Substitute Preparedness #7: Sub Binder

Welcome to my monthly series here on Journey of a Substitute Teacher!




So I know I usually do a sub tub freebie thing to add, like the math games. Don't worry, I still have a freebie! Today I'm going to talk about the sub binder (or folder). I love coming into a class that has a sub binder with all the info I need about the school and class in one spot. One of my schools used to require this for every class. The binder has student names, map of the school, list of phone numbers, and different sections for each subject that the teacher put extra copies for fillers in, also a generic lesson plan.

Another one of my schools has a sub binder with the school special schedule, phone numbers in the school, emergency info, and then the teacher can add what they want to the binder. A map is stuck in the front.

My two other schools in the district have folders with phone numbers and maps and the info for logging into Powerschool for attendance.

Some teachers I sub for have their own binders with all the info tucked in pretty and neat. I'm at the point in my career that I'm just happy with lesson plans haha! But you never know what kind of sub you will have. This may be their first time!  And it's never too early to get ready for the sub binder! 

Here are some sub binder ideas:



And if you have a long term sub:
Here is the freebie I created for you! It's a simple and basic sub binder with blanks for you  I also gave two options for the covers, one with white frame and one with black frame.

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Click the cover or here to grab the freebie. I hope you enjoy!




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39 comments

  1. I've enjoyed this series, :) I've gotten a lot of ideas from you! Thanks for this freebie. I love the gray and blue combo!

    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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    1. I was hoping at least one person would like the series hahaha :) Thanks for stopping by and leaving love :)

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  2. Love it! I'm wanting to have a really complete sub binder so it doesn't matter WHO comes to my room. They have everything. I'm searching Pinterest and looking through your blog too. Thanks for the freebie!!
    Shibahn
    Mrs. Landry's Land of Learning

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  3. I L-O-V-E this! It's perfect for sub planning!!!

    Kim
    Carried Away in... K!

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  4. Thanks for the freebie! This summer I am getting a sub binder together.

    EmilyK

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  5. Wow, this is totally awesome, thank you for sharing!!!!
    Angela
    The Daily Alphabet

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  6. These are some great examples of sub-binders. Thank you for sharing. I definitely plan on having one, once I get into my own room.

    Stephanie
    PolkaDotPalace

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  7. Love this! Thanks for sharing. After teaching in my own classroom for 5 years, the past two years I was back to subbing due to class size increase and budget cuts. This next year I'm finally back in the classroom with my own class! It amazes me what teachers leave as "sub plans" or lack there of and always loved when teachers were organized or if it was a last min thing they had emergency sub plans! If only all teachers would download this they wouldn't have to worry! Thanks again!

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  8. Thanks for this. Love it. We have to make sub binders every year and each year I'm tweaking it to make it better! Thanks.

    Nicki
    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

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  9. Thank you for the sub binder idea. I love this and will be using it in Sept.

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  10. Tanja-Dear!

    This is wonderful. I am trying to get my "details" more organized for the coming year.
    Can you believe I had several substitutes complain that my plans were too long and detailed?!
    You're amazing!

    :)
    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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  11. Thanks for this great freebie!

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  12. Love it. I love binders and need to make a new one since I am changing grade levels. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I love this! I am a first year teacher and I am trying to be prepared as much as I can for this upcoming year! I appreciate your freebie. :)

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  14. Thank you so much for this freebie! I am going to use it this year! I was wondering what the exact font names did you use? I want to create a couple more pages to add to the ones you made and I want them to look the same :)

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  15. OMG! I love that! Thanks so much. So much I've never thought to leave.

    Keri
    Enchanted Kinder Garden

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  16. Awesome! Thanks so much--I'm going to be on maternity leave starting in October and this will be so helpful!

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  18. This is really awesome! I hope that the teachers that I substitute teach for will have so sort of binder/folder like this. Especially because I am a brand new substitute teacher.

    Shyonna
    www.shyonnasays.com

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  19. Creating a sub binder has been on my list to do for a few years now. This will help me get it together for the upcoming year. Thanks! Teaching with Giggles

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  20. Is this still available? When I click on the link it says access denied!

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    1. Yes absolutely! It looked like the settings got changed, but I fixed it :)

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    2. Thank you so much! It is great!

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  21. I love this, but I can't edit it. :( Also, I'm a BRAND new teacher. Do you have anything for newbies?

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    1. Hi Erin, it's editable after you download it and open it in powerpoint. Then you can add your text to it :)

      In my TpT store, I have reading activities for any book, Mad For Math, and sub plans that I would all recommend for a new teacher. Hope this helps!

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  22. I'm coming across this later than everyone else, but this is awesome! I am starting to plan for my fall maternity leave and this will definitely help me get organized. Thank you!

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  23. It’s really a nice and helpful piece of information. I absolutely love this site. Stick with it!

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  24. I would love to print this, but I do not have access to the document. Any idea on how I can get this?

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  25. Thank you for sharing! That's awesome.

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  26. Oh man! Love it! What is the font that is the header on the other "note like" things? You used it for the word freebie on the cover. I can't figure it out, but I NEED that font! It's the perfect balance between cutesy yet bold! Thanks!

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    1. Hello!
      Thanks, it's called Pea Ellie Bellie from Kevin and Amanda fonts.

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  27. Hi! I would love to use your freebie and edit it the way I need, but unfortunately, it needs a password for editing in Adobe. Do you happen to have that password? There isn't any other way to edit it... so the password would help for those who need to change a few things! Thanks!

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