Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bringing Out the Sub Folder

Sneezing, coughing, runny nose, fever, chills... yup, I've got the flu! It's only September, but it's already time to bring out the sub folder! 

In the past, I've gotten compliments from substitute teachers on my sub plans and information. What a great feeling of relief! It is so hard to leave my kiddos behind.  I feel like the more informed your sub is, the more likely they will finished the lesson plans you share with them. 

Here's What's Inside:
  • Schedule
  • Students with notes about each one (behavior, if they're a helper, if they will need academic support, etc.)
  • Lesson plans for the day
  • General lesson plans for emergencies
  • Attendance form to be turned into the office
  • Worksheets that go with our themes and objectives (*sigh* I know, I don't like worksheets either!)
  • A place for a substitute to leave notes on how my second graders behaved
  • Extension activities for fast finishers
  • Sponge activities if things get finished early
  • Attention signal
  • Information on individual and classroom rewards

Whew! I think I listed it all! This is organized, of course! I forgot how long it took to plan for someone else to  teach your kiddos! Luckily, I know my sub and know she'll do an amazing job!

When I dropped off today's sub plans, I found this sweet little note from a very smart kiddo:

Definitely made me feel better! I'm hoping the body protectors come soon to defeat this flu bug!

How do you prepare for a substitute teacher??


  1. Sorry to hear you are under the weather. Get lots of rest this weekend, and I hope you feel better soon.

    My emergency & general sub plans are on a flash drive, located in my teacher toolbox. The iPads make sub planning easy, I can email students all that they need, or upload it to Edmodo. Usually if they have a question they will email me. The iPads have really made sub planning a lot easier. .

  2. Thank you! It was great to have a day of rest!
    I am hoping that iPads can become a permanent addition to our classrooms vs. a roaming cart of iPads.

  3. Sub plans are such a pain! Especially the first one. Hope you have made a full recovery.Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee


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