I was in my classroom today (yep, Sunday). I was supposed to be working on a list of about a million things, because it seems like I can't get anything done with all the special activities and meetings at the end of the year. While I was there, I added about another 15 things to my "change for next year list".
I have a few jobs for students in my classroom. Honestly, I struggle a bit with classroom jobs. I work really hard to make sure students are responsible for themselves and their own area in many ways. I would like to add a few though. I rotate the jobs each week, so that students get a chance to do different jobs throughout the year. I took this picture of my "job pockets" a few days ago. A few of the jobs are not in the picture. I made a new sign for next year. Using laminated library pockets with their names on craft sticks is easy for me to manage, so I'll continue with that system for next year.
The "jobs" in my classroom this year included: book bags, snack drinks, lunch cards, attendance cards, paper passers, book shelf keeper, morning message checker. The picture only shoes a few of the jobs and I made a new sign recently. Next year, I'd like to add a few. If you have "jobs" in your room are willing to share your "jobs", I'd love to hear about them!
Off to bed, so I can wake up early to get ready for my favorite parade of the entire year. The Memorial Day parade where my family lives is AMAZING! I cry every year... a proud, happy cry of course.
Mel at Oh The Places We'll Go and Mrs. Lochel at Keeping Up With The Kindergarteners are both having linking parties about classroom jobs. Stop by to visit them to read other blogs on this topic.