21 June 2017

Class Jobs Made Easy

It's no secret that I am a MAJOR fan of class jobs - I mean...many hands make light work, right? Aside from having 20 or so helpers around the classroom, there's a whole bunch of other reasons I think class jobs are super important:
  • Helps build a sense of community...this is OUR classroom
  • Gives students a sense of ownership
  • Everyone has a job, everyone is important
  • Jobs are never used as a reward or punishment, but rather a great opportunity to teach and learn responsibility
I really, really like having a class job for each student in my classroom. Like everyone has a job at all times throughout the year. At one point this was a nightmare to manage. 

So actually, "one point" was for the last six years. Plus, it took up a ton of wall space. 

Drum roll please.... introducing my easy peasy, should have done this years ago, why did I not think of it sooner, so simple it's embarrassing job chart...
Learn how to create a classroom job chart that is easy, simple, and effective.
So yeah. That's it. ONE piece of white cardstock laminated.
Learn how to create a classroom job chart that is easy, simple, and effective.
Here are the answers to some of the questions I get asked about my job chart:

Q: Does every student have a job?
A: Yes. At any given time this year, I had between 14 and 21 students. As the numbers fluctuated, I just doubled up on some jobs, or left some jobs empty.

Q: How often do you rotate jobs?
A: Every 2 weeks. I started the year rotating weekly, and quickly realized it was just too much for 1st graders, so I changed to every two weeks and it worked perfectly.

Q: Where can I find this template?
A: Editable templates are available HERE.

Q: What does the "Cheermeister" do?
A: Our cheermeister gets to choose what classroom cheers we do whenever we celebrate someone or something. I use these cheer cards from Dr. Jean and Sharing Kindergarten {they're free}.

Q: What supplies will I need?
A: ONE piece of paper {colored cardstock would be beautiful}, one clothespin for each student in your class, laminate {optional, but recommended}.

Q: How does it work?
A: Each student has a clothespin with his or her name on it. As often as you want to rotate jobs, just move each clothespin to the next job. It's that simple.

You can get the template that I used with the jobs HERE {it's free}.

But I also get that everyone's class/room is different, and my job chart and jobs may not work for you. So I made EDITABLE templates with spaces for 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 18, 20, and 25 jobs. All you have to do is choose the number of jobs you want, and then type in the names of your jobs. Print, laminate, and you're ready to go!

You can find the editable templates HERE, or by clicking the picture below.
Learn how to create a classroom job chart that is easy, simple, and effective.
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Learn how to create a classroom job chart that is easy, simple, and effective.
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  1. Amazing!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Simple and yet sooooooo effective!

    1. Thank you! I can't believe it took me so long to figure out something so simple :)


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