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I am so excited to be posting over here at Sub Hub! We are participating in the Top Teachers' Blog Swap and Hop. What a great opportunity to find new ideas and new blogs to follow!
Before getting started, I want to take the time to introduce myself. My name is Mandy and I am the
author of Mandy's Tips for Teachers. I am getting ready to enter my 10th year of teaching. Typing that amazes me. I still feel like I am learning so much sometimes!! This year I will be teaching second grade, but I have taught second, third, and fourth grade in the past.
Here is a picture of my baby girl and me!
And, this is my blog:
My post today is about time fillers and killers when subbing. Before I started teaching in my current district I was a a substitute in a different district. Even though I had spent a good time with the kids in the class I subbed in, I hated when the plans ran short or when there was an odd few minutes. I have put together a few simple games that require very few materials (if any) to fill the time. Some are just for fun and can be a reward and others can be academic.
The three activities in the packet are:
Silent Ball. This game is a great way to end the day as a reward or spend a rainy day recess. Both boys and girls love it! The only material needed is a soft Nerf or squishy ball. I used one of those stress balls that was shaped like an apple.
Four Corners. Classic game with an academic twist.
Guess My Magic Number. This is a math game that kids love and develops number sense! Win-win situation!
Click on the picture to get a copy of all the three games and directions!
Also, a few months ago I blogged about how I organize all of my emergency sub materials into a handy binder. I didn't want to recycle an old post (it just didn't seem nice!), but thought it might be of some interest here. If you would like to read more about it here.
I hope you enjoyed my post and find the games meaningful and useful. If you are not yet a follower of my blog, I am formally inviting you to come over check it out! Thanks so much for being with me here today. Enjoy the rest of your blog hopping adventure!
Thanks for having me, Rachel!