Any teacher knows that it's a whole lot more work to be gone, especially when preparing for a guest teacher. I'm in the midst of all that work right now, because I'll be at a math workshop on Thursday. Fortunately I've got an amazing guest teacher lined up, so I know some learning will take place while I'm gone. One of the things that I always leave behind for guest teachers, which I do believe helps them do their job more easily, is a document called "Who's Who in Miss McMorrow's Class?"
For obvious reasons, I blurred most of it out, but it has the pictures and a little summary of the kids I'd like her to know about. Hopefully this information will give her a leg up if problems arise, and I'm thinkin' they most likely will.