A True Emergency
"Sub plans are a breeze!" said NO TEACHER EVER! Ugh, we all know how difficult it is to miss school for a prepared absence and the stress it places on staff when there's no plan in place, but how do you plan for an emergency absence?
I know first hand what it's like to miss school for an emergency. As a first year teacher, my dad was involved in a motorcycle accident that sent him in a helicopter straight to the ICU. I knew without a shadow of a doubt that I wasn't going to be going to school the next day or week for that matter, but as a new teacher I just wasn't prepared for missing any days! I had no sub plans because, well let's face it, I was barely hanging on to the day-to-day happenings myself! I was learning the ropes and barely staying afloat on my own.
Looking back, I was incredibly lucky to have a support team behind me at school! My teammates made copies of their lesson plans and activities for my substitute and my admin urged me to stay by my dad's side! I knew the burden this placed on my school family but I was so thankful to have the opportunity to be with my parents during such a difficult time!
Once I returned, I made sure to have emergency sub plans on hand! A few years later, I decided to start sharing my No Prep Sub Plans on TeachersPayTeachers for other teachers to use who found themselves in similar circumstances! I'm so thankful for the opportunity to help other teachers in need.
What I love about these No Prep Sub Plans ->
NEED MORE THAN A DAY?! -> If you're a primary grade teacher and in a situation where you will miss at least a week of school, don't miss these Elephant & Piggie Sub Plans for a WHOLE WEEK! Your students will LOVE reading Mo Willems in your absence :)
But then I thought, what if there was a TRUE emergency and there wasn't time to make any copies at all?! Cue my "COPY FREE" Sub Plans. Copy Free meaning -> No Copies Needed! I currently have two sets: Copy Free for grades K-2 and a brand new set of Copy Free for grades 3-5. I purposely created these grades together so teachers could use activities to differentiate as needed.
Copy Free Sub Plans are PERFECT for teachers who need sub plans for an emergency and have NO TIME to make copies!! All you need to do is download this PDF file and print it out. Store it in your classroom for a "rainy day" and leave your worries behind you!
Here's what teachers are saying about my COPY FREE sub plans:
So you may be wondering, what's included? These COPY FREE Sub Plans incorporate small group/whole group learning games, teacher-directed movement opportunities, and include some activities that require copy paper or blank notebook paper. There are several choices included for reading, writing, math, science, and word work and a few extra time fillers!
Oh, and be sure to include a copy of your class schedule with these plans! If you're really into organizing like me, store these emergency sub plans with your SUB SURVIVAL GUIDE in your SUB STATION and NEVER WORRY about having to miss school again (insert praise hands!!)
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