When posting my jobs in the classroom, I wanted to be that they were clear for pre-readers to understand... with real pictures to help remind my little Kinder students what they job was. The second I switched to this visual job chart, even my youngest kindergarten students were able to identify what their job was!
I ended up redesigning this job chart with to match a few different themes for some of my coworkers. Honestly, the jungle themed set really made me consider switching to a whole jungle classroom theme! But I think I love my Dr. Seuss theme too much!
- 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.
- 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 timer 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.
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- 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 spaghetti," 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.
What are your favorite classroom jobs?