Full Day Plan
Mark the roll and record any absences on the Substitute Teaching Day Feedback Form. Identify any students with special educational needs and ensure you are aware of any assistance they may require throughout the day.
Rules and Routines
Establish rules and expectations for the day with the students. Familiarize yourself with the regular routines of the class, as well as any additional activities happening during the day e.g. assembly.
Literacy – Reading Comprehension
Distribute a copy of the Comprehension – Plums for Mrs Smith to the students. Read the text as a class. Monitor and support the students as they independently complete the comprehension questions. Once the students have finished, discuss the answers as a class.
Literacy – Writing Task
As a class, brainstorm activities that could take place over the duration of a week. Using some of the events suggested by the class, ask the students to independently write a recount of an event using the days of the week, similar to the comprehension text. Once they have finished, encourage volunteers to share their recounts with the class.
Numeracy – Number and Place Value
As a class, play a counting game that encourages students to skip count. Display the posters and distribute a copy of the worksheets from the Skip Counting by 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 Poster and Worksheets resource. Monitor and support the students as they independently complete the worksheets. Once the students have finished, correct the worksheets together as a class.
Numeracy – Money and Financial Matters
Place the students into small groups. Provide each group with a set of catalog pages and task cards from the Pandora’s Party Palace Maths Activity – Lower Years. Monitor and support the students as they solve each of the problem cards. Encourage the students to share their solutions and thought-processes with the class.
Literacy – Independent or Shared Reading
Allow the students to independently read an appropriate book of their choice. Alternatively, choose a book to read and share with the students.
The Arts – Drama
Place the students into small groups. Provide each group with a set of Drama Activity Cards – Lower Grades. In their groups, students choose a card to practise and act out in front of the class. The class tries to guess the scenario being played out. If time permits, repeat the activity; or encourage the groups to write their own scenarios to act out to the class.