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Classroom jobs are a great way to help get 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students excited about helping out in the classroom. And as a HUGE added bonus, having an organized classroom job system can really help save you time.
The classroom jobs list below contains 30 different classroom jobs you could have in your classroom. Not every classroom job will work in every classroom, so pick and choose the jobs that work for you.
You can find more procedures and routines to help your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classroom run smoothly here.
Classroom Jobs List: 30 Ideas
1. Line Leader – This student is the first person in line and responsible for leading your class in the hallway.
2. Caboose – This student is the last person in line and responsible for closing the door when you leave the classroom.
3. Hallway Monitor – This student is responsible for monitoring hallway behavior and letting you know of any major problems.
4. Bathroom Monitors – These students (a boy and a girl) are responsible for monitoring bathroom behavior and making sure students clean up after themselves in the bathroom. (Click here for more tips on managing bathroom procedures.)
5. Door Holder – This student is responsible for holding the door open for your class.
6. Lights Monitor – This student is responsible for turning the lights on and off when you leave and enter the class and other times a light change is necessary.
7. Clipboard Holder – If you use a clipboard to keep track of behavior or other things, then this student is responsible for always knowing where that clipboard is for you, and for carrying when you need somebody to hold it for you. (A clipboard is one of my 9 Must-Haves for the Upper Elementary Classroom!)
8. Bag Carrier – This student is responsible for carrying anything you might need to transport when you are going from one place to another.
9. New Student Helper – This student is assigned to be a friend and helper to any new student that enters your classroom. Have the New Student Helper be responsible for helping new students understand classroom procedures, learn their way around the school, and making sure the new student has somebody to talk to at lunch and recess.
10. Emergency Drill Assistant – This student is responsible for carrying your emergency bag in case of an evacuation drill.
11. Attendance Helper – This student helps with attendance, letting you know who is absent.
12. Trash Collector – This student is responsible for making sure the floors are clean at the end of the day.
13. Recycling Monitor – This student monitors the recycling bins and helps whenever recycling is picked up.
14. Zookeeper – This student is responsible for taking care of a class pet you might have.
15. Plants Waterer – This student is responsible for taking care of any plants you might have in your classroom.
16. Materials Manager – This student passes out whatever materials you might need passed out for a lesson.
17. Paper Passer Outer - This student is responsible for passing out papers for you. It can be helpful to have more than one paper passer outer to save time.
18. Board Cleaner - This student is responsible for erasing your boards at the end of the day - chalkboards or dry erase boards!
19. Uniform Checker - If your school requires uniforms, this student checks to make sure that students are wearing the appropriate uniform and have their shirts tucked in.
20. Librarian - This student makes sure that your library remains neat and organized.
21. Cutting Assistant - This student helps with any cutting you might need done to prepare for your lessons.
22. Pencil Sharpener - This student is responsible for sharpening pencils for you or for the entire class, depending on how you manage pencil procedures in your classroom.
23. Technology Assistant - This student can help you if you need any technical assistance, or they can help other students who might need help with their computers or other technology.
24. Chair Stacker - This student is responsible for making sure all of the chairs get stacked at the end of the day.
25. Photographer - This student is responsible for taking pictures to help document what is happening in your classroom.
26. Desk Checker - This student checks to make sure students desks are clean and organized.
27. Reminder Monitor - This student responsible for reminding you of things you forgot to do, or things you knew you might forget to do later. For example, if you are in the hallway and notice some outstanding behavior, ask the reminder monitor to remind to reward that student later. Or, if you know you will need to remind your students about an upcoming field trip at the end of the day, ask the reminder monitor to remind you of that.
28. Substitute - These students (a boy and a girl) are responsible for the jobs of anybody who is absent.
29. Errand Runner - This student is responsible for running any errands you might need run (notes to the office, to other teachers, etc.).
30. Teacher's Helper - This student does all of the other jobs you need assistance with that aren’t covered by your regular classroom jobs.
This classroom jobs list doesn’t cover all of the possible classroom jobs you can have in your classroom, but it does cover many tasks that can help save you time and sanity!
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