Coming down with a cold? Need to be out of the classroom for a few days? Even if your absence from the classroom is unexpected, you can still be prepared with a fun and engaging set of substitute teacher plans. Keep reading to find out how to set up a sub folder and streamline sub planning so it’s not a headache every time.
Why Emergency Sub Plans?
Making sub plans is one of the least fun things to do as a teacher. Many teachers are required to have up to two weeks of emergency sub plans, but what if you only need a day or two? Having a sub day is a great opportunity for students to review skills and stay on routine. We have a lesson plan pack to save the day! This lesson plan pack includes various class information templates for you to have ready for your sub in a folder. It also includes 45 different activities that are fun and engaging, yet also keeps students reviewing. Plus, the lessons for the day are all based on the same theme. Themed learning days are fun, memorable, and a snap to prep with this pack!
Step 1: Organize Class Information
Each class and school has its own unique rules and procedures that keep the day running smoothly for everyone. Help the students and sub stay on track by organizing essential classroom information. Our emergency sub pack includes editable templates for:
- Class roster
- Class routines
- Classroom notes
- Daily schedule
- School information
- Seating chart
- Student passes
Keeping important information organized and easy to find will make it easier for the substitute to focus on the most important thing – your students!
Step 2: Plan for the Whole School Day
With our emergency sub pack, planning has never been easier. We have included multiple activities for each subject, with a mix of “just for fun” and academic activities. Each lesson can be differentiated for 1st or 2nd grade levels. You’ll find lessons for:
- Reading Comprehension
- Social Studies
- and just for fun activities!
With the editable lesson plan template, just copy the pre-made lesson plan into the appropriate box, and edit it to fit the needs of your students. It will make you wish all lesson planning could be this simple!
Step 3: Plan for the Whole Year
We get it – unexpected days out of the classroom can happen at any time of the year. That’s why we’ve created a growing Emergency Sub Plan Bundle for Grades 1 and 2. With differentiated lessons covering skills at an appropriate level for the beginning, middle, and end of the school year, students are sure to remain engaged with on-level work. Click here to access the growing Emergency Sub Plan Bundle!
At Lucky Little Learners, we know you want your sub plans to be meaningful, engaging, and just right for your students. Let our Emergency Sub Plans take the worry out of your planning, so you can take care of yourself. Now, go schedule that personal day and leave the rest to us!