“Follow the teacher’s plans to a tee…they took the time, energy, and effort to leave those plans for a reason.” —Terri Y.
“Go in a little early! Let them know it’s your first day & that you are excited to be there! Say, ‘Any advice or first-day directions?’ Introduce yourself to the teachers in the adjacent classrooms and say the same things.” —Sandy M.
However, if you finished those plans and the kids are getting antsy, here are 24 awesome ideas to make sure your students are engaged and learning, even when you only have a few minutes.
Need even more ideas for substitute teachers to fill time? These are perfect for the awkward few minutes right before the bell rings.