Classroom Jobs/Helpers

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  1. kcbutterfly

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    What classroom jobs/helpers do you have in your Kindergarten room?
     
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  3. tarheelsak

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    I have the following jobs each day:

    Line Leader
    Caboose
    Table Washer
    Door Holder
    Calendar Helper
    Weather Helper
    Flag Holder
    Messenger

    I have a chart and rotate the names each day.
     
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    I usually have 1 leader for the day. That person is responsible for taking the lunch report to the office, leading the line everywhere we go and helping me throughtout the day. I usually have the students names posted in a specific spot for the leader of the day. They are always excited each morning to see who the leader will be. I usually go in ABC order. I like simplicity!
     
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    should try this out.... may be able get the shy ones out of their shyness:)
     
  6. kinderkat

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    I took a cute notepad and laminated each sheet. Then, I punched holes in the top and made two separate piles. I put binder rings through the groups and put my girls' names on one set and all of my boys' on the other. Each day I have one boy helper and one girl helper for all of my needs. The best thing is that I can reuse the sheets because they are laminated. I hang them in the calendar area. I found it difficult to have so many helpers each day.
     
  7. Lanie

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    I make a job for every child in my classroom. I change my jobs each Monday. Each Monday, I change the child's picture/name card over to the next pocket until everyone has been rotated. This eliminates the need to ever keep track. Each person generally gets to have the following jobs 2-3 times per year. (Depending on the number of students in our classroom.) These are a few of the jobs I can remember off the top of my head. Some people don't like this many jobs, but it works perfectly for me.

    My jobs are:
    Line leader
    Door holder
    Caboose
    Energy Expert (turns on and off the lights)
    Messenger
    Milk Helpers (2)
    Library Helper
    Lunch Helper
    Cubby Monitor
    Seat Captain
    Room Chairperson
    Paper Helper
    Calendar Helper
    Flag Holder
    Newsperson
    Snack Helper
    Nurse's Aide
    Alternate (takes over for students who are absent)
     
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    My jobs are:
    line leader: in charge of weather, calendar, and is Star of the Week
    messengers (2)
    eraser (erases the wipe board)
    door holder
    paper passer
    caboose
    I change the jobs each week
     
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    Kinderkat, I LOVE that idea! It seems so much simpler than what I have been doing.
     
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    class room helpers

    what is 'caboose'? in this context
     
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    My jobs were changed every day. I have a chart in the room with laminated calendar pieces. The names hang in each spot on a stikki clip. Jobs are:

    Line Leader
    Door Holder
    Line Monitor (checks to see if everyone's ready)
    Attendance carrier
    Lights
    Calendar helper
     
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    A caboose is the last person in line. I usually have them to make sure the lights are off and the door is closed.
     
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    Let's see if I can remember what I had this past year;

    Line Leader
    Flag Holder
    Calendar Helper
    Weather Spotter
    Light Monitor
    Scrap Patrol
    Soap Squirter
    Caboose
    Teacher's Helper
    Caterpillar Counter (we have a catepillar I made - just basically colored circles that we add to each day for the number of days we've been in school - this one is a HUGE hit. The CC gets to decide if we are going to count by ones, twos, fives or tens)

    I changed them daily last year, I'm thinking this year I'm going to do it weekly. Still trying to decide if I want to stick with the same amount of helpers or trim my list.
     
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    I have jobs for the whole room and jobs for each table.
    Jobs for the whole room include:
    Line leader
    Door holder
    Weather reporter
    Calendar helper
    Supply helper (they pass out papers and help me give out supplies)
    Attendance helper (they make sure each child checks in on the attendance chart, then they count the number present and absent)

    The table jobs include:
    Snack helper (they hand out snacks, napkins,etc and make sure the table is clean after snack)
    Cafeteria crew (they clean the lunchroom tables)
    Hygiene Helper (they squirt the hands of each child at their table with antibacterial hand sanitizer before lunch, snack and after PE)
    Clean-up Crew (they made sure their tables and area was clean after activities)

    These jobs all rotated weekly (two people at each table had a classroom job, the others had a table job). I also had kids that came to school early or who were picked up later who had jobs while they waited (sweeping the floor, organizing work folders, checking center tubs, etc) - these jobs didn't rotate, the advantage to that is that once they learned the job they did it with very little supervision.
     
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    I teach pre-k our jobs are (we usually have 2 assigned to each and alternate)

    Line Leader
    Calendar
    Weather
    Conductor (chooses song)
    Caboose
    Helper (takes over for absent)
    Table Washer
    Flag Holder

    I know we have a few more, but I can't think of them right now---
     
  16. kinder4me

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    I have the following helpers and change them each week (Monday):

    Line Leader
    Door Holder
    Paper Helper (pass out papers)
    Office Helper
    Chalkboard/Eraser Cleaner
    Light Helper
    Library Helper
    Trash Monitor

    There might be a couple that I am forgetting....:rolleyes:
     
  17. beckyeduk8er

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    I have a job for every child. I use many of the ones mentioned along with a cheer leader (chooses the Dr. Jean cheer if we earn one for anything). I change my jobs Mondays at Closing Meeting, so that when they come in on Moonday they know what to do. I have my jobs in rows on libary pockets and I just move their sticks over one each day. It is great for teaching text directionality and the return sweep, plus I never hear "when will I be the Line Leader?" THey know to check the chart and count how many weeks.
     

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