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 – Grammar
As a class, revise the function of nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs. Brainstorm some examples of each and list these on the board. Display one of the simple sentences from the Dressing Up a Sentence Activity. Work together as a class to use descriptive language to ‘dress up’ the sentence. As a whole class or in small groups, repeat the process using the 60 flash cards and template provided. Encourage volunteers to share their ideas with the class.
Literacy – Writing Task
As a class, choose one of the new ‘dressed up’ sentences as a writing prompt for an imaginative text. Brainstorm as a class a list of possible settings, characters and storylines. Monitor and support the students as they independently write their imaginative text. Once they have finished, encourage volunteers to share their stories with the class.
Numeracy – Addition and Subtraction
Divide the students into pairs. Provide each student with a Number Ladder and two dice. In their pairs, the students race each other to be the first to climb the ladder. The students roll the two dice and then use their number ladders to add the two numbers together. The first person to reach the top of the ladder is the winner. If time permits, encourage the students to swap partners and play again.
Numeracy – Time
Provide each student with an Analog Clock Features template. Monitor and support the students as they cut and paste the parts of the clock to create their own analog clock. Once the students have finished, revise different o’clock, half past and quarter to times together as a class. If time permits, provide each of the students with an Analog Clock Worksheet to complete independently, then correct the worksheet together as a 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.
Science – Science Experiments
Place the students into small groups. Provide each student with a copy of the Exploring with Magnets Task and accompanying worksheets. Monitor and support the students as they work through the inquiry task. Encourage the students to share their predictions and observations. At the end of the experiment, conduct a class discussion about how magnets work and the features of a magnetic object.