Kids love feeling special and I love helping them feel special! That is why in our preschool classroom each and every child has a special job every day. For us, having preschool classroom jobs is not just about children helping out in class. Jobs help cultivate a feeling of community. Plus, when each student gets a job everyday he or she fills a special spot within that community. For preschoolers, jobs are super fun! Some of our jobs even work on skill building (win-win)!
I like to create jobs that fit easily into our day. Some of the jobs I assign are carried out through the day. Some examples of these jobs include:
I also like to incorporate some jobs that promote learning and community that we carry out during our circle time. Some examples of these jobs include:
-The Greeter (see picture below)
Some of these circle time jobs I like to bring in and out throughout the year to give a little variety to the jobs and to our circle time.
Are you thinking...a job for everyone- that sounds like a lot of work?! Trust me when I tell you, once students learn the jobs, it flows so nicely. Give it a try!
Do you already incorporate a job for each student everyday? Tell me about it in the comments below!
Want an overview of all the jobs and how I incorporate them? Check out this free training:
Are you looking for a classroom jobs kit that is already made for you? You can check out the one I created and use in my classroom here: