I am a big believer in classroom jobs. I like my students to help me keep the class running smoothly. I expect my kids to be independent and jobs help them to feel more confident.
I have many jobs to choose from and I do let my kids choose. We change jobs every 2 weeks. I will lay them all out on a table and call the kids over a few at a time to choose a new job. Usually, I will look at our clip chart, start at the top, and work my way down. This year I am going to keep a record of who the last 5 kids to be called are each time. That way I can make sure they are near the top the next time.
I also let up to 2 students take the week off. Sometimes, especially at the end of the year, they have done all the jobs and are not the interested. I understand that and I would rather a student who is more interested in that job take it.
This is what my job chart looks like:
Then you see our morning center cards which we do the 5th and 6th six weeks.
Last you see the job cards.
I printed all these on index cards.
The number and center cards are printed on large index cards.
I wanted the job cards to be smaller, so I printed two per card and cut them apart.