I have a very long hound dog with the words "Helping Hounds" written across the dog. Each of my students has a small hound with his or her name written on it. The classroom jobs are written on doggie bones. The jobs are rotated on a weekly basis by simply moving the hounds from bone to bone.
- From clip art or some other source, find a picture of a hound and type helping hounds across it. It should be around 2' long.
- Find a smaller picture of a hound and print only the outline.
- Students love coloring their hounds during the first day or two of school.
- Out of oak tag, make doggie bones that are about 7" long.
- Write the various jobs on the bones and then have them laminated.
- Hang on a bulletin board.
- I use clips to attach the students' hounds to the bones and then I rotate jobs on a weekly basis.
Young students really like having their own hound to decorate and they absolutely love being helpful in the class.