They aren't anything genius so don’t be prepared to be mind blown. Haha!
know. Deep breathes. You can keep reading. I have had ten jobs and even twenty-two
jobs in the past but I was always forgetting
who did what and when. I felt like I was
chasing my tail. Then, my I noticed how my genius teaching partner handled
classroom jobs and it was like LAAAAA….(cue in angelic light and music). She
had a Super Star of the day, and ONE kid held ALL jobs. What?? How could this work? I would only have to remember one kid's name for jobs each day? She had star die cuts on a ring hanging on her calendar
wall. She changed the star each day. So, I ran over to my room and dug in my die
cut basket thingy. No stars. Bummer. At last…hearts. I can do that, right? Cue
in the Sweetheart of the Day. Genius!
count to the cafeteria, runs notes to the office, passes out papers, helps with
calendar, picks our “special” song of the day, etc. The cool part is that the
sweetheart gets to pick one friend that is obeying the rules at that moment to
help them. They must alternate between boys and girls and no one can be picked
twice in one day to help. The kids LOVE it!
honest. Birthdays are important though. Sometimes the only celebrating
kids do is the one at school. I often
don’t have brain power to be on top of birthdays AND teaching. Imagine. I know.
So, I keep a birthday box. During the summer, I purchase certificates and sign
all of them ahead of time. I put them in the box along with a birthday banner,
birthday stickers, readers (ones I have gotten with scholastic points or found
as a dollar deal), and “treasures”. Each student gets their own book,
certificate, treasure, and sticker to wear. We sing the normal Happy Birthday
song and then a special birthday song. Birthdays are no longer stressful in my
room because all I have to do is pull down the box and wha la, everything is
there and ready.
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