Re: No substitutes will be hired next year

    At my grandchild's K last year, two of the teachers "team
    taught" by sharing duties on Wednesdays and breaking up the
    classes into small groups as they went from each room for
    centers. That way the children became familiar with other
    students and the other teacher. When there was a guest speaker,
    they would combine the two classes for those presentations. My
    grandchild was familiar with both teachers and knew the names
    of the other students. Maybe you could do some variation of
    that so that it would not be as stressful for the children when
    you or the other teacher was absent.