I have a small poster of a kitten in my room. Beside the poster is a laminated card on which I write the names of my helper for the week. This helper is called the "Teacher's Pet." Each student gets to be my pet for a week . The pet's duties include line leader, lunch count carrier, supply manage and general errand runner. The kids can't wait for their turn to be my "pet" and I don't have to remember who has what job that week since one person does it all. I do also have "pets" at each table that help pick up papers and pass out folders. These students stay pets for about six weeks or as long as I have desks arranged in that manner. Again every student has a chance to do this job. It cuts down on students arguing that "He did it before!" since they all know that everyone will get a chance sometime during the year.