Address Labels, Clipboard, & Large Index Cards: Write Notes On Address Labels As You Observe; Stick Them Onto The Child's Index Card; During Parent/Teacher Conferences Pull Out Notecard & Share Observations (Quick, Easy, & Cuts Down On Sticky Notes)
File crate with each student's name on it. File work for them to do when they are "done" that is differentiated. you can also put work in there that they need extra practice with. I'm thinking big YES! :) extra work for brownie points
For teachers: Do you ever have a student that just needs to get out of the room for a minute and get a new perspective? Give them "The mysterious envelope" to deliver. (I like the "mystery student" idea too)
Students have to write in a log every time they do not turn in their homework on time and explain themselves. This helps teachers keep track of how many times the same student does not do his/her homework and establishes accountability.
Talking to Parents: What Every Teacher Needs to Know
Planning for a sub was one of these "hard way, easy way" lessons that I eventually learned. But, I really wished someone would have given me directions to the easy way much earlier in my career! I shared a few tips to make sub planning quicker.
This is one of THREE themes that I have made for my ULTIMATE Teacher Binder! I call it the "Funky Chalkboard." :) You will NEVER have to thumb around your desk and filing cabinets for what you need. You will already have it in your binder.
You DON'T Want A Substitute Teacher For This Class