Classroom Jobs. Finally.

Confession time-I almost had a linky party out of sheer laziness.  I figured that would be a bad start for my first time though.  I knew I needed to jazz up my classroom jobs this year.  Um, because I didn't have any.  That's right, I've been teaching for 13 years now.  I've always had a teacher's pet to be my minion, but that just wasn't cutting it.  I knew I needed more.  But what?  That's when I thought I would have the classroom jobs come to me via a linky party, but I finally got off my behind and started digging around.

And guess what?  I found Mel D. at Seusstastic Classroom Inspiration's classroom linky party from last summer.  She had an AWESOME jobs post.  I dug through some more blogs that were linked up and came up with what I think is the perfect for my my classroom list.  I had it printed on 11X17 card stock at Office Max.

See for yourself:
**You can download it at the end of this post.**

Here's a quick break down of each job:
I think you can figure this out

●Line Leader
This one too

●Homework checker
Put assignments in numerical order, check with missing kiddos

Turn off lights, projector, etc.

Check book baskets, organize

●Lunch Patrol
Bring lunch basket, card holder to cafeteria

●Teacher's Assistant
Various whatevers

●Inventory Control
Okay, you know how the kids are always telling you that we need more XYZ, or we're low on blah blah blah.  And then you forget?  I'm going to have a list.  Kids will tell inventory control, who will take care of recording it and/or resupplying necessary items.

●Geek Squad
Turn on/off computers.  Heehee.  Like Best Buy.

Post on our classroom blog

●Recycling Manager
Dump out recycling bin

Fill in when students are absent

I'm going to make a description sheet for each job.  I'll share it when I do.  I also have a table leader at each table in charge of getting supplies for the table, collecting papers, etc.  That rotates weekly separately from our classroom jobs.

I have two sections, so one side will be my morning section, the other my afternoon section.  I'll put numbered magnets next to each job.  Everyone who does not have a job will be on vacation for the week.  I'll just slide the magnets down one slot on Mondays and voila!

I'm linking up:
Freebie Fridays


  1. Megan--I have the descriptions to a lot of these jobs and more in my TpT store for free. I even included a link to the google doc where you can edit (it's listed in the feedback section for that product). Let me know if it works for you!
    Here's my store:

    Hopefully this will save you some time :o)

  2. LOL! A teacher's pet minion! I, too, had a captain "minion" of the day because I couldn't keep track of who was supposed to do what. But, now that I teach third I have started assigning jobs because they LOVE the opportunity to remind (nag) one another. :)

    Quick silly question: I am going to try the Office Max 11x17 awesomeness with a bunch of stuff. Should I set up my page layout to 11x17 when I create the document?

    Grade Three is the Place for Me!

    1. Yep! Set it to 11x17 of your proportions will be off. Good luck! E-mail me if you need any help.

  3. Nice work on the blogs. I really like the second one, the one with the flowers. Keep it up!
    Back in Fourth

  4. Okay I LOVE these jobs. My mom was in my room helping today and after umpteen kids asking if they could help - I looked at her and said, I need a job chart! so she was like fine I will put it up and I was like, NO I NEED one. Do you have labels for this that I can put their na,es next to it, or is this just a list?

    1. I printed it out on 11x17 cardstock at Office Max for $1.50. I have magnets with their numbers that I'm putting next to the job names so everybody will know what to do. Good luck!


  5. How do I print the chart if I don't have the premium membership on scibd?

    1. Grrr. Scribd has betrayed me. It used to be free. I'm in the process of moving everything over to Dropbox. Send me an e-mail, and I'll e-mail it to you. Sorry!!!!

  6. Me too! Id love to use it but dont have the premium membership....