaving a comment below.  

1 comment:

Mrs. Phillips said...

We have a rotating leader schedule. On their leader day, the kids do just about everything: line leader, calendar, morning message, and napkins, etc. Because my Kinders sit at tables we have table captains who pass out papers for their table groups. To keep track of the leaders, I use a library pocket with index cards hanging on my focus wall. You can see it in my August 13th post.
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