Friday, July 27, 2012

classroom job display cards (free and editable!)


I’m laying in bed watching the Opening Ceremonies and trying to check some things off of my Back-2-School list. This is my kind of Friday night! How about you all?

I thought I’d share how I’ve set up my classroom jobs display in the past. Last year I had a frog themed job display titled, “Leap Out and Lend a Hand.” I know I took pictures of it, but I can’t seem to find them now. It was super cute. I created a huge pond and inside the pond were lily pads. The lily pads had  different classroom jobs  written on them. Then, each student had his/her own frog cut-out, and every week the frogs would leap to a new lily pad. My kids ate this up!

The year before last, I created this display: “Help Needed On the Friend Ship.” My students were “classroom lifesavers,” and each week were assigned a new job on the job board. Their names were written on lifesavers I made out of orange and white paper.



My students loved this; however, they always wanted the same two jobs: morning director (calendar helper) and line leader. So, about halfway through the year, I decided they would have to persuade me to give them the job they wanted by completing a classroom job application.

They took this application VERY seriously!


(click on the picture above to download the application!)

I haven’t decided how I’m going to set up anything in my classroom this year. I have some things in mind, but nothing is set in stone. I haven’t been able to get into my classroom yet, so it’s been hard to really get thinking! But, I have created these cute classroom job cards. I plan on using these SOMEHOW on my classroom jobs display. I created two different sets: a chevron set and a bright and colorful set. I also made an editable version so you can write your own classroom job names on them. Unfortunately, though, TPT is STILL down for me. I can’t upload ANYTHING. I’m hoping this will be fixed soon. The editable version will be available ASAP!



(Graphics from: KPM Doodles)

You can download the PDF version (non-editable) below:


Keep checking back in for the editable version!

Do you give your students classroom jobs?


Shanyn said...

You are so generous! I love them! Thanks so much Lyndsey!

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Chrissy said...

I'm still awake, too! thank you for sharing--these cards are perfect. I love that clipart from KPM Doodles. :-)

My jobs include line leader, door holder, paper passer, prayer, assistant, reporter, and inspector (this job is also the line caboose). I have a small class, so I rotate the names down the job chart each day.

Ms Apple Blossom said...

Those are great! Thank you for sharing!

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2nd Grade Teacher and Life Long Learner said...

I'm a new follower :>) I'm so thankful I found you and your delightful Blog! THANKS for sharing! Please check out my Blog if you have not done so already! SMILES and enjoy the Olympics- GO USA!

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for sharing! These are too cute!

Mrs. Stout said...

These are wonderful! Thanks for sharing! :)

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Jenn Long said...

I am loving your job application! Thanks for the freebie!

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Heathan said...

These are adorable! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

Miss School Potato said...

I'm so glad you posted the job application...I want to do this in my classroom and love the job app you created!!


Kaylee's Education Studio said...

I love your application for your classroom jobs.

Sue Lattea said...

Thank you so much for sharing the classroom jobs signs. I've been meaning to make new ones for my classroom. They are terrific.


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Bee Isme said...
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Bee Isme said...

I used a job application last year too and I loved reading what the kids wrote! "Zookeeper" was the most popular, because who doesn't love taking care of a class pet??
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Rachel Seymour said...

I LOVE your Friend Ship! That is so cute!

And, your job application is a great idea. I love it!

I've always just had 2 helpers a day, one boy and one girl. I'm going to do jobs this year though. It was just too much last year!


Grade ONEderful said...

Your job application is brilliant!

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Cyndi Lacy said...

Thanks so much for sharing!! I'm now your newest follower!!

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Kate said...

Wow! These are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing!

Heather's Heart said...

Those are so cute!

Some of my favorite jobs are the Kindness Recorder, the Greeter, the Wish Well Leader and my all time favorite the Cheerleader! =)

You have such a generous and kind heart. Thank you for inspiring bloggyworld. =)

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Megan said...

These are awesome! I am anxiously awaiting the editable version so I can make sure all of my firsties have a job!

Steph said...

Thank you so much! These are exactly what I have been looking for! They are adorable and also multicultural! I LOVE THEM!!!

maryspargur said...

Lyndsey! Your stuff is wonderful! This is my first year teaching 1st grade. I first found your book bin labels... and now I'm addicted to your blog and tpt store! Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Are your editable version available yet? I love these but need to change a few to fit my classroom.

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Dr. Maty said...

Oh thank YOU!!! These are so perfect!!! Loove them! Thanks a bunch :)

Norman Bruso said...

Why can't I download these?

Norman Bruso said...

Sorry this is under my husbands google account.....Ellen Bruso!!

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