Emergency Sub Plans! (Science 3rd - 5th Grade)
Have you ever been in a pickle and had to call in sick at the last minute? I have known teachers that will have to go to the school sick just to write sub plans and go back home! Do not do this to yourself! These are DONE! 10 days of Science Sub Plans, ready to print, stack, and leave! Here is how they work!
Each day of sub plans includes the following items…and there are 10 days of these sub plans!
Morning Work with Answer Key- A 20-30 minute activity (scrambler) to get the kids working, brain warming up, and allowing the sub a moment to breathe and figure things out.
Word of the Day - Science Vocabulary Words each day covering concepts that will be the focus of the days activities. Students will look the word up, write a definition, explain how they see this word being used in every day life, write a sentence using this vocabulary word, and finally draw a picture that goes with the word.
Critical Thinking Questions/Activity - A teacher letter attached explaining what he or she wants the students to do with these critical thinking questions/activity.
Science Vocabulary Work with Answer Key - This activity will take approximately 20 - 30 minutes to complete. Students will be able to use their science book or dictionary.
Fast Finisher Task Card- This task card has 6 activities for the students to do when they are finished. The students just roll a die and the number picks the activity they will complete. (I always make sure I have a student that knows where my dice are in case I do get sick and they need to help the sub find these.)
A lesson plan- this lesson plan is generic enough to fit any day, but specific enough to help the sub know exactly what to do with these activities; just place it on top of the student activities and you are ready. The only thing missing are the “times” because I know everyone’s schedule is different. Just have a schedule for him or her nearby, and then these lesson plan will tell the sub exactly what he or she needs to do, approximate time to spend on the activity, and what activity to move onto next.
These are arranged in folders:
Electricity and Circuits
Forces and Motion
Forms of Energy
The Water Cycle/Weather
Again, there are enough for 10 Days!
DISCLAIMER: Since these are just Science plans, I have made the lesson plans for departmentalized teachers. IF YOU ARE NOT DEPARTMENTALIZED…these are still for you!
I encourage you to buy these, run the copies, and place them in a “sub tub” or “sub drawer.” Then your fellow teachers can go right to it when you are sick, pull them out, and you are done! What a life saver!
I hope you enjoy, as always, let me know what you think!
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