These 2nd Grade Emergency Sub Plans are designed for you to print and place in an emergency sub binder so you are always ready for a sick day.
Other grade levels are available, just click on the bold link at the bottom of this post.
Second grade teachers, how often do you go into school when you are truly sick simply because going to school will take less effort than pulling together sub plans? All teachers know that it is sometimes worse to stay home than go to school sick.
Hopefully these 2nd grade emergency sub plans will make your life just a little easier when you simply cannot make it to school.
We suggest printing these materials and plans ahead of time. This way, when you do need to call in, you can avoid driving to school at 1 a.m.! We’ve all done it, right? Put everything in a tub marked “Sub Tub” and you will be ready to go with very little effort.
We have included the Common Core Standards when possible below. Don’t worry, if your state does not teach Common Core, these activities should still fit into your standards. Our goal was to create activities that could act as review since these need to be applicable at any point in the year. You never know when you will need them!
***As this is an older post on our site, each document described below is an individual download. Click on the title and download each item.
Sub Plans We started with a Word document that gives directions for the activities below. There are spots to fill in information about your class. Or, simply cut and paste to add to your own sub plans. You might need to make changes to fit your students, but we are hoping this will take a little time out of your planning!
Number Cards There are so many uses for these cards! These contain the numbers 1-20, each on its own page. They can be used for a movement activity, where students are given a number and then have to get in order. Students can be handed even numbers only and practice counting by 2s. They might also be used for practicing number families. The teacher can give three students cards that fit in the same number family. They stand in front of the room while classmates determine the related facts that can be made with the numbers.
2.NBT.1 Place value Build the Biggest Number Game Allow students to work in pairs or have your guest teacher roll a die. After each roll of the die, the number is announced. Students have to record the number in a box. The dice will be rolled twice for the 2-digit numbers and three times for the 3-digit numbers. The goal is to make the biggest number possible from the rolls. This is also an indirect lesson in probabilty as students quickly learn what is the smartest place to record each number.
2.OA.3 Odd & even numbers Odd & Even Maze Students complete the maze to help the owl get from the start to the tree. Children color in the even numbers as they follow the path.
Fiction Graphic Organizers Informational Text Graphic Organizers We have created multiple graphic organizers for each area to be used with any book. You can choose to have the guest teacher model the completion of a graphic organizer. For classrooms where students are familiar with the terms, you might choose to have students complete as proof of their independent reading for the day.
2.RFS.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words
Fry Word Boggle 3rd Hundred Focus 4th Hundred Focus Students search for words by using only connecting letters. While other words will be found, we used the Fry words as a focus. You will find our Boggle Word Work Center here: Boggle Word Work
Short & Long Vowel Hunt Students read the short passage to find long and short vowel sounds. They record five of each in the correct column. They also identify what vowel sound the word makes.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Comic Strip Writing Switch your writing workshop up a little with an activity that is sure to engage your students! Copy a stack of these Comic Strip Templates for students to use. Instead of using their traditional materials, today they will be creating their own comic strips!
Lined Paper Never hurts to have a stack of lined paper ready for a time-filler writing activity in your room!
Science Living/ Non-Living Objects (Here you will find 12 colorful pictures for sorting into living and non-living categories.) We have created an Anchor Chart to be used with the beginning mini-lesson. Then, students cut apart and sort these objects. You can have students work on the sort as a class and talk about why each item fits into the living or non-living category or you might have students work in small groups. As a follow up, you might have students practice writing a paragraph explaining why they know one of their objects is living or non-living. We have created a guide for this here: Why I Know.
We hope you enjoyed these 2nd grade emergency sub plans. If you are looking for other grade levels, you will find the complete collection here: K-6 Emergency Substitute Plans