Ideas for Classroom Jobs
From librarian to line leader, these 20 jobs will teach students about responsibility.
- Grades: 3–5
Teach your students about responsibility by assigning classroom jobs at the beginning of the school year. Here's a list of possible classroom jobs to get you started.
Teacher Assistant: completes all secretarial jobs that need to be done.
Messenger: takes notes to the office or runs errands around the school.
Homework Checker: checks in students' homework and reports missing assignments to the teacher.
Librarian: keeps book shelves organized.
Computer Technician: turns on and shuts down classroom computers
Equipment Manager: keeps track of playground equipment
Payroll Clerk: issues checks to students at the end of every pay period (Of course the teacher will have the sign the checks)
Travel Agent: keeps track of field trip permission slips
Meteorologist: gives daily weather report to the class
Mail Delivery Person: passes out notes to go home with students in cubbies or mailboxes
Newscaster: reports on current events at class meeting
Pet Caretaker: feeds and takes care of classroom pets
Operator: answers the phone when the teacher is working with small groups or students
Classroom Custodian: erases the board, cleans erasers, waters plants, etc.
Banker: works as the bank teller on shopping days
Cashier: serves customers at the class store on shopping days
Economist: studies consumer behavior on shopping days and gives a market report
Line Leader: leads the class to lunch, specials, assemblies, etc.
Caboose: stands last in line and turns off lights when the class leaves the room
Substitute: performs jobs for absent students