Essential Upper Elementary Classroom Jobs

I am beyond excited to be joining the Bright Ideas Blog Hop this month! I love reading all of the super great ideas that teachers…

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I am beyond excited to be joining the Bright Ideas Blog Hop this month! I love reading all of the super great ideas that teachers post each month on this hop and I feel so blessed to be joining such incredible teachers to share my own bright ideas!
For this month’s Bright Ideas Blog Hop, I’m going to post about the classroom jobs that save my sanity! I train students for these jobs early in the year and really couldn’t survive without them!
Planner/Folder Checker

I always have a student assigned to check planners or folders each day. This depends on what you use. In my class, students have to bring their planners back every day with a signature. They turn in homework on Thursdays and they return signed progress reports on Mondays. It is so hard for me to keep track of everything while running the classroom so I have a simple checklist and a student assigned to this job. They know exactly what to do and it runs flawlessly without any supervision from me! I know how turned in what without any effort and I can continue to focus on the important things that are happening in the room.

Scheduler
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  1. Great advice! I've used most of these roles with my 8th graders, and it works like a dream! I don't get the endless begging to help or the fights when I choose someone from a hoard of "volunteers"! I have white board where I write the helper for each class. I usually can get by with 1 or 2 – an assistant & a materials handler.

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