Posted by timesaversforteachers| January 12, 2015
What do you do as a substitute teacher when students finish their assigned work only minutes after was handed out? Put together a packet of ideas that includes a list of assignments that can be listed by number on the blackboard. When a student is ready for something new, and the classroom teacher did not provide more work, turn his or her mind to one of the numbered items on the whiteboard.
Find the meanings of these words: emulate, arrogant, ascetic, tolerant, dogmatic.
Locate the titles and names of the persons in the President's cabinet.
Find the name of the head of state in Britain/France/Russia/Germany . . .
In one paragraph, give information about Bjorn Borg/Tiger Woods/Toni Morrison/George W. Bush/Gregor Mendel . . .
About what percentage of the Earth's surface is covered by water?
Which of these animals do you think will generally live the longest: mosquito, barn owl, alligator, zebra, or an ant?
Is coral an animal, a plant, or neither?
How long a line can an average 7-inch pencil draw (1-inch stub remaining)?
Which kills more people in the United States each year, bullets from handguns or traffic crashes?
Can your bones be considered part of your circulatory system?
What does the appendix do?
What is your body's largest organ? Second largest?
How many bones are in your body?
What is the largest African country in terms of area?
Which European country (excluding Russia) has the largest population?
Which Asian country has the largest population?
Where is the tallest mountain in the world?
Who or how was the world created?
Is there a God?
Of course, many other brief and interesting ideas can be added to this list.