With 5 minutes between each class, I hardly had time to get all materials out that the students needed. So I devised a plan of action that I learned at the NAEA Conference in New Orleans that would help me save time and teach students responsibility.
Many of you probably already use them. I find it so fascinating how kids never like to clean their room. But cleaning up at school is the coolest thing!!
Works for me :)
I put labels on the back of all my chairs. This year's theme is "Wild about Art". So I chose animal names. The word Zebra is on the back of the chairs in this picture. The word Monkey is on the back of the chairs on the other side of the table. I also label with a number.
Example: Zebra 1 and Zebra 2
"Zebra 1s, please pick up a basket of crayons for your table
Zebra 2s, get paper for each person at your table"
and same at cleanup time.
I have a sign in my room that posts the Art helpers. They change monthly and students never have to ask "who are the helpers?"
This system has made my teaching so much easier! And the students love it!