Unfortunately this rings true…sometimes I suffer through work while sick because it’s just easier than not going in. In order to alleviate the stress of being out sick I created a substitute binder that is available at my TPT store. It saves that hassle of having to type out the same things over and over again. Now in the event that I have to call out all I have to do is type up the lessons for the day and the rest is taken care of.
I should mention that I have a “sub tub.” This thing is a life saver! I have copies of extra sheets and activities in here that the substitute could do if there is extra time in the day.
I use the hanging file folders to store extra papers and attendance sheets. I also keep the read aloud in here if I know I will be out.