Teachers constantly feel as if they cannot ever take a personal or even a sick day because of the work that is required to prepare your substitute teacher for your students. You would rather just suffer through your illness and take extra days, if not weeks to fully recover. When rash or sporadic events require us to take a day off, being forced to take the day off usually causes us a greater level of anxiety and stress than the actual event. This is where a beautifully written lesson plan for a substitute teacher can change everything. What if all of these things were available at your fingertips whenever you needed them. Guess what?
The following links lead to collections of different worksheets that can be left for a substitute teacher if you have to be out of the classroom for a day or more. Each set contains grade appropriate activities and exercises based on common standards for that grade level, including subjects such as math, science, art, chemistry, geography, history, etc. Clicking on the “Get Worksheet” button will display each activity within that grade level, each with its own description. These are worksheets that reinforce common skills for all grade levels. They do not require much, if any background knowledge. So, if you need to take that first day of school off, feel free. We hope that this section really helps reduce your stress levels. We routinely get at least one thank you email for this section every week. We are glad that it helps. Tip: If you end up not needing these worksheets, you can always use them as extra credit assignments, pop quizzes, or more.