Hi everyone! I've been subbing since October and overall it's been good, but when I have difficult classes - it can be super frustrating and discouraging. What materials do you usually bring with you? what tricks do you find to be helpful? I thought we could start a post so that we can all share ideas and help each out. One trick a sub shared with me is to bring in already sharpened pencils, because a lot of elementary kids always seem to be missing pencils and don't seem to take responsibility of their supplies. I think she might label them and expect them to return it somehow. I haven't tried this yet, but after today, I think I will try it. What's worked for you?