First Grade students love to help out in the classroom, and let’s face it; we need all the help we can get! When creating my Dr. Seuss themed classroom I wanted my job chart to be inspired by one of his books. For my job chart, I tamed the mischievous characters from The Cat and The Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and turned them into helpful creatures!
I created “Things” and on their bellies I put the numbers 1-7 and then I labeled each one with a different classroom job. I place a piece of sticky Velcro in the white space where the face should be. At the beginning of each year, I take photos of my students. I crop these photos into 3 inch circles, and then I laminate them. I affix Velcro to the backs and attach them to the “Things” on my job chart.
My jobs are
1. Line Leader
2. Door Holder
3. Handy Helper- Passes out and collects things
4. Board Eraser
5. Light Helper
7. Pencil Sharpener- Sharpens pencils in the “Broken Cup” each morning
How do you encourage students to be helpful around the classroom?