Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Hoppy Helpers

Classroom Jobs

I have jobs for every student in my classroom.  I change them weekly.

Here are the jobs I've had. It depends on how many students I have as to how many jobs I need.
*Teacher Assistant
*Garbage Great
*Room Inspector
*Math Marvel
*Weather Watcher
*Jr Botanist 
*Critter Keeper
* Energy Monitor
*Germinator (must say it like Arnold in the Terminator voice)
*Locker/Cubby Checker
*Mail Messenger
*Lunch Box Leader
*Gym Shoe Guide
*Schedule Changer
* Location Specialist
* Center Manager
*Table Washer
*Snack Helper (if it's a classroom provided snack, otherwise whoever brings snacks, passes them out)

Two very important workers have to do their jobs: Garbage Great and Room Inspector. Although, everyone helps clean up, these two have the final say. They get very protective especially when we have a TLC art project, and someone else gets the garbage can, when it is their job! I found out one year, that Garbage Great was a favorite job for many of the students. The Room Inspector makes sure all the chairs are stacked and the bean bags are neat, a general tidiness of the room.

*Math Marvel- they ask the question of the day.  We have a graph question of the day and they go around and ask the class and write the names down.  Thats the weird looking papers under the helper board. Later on, they can come up with their own questions.

I made my own but started with Jessica's which you can find HERE 

*Weather Watcher- looks outside and reports the weather.

*Jr Botanist takes care of our plants in the science center.

*Critter Keeper- takes care of the animals.  I've had guinea pigs. Makes sure they have water. I fill the container.  They give dry food and raw veggies and fruits.

* Energy Monitor- turns lights off and on

*Locker/Cubby Checker- makes sure there are no items left on the floor
*Mail Messenger- takes things to the office

*Lunch Box Leader- if we have a lot of lunch boxes, we don't usually though.

*Gym Shoe Guide  We have a bin for gym shoes if we have weird scheduling that we can't get back to the room to change our shoes.
*Schedule Changer  We have our schedule in a pocket chart.  This student flips the card over when we're done.  I just write what we have on index cards.  

* Location Specialist  We have a sign on our door that says "We've left the pad, we're _____."

* Center Manager Makes sure that the centers around the room are orderly.
*Greeter this person greets people at the door.  We came up with what to say, and it is on the back of the door.

I hope that explains what jobs I have and what they do.  Drop me a comment if you have a fabulous job or need something made more clear!

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