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Classroom Daily Managers
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5
Submitted by: Janet in Oklahoma

I have a bulletin set up for the year. This year is it the bulletin board set for the "school of fish". I have 9 managers a day. They each have a job to do, usually at the beginning of the day, and then during D.E.A.R. they are allowed special items to read with. The managers are: Gardener and Pet Caretaker- they mist or water the plants, and feed the classroom pets. They also get to keep a classroom stuffed animal at their desk for the day; Food patrol: takes the lunch count down to the office each day and lists the number of students here and absent on a wall chart; Doorman: is always second in line and opens doors for the class to enter or leave; Line Leader: is always first in line and leads the class everywhere that day; Office Manager: calls tables to sharpen pencils in the morning; checks to see that students have highlighted their names on their handed in papers; Calendar: marks the calendar for today, tomorrow, yesterday. Also marks the 100 day chart; Math Whiz: puts up the daily math money and sets the clock for students to record the time on their math paper; Paper handler: helps hand out or pick up papers, also runs errands; Librarian: keeps class library neat. Each manager gets something special to use during D.E.A.R. The things I have in my class are beanbags, a "Magic Treehouse" out of a refrigerator box, lawn chairs, and children's lanterns that have cricket sounds. They all love to be managers, and switching everyday gives them a chance to do a least 2 manager's jobs a week. I keep track of different jobs monthly on an Excel spreadsheet. The job descriptions are listed on the bulletin board for them to review when it is their turn. Once this is set up, it only requires the teacher to move the names each day. It is a great way to teach independence and give them ownership of their classroom!



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