A successful classroom is a TEAM effort!
Research has proven that when people have responsibilities, they behave more responsibly. :) This equal division of labor chart aka "Classroom Job Chart" gives students 3 jobs a day to accomplish. This helps you keep your room neat, tidy and organized and gives the students things they can do to contribute to the cause and will give them a positive sense of pride. The students keep these jobs for one week and then the job sticks rotate to the next student.
Directions for board assembly:
1. Cover foam core board with desired fabric
2. Place and glue a library pocket (1 for each student) to the front of the board. Take a picture of each child (or name) and label the front of each pocket. (I took a Polaroid photo of each student and glued it to the front of each pocket.)
3. Print off Job Chart and Job descriptions
4. Laminate all the sheets. Cut out each square on job sheet and, using large glue dots, glue each job to the top of a pop-sickle stick. 5. Then, after laminating them, cut the job description sheets into four equal parts.
6. Punch a hole in the top left corner of each job description and attach to a metal ring.
7. Evenly divide jobs among the students. (Since I have 9 students, each student got 3 jobs to do a day) Students keep their chores for one week and then the board rotates down
8. For the letters I used the extra library pockets and a die cut machine. I used an ordinary glue stick to glue the letters to the board.
9. Hot glue a hanger onto the back
NOTE: Each week, when the students each receive their new jobs, I have them read each jobs description so that they really know and understand what each job entails.
For another great classroom management resource click below to view:
Weekly Progress Report (Accumulative)