Once upon a time, I had 5-7 classroom jobs that rotated on a weekly basis. Then I realized that it was difficult to manage when you’re going to grad school, coaching, planning a wedding, and living a crazy-hectic-sort-of-existence. So, last year, I switched over to a bi-weekly rotation, and I totally thought it would work for me since I was married and no longer coaching. Wrong-OH! I still felt like it wasn’t my cup of tea. So, sometime in the middle of the 2nd nine-weeks, I decided to make a change.
I decided to create jobs for every kid in my class so that everyone always had a job to do. I tried to make my life easier by creating jobs that the kids could easily do to free up some of my time for other tasks. The kids applied for a job, which is a great life-skill, and I tried to place them where I thought they would be happy using their top 2 choices, bottom choice, and their responsibility levels/strengths to “hire” them. The kids were all happy to have a job to do, and this freed me up to worry about other things for one whole 9-weeks until we applied for jobs again. This was pure magic, so I HAD to share!
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