Hi all! I am a Kindergarten teacher going out on maternity in early December and will not be back until the following September. I have a few questions for those who took leave for the rest of the school year. Did you leave all of your personal materials for the long term's sub's use such as academic materials I paid for myself like books, listening center books/tapes, etc? The majority of materials in my classroom were purchased by the school. I wouldn't want the children to miss out on things I would normally use, I was just wondering what others thought. I am not required to leave plans (since they are hired as a teacher they are responsible) however I am going to leave her a month's worth of plans as well as a binder with pertinent information for the sub as a resource as well as last years plan book. Any other suggestions? This may sound silly that I am even thinking of this but my classes have always been big on ordering books from Scholastic each month. Up until I go on leave I will continue this. Do I leave directions on how to do the order each month with my scholastic account or do I suggest she make her own and then she will earn the points while she is the substitute teacher. Thoughts? Thanks for listening. It is a little overwhelming to prepare to go out on leave so I appreciate any tips! Thank you!