Happy Tuesday! I am linking up with some amazing bloggers today to share some ideas for planning for substitute teachers.
First up is Holly and her Tried it Tuesday linky.
I am away from school tomorrow. I saved one of my personal days for the whole year so I could go on my daughter's grade 4 field trip. Am I crazy or what. Instead of spending the day with my own grade 4's I will be on a bus for 1.5 hours each way with 26 other grade 4's!!
Anyway, getting to the tried it part. I am trying Erin at I'm Lovin Lit's "A Zoo Day". It is a complete unit that will last one school day. I am using the math, language and science activities. There are also instructions for making a lapbook but we are just going to make a folder. I love how clear the instructions are, I love that it is a complete day of work and that my students will be super engaged by the activities. I love that it made my day super easy to plan. This unit is perfect for this time of year and if I wasn't going to be away I might have just used it myself for an easy day of planning.
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Next I am linking up with Kristen at Ladybug's Teacher Files and Elizabeth at Fun in Room 4B for their Optimum Organization linky.
I got this idea from a blog (can't remember which one, so sorry) and I loved it and thought I would share it for this linky. It is a handy dandy sub tub.
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Inside the tub go any class sets of worksheets that I photocopied but did not get to use. I paper clip them together, label the subject and the time.
This tub is for emergencies, days when I am late due to weather or traffic accidents (I have a 45 minute drive and stuff happens), days when I can't get plans in (hasn't happened yet, fingers crossed) or when I am teaching things I don't want to leave for the supply and need stand alone activities. It also works out great because then I don't feel bad about wasting paper by having made copies that I didn't use.
While reading Kristen's post on getting rid of resources I was inspired to go through some of my resources and get rid of ones that I never even look at anymore. Only I came across a few, that while I don't use them are perfect for generic emergency activities. So I kept a few of those resources and threw them in the tub as well (only a few honest, I recycled tons more!).
Be sure to check out both of these linky parties for some amazing ideas.