Building a community and sense of belonging in your elementary classroom is so important. You want your students to feel excitement about being in class! We all know that our kiddos learn a lot more during their elementary school years than just the primary subjects. They learn how to listen, share, be kind, make friends, and more. It is important that we build on that with our activities and curriculum to help them grow not only into great students, but into great human beings as well.
A wonderful way to focus on those essential skills and get your students more engaged in the classroom is to create classroom “jobs”. This will help build that excitement, community, and a sense of belonging in your students from the very start of the school year!
Classroom jobs don’t only help your students, they help you too! It helps keep your classroom in order and will make it possible for you to focus more on the more pressing things that need your attention!
To start utilizing this fun classroom management technique, you’ll want to begin by making a list of tasks that your students are capable of assisting you with. Make a giant list, ideally one per student in your classroom and then assign it to your students. You can keep it the same throughout the school year or shake it up every so often so your students can learn how to do multiple jobs.
This editable Job Chart is perfect for helping students take ownership and feel responsible in their classroom. There are 25 pre-made jobs with various ways to organize or you can use the editable PowerPoint to personalize your own job chart!
The natural beach theme with pineapples and palm trees will make it easy to fit into any classroom!
Classroom jobs to choose from:
- Attendance Helpers
- Book Monitor
- Pencil Captain
- Paper Passer
- Line Leader
- Board Monitor
- Meteorologist (Weather Chart Included)
- Absent Keeper
- Folder Checker
- Kindness Keeper (two Kindness Board Posters INCLUDED)
- Cleaning Crew
- Door Holder
- Cubby Inspector
- Homework Checker
- Desk Assistant
- Lights Inspector
- Hand Sanitizer
- Vacation (4 types of ON A BREAK Job Cards)
Using a classroom jobs system can become a very fundamental part of making your classroom run smoothly! Do you like to use classroom jobs? Let me know your favorite thing about it in the comments below!
For matching beach theme classroom decor, check out my post here!