So it is 12:49 in the morning as I sit here to write this post. Once I start creating something, it is difficult to stop until it’s finished…just ask my husband about his dinner that was thrown together in minutes so I could continue working.
In the past, when I have been out of school, I sit down on my computer and type out sub plans using a template I created a few years ago. Some of the items remain the same, but I typically have to change a lot of it depending on where we are in the curriculum. I had one day last school year where I had an emergency and had to take the day off. I didn’t know I’d need the day off until 7am, so I rushed the 30 minutes to school, knocked out some quick lesson plans, and rushed back home. On my drive home, I thought how much easier it would have been if I had some pre-planned activities the sub could have used.
This sub binder includes all of the basic information that I typically include in my regular sub plans, just in another format. I created these generic forms that you can use in your classroom. Just fill them out at the beginning of the year with your class information, put in a binder, and your class information that doesn’t change can be easily accessed by the sub.
– Welcome Letter
– Class List
– Class Procedures
– Seating Chart
– Daily Schedule
– Behavior Chart
– Dismissal Notes
– Emergency Procedures
Now, if there is an emergency, instead of popping in a few videos, I also created some generic activities for the students to complete in class. They can also be used if the sub finished planned activities early. Make sure to make a class set and keep it in the binder so the sub won’t have to. Included activities are:
– Blank BINGO board (have students fill in numbers and sub can call out math facts)
– Math Word PRoblems
– Brain Teasers
– Two Writing and Drawing Activities
– Blank Book Report (sub can choose any book to read to the students)
– Map Skills (following directions)
– Animal Word Search
Take a look at some samples below. To view a preview of each page, visit my TpT website.