Employment Opportunities: Turning Classroom Jobs Into a Vocabulary Lesson
Introduce work-force vocabulary and assign classroom jobs at the same time.
Shake up your classroom job system and introduce new vocabulary with this list of twists on old job titles.
- 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.