Emergency Substitute Plans: ABC Order Sub 2 Days, all materials included, PDF of 75 pages
For Grade One (second semester) or Grade Two (fall)
This file has everything and more a substitute would need if a teacher needs to leave emergency plans or has little time to plan for a sub. These situations come up quickly and is is good to be ready. The students could work on a "QUILT" of activities during the day, coloring one quilt patch at a time after finishing work. The substitute may look at the quilt cover and know how students are progressing. This is a flexible plan with differentiation and options.
Items included in this lesson:
(print all or just some)
Table of Contents
Page 4 Information for the teacher who is preparing for the sub
Pages 5-8 Substitute notes and information
Page 9 Quilt pattern (similar to tic-tac-toe organization)
Pages 10 and 11 optional reading centers #1 and #2 rubric pages
Page 12 Math center rubric
Page 13 Read the room
Page 14 Favorite ABC book
Page 15 ABC word wall
Page 16 Word work practice (words provided or direct students to another classroom list)
Pages 17-21 Poetry center
Pages 22-29 My ABC Booklet pages for children to write/draw, cut apart, arrange in order.
Page 30 My own ABC idea page (for fast finishers)
Pages 31-42 Teacher posters for explaining directions, pick and choose what is needed today.
Pages 43-55 words to sort into ABC order when reviewing alphabetical order
Red words, arrange by first letter
Blue words, arrange by second letter
Green words, arrange by third letter
Purple words, arrange by fourth letter
Pages 59-66 Work page option for pocket chart words (could be completed large or small groups)
Page 68—color awards to print for students
Page 69—black and white awards to print for students
Page 70—84 math center and worksheets with differentiation
Pages 85-91 pocket chart cards of math words to
arrange in alphabetical order
Pages 92—100 sports fun alphabetical order center with recording page
Pages 101—109 school objects alphabetical order center
with recording page
Page 110-119 extra pictures for student made booklets,
Pages 120-123 challenge math word problems (4 pages),
stand alone activities, not a center
Pages 124-125 science bridge activity, 4 pages,
white paper and tape required, demo or groups
Page 126 social studies large group lesson
needs and wants
Page 127 extra math page with 4 word problems
Science Experiment Bridge activity two:
Being a Responsible Citizen Discussion Starters
Responsible Citizen coloring/work pages 140-142
Pages 143– 146 handwriting & coloring pages
Page 147 Wants and Needs page (option for group work or teacher chart)
MATH TRICK —-pages 148-152
Teachers could optionally print and have some of the materials ready, or just print one copy and leave school. The one thing about this plan is that ABC books (alphabet books) are required for the different activities. These could be arranged for ahead of time or after the day has begun.
If teachers want to make the centers ahead of time and laminate them, the materials could be left together for another day another year.
The activities alternate between time-filling and allowing some movement. Options to select from.
See also the Notebook File version for the SMART Board, which includes this PDF.
See also the alphabetization SMART Board Notebook file option for teachers (not subs)
Permission for teachers to adapt as needed for their own classrooms. Carolyn Wilhelm, NBCT
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