These activities are ready to copy and go, without need for the sub to read lengthy directions. Explanations for students and for the sub are incorporated as scripts which headline some but not all worksheets. The only equipment your sub needs is a copy machine (better yet, Smartboard or Activeboard to display entire PDF folder of activities) The only supplies your kids need are pencils, crayons, scissors, and glue
The following activities, all connected to the theme of BUGS, are included in this folder:
Morning and afternoon large group “messages” for students to complete and for the sub teacher to use as “get acquainted” and “end of day wrap up” meetings. Each message should take from 30 to 45 minutes of class time.
Reader Response papers for students to write after they have read independently for 30 (or more) minutes. Students will draw or write about two things the characters, two things that happened in the plot, and the settin. These reader response papers provide the opportunity for small group or large group sharing upon completion.
In math, students will make a bugs counting (1-10) book; add bugs (1-5), and subtract bugs (from 8)
In science, they will read and respond to two reading comprehension passages about bugs (the spider and the ladybug)
In addition they will cut out and match flashcards for eight different species of bugs.
In their literacy block they will make an ABC Bug Book and cut out and form sentences inside the Magic Sentence Cloud.
Also included in the plans is an activities grid that briefly explains each activity, possible variations of the activity, materials needed, and Common Core Standards Applied