Setting Up Student Jobs Inside The Special Ed. Classroom

Setting up classroom jobs for our students is a great way to build a sense of community and ownership in the class as well as teaching about responsibility. Here are some ideas for getting you started:

Setting up classroom jobs for our students is a great way to build a sense of community and ownership in the class as well as teaching about responsibility. Here are some ideas for getting you started:



We assign our daily jobs during morning meeting group. Every morning we combine WH question practice, identifying peers and job chart. We use pictures of students instead of names on our job chart because my kiddos have a harder time with learning faces. Here's what our chart looked like last year....



Setting up classroom jobs for our students is a great way to build a sense of community and ownership in the class as well as teaching about responsibility. Here are some ideas for getting you started:



When choosing your jobs, keep these things in mind:

Classroom needs

Age group

Goals of jobs... becoming social, independent, teaching life skills, etc. 




Next, choose your jobs. Here's some ideas to get you started...


Taking a Care Of The Classroom

Lights on/off
Door holder
Water the plants
Feed the class pet
Handout papers
Snack helper
Put chairs up/down
Sharpen pencils
Return library books
Attendance helper



Building Life Skills

Table washer
Sweeper
Wash snack or lunch dishes
Put clean dishes away
Package snack into baggies
Delivering mail or putting communication books in mailboxes
Take the garbage out
Make first aid kits for the nurse
Wash and fold clothing/towels if you have a washer and dryer 
Mop floors





Next, decide how are you going to assign the jobs.... will they change daily? Using pictures of students or names, etc.  Finally, create a visual system for students to be able to check what their job is easily.


Setting up classroom jobs for our students is a great way to build a sense of community and ownership in the class as well as teaching about responsibility. Here are some ideas for getting you started:




2 comments

  1. Great job ideas! I'm hoping to have classroom jobs this year but I was trying to think of enough jobs so that every kid would have one.

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    1. Thanks! My kiddos really like have a daily job. I've even had parents tell me that their child continued their job at home!
      Hope your class likes it, too!
      Pam

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