This week I've been out sick with bronchitis. It stinks being sick! It stinks only being able to walk about 10 steps before I want to collapse, when I cough so much that I can't catch my breath. I'm one that is never sick, so this really really stinks! With that being said, I know you can relate to making sub plans when you are ill... This year I'm so glad that I have a lesson plan template ready to go to make sub plans easy as pie. I took some screen shots of how mine looks.
*My first page has the general schedule, kids to know, a reference to the sub binder, and behavior information.
My Math page has the basic information about how the day is run. I learned a long time ago that I can't worry that the day isn't going to be exactly like how I would do stuff because it won't be. It can't be... but I like to give the sub an idea of our normal routine.
My ELA/Writing/Science/SS page is filled with the middle portion of our day. I like to write a checklist (unless I'm explaining the routines). The times I write in full paragraphs it seems that more things are forgotten/not noticed - perhaps the substitutes that have visited my class just need a list format?
The next page has our afternoon. Once again I try to tell the routines, but I also have much more detail in my sub binder.
This year I added this into the actual lesson plans (instead of having a separate document). I like how it's just a print away from being done, and I like how it asks exactly what I want to know.
This is another page that I have attached to the back of my sub plans. I also have a bunch of these notes printed on colored paper in my sub binder. It really encourages the kids to work hard for the subs. :)
I hope your transition back to the classroom has been extra easy... hopefully soon I'll see my kiddos too!