Did you join Girl Scouts when you were a child? If so, you are familiar with the Girl Scout motto.
The Girl Scout motto is "Be prepared." In the 1947 Girl Scout Handbook, the motto was explained this way: "A Girl Scout is ready to help out wherever she is needed. Willingness to serve is not enough; you must know how to do the job well, even in an emergency." The same ideas are true today.
Emergency sub plans should include:
- Map of the school
- Class schedule - include room number/location of specials
- Class list (with pictures if you have it)
- Duty schedule
- Phone numbers: extensions of helpful people at your school
- co-worker who is helpful & knows password of your computer sites
- specials teachers
- Lesson plans that include class set of copies - plans should be generic not seasonal
- Class procedures:
- fire drill
- emergency drills
- turn in work
- early finishers
- hand out supplies
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One of the things subs appreciate is name tags. It is much easier to control your class when the sub knows their names. The easiest way to do this is make labels with your students' names at the beginning of the year. Print a copy of these and include them with your emergency sub plans. Each time you have a planned absence, all you need to do is print a copy. You will appreciate the fact that you are being a Girl Scout the next time you are absent and so will your sub!
Click HERE to download this template.
The font is by Kimberly Geswein. It is free for personal use. Click below to download the font.
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Fern has a few tips to share with you, too. Be sure to hop over to her blog!
Fern and I are adding something new this summer. Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading. I love to read teacher blogs and the latest teacher idea books. Stop by Fern's blog and my blog each week for Tuesday Teacher Tips. We hope you will share your ideas, too.
Each week we will choose one person who shared a tip on our blog who will get a $10 shopping trip. We will announce the winner in the following Tuesday's post. The winner for this past Tuesday is:
Click HERE to read K. Lowery's parent communication tip.
Do you have a sub tip to share? Be sure to include your email so I can contact you if you're the winner of the $10 shopping trip.
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