By Pamela Chanko
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Must-have jobs for your classroom workforce.
- Administrative Assistant Passes out and collects papers; keeps track of "appointments" (such as items on the class schedule).
- Assembly Line Manager Leads the line when the class goes to lunch, outdoors, and so on.
- Board Hygienist Erases the chalkboards.
- Botanist Waters the plants.
- Catering specialist Collects lunch ticket money; organizes food for snacks or special celebrations.
- Census Taker Takes daily attendance.
- Circulation Supervisor Organizes the classroom library; retrieves and returns books to and from the school library.
- Class Emissary Delivers messages to and from the office or other classrooms.
- Class Historian Writes a brief account of the important events of the week (at the end of the year, you'll have a complete book).
- Computer Technician Turns on and shuts down classroom computers; helps other students with technical difficulties.
- Environmentalist Keeps track of recyclable materials; organizes classroom recycling center.
- Fire Chief Leads students outdoors for classroom or school-wide fire drills.
- Human Resources Director Assists in organizing classroom jobs, rotating the display board, and so on.
- Inventory Chief Keeps track of classroom supplies; organizes supply shelves.
- Meteorologist Records daily weather; reminds students to put on weather-related gear (such as coats, mittens, or sunscreen) when going outdoors.
- Paramedic Walks students to nurse's office; carries first-aid kit to recess time.
- Postmaster Collects and drops off incoming and outgoing mail.
- Sanitation Engineer Leads students in cleaning up after craft projects or snacks.
- Veterinarian Cares for class pets.
- Window Dresser Helps brainstorm ideas for bulletin boards and/or window and door decorations.