First Grade EDITABLE Sub Plans | Substitute Binder


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It’s 3:00 a.m. and you are tossing and turning. Your body aches, your throat hurts, and all of a sudden you can’t breathe out of your left nostril. Ugh… You’ve caught the classroom crud.

But now comes the BIG dilemma…

Do you call in sick and spend the next 3 hours putting together sub plans, OR do you suck it up and just go in to work and teach?

Worry no more – ETTC has created No Prep, Editable Sub Plans for First Grade! Save yourself hours and hours of time with our editable sub plans.

Students deserve the best, even when we can’t be there to give it to them. Help your students, the sub (who, let’s face it, is probably going to be the PE teacher on their prep), and yourself with 15 days of editable emergency sub plans.

Not only do you have the option to type in your own information for dates, supply locations, and what students can do when they finish their independent work early, this information also auto-populates in each 5 day set, so you only have to type it once – saving you even more time!

Whether you’re planning ahead, or need a last minute save, we have 5 days for the beginning of the year, middle of the year, and end of the year for a total of 15 days fully planned for you. Simply enter the date, location of any materials, and hit send or print.

What’s Included:

  • General Information Substitute Packet
    • Class List – Auto Populates Across the Entire General Information Set
    • Our Schedule
    • Information You’ll Need
    • General Class Information
    • Emergency Info
    • The Basics
    • Situational Emergencies
    • Student Emergency Information
    • Emergency Phone Numbers
    • Technology Tips and Information
    • Classroom Routines
    • Behavior Management System
    • Tips for a Great Day!
    • Supply Locations
    • Early Finisher Options
    • Student Dismissal
    • How Was Your Day? A Note for the Teacher
  • First Grade Plans
    • 15 days of plans – 5 days for the beginning of the year, 5 days for the middle of the year, and 5 days for the end of the year
    • Daily Overview
    • Individual Lesson Plans for Each Content Area (including a warm-up, mini-lesson, guided practice, individual practice for math, reading, writing, grammar, phonics, and science/social studies/other)
    • Color and Black and White Lesson Materials
    • Student Activity Pages or Games
    • Editable Boxes for the Date, Location, Early Finisher Directions that Auto Populate Across Each Set

Do you need to have a prepped sub binder in your school office? We’ve got you covered with our emergency editable sub plans.

Need a last minute set of plans for those last minute absences? You’re still covered.

Can’t move off your couch to get your plans to school? Don’t move an inch – just hit send after you type in some basic information.

Getting pulled from your prep to go sub in another class? Our editable emergency sub plans will save the day!

Get called by your child’s school that you need to come pick them up? Just click print and your class is covered.

Have to send some students to another class? Use the student work pages to create a packet.

Getting some students from another class and you don’t have time to make more copies of your student work? Just print some of these student activity pages and you are good to go.

Save yourself hours and hours of prepping for a sub with these editable print and go lesson plans. The general substitute information can be used in your sub binder, while the sets of scripted lesson plans can be saved on your computer, ready to go when you need them.

Differentiate for your students needs with 15 different days of plans in each subject. Take Day 3 Reading and match it with Day 5 Math, based on your current curriculum needs.

Take the day off, knowing that your students are still learning. Set your substitute or co-worker up for success with these plans.

Your students will love the interactive whole group activities. Each lesson is then followed up with individual or paired student work, so you can check to see who understood the lesson when you return.

You can even send these scripted plans home to families who have to keep their child home for a few days. No need to put together a packet. Just email the lessons and students activities and your absent students are set to continue their learning.

Teachers like you said…

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I have bought three emergency sub plans before this one, but none of them were truly just a print and store for when needed.  With COVID I bought this incase I caught COVID and couldn’t come in and prep and let me tell you this is a must have.  Everything is written out and super easy for any sub to follow!  I highly recommend this bundle.” – Valarie F.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I had a sub cover me for a day at the last minute. I already had the sub plans put together with all materials needed in what I call my Sub Station. (10 drawer rolling cart) She was so impressed that she went to my principal and bragged about how detailed the lessons were and everything was ready available. You are amazing!!” – Shamekia S.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “When tasked to come up with sub plans, these plans came to my rescue.  You saved me so much time!  The lessons are simply laid out and the materials list is perfect!  I’m so grateful.  One of my best TPT purchases.  Thank you!!!” – JamieLouise S.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This resource has saved me so much time and my sanity! It’s simple enough to navigate and edit if I need to. My subs who have subbed for my class seeing these sub plans always comment on how short and simple but straight to the point it is. Thank you so much!” – Joyce T.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This is an awesome resource to have, especially during covid when unexpected absences pop up.  There are more than enough lessons for each day that I don’t even have to plan out guided reading or math centers, or worry about having all of those extra things ready with all of the extra routines.  I also love that there are pages to write about your schedule and the little details of your day that substitutes should know about, but can sometimes get lost in the shuffle.  I put them all together in a big binder and have it readily accessible for last minute days off and it really takes the stress and worry out of being absent.” – Megan W.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “These plans have been a lifesaver! I had to submit two days of emergency sub plans to my administration at the beginning of the year. I then found myself needing two days off right after the mid-year plans were released and it was so simple to just print off the plans and leave them for the sub to follow. They are incredibly detailed and differentiated. My subs have said they are simple to follow and keep the students engaged. My whole grade level team uses these plans for our sub plans and we love them!” – Sydney C.


Open this product in Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) for the editable features to fully function in the correct manner.

On your computer:

  1. Open your downloads folder.
  2. Right click on the file you want to open.
  3. Click ‘Open With’
  4. And select ‘Adobe Acrobat Reader.’

Then simply fill in the blue, editable boxes, watch the magic happen, and hit print!

Looking for the other editable sub plans?

Find the Emergency Sub Plans for Kindergarten here!

Find the Emergency Sub Plans for Second Grade here!


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