Classroom Jobs Chart

6.29.2012

Today I’m linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics: Made It Monday. :)

Today I’m going to show you how to make your classroom jobs chart…let’s get started. You will need these things:

I have my calendar that matches my room theme, mainly to keep my eye on the prize. I also have one of the hubs’ old white t-shirts, some beautiful turquoise ribbon that matches my theme, my classroom job signs, thermal laminating pouches from Wal-Mart, a hot glue gun, an iron, and the craft ironing board.

I made these job chart signs to match my theme. If you would like a set for yourself you can get them from my shop here. I printed my job chart signs on cardstock.

Open up your package of laminating pouches and insert one of your job chart signs. Lay out the t-shirt on the ironing board.

Slide the pouch into the t-shirt so that there is material surrounding the pouch. (Why do my arms look so hairy here?! They are not! lol)

Get iron happy. :)

Keep on ironing. I honestly can’t tell you an exact time but I let it sit for about 30 seconds and then I would move it to another section and let it sit. You can pull it out periodically and check to see if it is sealed. If not, keep ironing my friends. Ta-da. Completely sealed. Lamination makes my heart sing. So does glitter. So does my husband. And my kids…okay so my heart is always singing. ;)

Keep laminating all the sheets until you are finished.

Break out that gorgeous turquoise ribbon. Hobby Lobby must have recently got this in because I have never laid eyes on it before! Hot glue the ribbon down the back of the laminated sheets, centered of course. :) Make sure NOT to get hot glue on your leg! Ouch!

I left a small amount of space (inch?) between each paper.  And the final product:

I will write my students names on clothespins and then move them weekly or bi-weekly. I haven’t quite decided yet. Last year I did bi-weekly but might try something different this year! Some jobs will have more than one student like paper managers and clean up patrol.

So what do you think? I didn’t realize that I laminate things at home until I saw the pin fly across my pinterest feed one day!

You can find my jobs here at my teacher shop! :)

24 comments:

  1. OMG I had no idea you could buy thermal laminating pouches!!! I really have no reason to laminate anything, but it is so fun to do! Now I'm going to have to go get some just to try it myself. :) I'm not a teacher, but your chart is so cute! Great blog!

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  2. I love the job chart so bright and colorful. I have nominated you for two awards, One Lovely Blog and The Versatile Blogger. Come on over and pick them up

    Jill
    Bubbalulu.blogspot.com

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  3. Hi Katie! This is a gorgeous job chart! I loved how you laminated with the iron! Brilliant!!! Of course I love the turquoise!!! Thanks for linking up:)) Would love it if ya grab my button some time:)) Your tutorial is awesome! Can't wait to see what you do next:))

    4th Grade Frolics

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  4. The home laminating is definitely a handy tip.

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  5. Thanks for the tip on home lamination!

    Brandi
    Success in Second Grade

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  6. You did a great job! I was wondering about those laminating pouches the other day, thanks for showing me how they work!

    Emily
    I Love My Classroom
    www.ilovemyclassroom.blogspot.com

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  7. THis chart is wonderful.It looks so easy to manage.

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  8. Great job chart! I love the title and the way you connected it with ribbon. I've given you the Liebster Blog award! Please stop by my blog for your award and information!

    www.creativehappenings-anne.blogspot.com

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  9. OKAY could your post be any better!?!? First off, I too created jobs for Monday Made It too! How fun! Love your ribbon. Second, my laminator isn't laminating all the way through. There are pockets of air still... super frustrating. Seems to be the cardstock is the biggest challenge for it. What a great way to finish the job! Thank you for reminding me about the iron! And for showing such convincing proof that it CAN be done with an iron! I know I pinned this awhile back! :) Guess I have a date with my wine, iron, and laminator tonight. Here's hoping that doesn't get too dangerous :)

    Amanda
    Reaching for the TOP!

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  10. Your chart came out great. Thanks for the laminating tip.
    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

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  11. So cute! I love the colors and the font. Thanks for the step-by-step!

    ✰Becca
    Simply 2nd Resources

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  12. I'm your newest follower and I have some awards for you. Stop by my blog to pick them up.

    Shannon

    Sweetnsassyin2nd

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  13. Love your classroom jobs chart and thank you for sharing the idea of do-it-yourself laminator.

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  14. Just found your blog and I love it! I had no idea you could laminate with an iron!

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  15. I love your do it yourself laminating but I thought I would share with you an inexpensive laminator that works very well. I've had mine for 2 years now and lend it out to my fellow teachers here is the link http://www.lakeside.com/For-the-Home/Home-Office/Office%2BEssentials/Laminator-or-Set-of-100-Sheets/prod640321.jmp?sorted=Y&navAction=push&fm=leftnav&categoryId=cat52196&navCount=0 I also have found Sam's Club has a pack of 200 laminating pouches for $20.00.
    I love the title of your blog and your ideas! Happy School Year!

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  16. This is GENIUS!!!! I've had my laminator for eight years now...and the day it craps out on me I am so doing this! You rock!

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  17. Your job chart is VERY cute and VERY clever! I enjoyed your blog, thanks for the ideas.

    Mrs. Howard

    www.yoursmarticles.blogspot.com

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  18. you can also easily laminate with clear contact paper..I use it all the time...so much cheaper!!

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