"Oh, Hello sub! It's so good to see you. Here is my sub tub! This binder has all the information you need for this afternoon. You can read a little about me, you can find the different areas of my room and a description of what we use them for, the school bell schedule and our afternoon schedule as well as student info and school/district procedures. In the tub you will also find the work for today, games and additional activities. The assistants and kids can help you with anything you have questions on or you can contact me, my info is in the binder."
This is basically how I introduce my substitute to my sub tub (if I am able to meet with them before my absence). If I am gone a full day, or half a day in the morning I won't see them, but I do leave a note that says essentially the same thing and I inform my staff so everyone is on the same page.
If I have a planned absence, I go over a substitute social story and role play with my kiddos. We practice this as early as a week in advance to prepare them for a change. You can find the perfect sub social story listed under 'teachers' on Kids can dream Autism Website. Here's the direct link for the download
Just a note: I typically don't include an in depth lesson plan, but I will write a brief overview and I include a completed example/answer key so it it easier to see what they are working towards.
Check out the video below to see my Sub tub Setup.
Direct video link: http://youtu.be/pLgEHByRR3U
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This post is part of my summer series, ABCs of a first year teacher!
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