Here’s a "sure fire" way of making sure subs are prepared... Make a Substitute Box!
I made up this box that will sit out in my room in case of an "emergency".
Inside the box there are:
A daily schedule - Who, What, Where, When. Keep the sub informed and life if much easier!
A class list - Who are all these kids? Also, write down who gets pulled for ESOL, ESE, etc...
Extra worksheets - Subs love worksheets because they are easy to follow, easy to complete, and not messy. Be kind to your subs!
Extra storybooks with sticky-notes in each one with “key points” to discuss - Give your subs some idea where you want them to go with books, they will have more confidence and you will cover more expectations.
This box is sitting prominently on a shelf in my room, my teammate and Assistant Principal know where it is and it is written in my lesson plan book too.
So, if I'm ever sick, I know that my students will still have a great day learning with a sub!
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