Over the past 2 years I feel I have done something terribly wrong in my classroom and am JUST now realizing it!! Tell me I'm not the only one who has ever had a "duh" moment?
Our school has adopted the Conscious Discipline model for behavior and one of the things the book suggests is for every student to have a job or a role in the classroom to help create unity and a family environment.
Before going to this training, I had 2 jobs in my classroom: leader and door holder. Both would change daily. The leader would lead calendar and if they were responsible, I would have them run any errands that popped up during the day. I know you just 'gasped' and I did too! It obviously wasn't a very fair or consistent role. So I finally came to my senses and created a job for each student!
Here is how I have the jobs displayed. Each student will be assigned a magic number the first few weeks of school. They will be able to find their magic number and look at the job card behind it. That will be there job for the entire week. After the week is over, I will move each card to the next number making sure to keep the cards in order.
I have made 2 different sets of job cards. My classroom is decorated with safari prints, hence the safari style but if I had all the money in the world and redecorated it, I would use chevron print. You can see them both below.
Included are the following jobs:
water patrol (2), caboose, message carrier, table monitor 1-4, weather reporter, techi, materials manager, calendar cadet, line leader, trash collector, snack assistant, well wisher, door holder, light monitor, germinator, security guard, pencil monitor, lunch counter, brain break.
Starting with the first week of school, I plan to introduce 1-2 jobs daily. Once all jobs are introduced, the students will begin having weekly job responsibilities. If a student is absent, the teacher will assume the role.
If you are interested you can pick up both sets in my TpT shop!