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 – Busy Bees 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 information about bees that were mentioned in the comprehension text. Ask the students to use this information to independently write an imaginative text about bees. Once they have finished, encourage volunteers to share their stories with the class.
Numeracy – Place Value
Provide each student with a game board from the Place Value Bingo Game – Hundreds. Pick a place value card from the pile and call out the number. Students put a marker over the corresponding answer if they have it on their game board. When the students have covered five squares in a row, they call out ‘Bingo!’. The first person to call out is the winner.
Numeracy – Shape
Provide each student with a tangram template from the Tangram Poster and Template. Give the students a suitable amount of time to cut out the regular shapes from the template and use these shapes to create a variety of two-dimensional shapes that represent an everyday object or animal. After making a number of different shapes with the tangrams, allow the students to choose a final two-dimensional shape to glue into their books and color.
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
Brainstorm with the class different features of nice and scary monsters. Provide each student with a blank piece of paper. Students draw the face of a monster and give their monster a name. Students then cut out their monster masks and give their monster a personality. Place the students into small groups. In their groups, allow the students create their own monster play. Encourage each group to share their monster play with the class.