What Should I Include in my SubPack? - STEDI.org, Substitute Teaching Division

What Should I Include in my SubPack?

Great question!

Here are some ideas:

Clipboard: Carrying a clipboard provides quick access to a seating chart, the roll, and anecdotal records, as well as creates a sense of authority.

Disposable Gloves & Plastic Bags: Whenever you encounter blood or bodily fluids you should wear disposable gloves to help safeguard against many of today’s medical concerns. A plastic bag can be used in an emergency when you must dispose of items exposed to blood or bodily fluids.

Newspaper: A newspaper can be used as the basis for a story starter, spelling review, current events discussion, and a host of other activities

Props: A puppet, magic trick, or even a set of juggling props can capture students’ interest. Props provide great motivation for students to complete assignments to further participate in, learn more about, or to see additional prop related activities.

Tangrams: Tangrams are geometric shapes that can be used as filler activities, as well as instructional material to teach shapes and geometry

Tickets: Tickets are a great way to reward students for appropriate behavior. Students can use tickets to enter an end-of-the-day drawing or redeem them for special privileges and prizes

SubPack Ideas PDF

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