We have created a set of 3rd grade emergency sub plans for those days when an unexpected absence pops up.
Third 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 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 from our 3rd grade emergency sub plans 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!
Click on the bold title for each resource to download the 3rd grade emergency sub plans files. Each resource is provided as its own download.
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!
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.A.3 Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.1
Problem Solving Cards A set of 12 cards and a recording page. The first 8 problems involve multiplication or division. The final 4 are two-step problems. You can differentiate by assigning students problems or let them choose. These cards can be a part of a center or you can give a set to each table group to complete cooperatively.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NBT.A.1 Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.
Rounding Numbers – 10s Rounding Numbers – 100s Use these large numbers cards to give students practice with rounding numbers. The orange set is for rounding to the 10s place, the blue is for rounding to the 100s. Each set includes a practice page.
Language Arts Resources
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.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Writing Prompts These fun writing prompts are designed to keep your students on task during writing workshop when you are not there. We have provided a variety so you can have students choose the prompt they like best or are most inspired by.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.3.B Decode words with common Latin suffixes.
Suffix Activity Give each group a set of suffix cards. Have the students work together to determine the root word and suffix of each word. Or, these can be used at a literacy center.
If you are looking for additional resources to fill up your sub tub, we have a newer set of emergency sub plans.
Third Grade Sub Plans (New Set – Includes Word Work, Writing & Science Lessons)
You might also be interested in our planning binder for substitute planning: