my class and I clean the entire classroom together.
as 1, 2, 3.
Step 2. I prepare the materials in the baskets each task will require.
Some baskets are empty because they do not need any supplies.
Here is a picture to show how the baskets will look.
You can see the yellow table will be to check the dry erase markers.
The purple table is to check and sharpen pencils.
The blue table is to sort and organize the number cards 1-100.
The red table is to sort the addition and subtraction cards into groups.
And the green table is cleaning, so it has baby wipes.
I write it on top of the dry erase board.
This way when a job is completed, that choice needs to be changed.
Since my list is ready, I don’t have to think or plan…
I know what does on the board next.
And yes I add to this list ALL THE TIME.
First, I ask them to help clean up for the next group of Kinders.
Many are hard workers and we have fun with this so they RUN to each task.
And there is the choice option as well.
For each job completed, I give a reward.
The small jobs like checking for working markers or erasing the word family charts,
I may give a mini marshmallow.
The BIG jobs like sorting sight word cards or cleaning shelves may get a bigger prize.
I am up front about various rewards to encourage hard workers.
They take the longest since I have so many puzzles and games.
I also help man the puzzles and my aid took games.
I also scatter the cleaning areas I post to the choice board so my kids are not all on top of each other.
Once an area is done… I close it for the year.
It is no longer an option.
Many, if not all, of these tasks have learning elements.
Like organizing number cards 1-100, or sorting addition and subtraction cards.