4-5 year old class jobs - ProTeacher Community




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      Early Childhood Education (Pre-K)

4-5 year old class jobs

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
vbubbles1874's Avatar
vbubbles1874 vbubbles1874 is offline
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 147
Full Member

vbubbles1874
 
vbubbles1874's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 147
Full Member
4-5 year old class jobs
Old 07-14-2008, 08:02 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

What kind of jobs could I assign for my pre-k kids?
These are what I usually do;
  1. Line Leader
  2. Door holder
  3. light person
  4. teacher helper -2
  5. snack helper - 2
  6. lunch helper - 2 to 4
What else can I use?


vbubbles1874 is offline   Reply With Quote

Mrs. O's Avatar
Mrs. O Mrs. O is offline
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,356
Senior Member

Mrs. O
 
Mrs. O's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,356
Senior Member
Caboose
Old 07-14-2008, 08:07 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

The K-4 and K-5 classes at my school love to be the caboose, but it is because they get to turn off the light.

My son (He's 5.)says his favorites were:

Chalkboard eraser
Table washer
Clip board holder
Mrs. O is offline   Reply With Quote
rolltidegirl's Avatar
rolltidegirl rolltidegirl is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 592
Senior Member

rolltidegirl
 
rolltidegirl's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 592
Senior Member
Class Jobs
Old 07-14-2008, 08:09 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

I teach 4 & 5 year old also. We have some of the same jobs and a few different. Our daily class jobs are:

1. Line leader
2. Door greeter (holder)
3. Light Clicker
4. Teacher's Helper
5. Snack Helper -2 kids
6. Lunchroom Assistant
7. Weather Reader (one person to look outside & match weather with appropriate weather card in our science center)
8. Bee-mail checker (we have a poster that has an envelope and everyday Bruno the Bee sends us "bee-mail" instead of e-mail. Our bee-mail checker checks the envelope & retrieves our mail)

Also, my kids learn from day one that being assigned a class job is a priviledge and that priviledge can be taken away at anytime during the day if they exhibit poor behavior. It helps motivate them to be good all day!
rolltidegirl is offline   Reply With Quote
In good time's Avatar
In good time In good time is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 70
Junior Member

In good time
 
In good time's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 70
Junior Member
Our "Let's Hop to It" positions
Old 07-15-2008, 04:59 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

Our classroom jobs are:

1. Line leader
2. Door holder
3. Table washers
4. Feed the fish
5. Flag holder
6. Weather helper
7. Calender helper
8. Dress Fred ( Our frog who changes clothes daily appropriate to the weather) This is our most sought after position!
In good time is offline   Reply With Quote
Rosie girl Rosie girl is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12
New Member

Rosie girl
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12
New Member
Class jobs
Old 07-15-2008, 05:31 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

We have:
Line Leader
Door Holder
Light Switcher (turn lifhts on and off)
Flag Holder (holds our small flag while we say the Pledge of Allegiance)
Calendar Helper (takes cover ups off calendar as we count to see
what day it is, also points to each day as we count)
Weather Watcher (looks out the door, announces the weather and
hangs up the visual to show what the weather, cloudy, etc.)
Pet Helper (puts food in the food dish for the gerbils)
Milk Helper (passes out milk at snack time)
Napkin Helper (passes out napkins at snack time)
Book Helper (this person can pick out a book from two choices for me
to read to the class or hold the book as I read it)
Teacher Helper (for tasks such as passing out things when we do a
group activity at the tables)


Rosie girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Ruby07's Avatar
Ruby07 Ruby07 is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,894
Senior Member

Ruby07
 
Ruby07's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,894
Senior Member

Old 07-15-2008, 05:38 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #6

After observing a pre-K teacher who spent WAY too much time checking her helper chart and trying to figure out who was supposed to help with what job.........I decided to limit my helpers to TWO per day.

Every day, on the calendar board, there are two helpers posted. Those two do everything, all day: weather, snack, leaders, etc.

It makes life sooooooo much easier.
Ruby07 is offline   Reply With Quote
yooper's Avatar
yooper yooper is offline
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 514
Senior Member

yooper
 
yooper's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 514
Senior Member
In response..
Old 07-26-2008, 06:58 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #7

... to the last post. In my class when I see a job not being done, I ask who's job it is. I say "door holder once", "door holder twice", give some time for response. If there's none I say "You're fired". If you don't do your job in the real world, you do get fired. The job is then given to someone else, who didn't have a job that day. Yes, some times there are tears but they learn very fast to remember what their jobs are! I'm not going to spend my day checking the job chart. I like everyone to be able to have a job each day. Usually there are 2 or 3 who have a "day off" (that's their job) but they may get called in to work if someone's fired.
yooper is offline   Reply With Quote
aalex aalex is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 20
New Member

aalex
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 20
New Member
Pre-K classroom jobs
Old 07-28-2008, 08:12 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #8

I use many of the jobs already listed but here is one that my children love.

The "Butterfly Kisser"- I have a little Beany Baby butterfly hotglued to a small stick. If a child was absent the day before, the "butterfly kisser" will say to that child in morning circle, "You were gone and you were missed, where would you like your butterfly kiss?" Then the child will point to that special place and the kisser will deliver the kiss with the butterfly. The children love to give and receive that kiss.

You can have a paper butterfly! It does not matter what the butterfly looks like, the results are the same. The child feels loved.
aalex is offline   Reply With Quote
aalex aalex is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 20
New Member

aalex
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 20
New Member
Pre-K Jobs
Old 07-28-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #9

Thought I would add a few more.

Head Counter-Counts as they lightly touch the heads or shoulders of the children in morning circle.
Mini-Teacher- Helps the teacher passout things. Walks to the office with her, etc.
Bookbag Helper-Passout bookbags at the end of the day
Music Master- Chooses songs to sing or songs to move to.
Peace Maker- Talks with the children that are having a problem. Reminds them to "Stop, take a deep breath and relax. Please talk it out."
aalex is offline   Reply With Quote
spark119 spark119 is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 1
New Member

spark119
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 1
New Member
Bruno Bee
Old 08-19-2008, 03:40 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #10

Is this from the Investigator science curriculum? I saw this at a convention and it seemed great. What do you think?


spark119 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ms. B in GN's Avatar
Ms. B in GN Ms. B in GN is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 230
Full Member

Ms. B in GN
 
Ms. B in GN's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 230
Full Member

Old 08-29-2008, 09:26 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #11

i do almost the same thing as ruby...i have ONE "child of the day" who does everything for the day. i just go through my class roster alphabetically by first name, and the kids start figuring out when they'll be "child of the day!" its awesome to see them counting through the days of the week and all that stuff.

in january, i switch to "child of the week" which is extended child of the day stuff, including sharing, special family guest stars, and a bunch of other stuff. but they always do all the traditional "jobs" etc.

i agree, its waaaaay easier than keeping track of different jobs each day or each week. after the first 3 weeks, the kids tell me who the next COD is!!
Ms. B in GN is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
Early Childhood Education (Pre-K)
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:43 AM.

Copyright © 2017 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net