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The Sub Tub

Aloha everyone! Corinna here from Surfin' Through Second. Well it's that time of year when we are back in school getting our routines down.  Things are starting to flow pretty smoothly and suddenly you have a slight tickle in the back or your throat.  As the day wears on you are losing steam quickly and the the first cold of the season has hit!

The dreaded lesson planning to get your sub and kiddos through the day!!  Seriously I would rather just go to work than write plans.

This year with a little prep you can make your life a bit easier.

Make yourself a Sub Tub.  Inside I place all the important items that the sub needs to know for my class.

Throw in whatever you think will help your sub get through the day, especially if you're unable to make plans for that specific day. 

I picked this Sterilite Tub up at Target for $5.

I throw in a fun game for the whole class to play.  
Bingo is another great alternative.

Stickers are always a great incentive and I leave directions 
for the sub to use them as they wish.

The story I Wanna Iguana is fun, 
but it also goes along with a great writing activity 
from my Opinion Writing pack.

Papers you may have on hand already are perfect to throw in. 
This is from my Aloha pack.

Easy literacy lessons from Growing Firsties and Fluttering Through First.

I place a folder in my tub with all the items listed above 
to make it easy for the substitute to refer to.  
Once it's done I don't have to worry about doing it all again.
I can update my plans and lessons as needed.

Keep the tub near your desk and when that Emergency arises you are ready to roll with much less stress in your life.  

I truly hope this year is a great one for you and that you won't need to use your sub tub too often!

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