If my life were a book, this is the only
sticky note I could stop, think, and jot!
I was just sick in early December.
With the same thing!
I actually left school sick midday on Tuesday. I've never done that!
I was able to fight my way through Wednesday, but today finds me at the doctor again and home today and tomorrow. Hopefully, having this time off will put me back on my game by Monday.
It has to.
Because when you follow a reading and writing workshop model of instruction,
leaving sub plans is nearly impossible!
At least for me it is.
I find myself falling back to leaving plans for whole class reading of a book from our anthology and a generic writing assignment. I find it really hard to leave plans that actually fit the plan I follow. I think a sub's head would bug out if I left writing workshop plans, word work plans, reading workshop plans, and small group meeting plans for center time. Plus, I would have to go in to some lengthy explanation as our sub pool ranges from a small handful who know how to do all that to the majority who haven't a clue.
So, after I post this, I am going to type up some more sub plans for tomorrow that anyone could do, mostly review with some easy to teach new stuff thrown in. All of which means, come Monday, my friends have no idea of the game of catch-up we will be playing!
Here are my questions for you:
If you are using a workshop model, even if you aren't,
how do you plan for subs?
Do you leave "real deal" lessons?
Honestly, between lesson plans for subs and all the work sitting on your desk when you get back,
it's more work for teachers to be out sick than to just go in!