May 25, 2005
As a former student council sponsor, one of our favorite projects was to make our substitute teachers feel welcome and valued when they came to our school. Our student council members put together dozens of welcome packages which included: a Thank You note, a paper coffee cup, tea bag, hot cocoa packet, granola bar, and piece of candy in a quart size freezer bag. Upon check-in, a sub was greeted with one of our welcome gifts. Now that I am a substitute myself, I truly appreciate the special thought. Another idea I've seen is to present substitutes with a coupon for a free cookie from the cafeteria!