Preparing For Your Substitute
Below you will find suggestions to help you prepare for the day that you might be absent. A folder containing the following information and kept in your desk will be helpful to both you and your substitute.
A. Daily Schedule:
Prepare a schedule of daily activities for each day of the week. Be sure to include such activities as lunch, planning period, any recess and your seating chart.
B. Where To Find:
- Teacher editions of textbooks.
- Lesson plans (You should have a special general plan for the substitute).
- Supplies, A.V. equipment
- School supply room
- Class lists, seating chart
- Other important information
- Opening: Lunch count, attendance, chores, etc.
- Lunch: Needed information
- Dismissal: Exact time, buses, duties
- Fire Drill: Plan of action, signals
- Privileges: Restroom, drinking fountain, library, etc.
- Discipline plan, behavior procedures, contact person in office or team
- Help: someone who will be supportive and can answer questions
D. Other Procedures:
- Student illness during the class
- Rainy day
- Special class signals (voice, lights, other)
- Free time activities
- Names of parents or volunteers, and their duties
E. Other Information:
- Children with special needs: (physical, emotional, medical)
- Children who go to special classes (class and time)
- Additional information or instructions