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Hey, it’s completely true that all teachers get sick OF SCHOOL sometime or another.

Teachers are people too!  

We also deserve a little time off to do some shopping, or even to just take a mental health day.  

What would always hold me back from taking a day for myself, besides being away from my students, was doing the DREADED SUB PLANS!  

I finally put together a Sub Binder that I could use over and over again! 🙂  If you have not already done this, please do yourself a favor and do this!! 

One of my favorite components that I added to my Sub Management Binder is the Sub Report.

I created the Sub Report because I wanted an account of how the day went while I was away from the classroom.

Check out the sample Sub Report below:

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Occasionally, I have had to contact a sub to ask about a certain event or interaction with one of my students.  I included a place for the sub’s name and contact information so that I can easily get in touch with them if I need to.

I included a section that focuses on classroom behavior.  I like to get an overall sense of how my class “generally” behaved.  

The substitute can rate the behavior as follows:

  • Awesome = 1
  • Good = 2
  • Average = 3
  • Needs improvement = 4
  • Poor = 5
Over the years, I have discovered that this type of rating is easier for the sub, than just asking, “How was my class?”

If you have classes that switch throughout the day, I suggest that you make a separate copy for each class that rotates to your classroom.
To encourage your students to be on their best behavior while you are out, you can work out something with your kiddos ahead of time.  
For example, you can tell your students that if you get an overall report of a: 
1 = Awesome rating 
for the day, you will reward them with a little surprise.  
I am a fan of giving students rewards that don’t cost me anything and that don’t take any effort on my part!
Some examples of free rewards you can give to your class after a good report from the sub:
  • no shoes for a day
  • sit by a friend
  • sit by a friend at lunch
  • 30 minutes of free time
  • 15 minutes of free drawing 
  • extra centers / literacy station time
  • 30 minutes of game time
  • 15 minutes of extra recess
  • 30 minutes of an educational video

Besides asking the sub to leave an overall rating for the classroom behavior, I also like to get names of individual students that showed outstanding behavior, as well as students that required extra behavior reminders.

Let your kiddos know about these two parts of the report ahead of time, too. If you want, you can reward those students that receive special recognition for having awesome behavior while you were out.

Of course I want to know who was absent and who was tardy, so I included a section for that as well.

You will want to get lesson reflections from your substitute.  If the lesson didn’t go well, or if your students struggled with understanding the concept, you will want to know.

The last section I included on the Sub Report is just a section of open note space.  Your substitute can leave any other feedback or comments that they feel you need to know.

This little form has been a life saver for me in the past!  

On certain occasions, I have even had my neighboring teacher take a picture of The Sub Report at the end of the day and text it to me, so I will know what to expect when I arrive at school the next day.

Please click here to download your very own FREE Sub Report.

FREE Sub Management Forms for your SUB BINDER. Best wishes!


3 Comments on Got SUB BINDER? Free Sub Forms to Get Started!

  1. Christine
    August 7, 2017 at 10:31 pm (7 months ago)

    Thank you!!

  2. Rochelle
    February 16, 2017 at 5:33 pm (1 year ago)

    love this

    • Jen
      February 19, 2017 at 1:14 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you so much Rochelle! I am thrilled the Sub Report Form works for you. 🙂


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