I like the idea of having classroom jobs for students but until this week, I could not wrap my brain around how to set this up. I have 37 students, some come to my room everyday but at different times each day, some come 3 x a week, some only come to my room on occasion (I push into their rooms usually) so how do I set up jobs?
This really bothered me my first year because our mentors gave us a bunch of new teacher books to help us set up our rooms and half of it didn't apply to my setting. That's actually the reason I started this blog, there was no information out there as a guide for resource room teachers (or any non-traditional teachers).
So here is my solution. I numbered my chairs 1-5 and came up with 5 jobs. I chose to number the chairs so that the kids wouldn't pick the tape off the table and it's not distracting.
I wanted students to be responsible for pencils, materials, chairs, erasing the board, and a helper for odd jobs. Rather than assigning every kid a specific job and switching them, the chair numbers assign the students the jobs. If job #1 is the materials manager, whoever sits in chair #1 has that job for the day. Rather than numbering my job posters, I made numbers that I can move around to avoid having students do the same job every day if they have assigned seats.
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