These full-day, cross-curricular sub plans offer everything your substitute will need to have a successful day of teaching and learning in first grade! Our favorite part? All activities and lessons are themed to be based on the book, "The Day the Crayons Quit."
Teachers can breathe easy when they need to take a sick day with these no-stress, print and go lesson plans that are perfect to cover every subject with 1st graders!
These sub plans are jam-packed to include
printables, graphic organizers and more:
- Classroom teacher set-up instructions
- Overview of subjects and activities
- Daily schedule and behavior management suggestions
- Detailed lesson plans for every activity
Read aloud, comprehension questions and quiz, story response organizer
Letter writing prompt page
- Reader's Theater:
We Can't script
- Math Lesson:
Collecting and Organizing Data
- Extra Math Options:
Addition, Story Problems
Crayons sink or float science experiment and graphic organizer
- Social Studies:
Growth Mindset lesson and page
Rainbow tag game
Why the crayons quit craftivity
Coloring patterns page, Unscramble the crayon page, color by number
- Answer keys and examples for each activity
To teach these lessons, the substitute will need the book
"The Day the Crayons Quit" by Drew Daywalt
We also offer full day sub plans for other grades
As the authors of "Teaching the Core 1 Read-aloud at a Time,"
we are excited to present "Substitute Teaching 1 Book at a Time!" We are confident that classroom teachers, substitutes, and your students will love these engaging lessons!
Be sure to check out our other full day substitute lesson plans based on a book:
"Hey, Little Ant,"
Available in grades 1-3.
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