Writing sub plans is in my top ten list of things I dread doing. Mainly because, I feel compelled to spell out every last detail. Which means they only take, oh f.o.r.e.v.e.r. to write and prep for. But since I was out today and had to leave evreything ready for my sub before I left yesterday, I thought today would be a great time to blog about my SUB TUB!!
I finally crossed this one off of my forever long and ever growing classroom "TO-DO" list about a month ago!! It's one of the most un-complex things I have ever put together haha. But it's perfect for keeping things easy and organized for the sub and me!
I've got a bunch of these manila folders labeled for every subject. Then put whatever the sub will need for plans that day into the folders. I like that I can even just stick my read aloud books right into the folder with the lesson it goes with.
I've got a folder full of, "Helpful Notes" with things like extra rosters in case of a fire drill, our classroom rules & behavior management system, and any other bits of information I think the sub might find helpful but wouldn't explicitly know, like this indoor recess schedule for the too cold weather days.
I also have a folder titled, "Emergency Plans". I print off a variety of printables that would be good for my kids any time of year in math, reading, and writing. Then keep them in there for that day when you wake up out of nowhere kissed by the stomach flu or something along those lines. (And planning is the last thing even want to begin to think about!!)
The last thing I do is put in my plans, roster, and lunch count sheet - front and center!
And I leave all the extra supplies the sub will need for the day behind the tub.
This is how my teacher table looked when I left yesterday afternoon!!
The actual tub is one of these file organizing boxes from the Container Store.
If you like my "Tub for the Sub" sign you can download it HERE.