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 – Comprehension
Distribute a copy of the Comprehension – How to Make Pancakes 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 other ingredients that could be used to make a pancake. Using some of the ingredients suggested by the class, ask the students to independently write their own procedure for the world’s best pancake. Once they have finished, encourage volunteers to share their procedures with the class.
Numeracy – Addition and Subtraction
Provide each student with a blank piece of paper. Read to the students the Simple Addition and Subtraction Questions. The students record their answers to each question on their blank sheet of paper. Once all the questions have been read out, discuss the answers and the strategies used by the students.
Numeracy – Number and Place Value
Place the students into small groups. Provide each group with a set of problems from the Maths Problem Solving Cards – Lower Grades. Allow the students to work together in their groups to solve each of the problems, recording their working in their books. Students may wish to use the Problem Solving Mat to assist them during this process. Rotate the problem cards through the groups as required. 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.
Design and Technologies – Plan and Create
Provide each student with a dinosaur-themed board game template from the Blank Game Board – Jurassic Fantastic. Students use the blank template to design and make their own board game. When finished, the students can play each other’s board games in small groups.