Hi Justin, I'm of the opinion that it's much easier to be in class and teach than it is to prepare for a sub! :D I love the suggestions and am going to share them w/my English team. One thing I'm going to add is that I leave a letter for my kids, much like Ashley. However, my letter is a little like a contract. It states what is expected of them in terms of productivity and in behavior. So far (knock on wood), my kids haven't let me down! I never have problems securing a good sub for my classes. In addition, I have a basket full of mind puzzles, minute mysteries, etc. that I leave for the sub. My regular subs love these! In fact, when I have to cover another teacher's class, I always grab a few of these books to take w/me in case their plans are a little on the "short" side. Minute mysteries and puzzle books are great resources! Thanks again for a super topic!
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