I’m not going to lie. I DON’T HAVE SUB PLANS! This is not good because I’m going to miss 3 days in October / November for school trips and the NCAIS conference (I’m presenting, yeah!).
I do have a substitute binder with overall instructions, my class lists, and two manilla folders with my seating charts in them. But right now, that is about it!
I usually have my students work on their math wiki pages or chose topics that they need help on from the Concept Help Pages. There, they can watch videos, do extra example problems, and even play math games! However, even though it is FIXED now, our internet has been iffy this year, so I would love to have a paper and pencil back up plan. My students LOVE those coordinate graph sheets that make a picture when you are done, but I can’t find any good ones. I am thinking of assigning them the task of creating their own coordinate graph picture (for their friend to solve). Has anyone done this?
My director suggested that I let my students play my math center games when I am absent. That is a fabulous idea and it IS my goal, but I don’t have enough games – and it is not yet organized in a way that students can just go and pick out a game. Also, I need an in-class “trial run” once everything is all organized and labeled so that I can help students pick out games (and put them back), the first time. I don’t want them picking games that are too difficult for them and causing stress for the sub. I can’t wait to have this in place for my students, but it is not going to happen by October 18th!
I am excited to read about other middle school teachers sub plans – so please post today and help me out. 🙂