This 3 in 1 Pack includes 3 full days for your substitute teacher. These very same individual full day plans (SAME/DIFFERENT theme, THANK YOU theme, and ADJECTIVES theme) are also sold separately in my store. All activities are ready to copy and go, without need for the sub to read lengthy directions. Explanations for students and for the sub are incorporated as scripts which headline some but not all worksheets. The only equipment your sub needs is a copy machine; the only supplies your kids need are pencils, crayons, scissors, and glue.
Each full day includes: Morning and afternoon large group “messages” for students to complete and for the sub teacher to use as “get acquainted” and “end of day wrap up” meetings. Each message should take from 30 to 45 minutes of class time.
Fiction and Non-fiction Reader Response papers for students to write after they have read independently for 30 (or more) minutes. Students will record what they learned about plot, characters, setting, and new words, whether they read a portion of a book or the whole thing. Non fiction readers will record important facts learned and new words.
A social studies/critical thinking activity that looks at chairs, how we use them and what they look like in different settings. Students will work in pairs to use available classroom resources to illustrate and describe chairs. Two math activities provide practice with problem solving skills, addition and subtraction with regrouping, and counting money. A challenge activity involves cutting out shapes to “build” a chair of their own on paper.The writing activity provides practice in using adjectives to describe chairs. A set of adjectivies (such as flowery, comfy, heavy, hard, soft) is provided. Additional writing practice includes naming different kinds of chairs, completing cloze passages, practicing comparative adjectives. Directions for games such as "Quick Draw," Bingo, Pictionary, and Telephone are provided for extending word practice if time permits.
Students will review interactions/activities of their day and decide if there is a need to say “thank you.” They will complete a graphic organizer to help them think of various interactions at home, school, playground, etc., when they could or should have said “thank you.” They will choose one interaction and draw and write about it. In reading comprehension/social studies time, students will read paragraphs that describe the good works of firefighters, policemen and women, soldiers, teachers, and parents. New vocabulary words are in bold letters. They will respond to comprehension questions about the paragraphs; look up and write their own sentences using new vocabulary words; and (if time permits) play several suggested games to extend understanding of new words. Students will also write a “Thank You” letter to one or more persons suggested by the reading. The math activity provides practice with adding 3 digit numbers (with regrouping) and subtracting (no regrouping) while coloring individual letters of a “Thank You” sign. A challenge activity provides word problems (incorporating the “thank you” theme) for students to solve, and also choose the correct number sentence.
In math students will practice with problem solving skills, adding and subtracting (with and without regrouping). Students will solve each problem and find the matching number on a sentence anagram. Students will find the completed sentence “Synonyms are words that mean the same.” An additional math activity explores “all about the number 3” which includes practice with multiplication by 3’s and finding and measuring triangles. Timelines are introduced by finding important dates of the school year. A worksheet to help students find important dates in their own lives is included with the opportunity to begin a timeline about themselves. Students will need a ruler and construction paper to complete the activity. Writing activities are about synonyms and antonyms. Students (working together or in pairs or small groups) will draw pictures to illustrate antonyms and write sentences incorporating synonyms. Follow up activities allow them to invent silly sentences using pairs of common synonyms, Survey and graph similarities and differences in the classroom; Venn Diagramming to find common characteristics (and differences) between themselves and a partner, and a game of categories.
Also included in each full day plan is an activities grid that briefly explains the full day of activities, suggestions for differentiation of instruction , materials needed, and COMMON CORE STANDARD's; “Notes to the Sub” and “Notes from the Sub” forms.