Relief and Substitute Teacher Handbook and Sub Plans
✅Are you new to Relief, Supply, or Substitute Teaching? Have you been subbing for a while but would like new resources to use in the classroom?
☀Being a relief teacher and a substitute teacher can come with its own set of challenges. This Relief Teacher Survival Kit is your one-stop resource for handling a job assignment with confidence and ease! Your students will LOVE all of the easy-to-use activities and you will love the fact that little or no preparation is involved.
☀If you are just starting out in your teaching career, or if you need a spark of new ideas, this resource is jam-packed with activities you can use with your students. It includes hundreds of fun, authentic, and engaging activities that I have used with great success in my own classrooms throughout my teaching career.
☀If any teacher has ever relieved another teacher’s class, then they will have realized it is very different from having their own group of students and being well-prepared can make the day much less stressful.
☀Depending on the age group that you are making yourself available to teach this may specific grades or even K-12. Don’t totally rely on the class teacher to have work prepared for the class. You need to be completely prepared and flexible , just in case there are any last minute changes.
Even if work has been set for the class, you may need to access your knowledge of the internet to find some websites in a hurry that will reinforce and support the topic that you have been left to teach.
☀I began to build a resource kit for myself when I began casual teaching, and then I realised just how many ideas and activities I had been using over my 40 year teaching career. I have spent many hours
searching through websites, searching books for great ideas and activities.
☀The eBook can be used with any storage, to access when you need a quick activity or web link. Copyright is granted to print off 1 copy for personal classroom use.
⭐️ What reviewers are saying: ⭐️
"A brilliant product! Very thorough! Helped me prepare for casual teaching. Thank you :)"
"What an awesome product with a great wealth of resources! Thank you - it will save me a lot of time in preparing for my days when I am relief teaching."
"The first thing teachers should be handed as they walk away from their graduation ceremony."
"The first thing a friend told me to get after graduating and starting casual! It really helped relieve some of the stress of the first few days out!"
DISCLAIMER Since compiling this resource, a number of the websites have become inactive or have become subscription based. This is one of the disadvantages of a resource that links to external websites.
As a result I have scoured the internet to find a bunch of free resources for you to use in your resource kit.
The additional folder of files includes
⭐ 28 PDF files for Art and Craft lessons
⭐8 PDF for Drama activities and lesson ideas
⭐18 Literacy Resources
⭐40 Math games
⭐21 Outdoor Games activity books
⭐7 Cooperative Games books
⭐6 STEM/Science activity books
All are freely available on the internet, but I have saved you the time and effort by uploading them as part of this resource
⭐What is covered in this resource?⭐
✅ Classroom Management Strategies for the Relief Teacher - Get control of your situation and classroom right away with these helpful strategies and tips.
✅ 5-10 Minute Time Fillers - 35 super-fun time fillers to use during those short periods of time throughout the day. Students LOVE these!
✅Math Games - Keep your students practicing their math skills in a fun, interactive way.
✅Writing and Literacy - If your class needs to work on their writing skills, they will enjoy the variety of these wonderful writing activities.
✅Spelling Games - 17 spelling games at your fingertips!
✅ Sports and Other Games - These general games are great for indoor recess or during free time.
✅Thinking Skills - 10 activities to increase higher-level thinking.
✅Silly Songs - Traditional children's songs are a great way to break the ice with your students!
The key to feeling less stress and having more success as a substitute teacher is being organised and well-prepared. You can use this resource in one of two ways:
1) Access the PDF with clickable web links via your own device.
2) Print and bind the pages into a book format, which you can take with you to your various teaching assignments.
This click and go resource for teachers includes all the links you need to explore websites across the curriculum and to find further relevant websites and activities to use in your classroom. I've even included links to videos and music to accompany the songs!