Vocational Jobs to Incorporate into your Classroom Schedule

Categories: Classroom Setup

Vocational jobs create opportunities for our students to learn various skills to use now and in the future.  They are crucial to our daily lives, and as teachers, we can incorporate them into the classroom.  These are great to add to your daily schedule, but if you need help figuring out where to start, check out some ideas below. 


Set up different areas of the classroom for students to stock items, such as:

  • Vending Machine Drinks, Candy, and Chips
  • Toothbrushes
  • Seed Packets
  • Gift Cards
  • Pens
  • Grocery Items


  • Utility Bills
  • Paper (by color)
  • Dates 
  • Last Names
  • Letters 
  • Word Cards

Clothing and Laundry Tasks:

  • Fold towels
  • Sort laundry
  • Fold t-shirts
  • Hang up clothes
  • Put away laundry (dresser drawers)


  • Shred Paper
  • Crimp Paper
  • Crush Pop Cans
  • Sort Mail 
  • Alphabetize Library Books or Sort by Genre
  • Setting the Table
  • Bagging Groceries
  • Product Matching
  • Sorting Silverware
  • Table Wiping
  • Vacuuming
Ashley Linz, M. Ed
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