Most of us are preparing for or just starting back to school and probably not thinking about being absent yet, but taking just a little time out at the beginning of the year to prepare a substitute folder can save you tons of time later!
I remember a few years ago when I was called for jury duty three times in one year. I know you’re thinking that’s not possible, but it is – I was called for city, county, and federal jury duty all in the same school year. Each time I thanked my lucky stars that I had taken the time to prepare a substitute folder in advance.
Another year I had three deaths in my family, all within four weeks of each other. I missed a total of nine days of school to fly to and from Michigan on three separate occasions.
Oh, and did I mention one of those days was the first day of school? You can bet your bottom dollar that my substitute folder was a life saver that year!
Important Info for Substitute Teachers
Information that should be left for subs:
- Class List
- Daily Schedule
- Behavior Expectations
- Dismissal List
- Class Rules
- Emergency Procedures
- Notes Page
- Lesson Plans
- Map of the School
Why should you prepare a substitute folder TODAY?
- Save time by putting all the essential ingredients for a substitute folder together in one thorough and concise package
- Feel more at ease knowing that your substitute has everything he or she needs to be successful
- Plan ahead for those unexpected absences that leave you scrambling
You can toil away for hours creating your own or purchase the one I created HERE.