December Sub Plans for 3rd-4th Grade: Ready-to-go lesson plans & activities

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  1. If you're a teacher, then you know that sub plans are the bane of your existence. They take hours to plan and can be difficult to access on the fly when a colleague calls in sick. That's why I created this emergency bundle for busy third-grade and fourth-grade teachers who want to feel confident the
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Winter blues got you feeling a little under the weather? The last thing you want to be doing is worrying about planning for a sub, but we all know that having a substitute teacher can often be more work than actually coming in…even when you’re sick! The goal of this sub plan pack is to alleviate some of the stress of missing a day of work by giving you ready-to-use, engaging lesson plans that don't require hours of preparation.

When I missed a day, I often found myself up at school (or in bed with my laptop) typing my sub plans for hours, even when I felt completely miserable. In an emergency situation, my teammates were left to pick up the pieces and put together something that resembled a school day in my classroom. That’s where the inspiration for this product came from.

This ready-made packet is designed to be a perfect fit for your third or fourth grade classroom in December, and it offers an all-in-one solution to substitute planning. Just copy and paste the lesson plans into your own lesson plan template that fits the schedule of your school day, and you are ready to go. Many teachers will find there is enough content to cover more than just a single day of sub plans in this packet, depending on your class and students. Plus there are activities designed to address early finishers and challenge those students who need a little extra push.

The idea of using a December-based set of themes (candy canes, snowmen, winter weather, influenza, and more) means that you can prepare this pack at the beginning of the month just in case you happen to catch a dreaded fall flu bug or just end up with an extra training day off campus. No more worrying about last minute sub plans when you wake up feeling under the weather or get stuck on your way back from holiday travels!

Your students will love the fun activities and will be learning and practicing applicable skills and strategies even when you are gone. The included answer keys allow your substitute to feel confident in helping your students when they get stuck on a question and even give them the chance to check over work before it gets turned in.

If you’ve ever stressed about sub plans, I hope you’ll try this easy solution to help take one more thing off your already full plate. Teachers work hard enough already. When you are sick, work should be the last thing on your mind!

Product Contents:

• Preparation Instructions

• Copy-Paste Lesson Plans for reading, writing, math, science and social studies ready to be inserted into your Lesson Plan template

• Snowmen at Night Reading Lesson Plans with Foldables & Writing Activity

• Snowmen at Chrstmas Reading Lesson Plans with Foldables & Writing Activity

• "If I Were a Snowman for a Day" and "How to Build a Snowman" writing activities

• STEM Science Challenge with Engineer Tab Book

• 2 Social Studies Passages with Comprehension Questions

• Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fractions Place Value, and Estimation Winterl Math Pack with Bonus Early Finisher Problem Solving Challenges

• Answer Keys

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