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Sub Grab-Bag: What Every Substitute Teacher Should Have

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

What might you need on the job when you don’t know anything about it? This happens every day when you are a substitute teacher. Here’s a list of things you should consider having with you on every assignment:

  • Paper clips
  • Marking pens
  • Name tags
  • Seating chart forms
  • Ream of duplicating paper
  • Literature selections
  • Emergency lesson plans (see Chapter 5 in the Substitute Teacher Handbook for these)
  • Whistle
  • Sun hat or sunscreen
  • Jogging shoes or flats for P.E. and recess duty
  • Assignment calendar
  • Time sheet
  • Small cooler or lunch box and thermos
  • Change of clothing (in case teaching assignment changes after your arrival)
  • Copies of instructional materials that you wish to use with the class
  • Stickers or ink stamp and pad (primary & elementary levels)
  • Index card of “sponge” activities for students to use after they finish their assignments (see previous post)
  • Copy of your own discipline plan (laminated and ready to post)
  • Special objects or items that you would like to use with the class that may motivate them during the day, such as stickers, award badges, certificates, and incentive charts
  • Teaching journal
  • Blank forms of a regular classroom teacher report (to be completed and left at the end of the day)

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