Are your students forgetting your routines or asking a zillion questions? Mine were! Until I tried this... Question Board! Classroom management for too many questions (Free- consider it a gift from my sanity to yours ;) )
SUB PLANS: In your sub binder put the book “Miss Nelson is Missing” and have the substitute read the book to your class. Have the children then write a story about where they think you are while you are out from school. I can only imagine how funny and creative these stories will be!
This App "Noise Control" magically ask your students & kids to keep quiet on your behalf..... It's so magical that teachers found that students are more willing to corporate in classroom activities.... http://theteachingpalette.com/2010/01/29/shhh-noise-control-2/
Novel Response Task Cards - 60 activities 5 per card. Use with any book or story! Kids love having choices of what activities to do. Great for centers and small or large groups, Laminate for future use.