This year I am using the Conscious Discipline program. This is a wonderful program that focuses on positive modeling, reinforcement and building a child's motivation to become a contributing member of a group, in this case, our classroom family. I will be discussing this more at Back To School Night, but you may also read about it on their website.
I will always be "Safe Keeper" because it is my job to keep the classroom safe so all children may learn and grow.
Additionally, I will have the following School Family Jobs for the children, which will rotate each week:
Greeter-greets students and visitors
Goodbye Wisher- selects a goodby procedure or ritual and sends people off for the day.
Absent Student Helper-determines who is absent and conducts the activities to wish the absent student well, and welcome them back to class.
Door Holder-opens and closes the door
Clean-Up Announcer-announces that it is time to clean up
Encourager-offers words of encouragement to those who need it
Line leader-leads the line
Caboose-ends the line
Line Helper-Reminds students to stay in line, keep their hands to themselves and be safe
Electrician-turns the light on and off
S.T.A.R. Helper-Reminds the children to be a S.T.A.R. which means to Smile, Take a deep breath, And Relax.
Table Washer-cleans the table
Calendar Helper-conducts the calendar activities
Kindness Recorder-watches for kind acts in the classroom and "records" them by putting a flower in a vase for each act.
Lunch Helper-collects the cafeteria money and counts the number of students eating in the cafeteria
Attention Helper-assists the teacher in getting students' attention and keeping the noise down
Materials Manager-passes out paper and other needed materials
Cheerleader-leads the class in cheers to start the day
First Aid Giver-walks wit the wounded to the office, supplies band-aids and moral support following accidents and hurt feelings
Cubby Checker-checks cubbies and tubs to make sure no papers are left inside and backpacks are hung up in an orderly fashion
Door Sign Manager-responsible for putting the proper sign on the door that states where the class has gone (lunch, playground, etc)
Floor and Wall Monitor-makes sure trash is picked up and floors are free from debris.
Book Monitor-makes sure the class library books are straight and in the correct location on the shelves
Messenger-takes information to others, most often the office
Technology-turns on and shuts down classroom computers
Videographer-uses a flip camera to film classroom activities