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.
2. Clever newspaper background on this super cute “Help Wanted” job chart.
Source: The Teaching Excellence Program
3. Avatars! Have your students decorate their own little person to fit into a job pocket.
4. A fun octopus holds a pocket in each arm. (For the rare 8-job classroom.)
Source: Creating and Teaching
5. Pockets are sort of like iPhones, and kids love iPhones.
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).
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.
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.
Source: The Vintage Modern Wife
9. Laminated job cards on polka-dotted background and funky clothespins make a pretty display.
Source: Differentiated Kindergarten
10. Click on this link for a great example of step-by-step directions
Source: Sparkling in Second Grade
Charts That Go Along With Classroom Themes
11. Darling handprints they can make themselves.
Source: Top Teaching
12. Love that the kids that don’t have a job for the week are in the “dugout.”
Source: Rooms and Boards
13. Rockin’ Responsbilities chart- like a giant iPod!
Source: Fun and Fearless in First
14. Get those kiddos hoppin’ with these colorful frogs and lilypads!
Source: Teachers Net Gazette
15. Every little monkey gets a job!
16. Jobs go on the inner wheel, kids rotate around.
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.
Source: Cookin’ Up in First
Spruce Up a Store-Bought Pocket Chart
18. Simple and straight to the point.
19. Or, you can spruce it up with a little color.
20. This chart is store-bought but you personalize the nameplates with photos of your kids.
Source: Lakeshore Learning
Magnetic Job Charts
21. Click this link for step-by-step DIY instructions to make your own magnet board.
23. Or these!
24. Look how cute this turned out! And so easy to use over and over each year.
Source: 3rd Grade Thoughts
25. Awesome magnet board being used for another purpose in class …Hmm, next project?
For more great ideas and examples of job charts, check out our WeAreTeachers Classroom Jobs Pinterest board.