Substitute Binders - No Excuses

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Substitute Binders - No Excuses

July 25, 2017

I can't tell you how important having an awesome sub binder is. Like. Being out is no joke, and seeing that most teachers are Type A, it's crucial to have an awesome sub binder. 


I'm here to show you what's in mine, friends!


 First off - I like pretty things. If you know me, you know this fact. So obviously my sub binder is pretty.


Second - no. I don't have 3 sub binders. hahaha


Wanna know what is in mine? Take a look at this video:


So as a recap, here are the things you NEED to have in your sub binder:


1. Welcome letter

2. Lesson plan (obviously)

3. Emergency lesson plan (NECESSARY)

4. Basics - schedule, class rosters and attendance, in school contact info, etc.

5. Daily routines - flexible seating policy, class breakdown (such as bell ringers, reading time, etc), emergency plans (fire drill, roster, evacuation, etc.) and anything your school requires as well as the school handbook.

6. Behavior management plans (if necessary)

7. Sub report - for the sub to fill out so you know how their day went, awesome kids, problems, unexpected events such as a fire drill, etc.


These are the thing that I've found to be the most helpful to me. I've gotten a lot of positive feedback from substitutes as well, saying that they appreciate the organization and the clear instruction and easy access to information. 


You can find my pineapple sub binder in my TpT store, as well as my Cactus sub binder and my Flamingo sub binder!  


How do you stay organized when you're out of the classroom for the day? I'd love to know your tips and tricks!




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