This system example supports the day to day functions of a classroom.
Steps for Setup of System
Identify tasks within the classroom that you would like to have as student jobs. Ensure the jobs are reasonable and safe for students to do. Here are some examples of possible student jobs:
- Write Daily Schedule on the board
- Provide the daily schedule to the student via email or written out, for them to write on the board.
- The schedule should include the day, date, digital date, and times.
- Unlock/Lock the iPad cart
- Students can unlock the cart to allow other students to get their iPads for the day.
- At the end of the school day the student can counts the iPad’s to ensure that they are there and then lock the cabinet.
- Attendance and Lunch Count
- The attendance can be done through the lunch choices made.
- This can be posted on a digital display and students can drag their name into their lunch choice.
- The student with this job can take a pre-made slip of paper and count out the numbers for each lunch choice and then write student names that are left (had not made a lunch choice).
- The student can give this pre-made slip to the teacher for attendance or bring it to the office if there is a sub.
- Collect Media Books
- On media days students with this job can remind other students to put their books in the media basket.
- They can then take the basket of books to the media center.
- Pencil Sharpener – Love this job!
- Students sharpening pencils during the day can be quite a distraction. Instead of sharpening their pencils students can exchange a dull or broken pencil for a sharpened one.
- The student job can be to sharpen the dull pencils at the end of the day and put them with the sharpened pencils.
- Office Runner
- Student available to run things to and pick things up from the office.
- Lunch Basket
- Students can bring the lunch box basket to the lunchroom.
- Students can bring the lunch box basket back to the classroom.
- Table Washers
- Students can of the lunch tables at the end of each lunch.
- At the end of the school day students can put the garbages and recycling bin in the hallway.
- Room organizer – At the end of the day the students can:
- Wipe the schedule from the whiteboard.
- Mark days off the calendar.
- Make sure the classroom library is organized.
- Pick up misc. items from the floor.
Teaching the System
- Explain to the students each of the jobs
- Be clear about the expectations of the jobs
- Teach skills related to the jobs to ensure that every student in your classroom can do every job.
- Consider and provide supports for students that may require this rather than not letting them have a job.
- Identify at least two students for each job (incase one is absent).
- Change the jobs monthly or quarterly.
- Let students volunteer for jobs.
Benefits of this System
- Promotes a sense of responsibility.
- Endorses ownership of classroom supplies and routines.
- Contributes to a sense of community.
- Helps with organization and cleanliness of the classroom.