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 – Homework is Unnecessary 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 arguments for not having homework. Using some of the arguments suggested by the class, ask the students to independently write a letter to their principal requesting to ban homework. Once they have finished, encourage volunteers to share their letters with the class.
Numeracy – Number and Place Value
Distribute a copy of the Number of the Day Worksheet and assign the class a three-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 – Statistics and Probability
As a class, identify and describe the possible outcomes for a range of chance experiments, such as tossing a coin, picking a blue pencil from a pencil pot with different colours, etc. Place students into pairs. Provide each pair with a copy of the Diving Board Bonanza! – Chance Game. Before playing the game, instruct the students how to play the game and have a class discussion about the possible outcomes for the game. Monitor and support the students as they complete the activity. Once the students have finished playing, discuss the results of the game 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.
The Arts – Visual Arts
Provide each student with a blank piece of paper. Read the description provided on the Drawing on Demand – It’s a Piece of Cake. The students must listen carefully to the description before attempting to draw and color a picture of what they have heard. Once they have finished, ask the students to write a description of an animal of their choice, to be read aloud to a partner for them to draw.