It is that time of year when you may need to be out sick last minute. Having your sub plans ready can be stressful when you have to take a last minute day off. The winter sub plans for special education I am going to show you will make taking a sick day much easier!
Before we jump into the Winter Sub Plans, I highly recommend checking out the Sub Binder. This binder is going to be your sub’s one stop shop to make sure the day runs smoothly while you are out. The Sub Binder pairs perfectly with the Winter Sub Plans! If you want to learn more about the Sub Binder and how to plan for a sub, check out my blog post HERE.
Let’s jump right into the Winter Sub Plans. In this resource, there is a planning guide that walks you through the entire set of sub plans. It lays out what you should prep ahead of time, what you don’t need to prep, and suggestions on how to run the activities. I love this concept for my classroom because when I am out, my paras run my classroom. My sub will assist them and help keep the routine, but my paras know our schedule and routine like the back of their hand so they will be running the show.
The first set of activities in the Winter Sub Plans are a set of tracing activities. These are leveled to give the options of tracing lines, shapes, and words. These are a great low to no prep option. You can laminate or put in page protectors to reuse, or you can just print and go! I personally keep the originals in my sub binder for the season for use, then I transfer them into my winter bin to save for next year.
Next up is centers. There are 5 centers included in the sub plans:
- Winter Words Vocabulary Clip Cards
- Winter Scene Number Task Cards
- 1:1 Correspondence Snowflakes
- Winter Sort
- Winter Patterns
I’ll show you some product pictures of all the centers next.
There is also Bingo included in the sub plans! There are several bingo cards as well as bingo calling cards to facilitate the game. This would be such a fun, easy activity for your class to do while you are out. You can laminate and reuse or just print and go!
Winter Picture Comprehension
The picture comprehension is probably my favorite part of the sub plans! There are two levels: level 1 has a field of 2 answer choices, and level 2 has a field of 3 answer choices. I use the picture comprehension sets all year long, so I love that this is included. I like to put these in page protectors and keep in a 3-prong folder or a binder. You can also laminate and bind these to reuse. If you would rather print and go, that will work for this too!
No Prep Pack
Okay, I may have spoken too soon. The No Prep Pack in the sub plans may be my favorite part! Can you guess why? NO PREP! You just print and go! These are so easy to use all season long, plus they make a great addition to your sub plans! There are a ton of activities included, to name a few: tracing, matching, addition, subtraction, 1:1 correspondence, sorting, building sentences, and more.
SPED Teacher Hack
I have a little hack for you. Print and prep the Winter Sub Plans so they’re ready if you need a sub. BUT, use them while you’re at school too! There are so many great activities that will naturally fit in to your schedule and routine. You might as well use them, and then they’ll also be ready for your sub if needed! I’m all about getting multiple uses out of one resource.
Planning for a sub has literally never been easier. Between the Sub Binder and the Winter Sub Plans, there is no reason to feel stressed about taking a day off. Do it! Take the day if you need it! You’ll be prepared, and your classroom will be prepared. What questions do you have about the Winter Sub Plans?