I accepted a substitute assignment at a junior high. Had no idea what I was getting into! The subfinder had no details. Today I showed up at school, only to find out that it was inservice, and the first day of school is Tuesday, August 23.
I would really like to give this 10-day assignment a try, but could sure use some help/advice!! I will be teaching physical science to both 7th and 8th graders, five periods (five separate classes).
I have my Multiple Subject credential. I am not a science teacher, and this will really be a challenge!!
If anybody has ideas for lesson plans, and how to write them out (It is required to have the lesson plan -- very brief -- on the white board for each day), I would greatly appreciate any advice, good websites/pages .......... that may have pages I could print out to make copies. The department chair suggested that I start off with What Is Science, Problem Solving, Scientific Method, and then Measurements.
Tuesday is registration day, so there won't be much time really to get into a lesson. I have activities and work for the students the first day of school (tomorrow, Tuesday, August 23).
This is a very difficult school to work at. I've been there before as a substitute many times, and it is tough! There are about 20 substitute teachers taking the first day of class just like I am, until they can find junior high teachers who meet the No Student Left Behind qualifications.
Thanks for any support!
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