Allocating jobs in any classroom helps students work on responsibilities, working as a team, looking after their belongings and the shared space as well as teaching them the vital skill of helping.
I have always used a chart to display my jobs but then I came up with this idea.
I picked up a few packets of children’s birthday party hats from the supermarket. You can also find them at any dollar store. Print out the jobs that are applicable for your classroom and paste onto each hat… easy!
Placing job cards onto hats is a fun and easy way to carry out each task, each week or when you decide.
There are so many advantages to implementing this system in your classroom.
You can stack the hats one on top of the other to save space.
Change up the roles quickly and easily.
Students can decide on their responsibility.
Children can choose their job title as a reward.
You can use them year after year.
It is so quick and easy to set up.
Children find it fun to wear different hats.
You can download the file I made for classroom responsibilities in my TpT store. Our Jumping into Jobs Cards have 70 different cards to choose from.
You can also have your students fill in this job description should you want to integrate writing. You will find it in our file; Jumping into Job Cards – Classroom Responsibilities.
At the beginning of the year, I like to read my all time favorite story, The Little Red Hen.
I emphasis the moral(s) of the story being that we all must contribute, work as a team and help each other to achieve a common goal. I relate it to the classroom, highlighting that we must work together to look after our things, the space and each other by contributing to the classroom.
What books do you read to teach your children about working as a team and helping each other meet a common goal or set of goals?
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Jean M says
What a fun way to assign classroom jobs! I can see this idea working so well. Thanks for sharing!