Hello everyone! I will be starting as a substitute teacher next week. My first assignment is a half day 5th grade classroom and I'm very excited. Next year I will be going to graduate school to become a middle school math teacher so I'm hoping that this will give me good experience. I was wondering if any teachers have any tips for new substitute teachers. I haven't gotten any instructions or lesson plans yet so I'm hoping they will be on her desk but I am worried for what to do if they are not. Has that ever happened to anyone? Also, what do teachers like to see from substitutes? Is it a good idea to write a note afterwards? Also, if the students have specials and I do not know where the classroom is, should I ask a student to lead the way or should I try to ask around before the day starts? My assignment starts at 8:25 so I am planning on getting there at 7:35-7:40. If anyone has any other advice that would be greatly appreciated.