The Sub Tub

by Steve Krile


There's nothing worse than entering a class as a substitute teacher and not knowing anything about how that class works. Like most teachers, I began my career subbing in the district. I have taken those experiences and cooked up a little helper for anyone who subs in my classroom.

The Sub Tub is one-stop-shopping for anyone who needs to know what to do in the case I'm not around.

The Sub Tub is one-stop-shopping for anyone who needs to know what to do in the case I'm not around.

The Sub Tub has everything a Sub would need to get through a day.  I have a folder for each days of the week that contain the schedule for the class.  

Transient

Here are the highlights for what's inside:

  • Generic lesson plans for each day
  • Attendance procedures with a class list along with a chart that contains pictures of each of the students and their name
  • Fire, Severe Weather, and Lock-down procedures
  • A map of the school
  • The children's end-of-the-day procedures:  walkers, bussers, and who goes home with a parent.
  • Several extra read-aloud books if they find there are gaps in the day.
  • Review work that the students can do if the kids need extra work
  • A bag of Smarties and a bag of Lolli-pops if the children are well-behaved
  • A description of my positive-reinforcement plan

I know not every sub will look at every page, but it's not the thing you ignore - it's the thing you need!