Speaking as a substitute teacher, the easiest days are when I have been given a lot of information. I mean information like where the staff restrooms are, phone numbers of helpful colleagues, and transition cues. I always strive to make the day that I am visiting your classroom as routine and "normal" as possible. However, sometimes some crucial information is missing from your sub plans.
This mini-packet will help you, elementary classroom teacher, give me, your substitute, that special edge that makes the day great for our students.
This packet has space for you to write down many things that your substitute desperately needs to know, including:
- classroom management policies (and how to use them)
- positive/negative consequences
- dismissal procedures
- bus list
- transition cue (clapping, call-and-respond, etc.)
- pull-out students/push-in services
- arrival procedures
- and more!
We get it: you are a busy person with too much work to do. Maybe you forgot to put something in your sub plans without realizing that your sub would need it. Easy fix? Print this, write one copy, and use it for the year! A little extra work now for peace of mind later.
Simply print this packet out (double-sided and stapled works best) and fill it in! Your substitute will be eternally grateful knowing that you have taken this extra step for their his/her success!
** This PDF file is 7 pages long, with both tables and lines for you to fill in the information that makes your classroom function. This is best used in conjunction with your daily sub plans. I created this packet for elementary teachers, Pre-K - Grade 6.