Motivate, inspire and teach your students good work ethic and how the real world works! This can be easily modified for your grade level. Hiring students is a great way to get them accustomed to how their world works. The work to be done in the classroom does not have to all be done by the teacher. Involving the students will make them responsible and give them a sense of ownership will help with classroom management. Have a Bee Day Pay Day! (bee money coins included)
Included in this “Busy as a Bee” Themed Product:
*Busy as a Bee Room Maintenance Job Cards (8/9 to a page, 4 pages) for Students, Peer Support & leadership roles, jobs that benefit the greater school community, and Teachers Helper’s.
*Busy as a Bee set of BLANK job cards (1 page, 9 on page)
* Busy as a Bee Title page and Corner decorative page for decorating your job poster and/or bulletin board.
* Enlarged Job Cards for Poster (2 jobs to one page, 12 pages). These cards are for attaching to poster. Use clothes pins with Students name to pin by current job.
*Busy as a bee BLANK enlarged job cards for poster (2 blank job cards per 1 page)
*Busy as a Bee money/paper token for rewarding their hard work (1 page, 15 bee coins)
*Busy as a Bee Full size .jpg file for printing and decorating
*Busy as a Bee Award cards or could be used as a receipt from the store if they earn enough to purchase from your classroom “store” (9 cards on 1 page)
*Busy as a Bee Mini Bees for cutting out and gluing on the end of Clothes Pins. (30 mini bees on one page)
If you like Busy as a Bee themed products take a quick look at the Bee Hive Assessment in my store:
The idea for these fun jobs included in this product was from the scholastic website. The information explaining the jobs is copied below. This will help to establish and teach the students the job description and expectations if they are hired for the job.
Paper Handler: passes out and/or collects class work, homework, blank paper, and so forth.
Alphabetizer: puts stacks of notebooks or papers in alphabetical order so record-keeping is easier and faster for the teacher
Messenger: delivers notes to other teachers or to the office
Display Helper: "frames" work with construction paper; helps design displays, tacks them up, and takes them down
Peer Support and Leadership Roles:
Nurse Buddy: accompanies students to the nurse's office if they are sick or hurt
Librarian: keeps library neat and recommends a favorite book during a morning meeting
Ambassador: helps visitors or new students learn their way around and keeps them company at lunch and recess; explains classroom projects or displays to parents or visitors with questions
Special Meeting Leader: decides on a topic for the class to discuss or debate, and moderates the discussion
Current-Events Reporter: chooses, with teacher and parent approval, a news story to follow and share with the class throughout the week
Class Journal Writer: records each week's most memorable classroom events or activities
Jobs That Benefit the Greater School Community:
Guest Reader: reads to a partner in kindergarten or first-grade classroom
Recycling Expert: teaches younger students about classroom recycling
Custodians and Decorators: maintains school common spaces (like the lobby or cafeteria), or decorates common spaces in preparation for holidays or special events
Secret Admirer: writes an unsigned note of thanks and appreciation to a school worker (custodian, office worker, cafeteria worker) whose contribution the school counts on.