How are you today? When I was teaching kindergarten, my students enjoyed being able to be helpers within the classroom. This is a good practice, because it gives students a sense of pride and responsibility. It also let’s students find out first hand that doing things for others, helps you build a sense of community and friendship.
Do you use classroom helpers? What kind of helpers? What kind of jobs do your helpers do? Each teacher and class has their own ways of doing things. Each has their own jobs and ways of distributing the jobs.
Some teachers create general jobs like “classroom helper” and some teachers create very specific jobs like lines leader, caboose, door holder, paper distributor, etc.
DUO Inspirations created some Classroom Helper Badges that you can use. In the package is also a set of “Blank Classroom Helper Badges” that you can laminate and write the name of the classroom helpers you would like to use.
Here are some sample badges:
The “Classroom Helper Badges Set” consists of 12 helper job badges: 2 “Classroom Helper” badges, 1 “Paper Distributor” badge, 1 “Door Holder” badge, 1 “Line Leader” badge, 1 “Paper Collector” badge, 1 “Morning Meeting Helper” badge, 1 “Encouragement Leader” badge, 2 “Cleaning Helper” badges, 1 “Floor Monitor” badge, and 1 “Homework Helper” badge. It also contains a set of 12 “Blank Classroom Helper Badges” so you can write your own helper names on them.
The “Blank Classroom Helper Badges” can also be used for name tags in the first few days of school. I’m sure there are other uses for them as well. I really like it when a resource has more than one purpose. It saves time and energy in creating separate resources for different purposes.
If you are a preschool teacher, you can also find some clipart depicting the jobs and glue them on the badges before you laminate them. Or, you can put some sort of color marking on them that matches them to your big classroom job chart, so students can match the badges to the chart to know their jobs.
If you would like to check out the "Classroom Helpers Badges Set", please click here. Also, if you have any questions or comments concerning the "Classroom Helpers Badges Set" or any other educational request or concern, please feel free to contact me. You may also want to explore DUO Inspirations' other educational resources as well.
Now, it is your turn.
Thank you for being here. Do you teach in the elementary grades? Do you have classroom helpers in your class? What jobs do you have for your classroom helpers? I value your opinion and ideas. Please, feel free to share to let others learn from your experience and knowledge. Thank you.
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