These activities are ready to copy and go without need for your substitute teacher (or you) to read lengthy directions. You will need a copy machine, overhead projector (Smartboard or Activeboard). Your students will need pencils, crayons, scissors, and a smile!
Included in this download are: 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.
Reader Response papers for students to write after they have read independently for 30 (or more) minutes. For emergent readers it is suggested that students do the reader response forms in a small group with the substitute teacher. 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. Nonfiction readers will record facts learned. These reader response papers provide the opportunity for small group or large group sharing upon completion.
In reading and science students will read and respond to comprehension passages on animal habitats (the arctic, prairie, rainforest, temperate forest, ocean, desert, and savannah). They will match animals to their habitats. They will practice describing animals using color and size adjectives and animal “parts” words ie. antlers, tusks, paws, hooves, fur, trunk, wings, feathers, fins, scales, tail. They will match animal names with their descriptions.
In math, they will solve 2-digit addition problems (no regrouping) as they color in a crazy colored polar bear picture and/or they will solve 3-digit addition (with regrouping) as they play a board game(Help the Fox Find its Habitat.)
New vocabulary words will be incorporated in fun games to play at the end of the day.
They will color Our World picture showing animals from each habitat – just for fun.
Always included with these full day plans: forms to use for your sub teacher, a grid showing suggested variations for each activity, materials needed, and common core state standards applied.