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 – Family Day at the Beach 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, discuss some of the activities people like to do when they go to the beach. Brainstorm a list of possible scenarios that could happen at the beach. Using the beach as a setting, ask the students to independently write an imaginative text. Once they have finished, encourage volunteers to share their stories with the class.
Numeracy – Number and Place Value
Distribute a copy of the Number of the Day Worksheet and assign the class a two-digit number. Monitor and support the students as they independently complete the worksheet. Once the students have finished, correct the worksheet together as a class.
Numeracy – Location and Transformation
As a whole class, revise the concept of coordinates using examples. Provide the students with a copy of the Coordinates Worksheet Pack. Monitor and support the students as they complete the worksheets independently or in pairs. Once the students have finished, discuss the answers as a class and encourage volunteers to share their thought-processes.
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 blank puzzle template from the Blank Puzzle Pieces – Portrait and Landscape. Students use the blank template to design and make their own puzzle. When finished, students can assemble each other’s puzzles in small groups.