I always find it interesting to read about other teachers’ classroom management and organization strategies, so I hope to share a few of mine over the next couple of weeks. I want to take some pictures of different things to share, so hopefully I’ll be allowed back inside my school soon. Right now our floors are drying, so no one is allowed inside. (It feels like it is taking forever, but I’m sure it will look great.)
I did find an older picture of what I use for my classroom jobs, so I thought I’d share about that first. I copied the idea from my completely wonderful supervising teacher when I was a student teacher 8 years ago. Instead of having classroom jobs, she had a boy and girl “helping hand” of the day. The two helpers were responsible for all of the classroom jobs (line leader, door holder, running errands, etc.) I just write each students’ name on a cutout of a hand and hand the hands on the wall and flip the hands each day. It is such a super easy system, and it works out so that students get to be a helper about once every other week. I used this when I student taught in 1st grade and in my own 4th grade and then 3rd grade classes, and it worked great for each grade. I need to make a cute sign for the hands, and I’ll share as soon as I decide what I want it to look like.