Emergency Substitute Plans: 4th -5th Grade | Substitute Plans

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4th - 5th, Homeschool
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This very complete 4th/5th Grade Emergency Substitute Plans is a 40 page animal themed packet filled with a full day of learning activities for your students to do with your substitute, while you're sick. Everything from morning work, to reading, to math, and more is included to give your students an interesting day learning about animals, while making your life easier! It even has several extra time activities to make sure your sub has more than enough to keep the kids busy!

Specifically it contains:

Morning Work:

Animal Classification (double sided worksheet)

Triple Venn Diagram to Compare Animal Groups

Word Work:

Figurative Language (Animal Idioms)


Plot Poster

Plot Line Teaching Page

Quick Sketch Page

Narrative Writing Pages


Whole Class Interactive Inference Lesson

Koko Inference Story (double sided worksheet)


4th Grade Level: Pet Store (Perimeter and Area) and Animal Word Problems

5th Grade Level: Pet Store (Perimeter and Area) and Animal Word Problems

Art: Animal Art Mosaic


Indoor Animal Games

Outdoor Animal Games

Extra time?

Reading: Animals Inference Windows Activity

Science: Cheetahs Worksheet

Detailed Teacher Notes

Editable Substitute Plan Schedule

Preparation Page Instructions to leave for your sub if needed

Why you'll love this resource:

  • It's a great unit to copy and leave ready in a sub tub.
  • The activities are general in nature can be inserted at any time of the year for sub emergencies!
  • The directions are clear and easy for any sub to manage.
  • Your students will have meaningful learning and not just busy work!
  • The activities hit 4th and 5th grade standards.
  • There are more than enough activities to fill a day, so your sub won't run out of things to do.
  • There are editable sub plans included so you can customize them to your schedule.
  • Your students will enjoy the activities!

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