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Boss Rotation

At regular long intervals 3 pupils are selected to be the bosses. These children then choose other pupils who are responsible for the running of events during the next school week. The bosses must, for example, remind their schoolmates of their duties and support them when they need help.

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Extra tip: Boss Rotation

Original idea from Renate Sömmer, Wasungen

Boss Rotation from Renate Sömmer!

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Renate Sömmer has even introduced this idea in her class of 6 year olds. At regular long intervals 3 pupils are selected to be the bosses. These children then choose other pupils who are responsible for the running of events during the next school week. The bosses must, for example, remind their schoolmates of their duties and support them when they need help.

Example for the responsibilities of a boss:

The first boss designates 2 pupils who are responsible for cleaning the blackboard and one pupil who is responsible for tending the plants.

The second boss designates a pupil who is responsible for tidying the shelves and a pupil who is responsible for general orderliness and discipline in the classroom during the breaks.

The third boss decides who is responsible for wall decoration and ensuring that the cupboard doors are always closed.

So that all the children know who is responsible for what, posters should be hung in the classroom with pictorial symbols for the various duties. Another poster shows who the current bosses are. The posters are laminated so that Mrs. Sömmer can write the names of the pupils with a water-soluble marker and wipe them away easily when necessary. In this way with minimal effort she achieves a great effect. The children have accepted this method very well and carry out their duties with enthusiasm. The personal responsibility does the pupils and the classroom good - it also eases the workload.

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