1) Students fold their paper in "hot dog" style
2) Students draw their name in cursive along the crease
3) Students fold their paper and transfer their name to the second side by tracing and pressing the pencil marks that can be re-traced with sharpie
4) Trace mirrored names with sharpie
5) Turn your name into a bug/alien!
1) Have students trace their hand 5 times (overlapping is okay and the hand can go off the page)
2) Add fun patterns in the different spaces using the pattern booklet
I like keeping it simple for my subs. Both my high school and elementary sub binders include: Schedules, room expectations, management tips, emergency info, class lists, and simple lessons. My elementary sub folder is split between lessons that can be done K-3 and 4-6 so that when they walk in, they only have to choose 2 lessons for the day. My high school folder has simple drawing lessons that can be done with any and all classes for the day.
I have a SUB TUB ready for the elementary that has: paper, crayons/colored pencils/markers divvied up into 6 containers (one per table), pencils, sharpening buckets, erasers, and sharpies. I want the sub to be able to have EVERYTHING in one location instead of having to guess where things are. I do not have a sub tub for the high school simply because I feel as though my high schoolers know the room enough that they can get out the materials they would need for the day on their own. However, if it's a planned absence at the high school, I DO set out the specific materials they will need for them to keep it easy for the substitute.