This is a collection of activities specifically designed to be simple for a substitute yet challenging for students on a day when you have to be out of your classroom.
These lessons center around the class children's book "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" by Judith Viorst. Activities include:
-Alexander's Bad Day Things Graph (students create a graph)
-reading a graph paper (students interpret the graph they created)
- Since Alexander skipped "16" when he was counting, students are going to be detectives to find out what numbers are missing in a 100s chart
-words that mean the same thing scaffolding activity--example: horrible, terrible, no good, very bad :)
-Alexander character map, use describing words to label Alexander
-Write the room using the word ALEXANDER
-Alexander story sequencing
-"How to Cheer Up Someone Having a Bad Day" as a group, students and teacher discuss this. Students then cut and paste pre-made cards (with pictures) onto a paper "Do This! Not This!"
-Writing prompt and paper: "No Good, Very Bad Day" Have you ever had a bad day like Alexander? Write and draw about your bad day.
-Writing prompt and paper: "What Makes My Day Better" Write and draw about something that makes you feel better when you are having a bad day
-Writing prompt and paper: "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" write and draw about your favorite part of this book. Talk about it with a partner.
-Writing prompt and paper: "My Teacher is Missing" pretend you came to school and your teacher is missing. Write about where you think she may be and what she might be doing.
This packet should make is easier for you to take a day from work while still having stellar lesson plans already waiting. I hope you enjoy!!