I absolutely hate writing sub plans if I make it too "hard" then the kids will whine and complain. If I make it too "easy" then they're done in 10 minutes and now the sub is scrambling for something else for them to do. It's really hard to get that good, median when I'm not there to gauge the children's understanding. Worksheets are the devil at my current school and the children are supposed to do everything in their journals, sooo, I try to leave really generic plans. Stuff like: 1. Read <random story> with the students, create a story map on the carpet with them, then have them draw and write their own story map at their seat 2. Have the students write a sentence and a picture for each of the following spelling/word wall/vocabulary words 3. Math Bingo for 30 minutes, then addition and subtraction worksheets for the remaining 30 4. Review <insert random social studies/science page> with the students on the carpet, discuss, and then have the kids draw and write examples of the lesson learned (ie: so if they learned about caterpillar life cycle, they'd draw a picture with labels and write about it). What sorts of stuff do you guys leave?