Each student at each table has a "job." This helps the classroom run smoothly and gives the kids ownership over what they are doing in class. It also helps promote teamwork.
With a large class so size, and large tables I have to double up jobs at some tables. The jobs are:
Speaker of the Table- This person is the one who will start of presentations, and will assign speaking parts to other members of the table.
Supply Manager - In charge of all supplies- if markers are needed for a group project- this is the person to collect the supplies.
Behavior Manager - The man or woman in charge of kindly reminding the table to behave. If the table is out of control and won't listen, it is the behavior manager's job to get the teacher. A table who is off task and remains off task will receive a "fine" (part of the classroom economy)
Secretary (or Scribe) - The writer of the group. This person is in charge or writing portions of group work. (Typically while completing a poster) They also can assign writing to other members of the group.
Paper Manager - Collector and Passer of any and all paper work. This person passes out, and turns in everything for the table.
Whiteboard Manager- 4th graders have a lot of stuff- keeping it all in one desk is not realistic and whiteboards are quickly scratched when kept in desks. This person is on charge of the tables whiteboards, whiteboard markers, and erasers. A surprisingly popular job for students!