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Ideas for Classroom Jobs

By Beth Newingham

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

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Susan Cheyney

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