Before I tell you the rules for the giveaway, let me talk about some of the jobs I have in my classroom. I rotate jobs each Monday, so every week the students are doing something different. I also clip any students who don't have a job for the week onto the "I don’t have a job" piece of paper... it makes it easy to keep track of who needs to get a job the following week!.
The jobs I have are:
Messenger: To bring the attendance folder (and anything else needed) to the office).
Smartboard Helper: To turn on/off the smartboard when we use it.
Homework Helper: To stamp the homework and hand out homework folders when it's time to pack up.
Librarian: To be sure that all of the books are in the right bin and are nice and neat. Also, to monitor students while they trade in the books they took home to be sure that all of the books came back!
Timer Helper: I love to use timers in my class! I set timers for everything: 15 minutes for writing, 20 minutes for centers (through two separate timers... a 15 minute one for the kitchen/block center to play, then a 5 minute timer for them to clean up while everyone else plays for five more minutes). The kids know that the second the time goes off its time to clean up and make their way to their seats! It's awesome! I used to use a kitchen time but just recently got the timer pictured. It's expensive, but the kids just grab the red, green, or yellow timer when we start an activity.
Action Cup Helper: This one of my kids' favorites! Each time we transition from our seats to the carpet, or visa versa, they pick an action from the cup. Some of the actions are simple, like "hop on one foot," some are silly, like "pretend your legs are spagetti," and some are student created, like "fly like a jet." We use these actions so frequently that the kids could "read" them by November.
Treasure Chest Helper: I use a color chart for the classroom. At the end of the day, the students have the chance to get a prize from the treasure chest, a pencil, or a sticker. The "treasure chest helper" sets up the prizes and makes sure that each student only gets one prize.
Computer Technician: We have three computers in our classroom, and the students rotate to the computer to do an education program that tracks their progress for me. We have so many random computer problems, and I showed the students how to fix each of the problems. They know how to to fix everything... even how to close an unresponsive program (Control+Alt+Delete on PC or Command+Option+Esc on Mac) The Computer Technician is the one who goes to fix the problem if a student can't fix it his/herself, and reports any unfixable problems to me.
Update on 8/15/12 - I added 8 new jobs to the set!
The new jobs are:
Secretary: To pick up the phone
Writing Helper: To hand out “space jewels” (craft jewels from Michael’s which I have the students use to put spaces in between their words), and to hand out the Self-Check pieces from my writing set
Water Monitor: To count while students drink water at the water fountain so they don’t take too long!
If you have any jobs you want me to add, just email me at email@example.com !
Anyway, now for the rules of the giveaway!
You have 4 chances to enter:
1. Follow my blog and leave me a comment that you do!
2. Follow my TPT store and leave me a comment that you do!
3. Leave a comment on any of my TPT items (I have a ton of freebies!) and leave me a comment that you did!
4. Blog about this giveaway and leave me a comment that you did!
I will pick a winner for this giveaway on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at around noon EST!