Professional Development

July 31, 2014

Preparing for My Long Term Sub and a Giveaway!

As you know by now I am a new mommy to a sweet little guy! When I found out I was pregnant not only did I praise God for the miracle of life he had created, but I also was SO thankful that I wasn’t going to have to miss a lot of school.  I like to have control of my classroom (Can I get an “AMEN”?). Having a long term sub watch over my babies and be in charge of teaching them wasn’t what I really wanted.

I ended up having a FABULOUS sub for 9 days. (9 long days in my mind.)  Preparing for her was tough! She was going to have to go through our Kindergarten Graduation, End of Year Party, Award Ceremony, and deal with crazy end of year behavior on top of all of that.  I knew I had to have it all in place for her.

One of the best tools I created and left for her was my Sub Binder.

Take a peak!!

Here is the best part of the little update!!

God knew exactly what I needed.  I had my last day with my students and 2 hours later (as I was packing up my classroom) early labor started.  By Sunday night I was at the hospital and our precious Canaan Luke was born!
Get everything planned and organized for your substitute as you take maternity leave! See how this teacher prepared for her long term sub, and what was in the binder! #maternityleave #substituteteacher pin it

Happy Teaching,



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