25 Ideas for Flexible, Fun Classroom Job Charts

Check out these amazing job charts we found !

In my classroom, the job chart really gets hard use and rarely lasts more than one season. But I don’t mind too much, because there are so many cute ideas out there that I actually like changing it up every year. Perfect time to make a chart? Summer!

Check out these fun examples that we found all over the internet using cheap and easy-to-find resources.

Charts That Use Library Pockets

1. I love the way the black background makes these colorful pockets pop.

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Source: CraftingwithKatie

 

2. Clever newspaper background on this super cute “Help Wanted” job chart.

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Source: The Teaching Excellence Program

 

3. Avatars! Have your students decorate their own little person to fit into a job pocket.

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Source: TheLittleSchoolCommunityBlog

 

4. A fun octopus holds a pocket in each arm. (For the rare 8-job classroom.)

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Source: Creating and Teaching

 

5. Pockets are sort of like iPhones, and kids love iPhones.

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Source: This Elementary Life

 

Charts That Use Clothespins Or Clips

 

6. Colorful job descriptions with room on the side for clips. Notice the “job applications” folder beneath. Adorable (and practical).

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Source: Lena’s Leaders

 

7. So cute! Laminate the job cards so they survive all the clipping that will happen during the year. Kids “on vacation” from jobs for the week can be attached to the ribbon at the bottom. If anyone is absent, those kids can fill in.

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Source: The Classroom Creative
8. Clip-on colorful circles attached to ribbon are so cute! Circle shapes could be turned into planets, animals, or faces with different expressions.

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Source: The Vintage Modern Wife
9. Laminated job cards on polka-dotted background and funky clothespins make a pretty display.

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Source: Differentiated Kindergarten

 

10. Click on this link for a great example of step-by-step directions

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Source: Sparkling in Second Grade


Charts That Go Along With Classroom Themes

11. Darling handprints they can make themselves.

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Source: Top Teaching

 

12. Love that the kids that don’t have a job for the week are in the “dugout.”

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Source: Rooms and Boards

 

13. Rockin’ Responsbilities chart- like a giant iPod!

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14. Get those kiddos hoppin’ with these colorful frogs and lilypads!

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Source: Teachers Net Gazette

 

15. Every little monkey gets a job!

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Source: CreativeTeachingPress

Job Wheels

16. Jobs go on the inner wheel, kids rotate around.

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Source: Teach-a-Roo

 

17. Kids in the middle, jobs rotate around.
Use dry erase markers in case your class list changes or you want to tweak the jobs.

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Spruce Up a Store-Bought Pocket Chart

18. Simple and straight to the point.
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Source: McElhinny’sCenterStage

 

19. Or, you can spruce it up with a little color.

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Source: 2happyteachers
20. This chart is store-bought but you personalize the nameplates with  photos of your kids.

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Source: Lakeshore Learning

 

Magnetic Job Charts

21. Click this link for step-by-step DIY instructions to make your own magnet board.

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Source: 4men1lady.com
22. Use these cute magnets.
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23. Or these!

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24. Look how cute this turned out! And so easy to use over and over each year.

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Source: 3rd Grade Thoughts
25. Awesome magnet board being used for another purpose in class …Hmm, next project?

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Source: Cupcakefortheteacher

 

For more great ideas and examples of job charts, check out our WeAreTeachers Classroom Jobs Pinterest board.

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Elizabeth Mulvahill

Posted by Elizabeth Mulvahill

Elizabeth Mulvahill is a Writer/ Editor for WeAreTeachers and a certified Elementary Teacher.

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