Being home sick this week gave me the opportunity to consider what goes into the better sub plans that I’ve written. Planning for a music sub is unique in that it can’t be assumed that the teacher will have as much knowledge of the subject as the students are expected to. Some subs are great musicians, others can’t even read music. Music sub plans can’t be the lesson plans we had planned to teach if we were there. Rather, they should be carefully constructed to ensure that any teacher, no matter what they’re musical background, can be comfortable while engaging students in musical activities.