HELPERS…How do YOU Choose them?

I want my kiddos to
HELP!
I am NOT your MAMA.
I am NOT your Grandma,
AND
I AM NOT YOUR MAID!
🙂
We ALL work & play in our classroom.
If you work here,,,you are a part of our TEAM.
AND ALL Team members HELP!
So HOW to 
“Share the JOBS?”
Make it a 
CHOICE!
I don’t 
CHOOSE
daily helpers.
I let them choose what they would like to do each day.
Here are my helpers:

I write their names on
  a  cardstock  strip .
I use a 12″ X 36″ pocket chart.
I have 
2 Clean Up Crew members,
2 Ball Handlers ( for recesses ),
and
2 Tech Teachers ( pass out / collect ipads )
1 line leader,
1 door holder,
and 1 messenger.
9 helpers each day.
My NUMBER 1 RULE!
If you are NOT quietlt in your seat when the 
BELL  RINGS…..
YOU CANNOT BE A HELPER
THAT DAY!
( Don’t be Tardy…or NOISY!)
My kiddos LOVE it!
(I’m HERE & I’m QUIET!)
Hahahaha
and then…
I ask the next person on the card…
“_(susie)___ “,  would you like to be _( ball handler)_  or __(tech teacher)_”
( Go straight down the pocket chart…)
Until ALL the jobs are filled for the day!
They like having a CHOICE in their day!
and then…
I don’t have to do the JOBS!
And…I LOVE THAT!

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3 thoughts on “HELPERS…How do YOU Choose them?

  1. Georgeanne

    This is the easiest way I have found to do classroom jobs. I was doing a lot of tidying up and organizing each day and thought that my 1st graders could do most of these things with a little training. I gave every child in my class a job. This builds community and responsibility. Children have a new job assignment every week. I keep track on a pocket chart. I rotate the students by taking the last job listed and move it to the first spot. All other jobs are moved ahead to the next job. We also do some "job-sharing" where two children do a big job together. You just have to print the icons and match them to your students. 24 different jobs available. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Classroom-Helpers-Jobs-Icons-124536

  2. Unknown

    I had a vertical chart listing all the students names…and then put job labels onto clothespins. Some jobs had two people, so two clothespins with that job. They kept the jobs for a week. At the end of the week, the clothespins moved down the chart, starting with the bottom one…which moved to the top. Some weeks some students had the week off, with no job but they could see when they would have a job again.

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