Introductory Letter for Substitute Teachers
I have found that my Substitute Teacher Notebook has been
valuable to most subs and it was absolutely indispensable when
I was team teaching and both of us were absent. Below is a copy
of the first page of my Substitute Teacher Notebook that I keep
on my desk at all times.
I'm glad you're here! You are about to work with a GREAT
bunch of students! They are usually excited about learning, they
want to be good, and they will do almost anything you ask of
Read through the information in this "Sub Folder"
and use the blank checklist for recording good and bad behavior
if you need to. If you need help don't be shy about asking for
it. The students, neighboring teachers, and the principal will
be glad to help you in whatever way they can.
As to academics, if you don't get through everything, don't
worry about it. We can most likely make it up later. On the other
hand, if you get through with things too soon, feel free to play
an educational game or do something from your own "bag-o-tricks."
You'll also find in this folder a logic worksheet that the kids
haven't done but should have fun with. In addition, if there
is anything you are passionate about teaching or sharing with
the students, feel free to do so, I only ask that you check with
I hope everything goes well and that you will have an enjoyable
time with the kids!