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Educational Ideas from 5-6 Connection
Classroom Jobs

What sorts of jobs can we give our students?

messenger, eraser, line leader, back line captain (or caboose), lunch helper, soap monitors (one for girls and one for boys), computer helper, door helper (this person is the one who answers when someone knocks on our door), bookshelf helpers (straighten books and keep AR books together), paper helper (passes out papers).

Jennie Rush

attendance taker, messenger, papers (2 kids) for handing out notices, etc., plants, bookshelves/sink monitor and boards (2 kids).

Crista Vogt

Pencil Sharpener
Attendance - takes attendance folder to office
Door Holder - holds doors open for the class
Bathroom Monitors - checks to see if there is a mess before we go in, reports any malfunctions
PE Equipment - carries out balls, cones, first aid kit, etc. for recess
Lunch Count - takes lunch count to cafeteria every morning
Table Washers - washes tables after lunch
Overhead Technician - sets up overhead, pulls down screen, cleans transparencies
Librarian - straightens book tubs
Computer Monitor - turns on computers every morning and gets them set up
Mail Carrier - checks my mail box every day after lunch
Garbage Collector - sets garbage cans in hall at end of day
I have also had kids do the dusting, sweeping, putting chairs up, feeding animals, watering plants and stowing informal seating away.

Vanessa Osbourne

Zoo Keepers (2)
Attendance Keeper
Library Assistant
Boards & Brushes
Book & Paper Passer (2)
Computer Assistant (2)
News Assistant
Messenger
Teacher's Assistant
Gardener
Shelf Elf
Pizza Passer
Substitute
Neat & Tidy Keeper
Equipment Manager

Nancy Lefebure