Hi, Organized Classroom Blog Readers! I’m Linda Nelson from Primary Inspiration, and I’m thrilled to be here with you today! I’d like to share a simple way to handle classroom jobs.
Jobs are a great way of building your students’ sense of responsibility and community, as well as of course keeping your classroom running smoothly. But assigning new jobs each week steals a few minutes of precious teaching time, and these days, who has any minutes to spare?
Have you thought about saving some time by implementing a Helper of the Day system? One of your students will handle all of the classroom jobs for an entire day. Whether you’re needing a message to be delivered to the office or a plant to be watered, your Helper of the Day will do it!
Just print a double-spaced class list, print the arrows in the download at the end of this post, add magnets, and use them as you see here to show who the helper is each day. You’ll find that a small display like this one will also take a lot less wall space than those big helper sets that you get at the teacher supply stores!
If your Top Dog needs a little help with a job, the next person on the list is the automatic helper. There’s no time spent choosing a friend from a sea of waving hands, and no hurt feelings, either!