Classroom Jobs

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  1. TerriInCa

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    Back when I taught 2nd grade last time (over 10 years ago now) I had classroom jobs, about 10 of them and the kids rotated each day.

    When I think about that now it makes my head swim! With Pre-K I used 1 helper for the day.

    Would that work with 2nd grade? Having just 1 helper for the day? That person is line leader, paper passer, and so on. Or would it just cause more problems?

    Love to hear what others do for this!

    Thanks:)
     
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  3. mkbren88

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    I'd have one VIP for the day, but also have other classroom jobs as well for other students.
     
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    I use classroom jobs in sixth grade. I know you teach the young ones, but it worked out great for us. I rotate by week. I would think that the younger ones would be happy to rotate by day. They love being asked for help.
     
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    In the younger grades we often have a captain that changes daily. This students helps with all the tasks of the day.
     
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    I have a boy classroom manager and a girl classroom manager that I rotate at the beginning of each week. they are the line leaders, paper passers, runners, etc. I also have a girl sub and a boy sub. They fill in if the manager is absent or busy. I like to keep it simple and this seems like the easiest way. Switching every day would make me crazy!
     
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    I have a job for every student that changes weekly and it works well for us, but other teachers in the building use 3 or 4 helpers a day (or week) and it seems to work well for them, too. I don't think it really matters as long as the kids perceive the way you switch jobs as fair. I have found that if all the kids have a job it creates a sense of contributing to our classroom community and builds responsibility.
     
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    I just have one helper (teacher's assistant, as I call them) for all classroom jobs. If they need help, they may choose a partner-but that rarely happens. I have my TA-as I call them for the week. I give a little treat -such as a full-size candy bar, etc. at the end of the week for being such a helper ;)
     
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    Wow. I'm jealous that someone can still give candy as a reward. :rolleyes:
     
  10. leighbball

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    I have several jobs that we change every Monday. :) Having one person could work, but some of my jobs, such as door holder and lunch basket require multiple people.
     
  11. TamiJ

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    My kids have jobs within their groups, and aside from that, 1 person from each group serves as a library cleaner. Then, 2 students help organize math centers, and two check the floor at the end of the day. I don't do line leader as I assign a number for each student and we always stay in number order. Jobs within groups are: material manager, group speaker, cleaner, and group leader.
     
  12. YoungTeacherGuy

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    I have one "Helper of the Day." I've never done classroom jobs.
     
  13. queenie

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    I'm rethinking this for the upcoming year. As I posted before, everyone had a job this year and the jobs rotated weekly...but I'm leaning toward hanging on to only the most useful jobs and having my Star of the Week do them for a week...just sounds so much simpler!
     
  14. YoungTeacherGuy

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    :yeahthat:I'm totally switching from "Helper of the Day" to "Star of the Day." I think my kids will love that!

    Cute idea!!! :thumb:
     

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