"It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings". -- Ann Landers
Classroom jobs are important. They teach responsibility which is something every young student should learn sooner rather than later. I teach 2nd grade and from experience 2nd graders can handle quite a bit of responsibility, which is one of the many reasons I love that age group!
In my classroom each student has their very own job. Every. Single. One. Some of the jobs are more involved than others but all of them carry importance! We have a ticket system in my classroom, although if you use classroom Dojo or don't use any type of reward system, you could still have a classroom job for each student. My ticket system is like a classroom currency. Students get paid for the jobs they do! We get paid for doing our jobs at work so I want to mimic that same aspect in my classroom.
Students save their tickets for rewards (I'll share those another day!). When I teach my economics unit they use their tickets for Market Day! -- Another thing I'll share at a later time. All in all, the classroom jobs serve a purpose. It isn't just fluff in my classroom, but a way of classroom management to promote independent students who take charge in their classroom!
You can check out the different classroom jobs and their descriptions for FREE at my Teacher Pay Teachers Store! (It was my very first upload!)
About my Blog
This blog is a place for me to share my ideas and teaching style with anyone that is interested! I'm a 2nd grade teacher who loves what she does! I love sharing with others, which is why I've decided to use this blog to show different things I do in my classroom! You are free to comment or email me any questions.