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Old 11-09-2019, 04:44 AM
 
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Hello Everyone,
If you had to pick just one book for Grade 1, 2 OR 3 to have in your "substitute bag of tricks" what book would that be?
Looking to add to my bag...
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I used to keep one of my son's "Encyclopedia Brown" books in my bag for quick read-alouds. The puzzles might be too tricky for the first graders, but I find there are always a lot of picture books in their classrooms to choose from anyway.
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Fortunately, Unfortunately (Just fun little things to extend into an easy writing patterns and illustration)
The Important Book - easy to follow pattern for writing about a current topic or person
My Great Aunt Arizona - character study
All the Places to Love - setting
A collection of poetry
Punnidles - compound words
Things That are the Most In the World - superlative adjectives

These all allow for single sitting lessons with little or no prep.
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I like the idea
Old 11-09-2019, 10:15 AM
 
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Do Not Open This Book

A funny read a-loud that can fill a short time or lead into writing a parallel story such as Do Not Open This Journal, This Room, This Box, etc.

This one:
https://www.amazon.com/Do-Not-Open-T...3323117&sr=8-1

Who knew there were so many with that title!!! Get a used one, it's a great read.

I also got a lot of mileage out of Ed Emberly's Make a World, a guided drawing book even I could use to model drawing a huge number of objects. I could always find something to go with the theme, story, etc. being covered in class. If more time filling is needed, the students can add elements to make a complete picture (setting, characters, etc) and if still more time; write about their picture.

Both are skinny and come in paperback to lessen the strain of the bag tricks on the shoulder. I found both books to work up to 6th grade--sometimes using the "make a project for younger kids to read."

Also don't forget stuff for your needs in the bag: some pain pills, bandaids, water bottle, a few marking pens (some teachers lock up everything), and some pencils. Stickers and little, colorful stick on the end of pencil erasers make light rewards for those who don't make trouble for the sub. Good ol' Dollar Tree.
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Substitute Teacher from The Black Lagoon?


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fun book
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Ann Cameron's The Stories Julian Tells has chapters that can be stand alone stories about a family. Very funny and relatable for kids. And not one class over six years has told me they've heard or read the book.
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Thank you!
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To these responses...thank you sooo much...
Great ideas!
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Caution...
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Personally, I do not carry my own books--there are always plenty in the classrooms to choose from if necessary. If I were really stuck, I might send a kid to the library to get several (with a note, of course).

Not trying to be negative but I would be very cautious about bringing books and material into a classroom... just as one example, an art teacher used some "fine art" with her class and one parent complained bitterly about the "sexual nature" of it. I think this parent is nuts but it's also the world we live in. (By the way, the parent "won.")

The same is true of using videos and music. The minute we (substitutes) start choosing material and resources to bring into school, we are assuming risk.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:44 AM
 
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Most classrooms have plenty of read aloud books. I never bring anything to schools but a pen, pencil, my lunch, car keys and phone. I can grab something from the library or neighbor teacher if needed.
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