Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Class Job Chart

I told myself I would not have jobs in my classroom.
They're hard to keep up with.
I can never remember who should be doing what.
And more often than not they tend to be more effort than they're worth.

Then I got my class.
All of my students had come from one of four other classrooms.
All of those classrooms had class jobs.
My students wanted to know what their jobs were.
They pushed and shoved and got in trouble because they all wanted to be line leader/door holder.
So I caved.
I made a job list on my white board that I changed daily.
But I had no good way to rotate the students or remember who had done what.
Plus it was taking up half a white board.

Of course I immediately started searching pinterest. 
This is a Class Job Chart that I made for my classroom

I saw this one and decided to make one using the jobs I had already come up with.
Mine is no where near as pretty. I'll probably do more work on it later, but mainly I just wanted it up this week. Plus, I'm sick so I spent maybe 10 minutes on it....

It's hard to see in the picture. 
On the bottom right it says extras and holds all the names that don't have jobs yet. Their sticks will travel around clockwise, changing each Monday.

Jobs in order:
Substitute- Takes over if someone is absent
Table Washers- Cleans lunch tables
Morning Meeting- Does Calendar and Money Mob
Line Leader
Door Holder
Electrician- Turns out lights.
Teacher Helper- Opens door when someone knocks, runs notes, passes papers out, and anything else I need.

I also have their pictures cut out in circles that will be glued to the sticks so it's easy to see from farther away.

Linking up with Melissa, Amber, and Sarah


  1. Cute! My job chart is so ugly - I threw it together in 10 minutes, and it's the first thing I need to re-do when I have a break. Which will be never, but still :) I have the very best of intentions haha

  2. hey lady!! i nominated you for the lovely blog award! :)


    happy tuesday!

  3. Super cute!!! I always look forward to your projects you link up :)

    Thanks, as always, for linking up to The Pinspiration Project!

  4. Okay, saw in your last post you had strep?! NO!!! You were supposed to stay away from that, haha. But I do hope you're feeling better! Also, kindergarteners want some sort of responsibility even though it can be a pain at times. As far as changing them, our kids change each week as well so that they have the opportunity to do the job. Another suggestion for the future is to give each child a "magic number" so to speak. [You can honestly just go down your class list and that way it's easier for you to figure out who is which number.] This way if you have mailboxes or unfinished work bins, they can put it in their numbered spot instead of having to write their names each year. Last year I did numbers for when we would line up. So when it was time to line up, you would call a certain number followed by the others and each week the next number would be first and then last weeks line leader would be at the end of the line. Just a suggestion, but it's sounds like things are coming in to place! The first year you're still learning what you like, what you want to change... :) [Woo, sorry this was so long!!]

  5. What a cute idea! I'm a new follower from the blog hop! Pinterest is the best. :P



  6. So cute!! This is such a cool idea!

  7. That is so adorable! And such a good idea too. Matthew's kindergarten class has a star student each day - where they lead the line, take kids to the office, the rest fairy, etc. :)

    Thanks for linking up to The Pinspiration Project! Hope to see you again Tuesday with another pinspirational project :)

  8. Cute! I love this! I wish I had my class all day long and could do something like that!


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