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Not your average classroom job system! My students apply for the job they want with this project that I use to kick off the year. They keep the job for several months, meaning that they become proficient in it and are extra-helpful to me and to substitutes. It makes the classroom run so much more smoothly!
This packet has everything you need to print and go. There is a PDF version if you prefer to fill in the dates and names by hand, or a Word version if you would like to edit anything. Everything is editable. Each job has a different salary. Jobs that I knew would require more work make more money, and jobs that are more fun such as the Tunes Master and Ball Boss don't make as much. The salaries are capped and everyone should have approximately equal opportunities to be making about as much as their classmates, in the end. There are 19 job listings with 1-4 students assigned to each job, totaling 32 available positions. You can tweak this as needed.
Over the first two weeks of school, different parts of the project are due. Students first need to look over the job descriptions and choose two that they would like to do. They write a persuasive letter, explaining why they want the jobs they are applying for, and why they would be good at them. They then need to turn in two recommendation letters: one from an adult in their life, and one from a classmate. Each student is graded on the letter they write for their classmate. Finally, I have individualized job offer letters that I hand out, with the job tags, when I have graded the projects.
Included in this packet:
-Description of each job, including requirements and salary
-Banker cheat sheet, laying out salaries for each job
-Monkey Moolah guide, detailing how we earn, lose, and spend money
-My Job Choices Pre-Writing
-My Job Choices Rough Draft rubric & score sheet
-Recommendation Letters request form
-Recommendation Letter explanation, rubric & score sheet
-Job Offer Letters w/ salaries
-Job Offer Letters without salaries
-Class Job Tags
**You can use whatever kind of class money you prefer. I like to do it digitally, on Class Dojo, but there are lots of cute class money options on TPT. Monkey Moolah is one I found and liked.**