Substitute Box

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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