How do I let six-year-olds
Not HOW…but WHEN?
If you want independence…
YOU have to “TEACH” it!
Be precise. Be Specific. Be Consistent.
Give them the jobs…
you don’t have the time (or desire) to do!
If you go to pinterest there are thousands of samples of
Classroom helper cards
in a MULTITUDE of classroom themes!
But…putting up the cards
USING THEM TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
And that is
Helper ( JOB ) Cards
are a way for
student’s to take responsibilty
HELP THE TEACHER!
Each morning our bell rings at 8:20 AM.
We are working at 8:21.
My students put HW folders in the basket,
backpacks & jackets on the shelves,
and get ready for ipads..
(Don’t be tardy…you will miss ipad time)
While they are “working”.
I take name cards
change the helpers.
MY JOBS are:
Clean Up Crew (2 students)
Ball Handlers ( 2 for recess)
Tech Teachers ( 4 students )
They change daily.
They biggest change I have made is..
YOU MUST BE
“ON TIME AND IN YOUR SEAT”
TO BE A HELPER!
WOW…no more tardies!
EVERYONE WANTS TO BE A HELPER!
They can choose their job.
When I turn over the name cards…
(Yesterday’s names to the back of the pile,,)
“Do you want to be a ____ OR _____?”
Whatever the next two jobs available are.
They CHOOSE what they want to do.
That choice allows them to take personal responsibility.
AND THEY DO!
Allow the little ones to be a PART of the classroom!
They LOVE IT!
Here is a little “HELPER”
to help YOU get started…
If you would like MORE info
on how I use classroom helpers…
Here is a link to another
Nibits for Newbies post