Classroom Job Titles

Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by Beezus, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Beezus

    Beezus Cohort

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Messages:
    563
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 11, 2008

    Okay-- I need a bit of help....I know that I want someone designated "caboose" to be at the end of the line and make sure lights are turned off....
    Does anyone have a better name for this than "caboose".

    Also-- any suggestions for classroom jobs would be appreciated! I think I have gone brain dead!:blush:
     
  2.  
  3. jillybean

    jillybean Comrade

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Messages:
    264
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 11, 2008

    We call it line backer. I also love scrap monster. This person goes around the room and picks up any scraps on the floor.
     
  4. MrsWbee

    MrsWbee Companion

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2008
    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 11, 2008

    I suggest having a Teacher's Helper (to help with demonstrations, quick errands, etc.) and a Substitute (who does someone's job if that person is absent). My CT also uses "caboose" and I would love to hear other suggestions, as well!!
     
  5. Sarge

    Sarge Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2007
    Messages:
    2,434
    Likes Received:
    123

    Aug 11, 2008

    Teacher's Helper
    Assistant Teacher's Helper
    Junior Assistant Teacher's Helper
    Deputy Junior Assistant Teacher's Helper
    Under-Deputy Junior Assistant Teacher's Helper
    My line leader "Walks Point"
    Last kid "Brings up the rear."

    We also have a "Medic" who keeps a box of bandaids in his or her desk. Whenever a kid needs a bandaid people call out "Medic!" and that kid brings them a bandaid.
     
  6. RachelCarlson28

    RachelCarlson28 Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 12, 2008

    You can definitely use a centers supervisor, reading corner supervisor, overhead cleaner, pencil/ material gatherer. It's great to give as many jobs as you can to establish order and give students a sense of responsibility for their environment! As a Montessorian, we have seen it work for a long time, with great results all around.
     
  7. I<3kiddos

    I<3kiddos Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 12, 2008

    Line leader-first in line
    Door person-second in line, opens and holds doors, then resumes spot
    Light person-last in line, turns off lights, closes doors
    Teacher's helper-miscellaneous jobs & substitutes for anyone who is absent
    Office helper-runs any errands to the office
    Plant person-waters plants
    Snack server-helps hand out snack
    Lunch count-counts cafeteria lunches
     
  8. MuggleBug

    MuggleBug Companion

    Joined:
    May 7, 2008
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 12, 2008

    I love this one! When I was student teaching, the floor would be disgusting at the end of the day, even after kids "picked up."
     
  9. SpaceAngel

    SpaceAngel Comrade

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2004
    Messages:
    307
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 12, 2008

    I remember being in second grade, the "caboose" was called the Ping after the little duck who was always last. I am not sure that would be acceptable these days or not, with all the factors of PC and racial issues. Back then, it was just because of the duck.
     
  10. ashley57

    ashley57 Comrade

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 12, 2008

    LOVE the "line backer" name!

    I called mine a "line monitor" (their job to "monitor" and make sure that no one is left alone if someone stops to tie their shoe, they wait, etc.).

    Last year, my jobs were...
    Line Leader
    Door Holder
    Line Monitor
    Flow Tracker (moved a clip to update our flow of the day)
    Planner Patrol (checked planners for parent signature/stamped planners in the morning)
    Team Captains (anything I needed, they did...errands, passing papers, collecting materials...)
    Room Rangers (picked up the room, sharpened pencils)
    Library Crew (put books away)

    This year, I'm trying to simplify. I got tired of managing all the jobs (changing them out on Mondays).

    I'm doing a sports theme, so my jobs are:
    Team Captains
    Equipment Managers

    I'll divide up all of the other tasks for these 4 kiddos to do.
     
  11. DHE

    DHE Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,897
    Likes Received:
    27

    Aug 12, 2008

    I hate to be a party pooper but I hate having all the different jobs. I have a student of the week and that person does pretty much everything for me for that week. My children line up in ABC order, the last person always turns of the light and close the door. If the job is a big job or I am rushing and need more helpers, I let the STOW pick someone to help him/her.
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. MissCeliaB,
  2. mrsf70
Total: 276 (members: 4, guests: 258, robots: 14)
test