November 28, 2007
I make cleaning up the classroom part of the classroom jobs. I have two students clean the floor, one in charge of the closet, one in charge of sharpening pencils, two to check the supply area, one to put absent students' chairs up, one to put back lunch clothespins, etc. I remind them to do it before we leave for the day. These jobs change weekly, and I let students pick their jobs on Mondays so they are more likely to do that particular job for the week. I do my clean up while the students are getting ready to go home or are waiting for announcements to leave the classroom.