What might be a little known fact is that I have somewhat recently become a substitute teacher! As a mother of four kids, working with other kids just seemed like a natural segway back into the working world from stay at home motherhood. When I took on this job, I definitely wanted to be sure to leave a detailed note for the teacher I was stepping in for. In the beginning, this often sent me on a wild goose chase around the classroom looking for a blank sheet of paper. You wouldn’t think that’d be so hard to find in a classroom, but you’d be surprised!
As time went on, I got smarter and I travelled with my own bag of goodies, including but not limited to lined paper, printer paper, stickers, pens, sharpened pencils, and paper clips. However, the absolute best thing that I bring with me on a substitute teaching job is a pre-made note for the teacher, in an organized layout that I simply have to fill in as the day goes on.
I’ve found all kinds of designs and layouts online, which I love because it makes leaving a note more fun for me! I also feel like it makes me stand out in the teacher’s mind. I’ve gotten quite a few substitute job requests from teachers who kept my “cute note.” With this in mind, I went looking for a holiday or Christmas themed substitute teacher note, but found nothing.
Well I wasn’t going to settle for not having a cute holiday themed note in hand this December, so I put together some of my favorite parts of other notes that I’ve found and created one myself! It has all the key elements a note from the sub should have, along with some Christmas flair! I want to share this with you, for free of course, in case I wasn’t the only one hoping to find a fun December themed substitute teacher note! Click the image below to download the PDF.
Please let me know what you think! If you use the note in your line of work as a substitute teacher, please do give me your feedback. I think I’d like to do a series of these notes, but want to know what you think! Please leave me a comment and share with your substitute teacher friends who might find this useful. Happy holidays, everyone!
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