Having a substitute binder is a must for every teacher. Whenever I have to be out, which isn't very often, I hate getting all the information together for a sub because I'm usually sick. This is why I always have a sub folder ready and waiting with fun activities for the students.
In my sub binder you will find the following items:
Syllabus (7th Grade Syllabus & 8th Grade Syllabus - completely editable)
Substitute Teacher Feedback Forms
Guess the Word Game
Guess My Number, Backwards, and How Long is a Minute
Trick the Teacher, I Spy with a Rhyme
Charades for Kids
All of the files in my binder are in MS Publisher format (2003) and you will be able to edit the information to fit your classroom.
I hope you have a great year with few missed days ;)